How do you economically produce huge parts with intricate geometry that has a tendency to warp but must withstand critical applications in a demanding environment? Here’s the answer.
Here are five important aspects of the design and manufacturing process that everyone should understand to properly and successfully implement metal additive manufacturing within your company.
Because metal additive manufacturing processes are complex and require extensive material and process knowledge, it can be difficult for a metal fabricator to see how or when 3D printing might fit. To help make sense of it all, let’s consider the basics of additive manufacturing and 3D printing and how it all relates to metal fabrication.
The durability and strength of metal, coupled with a nimble approach to product development and reduced lead times, are driving the widespread adoption of metal additive manufacturing for orthopedic care and prosthetics. Here is one example where 3D metal printing recently proved to be a truly lifesaving process.
A functionally integrated, bionically optimized vehicle structure offers new potential for lightweight construction and greater manufacturing flexibility of automobiles.
The Brazilian Senai Institute of Laser Innovation has ordered a $1.8 million SL-8600 hybrid laser/MIG system based on Cartesian machine tool motion for laser welding, additive manufacturing and more.
Further development of SLM Solutions into an AM solutions supplier is a strategic step for GE Aviation in becoming a digital industrial company.
This strategic alliance aims to develop the first integrated Simulation-Process-Machine system.
The TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion system from TRUMPF is a perfect fit for job shops, medical or dental customers, or for R&D environments.
Additive manufacturing enables layer-by-layer processes to fabricate three-dimensional products. See the continued improvements in materials and processes that are producing more industrial additive solutions than ever.
The spindle-powered wireless 3D Print Head from Hurco enables shops with no solid modeling experience to transform their WinMax part programs into a 3D printed rapid prototype directly on their CNC machine.