Do you want to avoid outsourcing parts and gain production freedom? Paul Klopper (Technical Specialist at Trivium) did just that and this is what he had to say . . . "Our supplier didn't supply a part we needed. It was obsolete. And sometimes we have to replace this part inside the machine because of wear. First, we copied the original design, we 3D printed it in ABS, but ABS wore down pretty fast. Afterward, [...]
Today we will take a look at Desktop Metal's newest material, Ti64 titanium. It’s one of the most commonly used titanium alloys and Ti64 has excellent strength, low modulus of elasticity, high corrosion resistance, good weldability, and is heat treatable. It also has a high temperature resistance and the ability to withstand temperatures of nearly 800°C. Ti64 is used in a variety of industrial applications, where low density and excellent corrosion resistance are necessary, such [...]
reprint from the Formlabs blog In-house 3D printing can increase manufacturing speed, reduce costs, enable rapid prototyping, and facilitate innovative products and designs. The popularity of 3D printing has grown as it has established itself as an accessible alternative to traditional manufacturing. However, 3D printing is not a one-size-fits-all technology. There are three well-known types of 3D printing: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Stereolithography (SLA). Each method has its unique benefits. [...]
This article will cover a highly versatile 3D printing material called Polypropylene. 3D printing with Polypro offers the ability to produce prototypes in the same material as your final parts. Let’s take a look at two different options and find out what their unique advantages are. Polypro is popular due to its chemical wear resistance, weldability, and electrical resistance. It has a variety of uses, most notably packaging applications, consumer goods, and medical equipment. A [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/ylng2mtyw6?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Ti64 Titanium - Desktop Metal Studio One of the most commonly used titanium alloys, Ti64 has excellent strength, low modulus of elasticity, and good weldability. With the Studio System, users can create titanium parts with complex features not possible with traditional methods, including internal channels, thin ribs, and lattices.
Manufacturing 40 Years ago Back in the late 70’s, I started my career at Grumman Aerospace and we had all NC (Numerical Control) machines in our plants as well as the very first licenses of Catia ever used in the U.S. ‘CNC’ (Computerized Numerical Control) technology was extremely new and had not yet made its way to our plant. Our machines to manufacture parts had no memory and were driven by mylar or paper tapes [...]
Shop System Binder Jetting Enables Cost-Effective Batch Production of High-Quality 316L Stainless Steel Parts Via Additive Manufacturing Desktop Metal recently announced it has qualified the use of 316L stainless steel for the Shop System™, the world’s first metal binder jetting system designed for machine shops. With an expanded materials portfolio, users can now leverage affordable, high-quality binder jetting technology to print end-use parts in 316L stainless steel with throughput, print quality, and productivity unattainable via [...]
What’s New in Tooling-Free Manufacturing? What could it mean to your business if you no longer needed to build jigs, fixtures, and molds? It means your engineers could design and produce end-use parts in as little as one day! If you need to print multiple versions of a part or make unique iterations binding jetting is the answer. By using binder jetting for metal 3D printing you will have the speed and accessibility to design [...]