Atlantic Precision joins a group of multiple machining businesses. Prior to landing this acquisition, the group had been prepared to launch additive manufacturing internally and proceed through the learning curve with this approach to making parts.
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The way to save cost through additive manufacturing is not only to use it to eliminate unnecessary material, but also to apply it within a process that avoids unnecessary effort and interpretation by keeping all manufacturing information within the digital realm. Lockheed Martin is pursuing this ideal.
GE engineers started with a radio-controlled engine and redesigned it for additive manufacturing. This model manufacturing exercise illustrates important real points about additive manufacturing as a production option.
Combining a ductile phase with a hard phase in a single build generates hard ferrous parts without cracking. Possibilities now include additive manufacturing of cutting tools, dies, bearings and downhole hardware.
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Stories describe possibilities for mold insert repair, plus a look at how 3D printing contributes to the success and figures into the philosophy of a forward-looking machining business.
High complexity and low quantity made this critical part a candidate for 3D printing.
Different types of additive machines are at different places along the curve of technology’s adoption.
Airbus quantifies the material and energy savings it will realize on parts that are 3D printed.
Company says the site could ultimately have 50 additive manufacturing machines. Nozzles made here will be shipped to an even newer manufacturing site in Indiana.