8/14/2018

AM Conference: Can 3D-Printed Titanium Beat Carbon Fiber?

Metron Advanced Equipment pits a 3D-printed titanium part against its carbon fiber composite counterpart in a case study to be presented at the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Conference.

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Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer is a light, strong material that can be molded into aerodynamic and organic shapes. Titanium, on the other hand, has nearly three times the density of carbon fiber without providing significantly greater strength. But with the geometries enabled by 3D printing, is it possible to manufacture a titanium part that is actually lighter than its carbon fiber counterpart?

A case study to be presented by Dimitris Katsanis, founder and CEO of Metron Advanced Equipment, at the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Conference will explore this very question. Katanis will detail how his company was able to lightweight a titanium part leveraging FEA and internal support structures made possible by 3D printing, creating an alternative to a carbon fiber layup component. Learn more on Tuesday, September 11, at 11:30 a.m. 

Register for the Additive Manufacturing Conference here and use code AM20 for a discounted rate. Already registered? Follow @LearnAdditive on Twitter for the latest updates, and use #AMCIMTS to join the conversation.

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