3D metal printing is a revolutionary technology that produces impossible-to-make parts directly from your CAD data. Advantages to this process include the ability to produce strong and complex geometries, internal lattice structures, con-formal cooling channels, and other features that cannot be made with traditional machining. Parts can be made quickly with a minimum of material waste making them ideal for next-generation engineering in aerospace, medical, automotive, and other industries.
At QC Mold, we use a 3D printing process called Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM). This additive manufacturing process uses a high-powered laser to melt and fuse successive layers of powdered metal into three-dimensional solid parts. The advantage is that the more complex or feature rich the component, the more economical the process becomes.
There are many benefits for 3D printing, especially if you know how to develop your product design to take advantage of them. Benefits include:
Our 3D Metal Printer (Renishaw):