A U.K. research project redesigned a bike stem with an internal lattice to reduce the amount of material needed while maintaining strength.
A dedicated AM facility is helping the company discover the technology’s potential for design as well as production.
Conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Manufacturing Institute, a 2015 survey of 120 manufacturing professionals provides plenty of evidence of additive manufacturing technology’s rapid maturation.
Linear AMS provides metal 3D printing, CAD-based technologies and traditional manufacturing services to produce metal prototypes, pre-production, production parts, tooling/injection molds and conformal cooling inserts.
The company gave product demonstrations and technical presentations on 3D printing and CT scanning.
The machine combines DMLS technology with high-speed milling to produce finished components.
Autodesk’s Netfabb software is designed to take additive manufacturing beyond prototyping and plastics to create production-grade parts at scale.
Additive Manufacturing is being used for more than prototyping these days. Here are two examples of how a machine shop might leverage this technology.