AM Machine Approach Replaces Conventional Manufacturing
IMTS 2018: Impossible Objects’ Model One 3D printer works with composite materials using a process specifically designed for volume production of functional parts at scale.
Impossible Objects’ Model One additive manufacturing machine works with composite materials using a process specifically designed for volume production of functional parts at scale. This process is intended as a replacement of conventional manufacturing methods.
The machine uses an approach that relies on high-speed 2D printing methods and long-fiber, reinforced sheets of carbon, Kevlar or fiberglass. The sheets are fused with Nylon 12, PEEK and other material combinations. The approach is said to deliver strong, lightweight functional parts at scale.
A fourth-generation family machine shop integrates metal additive manufacturing as another production operation.
A hybrid system combining metal 3D printing with machining gives the Marine Corps perhaps its most effective resource yet for obtaining needed hardware in the field. It also offers an extreme version of the experience a machine shop might have in adding metal AM to its capabilities.
With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number of flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.