Industrial-Scale 3D Printer Facilitates Cost-Effective Production
IMTS 2018: EOS North America’s EOS P 500 3D printer is designed to produce laser-sintered polymer partson an industrial scale.
EOS North America’s EOS P 500 3D printer is intended for laser sintering applications on an industrial scale. The printer is designed to produce high-quality, cost-effective polymer parts. Its software tools are intended for ease of use. The machine offers materials flexibility with operating temperatures as high as 300°C. Its modular design enables integration with future machine adaptions.
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.
A video from Pratt & Whitney illustrates the steps needed to additively manufacture an aerospace component.
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.