Metal additive manufacturing and vacuum heat treatments

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is any of various processes of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
Unlike subtractive manufacturing methods that start with a solid block of material and then cut away the excess to create a finished part, additive manufacturing builds up a part (or features onto parts) layer by layer from geometry described in a 3D design model.

Discover how the additive manufacturing processing of metals makes it possible to design and build lightweight parts in real time and understand potential of heat treatments in vacuum for 3D printed parts.

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Publicado em 4/6/2018
Categorias: Maintenance

Save time and money with vacuum furnace maintenance #2

Unexpected breakdown could bring operations to a halt. While there is no arguing with the fact that fixing something as soon as it breaks is important, what many people may not realize is that there are high costs associated with working in reactive mode. On the other hand, a proactive approach keeps your vacuum furnaces serviced and in working order through preventive and predictive maintenance. In particular, predictive maintenance (PdM) can help you make your furnaces more reliable and predictable through continuous monitoring and data analytics for mechanical and electrical conditions, operational efficiency and other performance indicators.

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Publicado em 3/12/2018
Categorias: Insider tips

[FREE eBook] The ultimate guide to vacuum sintering

Powdered metal, metal injection molding (MIM), 3D printing, and other similar technologies can benefit greatly from the superior quality and flexibility of vacuum sintering. This complete guide to sintering in vacuum furnace offers you deep insight into the heat treatment process, and shows how an understanding of all aspects involved can be used practically to improve your products.

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Publicado em 2/6/2018
Categorias: Maintenance

Save time and money with vacuum furnace maintenance #1

Like any other machine, your vacuum furnace can and will wear down over time – and if those little issues aren’t addressed, they can turn into big problems that require expensive future repairs or even furnace replacement. The way to keep your system running well for decades to come is to invest in regular preventative maintenance up front. Don't leave a potential disaster just waiting to happen! Learn how corrective maintenance can end up costing you more in the long run.

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Publicado em 12/13/2017
Marcações: Nadcap

Why do I need Nadcap for my heat-treating processes?

Quality is a crucial procurement consideration for companies in the aerospace and aviation industries. This is especially true for special processes and heat treating parts. Nadcap is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts to establish requirements for accreditation, accredit suppliers and define operational program requirements. This results in a standardized approach to quality assurance.

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