Additive Manufacturing

Understand potential of vacuum heat treatments for metal additive manufacturing. Enter the world of metal 3D printing!
Published on 9/10/2019
Categories: Applications

Why heat treating metals after additive manufacturing?

Additive Manufacturing means any technology capable of obtaining a final component starting from a 3D CAD file and adding material layer by layer. At a theoretical level, Additive Manufacturing only coincides with the 3D part construction phase. In reality, in order to fully understand this technology, a series of other preprinting and postprinting activities must be considered, which constitute the entire supply chain of Additive Manufacturing.

Read the article and discover the activities that precede and follow 3D printing, paying particular attention to the requirements of the materials and the processes necessary to obtain a high quality production.

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Steel additive manufacturing: a study on corrosion resistance

The mechanical characteristics and the density of the pieces produced by additive manufacturing with stainless steels have long been studied and are currently very high, that is, similar if not higher than those of traditionally manufactured parts.
Their resistance to corrosion is less well known and investigated.

To investigate the corrosion behavior, the Metallurgy section of the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (DCCI) of the University of Genoa in collaboration with TAV VACUUM FURNACES, the Saiem Srl company and the CNR-ICMATE of Padua started the study of steel samples made using the SLM technique (Selective Laser Melting).

Let's discover the interesting laboratory results.

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Selective Laser Melting: obtaining the best fatigue performance

How do vacuum heat treatments affect the fatigue performance of components made with Selective Laser Melting technology?

We will analyze the relevant improvements obtained on products for the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors, thanks to the vacuum furnace posts‑processes of the components made with additive manufacturing (SLM).
Looking at the figures, we will conclude by exposing the interesting experimental results obtained in laboratory, thanks to a fruitful collaboration with an important university campus.

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Metal Injection Molding vs. Binder Jetting #2

Passing through Material Jetting additive manufacturing technology, we'll highlight benefits and drawbacks of Binder Jetting and Metal Injection Moulding.
Is it better to rely on an already mature technology rather than investing in the innovative three-dimensional printing?

I think you’ll be surprised by some of the information I’m going to reveal, read on.

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Metal Injection Molding vs. Binder Jetting #1

MIM is a mature technology used for the large scale production of small and complex components with high precision and that not require subsequent processing.

What's the downside of Metal Injection Molding?
Are there any alternatives?

Let's take a look at a cheaper and more versatile technology, 3D Binder Jetting, analyzing pros and cons.

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