Author: Alessandro Fiorese

Published on 10/14/2019
Categories: Applications

Sintering for microextrusion? Results on micro bi-lumen tubes

Microextrusion technology is a valid alternative to produce micro components with complex features and tight tolerances.
Microextrusion of plastics represents a solution for some industrial applications such as in the biomedical field, despite its many challenging aspects.

Let's analyze all the process chain improvements in order to develop new monitoring and control methods for improving the final part quality.

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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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Published on 6/12/2019
Categories: Automotive

Automotive sector: vacuum brazing furnace applications

Vacuum furnace brazing is a process of heat treatment that joins metallic parts to one another in an incredibly secure manner. Like the aerospace sector, automotive heat treatments are required for many high-quality joins and vacuum brazing fits the bill when other processes simply don't cut it.

In this article, you will discover exactly how the automotive sector leverages modern vacuum furnace technology and the various applications it can be put to.
Read on to find out everything you ever wanted to know about vacuum brazing furnaces and vehicle manufacturing.

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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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