Metal 3D Printing Gallery

Some of the complex components produced using Metal 3D Printing technology at Rapid DMLS

Bracket-in-Aluminium-AlSi10Mg
Bracket in Aluminium AlSi 10Mg
  • Part Name: Bracket
  • Material: Aluminium AlSi10Mg

Why 3D Printing: To counter the long waiting time for imports of spare parts for the MIG and Sukhoi Aircrafts, this part was 3d printed and was supplied in a week’s time.

Brackets-in-Stainless-Steel-316L
Brackets in Stainless Steel 316L
  • Part Name: Brackets
  • Material: Stainless Steel 316L

Why 3D Printing: To demonstrate that the Strength to Weight ratio of a 3D printed part is superior to that of a CNC machined part.

Combustion-Chamber-in-Inconel-718
Combustion Chamber in Inconel 718
  • Part Name: Combustion Chamber
  • Material: Inconel 718

Why 3D Printing: To realise a monolithic design with reduced weight.

Conformal-Cooled-Insert-in-Maraging-Steel
Conformal Cooled Insert in Maraging Steel
  • Part Name: Conformal Cooled Insert
  • Material: Maraging Steel 300

Why 3D Printing: The designed cooling channels can be manufactured only through 3D printing. The cooling channels are designed so that the pressure die casting cycle time reduces thereby increasing the process productivity.

Customised-wheels-in-Aluminium-AlSi10Mg
Customized Wheels in Aluminium AlSi10Mg
  • Part Name: Custom Wheels
  • Material: Aluminium AlSi10Mg

Why 3D Printing: Mass Customisation. 3 unique designs were printed together at once and the best performing design was selected.

Deform-Nuts-in-Stainless-Steel-316L
Deform Nuts in Stainless Steel 316L
  • Part Name: Deform Nuts
  • Material: Stainless Steel 316L

Why 3D Printing: The design is not made for functionality rather than design for manufacturability. Due to the ductility of 316L, the nuts deform as per the functionality under the given loads.

Heat-Sink-in-Aluminium-AlSi10Mg
Heat Sink in Aluminium AlSi10Mg
  • Part Name: Heat Exchanger
  • Material: Aluminium AlSi10Mg

Why 3D Printing: The convoluted interior profiles achieved through 3D printing increases the surface area for heat transfer which expedites the cooling process.

HP-NGV-Stator-in-Inconel-718
HP NGV Stator in Inconel 718
  • HP Nozzle Guide Vane
  • Material: Inconel 718

Why 3D Printing: The part has numerous cooling holes which can be achieved directly through 3D printing, unlike the traditional process with multiple operations.

Impellers-in-Stainless-Steel-17-4PH
Impeller in Stainless Steel 17 4PH
  • Part Name: Impeller
  • Material: Stainless Steel 17-4PH

Why 3D Printing: Weight of the impeller is reduced without compromising on the strength and functionality.

Jet-Engine-Prototype-in-Stainless-Steel-316L
Prototype of Jet Engine in Stainless Steel 316L
  • Part Name: Jet Engine Prototype
  • Material: Stainless Steel 316L

Why 3D Printing: To show that however complicated the parts are, the entire assembly can be manufactured with faster timelines.

Manifold-in-Stainless-Steel-17-4PH
Manifold in Stainless Steel 17 - 4PH
  • Part Name: Hydraulic Manifold
  • Material: Stainless Steel 17-4PH

Why 3D Printing: The additive design increases the efficiency of the manifold by reducing the pressure losses of the fluids.

Octopus-Artifact-in-Stainless-Steel-316L
Octopus in Stainless Steel 17 - 4PH
  • Part Name: Octopus
  • Material: Stainless Steel 17-4PH

Why 3D Printing: The entire part is as-built and not assembled. The tentacles of the octopus are free to move which shows the freedom of design involved in the process.

Range-Detector-in-Aluminium-AlSi10Mg
Range Detector in Aluminium AlSi10Mg
  • Part Name: Range Detector
  • Material: Aluminium AlSi10Mg

Why 3D Printing: Parts with small batch quantity and complex profiles are best suited for 3D printing.

Waveguide-with-Horn-in-Aluminium-AlSi10Mg
Wave Guide in Aluminium AlSi10Mg
  • Part Name: Wave Guide
  • Material: Aluminium AlSi10Mg

Why 3D Printing: It is printed as a monolithic piece, instead of the earlier conventional designs which needed numerous parts to be fastened together to constitute the main part.

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