Metal 3D Printing Gallery
Some of the complex components produced using Metal 3D Printing technology at Rapid DMLS
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.
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.
Why 3D Printing: To realise a monolithic design with reduced weight.
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.
Why 3D Printing: Mass Customisation. 3 unique designs were printed together at once and the best performing design was selected.
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.
Why 3D Printing: The convoluted interior profiles achieved through 3D printing increases the surface area for heat transfer which expedites the cooling process.
Why 3D Printing: The part has numerous cooling holes which can be achieved directly through 3D printing, unlike the traditional process with multiple operations.
Why 3D Printing: Weight of the impeller is reduced without compromising on the strength and functionality.
Why 3D Printing: To show that however complicated the parts are, the entire assembly can be manufactured with faster timelines.
Why 3D Printing: The additive design increases the efficiency of the manifold by reducing the pressure losses of the fluids.
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.
Why 3D Printing: Parts with small batch quantity and complex profiles are best suited for 3D printing.
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.