Metal additive manufacturing has come a long way in the past few years and now more than ever it is becoming a crucial tool in the creation of critical parts. This article explores the challenges and opportunities of designing core parts with metal additive manufacturing.
As additive manufacturing continues to mature and grow, one trend that has become clear is the increased importance of metal AM in a number of sectors. More and more, OEMs are adopting metal AM technologies as a way to create geometrically intricate, lightweight parts, so much so that the industry is expected to be worth $18.5 Billion within the next 10 years. However, that does not mean that there are not still challenges to production with metal additive manufacturing especially when it comes to crucial core parts.
In the white paper, “Metal in Motion: Redefining Critical Parts Production with Velo3D,” one of the leading metal 3D printer manufacturers for industries like aerospace explores how advanced metal additive manufacturing can be used in the creation of crucial core parts. Namely, through case studies on parts such as microturbines, high pressure tanks, heat exchangers, static mixers and turbopumps, they educate on how common manufacturing obstacles can be overcome through metal AM. They also delve into the specific benefits of the Velo3D end-to-end solution with examples from Launcher, Sierra Turbines and others. We took a look to better understand the benefits of using metal 3D printing for core parts.