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What Is CNC Machining?

Virtually everything we use and consume every day has undergone CNC machining in some form or another. The cars we drive, the cell phones we use, the computers we gain productivity with, all were touched by a machine tool in some way that brought it to you in its finished form.

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3D-printed / additively manufactured aerospace tooling / facesheet / component / part after post-process machining in Metro Detroit
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Machine Shops and 3D Production

Baker Industries, a manufacturer of aerospace parts, tooling, and components, receives a request to machine a large, complex, additively manufactured (AM) part. This is how we did it.

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Conformal Cooling is a Mold Enhancement

Baker Industries is featured in the August 2016 edition of Additive Manufacturing magazine. The article, Conformal Cooling is a Mold Enhancement, explains how we collaborate, educate, and help customers on the misconceptions surrounding conformal cooling.

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Saving TIME is Your Biggest Advantage

Gain efficiency in your operations by letting Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions manufacture your long lead time parts.

Case Study Example

By additively manufacturing the facesheets for large aerospace composite mold tools, delivery times for completed tools can be shortened by up to several weeks – potentially reducing delivery times of entire tools by as much as 60 percent.

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions facilities are capable of providing complete, finished tools, including:

tooling

New tooling is often a bottleneck in getting new manufacturing operations up and running on time, particularly as engineers often need to accommodate last minute design changes. Additive manufacturing can eliminate the tooling bottleneck by significantly shortening the delivery lead time.

prototyping

Get functional, large-scale prototype parts in days to weeks, not weeks to months.

replacement parts

Large castings and forgings can easily take several months to receive. Explore whether Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions can shave your lead times by several weeks.

Aerospace Composite Tooling | Automotive Functional Prototypes | Heavy Fabrication Replacement Parts

NOT YOUR TYPICAL ROBOTIC PROGRAMMING

CAD-TO-PATH PLANNING

With large format wire-based metal additive manufacturing, the part is manipulated while depositing. Advanced software is critical to address complex path planning and coordinated motion between the robot and the positioner.

Maintaining Optimal Layer Height and Part Dimensions

We have developed height sensing and adaptive feedback software to maintain tight customer-specified tolerances.

complex parts

Complex part printing can be achieved using advanced robots collaborating with positioners and motion control software.

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SURFACE FINISH

CAD model made with proprietary software for large-scale metal additive manufacturing (wire arc additive manufacturing or 3D printing)

Full control over the wire path for each layer allows for optimal process parameters and material deposition.