Industry-leading aerospace, automotive, defense, and space components manufacturer purchases a ProtoTRAK DPM SX5P to accommodate the influx of tooling, low-volume, and customized CNC machining work.
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.
New large-format additive manufacturing capabilities using Invar allow aerospace companies to produce tooling for composite parts faster and with greater precision.
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.
Baker Industries’ Uniform Thermal Surface Control strategy builds on the concept of conformal cooling to enable regulation of mold heating or cooling. The strategy is said to improve part and surface quality among other benefits.
Gain efficiency in your operations by letting Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions manufacture your long lead time parts.
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:
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.
Get functional, large-scale prototype parts in days to weeks, not weeks to months.
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
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.
We have developed height sensing and adaptive feedback software to maintain tight customer-specified tolerances.
Complex part printing can be achieved using advanced robots collaborating with positioners and motion control software.
Full control over the wire path for each layer allows for optimal process parameters and material deposition.