3D Printing moves in on metal manufacturing processes

3D printing with metals is affecting the way manufacturing occurs, and Australian distributor Raymax Applications reckons this is amply demonstrated by the application of SLM Solutions machines in metal manufacturing processes. SLM Solutions Group recently released its fourth generation 280 system, the technologically advanced SLM 280 2.0, which is available with a choice of laser configurations.…

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Audi Uses SLM Solutions Metal 3D Printers for Spare Parts On-Demand

The SLM So­lu­tions Group AG has been col­lab­o­rat­ing closely with AUDI AG for quite some time. The com­pany uses the se­lec­tive laser melt­ing process for the man­u­fac­ture of parts for pro­to­types and spare parts re­quested ex­tremely rarely. For ex­am­ple, the water adapters of the Audi W12 en­gine are man­u­fac­tured on de­mand with the SLM280. The metal-based…

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ADAC Automotive Innovative Engineering with ATOS

ADAC Automotive first opened its doors in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1975. Back then, the small company was known as ADAC Plastics. Today, ADAC Automotive is a tier-one automotive supplier that focuses on the production of vehicle entry systems, exterior and interior door handles, exterior trim and exterior mirrors for the global automotive market. The…

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Optical Metrology at voestalpine – from Tool-making to Series Production

The automotive supplier voestalpine uses the ATOS Triple Scan system throughout all processes as a part of quality management. To guarantee a consistently high quality of parts and low reject rates, voestalpine opted for process-encompassing quality management. Already during tool try-out – long before going into series production, GOM’s 3D scanner is used to fully…

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Efficient Production at P&C Automotive Thanks to 3D Metrology

P&C Automotive, a European group of companies, optimizes its production processes using the ATOS Triple Scan system and benefits from competitive advantages due to shortened development times. P&C Automotive uses ATOS systems particularly for a non-contact and full-field inspection of tools and sheet metal parts. GOM’s measuring systems are used at all sites, both in…

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