In scenarios where our customers wish to 3D print an existing component, but do not possess the drawings or 3D model, Reverse Engineering plays an important role in obtaining the 3D CAD data. We use a NEXTEC Laser Scanner to capture point clouds from the component, which are further processed to obtain a 3D model of the component. The laser scanner is also used to compare the Metal 3D printed part with the CAD model to observe deviations, if any.
Metal 3D printed components might require inspection to ensure that certain dimensions are within the tolerated zone. When the print volumes are lower, we use our Mitutoyo BHV 507 Manual Co-ordinate Measuring Machine. For measuring components with higher volumes, we use our COORD 3 ARES 10-7-5 Automated Co-ordinate Measuring Machine.
Additive Manufacturing provides plenty of freedom in designing which leads to easier mass customization and increased functional performance. We use tools such as topology optimization, lattice structuring, part consolidation & conformal cooling while designing for Additive Manufacturing.
Additive Manufacturing and Subtractive Manufacturing go hand-in-hand in the production of Metal 3D printed part and it’s support removal. A dedicated machine shop equipped with 4-axis Vertical Machining Centers, Cnc Turning Centers, Wire EDM Machine and Surface Grinding Machine makes us a one stop solution for all post-processing work on Metal 3D printed components.
The printed components undergo specific heat treatment cycles to attain optimum mechanical properties. We use a Muffle Furnace in an inert atmosphere to ensure that no oxidation occurs during the cycle.
The surface finish of the parts in as built condition is around Ra 15 to 20 microns. By using processes such as shot blasting, glass bead finishing and electro polishing, the surface is made to have a smoother finish.