Mapal Mass Manufactures Drills to Perfection with 3D Printing

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Although we aren’t always aware of it, the number of companies using 3D printing for end-use manufacturing of parts is constantly growing. Most of the times, they rely on AM to produce industrial components and tools; however, the first commercial end use products are arriving and, this time, we are not talking about toys or experimental designs and decorative items, but serious QTD insert drills from Mapal, 3D printed in metal with Concept Laser’s LaserCUSING technology.

This case study shows exactly how and why additive manufacturing can be integrated into a company’s workflow, not just for prototyping, but for actual serial manufacturing of superior complex parts. Up until now, the insert drill QTD had only been available with a 13 mm minimum diameter and it was characterized by a central cooling duct in its basic body.

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Tyler Blumenthal

Tyler Blumenthal

Sales Manager, RPM Innovations, Inc.

Tyler’s message will key on blown powder Directed Energy Deposition (L-DED) for AM and repair and why this process is being realized by industry as one of the key pillars in printing thin wall part structures and large part envelope requirements.

Shawn Allan

Shawn Allan

Vice President, Lithoz America, LLC

Shawn will reveal how Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM) is producing high resolution, high performance technical ceramics that can serve a wide range of applications and structural materials, such as alumina, zirconia, and silicon nitride. He will also touch on how LCM has progressed into multi-material components incorporating ceramics and metals.

Jeff Lints

Jeff Lints

Founder/CEO, Fortius Metals, Inc.

Jeff’s presentation will focus on the advances in wire DED, including welding processes for wire DED (arc, laser, and e-beam), next-generation alloys for large format metal 3D printing, and use cases that can benefit from replacing large forgings, replacing large machined billets, and producing advanced tooling — enabling next generation designs.

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein

President/Founder Elementum 3D

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein is the founder and president of Elementum 3D in Erie, CO. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy at the Colorado School of Mines. Jacob has been researching, teaching, or consulting on topics such as casting and powder metallurgy for the last 14 years. Elementum 3D’s work with powder bed laser additive manufacturing is based on these principles. In addition, is thesis work in thermodynamics and formation kinetics of metal matrix composites is directly related to all 3D printing processes.