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3D Metal Printing Case Studies

3D Printers that print metal may seem expensive, however, if you consider the man and production hours, the retooling and re-jigging costs that you save with a pure CAD/CAM system, the costs come into sharp perspective. Below are a couple of case studies from our partners InssTek that highlight the advantages of Laser 3D Metal Printing.

  • Printing Cylinder Heads

    Cylinder Head Case Study

    TLM Laser’s product partner, InssTek, was asked by a global carmaker to participate in a project to increase productivity in cylinder head manufacturing. The strategy was to increase the service life of the moulds and improve the surface quality of the castings, so reducing scrap....

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  • Coating artificial hip cups

    Artificial Hip Case Study

    The traditional processes used to apply this coating include sintering and plasma spraying. However, in a recent comparative study carried out on acetabular cups, direct metal transfer (DMT) 3D metal printing technology was shown to provide a number of significant benefits in terms of strength and porosity....

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