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VIDEO: AM in 10 – additive manufacturing and heat exchangers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX98VtLFmsI VIDEO SUMMARY   Why are heat exchangers the poster child of additive manufacturing? In this AM in 10 video, we discuss why additive manufacturing is used for heat exchangers, give design advice and discuss the challenges involved with printing these components. A heat exchanger is a device that is used to transfer heat between …

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Extra stock material is added to the larger ports to allow for post-machining of the manifold to the correct tolerances

Hydraulic manifold for aerospace redesigned for additive manufacturing with MTC, part-2 (systems-level) redesign

In this post, which follows on from part 1 (hydraulic manifold for aerospace redesigned for AM with MTC, part-1), we will look at how we redesigned this hydraulic manifold from a systems-level redesign perspective. By removing some constraints in the design process and moving the positions of the inlets and outlets of the manifold, we …

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VIDEO: AM in 10 – additive manufacturing and the hydraulics industry

In this AM in 10 video, Gen3D’s Applications Engineer, Dr Steve Goguelin takes you through additive manufacturing in the hydraulics industry in just 10 minutes. He will discuss how additive manufacturing can be used more within this industry and the what, why and how of applying AM, and especially, AM design to create optimised components.  …

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Types of lattices for additive manufacturing – the terms all engineers need to know

Types of lattices for additive manufacturing – the terms all engineers need to know

What types of lattices for additive manufacturing are there, and why are they so important? One of the advantages of AM is the ability to create fine-featured high precision shapes, and many designers have taken advantage of this and added lattice or cellular structures to their components. These structures can extend the capabilities of the …

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Hydraulic manifold designed for aerospace industry

Hydraulic manifold for aerospace redesigned for additive manufacturing with MTC, part-1

Gen3D and the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) recently collaborated on a hydraulic manifold for aerospace redesigned for additive manufacturing. Hydraulic manifolds are ideal for additive manufacturing (AM) because there’s huge potential for mass reduction and flow improvement. The project demonstrated that AM could provide a significant mass reduction of the hydraulic manifold while ensuring that …

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Lattice Structure made using the casting process

Making additive manufacturing more cost-effective with Additive Casting

Gen3D and Enable recently collaborated on the successful design and production of a complex lattice structure produced using Enable’s Additive Casting® process, which is a hybrid production method combining additive manufacturing and traditional casting. We want to share this project with you because it’s incredibly innovative and demonstrates the creative ways in which Additive Manufacturing …

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