If you missed Lance’s webinar, you can access the recording here: High-Performance Metal 3D Printing; A Metallurgical Perspective
We'd like to send a big thanks to Pam Waterman for the great article in RapidReady, a Digital Engineering publication. Here are some highlights from the article:
3DEO’s vision is to provide low-cost, high-volume, high-quality metal AM part production and services. To that end, now, six months later, the company has already moved into a 13,000-sq.-ft. facility, expanded from three to eight beta-stage machines.... That’s a big jump—and it’s not slowing down.
MIM 17-4 PH is a powder metal alloy containing iron, chromium, and nickel. It’s ideal for firearms manufacturers who demand final product integrity, part complexity, and lower cost per part.
1. Maintains Firearms Accuracy with Structural Integrity
In the case of firearms, heat is the enemy of accuracy. Gun models that require steady or repeated discharge, as is the case of many automatic weapons produced for the defense industry, produce heat in the barrel. And that heat leads to expansion of the bore, which, in turn, allows the ordnance to spread. Instead of a tight grouping, a shooter will begin to see looser target patterns.