3D printed metal welding, why is this necessary?
3D metal printing is becoming more popular and because we want to be able to weld each metal, we have started welding 3-D printed metal from the very beginning.
The first tests showed that the printed metal in a liquid state again (weld pool) looked nothing like “normal” parts of the same metal, but after hundreds of hours of R & D, we have solutions for almost any metal that is 3D printed. Meanwhile, we have welded for more than 25 companies which work at the top of the 3D metal printing.
We add components together which can’t be printed at one time and welding them to each other like this 3D printed titanium turbine of ExxonMobil and this 3D printed chemical reactor of tantalum
In addition, we often weld flaws that were made in the printing process, because it is often faster and less expensive than printing it again, especially with expensive metals like titanium and tantalum.
At last, the shrinkage process of metal additive manufacturing is still very difficult to predict in the process.
Is a large printed part with critical surfaces distorted? We can weld it up and the product can be milled, an example are these 3D printed pharmaceutical manifolds
For jobs on printed metal such as Titanium and other exotic metals, we have 4 different Purge chambers, the smallest has a capacity of 40 liters and largest a whopping 1800 liters.
So there is not a purge chamber job too small or too large, click on the words for more info about titanium and tantalum welding and more info about purge chambers.