NASA Funded 25 3D Printing Projects for Space Exploration in June 2023. This movement is tantamount to informing the world of the important support of 3D printing in the aerospace field and the huge development potential of 3D printing in this industry.
As the leading metal 3D printer manufacturer, Eplus3D integrates Oqton 3D systems, Materialise, Voxe Dance and its self-developed 3D printing control systems EPControl and EPHatch for its metal powder printers.
Eplus3D has accumulated and provided 30-year of laser metal printer solutions for various industries. For Aero industry, the most common used metal powders are titanium alloy, nickle alloy, stainless steel, aluminum alloy and copper alloy. And each of them have different properties.
1. Titanium Alloy
Titanium alloy is a widely used 3D metal printing material in the aerospace industry. It has high strength, low density and excellent corrosion resistance, making it ideal for the manufacture of lightweight components. Titanium alloy 3D printing can realize the manufacture of complex structural parts while avoiding the waste of cutting excess materials in traditional methods. This makes titanium alloy parts widely used in fields such as aero-engines, spacecraft structures and aircraft seats.
2. Nickle Alloy
Nickel alloy, with excellent high-temperature performance, is commonly used in the aerospace field. This alloy has excellent corrosion resistance, high strength and fatigue resistance, performing well in high temperature and pressure environments. Nickel alloy is widely used in the manufacture of key components such as aero-engine turbine blades, gas turbine components and jet propulsion.
3. Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is a commonly used metal material with good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. Its 3D metal printing applications in the aerospace industry are mainly focused on non-structural parts such as cabin trim, brackets and other accessories. Stainless steel 3D printer can realize the manufacture of complex shapes and fine structures, and the printed stainless steel part has reliable durability and appearance quality.
4. Aluminum Alloy
Aluminum alloy is a lightweight metal material with excellent thermal conductivity and mechanical properties. In the aerospace industry, aluminum alloy is widely used in the manufacture of components such as aircraft structures and spacecraft shells. Through metal 3D printing manufacturing solution, complex aluminum alloy parts can be printed, which can reduce material waste and processing procedures and thus improving production efficiency.
5. Copper Alloy
Copper alloy is a metal material with good electrical and thermal conductivity, widely used in electronic equipment and heat-conducting components. In the aerospace industry, copper alloy is mainly used to print parts such as heat sinks, conductive joints and radiators of electronic equipment. Through 3D printing manufacturing solution, copper alloy parts with complex shapes and internal channels can be manufactured to improve heat dissipation efficiency and electromagnetic performance.
With the Subsidiaries' establishment in the US and Germany, Eplus3D is now a local metal 3D printers supplier for direct 3D metal printing solutions for manufacturers in the US, German, United Kingdom, Italy, MENA, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the whole world. Feel free to contact us to get your local metal printing solutions.
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