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CATEC advance in the development of new Additive Manufacturing technology applications in the aerospace sector


October 23rd 2014

This manufacturing technique gives big benefits in aspects such as reduction of structural pieces weight or the possibility of producing complex structures with a high level of geometrical freedom


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CATEC advance in the development of new Additive Manufacturing technology applications in the aerospace sector
The aerospace industry is a sector that requires lighter and higher functionality components. In this sense, CATEC has been working in the Additive Manufacturing Technology, or also known as rapid manufacturing, making a lot of application cases to implement technology in the sector.

This technology consists in the production of pieces directly form a CAD file in 3D, such as manufacturing technology by SLM (Selective Laser Melting)adding one layer after another powder material (metallic or polymeric base). This technique introduces different advantages in comparison with the traditional ones, such as the possibility of creating impossible designs, with a high level of geometrical liberty and a significant structural weight minimization through topological optimization, a service also available in CATEC.

Researching made by CATEC have made remarkable advances in the additive manufacturing field. In the same way, the material and processes area counts with additive manufacturing systems such as HiQ, 3DS and Ranishaw and AM250 for the design and manufacturing of components made of polyamide and metallic which are available for the enterprises of the sector.

If you desire to know more about this technology, you can get in touch with our department of materials and processes in materiales@catec.aero.



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