AddUp brings the metal 3D printer, FormUp 350, to CDME »3dpbm
AddUp and Ohio State University installed a FormUp 350 Laser Powder Bed Fusion printer at the Ohio Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence. The partnership will provide students, researchers and faculty with increased opportunities to develop additive manufacturing processes and complement AddUp’s six FormUp 350 printers installed at its nearby Cincinnati plant.
“The FormUp 350 has already given us capabilities that we don’t have with our other printers,” said Edward Herderick, director of additive manufacturing at CDME. “It has an open platform that allows us to refine strategies by accessing build parameters and allows us to achieve improved material properties through fine powder processing. We can now support more complex projects requiring larger parts. This machine provides the largest build plate of all of our machines in the CDME Additive Lab, with 350X350 print capacity. During its first weeks of operation, the FormUp 350 quickly established itself as a reliable and user-friendly platform.
CDME is home to more than $ 5 million in additive manufacturing equipment, including industrial 3D printers capable of processing metals, polymers, composites, biomaterials and ceramics. The FormUp 350 machine will enhance the centre’s metal 3D printing capabilities while enabling engineers to deliver repeatable series of industrial parts at high levels of productivity.
“AddUp was familiar with the Ohio State CDME and its robust AM program, so we were happy to partner with the facility to introduce the FormUp 350,” said Ken Wright, President of AddUp. “The FormUp 350 is equipped with our latest technology. It prints faster, is more efficient and was designed with operator safety in mind. We are committed to innovating and leading the PBF technology industry, so what better place to showcase this technology than in our own backyard at CDME ”.
AddUp is the North American headquarters of AddUp and is located in Cincinnati, OH, less than two hours from the Ohio State campus and CDME, which works with companies and researchers to translate new technologies into ready products. to be marketed. These projects provide students with hands-on, hands-on experience of integrating new technologies while providing clients with the labor advantage needed to compete in the global market. CDME works with companies from a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical, energy and tooling to provide product design, engineering, prototyping and improvement using the lab additive manufacturing. This partnership gives AddUp the opportunity to present its new technology, presented on the FormUp 350, to new customers via the university.
“We are delighted to partner with Ohio State and CDME to participate in researching new material and process developments for 3D printing using the FormUp 350,” said Wright. “AddUp and CDME are both members of America Makes, so this partnership offers the opportunity to collaborate on rapid innovation projects to advance research on additive manufacturing applications.”
AddUp designed the FormUp 350 to solve common problems encountered in industrial 3D printing, including quality, productivity, operator safety and scalability. With customers representing a wide range of industries, the FormUp 350 has been designed to meet the quality requirements of industries such as aeronautics, space, defense, medical and motorsports.
“The FormUp 350 sets itself apart from other PBF machines because it provides the highest quality parts while ensuring user safety,” said Wright. “The FormUp meets the quality requirements of parts in terms of mechanical properties, geometric properties (dimensional accuracy up to 0.1 mm) and material density (up to 99.99%). In addition, operators can work in complete safety, without contact with the powder thanks to our self-contained feed module, powder storage, machine feed and recovery and sieving of unmelted powder. .
With the FormUp 350 in their toolbox, CDME students, researchers and engineers can further push the boundaries of innovation in 3D printing.
“The FormUp 350 provides a unique powder rolling system that has helped us print complex part geometries while maintaining quality,” said Ben DiMarco, additive manufacturing technologist for CDME. “More specifically, the quality of the surface finish is important to our partners in the aerospace and medical industries. This system offers a modular construction platform, which means we can quickly and economically move from small research projects to large-scale industrial applications. This is a huge benefit for customers, ”said DiMarco. “The machine also offers an open and user-friendly interface. The software is easy to navigate and implement changes to machine parameters. This feature is particularly valuable when training our trainees on the machine ”.