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Graphite Invest To Help Meet Rising SLS Demand

SLS materials

Graphite Additive Manufacturing have established a great reputation for supplying light-weight 3D printed performance parts. To help cut growing lead times Graphite AM have invested in another impressive SLS printer that will be running their market-leading in-house developed SLS materials.

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Are SLS Parts Porous?

SLS Parts

The porosity of SLS parts has long been a concern for designers and engineers but not a problem for Graphite AM’s customers. With our Double-Dip Vacuum-Impregnation Sealing process which offers a ‘belt and braces’ approach for any parts that may be subject to high pressure differentials, high temperature fluid flows or extreme environmental factors.

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Vulcan UAV and Graphite Additive Manufacturing Enter Strategic Partnership

Vulcan UAV have established an enviable reputation for pushing the boundaries of design in UAV manufacture and are in discussions with Graphite Additive Manufacturing to reduce weight of key components, helping to further aid flight times and battery life.

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Graphite Added Value

Here at Graphite Additive Manufacturing we are keen to offer our clients a full suite of engineering solutions as well as helping to design and build the best 3D printed parts in the UK.

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Can’t Touch This!

Precision CNC image

It is now official, our Graphite and Carbon SLS materials have been tested to the edge of the galaxy exceeding outgassing test requirements for a satellite manufacturer company, as per ESA ECSS-Q-ST-70-02C and is credible for flight, to the bottom of the Atlantic passing complex tests for a submersible manufacturer.

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Graphite AM Now Offering Precision CNC Machining Services

CNC machining services

Graphite Additive Manufacturing is now offering precision CNC machining services. We can offer precision 5-axis CNC machining in a range of different materials. Almost any material can be used in a CNC machine.

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Full size engine model – 3D Printed by Graphite

At Graphite Additive Manufacturing we have recently produced a 1:1 scale model of an entire car engine, including ancillaries, for one of our automotive clients. We needed to clean up the supplied 3D data to create buildable files and then hollowed the model to save on weight and cost.

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Metal Plating Benefits

Plated Dog Bones

We are frequently asked how parts can made even stiffer or stronger. At Graphite, we can use a variety of techniques to give the desired outcome, but the one we will focus on here is metal plating. After the part has been sanded and prepared for the process, a thin layer of copper and then nickel can be applied to the component. It is recommended that the part is fully encapsulated, rather than selectively plated.

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Additive Manufactured Carbon Composite Tooling

Ceramic Composite Tool

Carbon Composite Tooling – Graphite Additive Manufacturing and URT Group, both product sponsors of the Bloodhound (World Land Speed Record) Project, have been working together, as part of a technical partnership, to link additive manufacturing (3D printing) techniques with composite manufacture to enhance the production processes already employed.  (more…)

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Graphite & Noble Combine to Explore 3D Printed Concepts

3D printed concepts

Graphite Additive Manufacturing has formed a technical partnership with Noble Automotive to introduce its 3D printing into the automotive industry. Graphite has extensive experience of low volume race car production parts and Noble is currently a very high end, low volume road car manufacturer. This partnership is a chance for both companies to share knowledge and learn from each other about their respective industries.  (more…)