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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…)

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Graphite Makes a Worldwide Debut on the Fashion Catwalk

Kay Kwok

Graphite Additive Manufacturing made a real impact in the fashion world with their production of “body pieces” and “head visors” for Hong Kong born, British-based designer Kay Kwok.

Kay initially approached Graphite after seeing the wide range of materials and applications on the company website, to seek help and advice in building the two large “body pieces” which he had envisioned for his latest menswear collection, to be debuted at London’s Victoria House.  (more…)

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3D Printed Carbon Fibre Intercooler Ducts

3D Printed Carbon Fibre Intercooler Ducts

When upgrading a Ford Focus ST, the original ducts were not compatible with the larger intercooler being fitted. Graphite Additive Manufacturing were selected to produce a pair of modified ducts in its Carbon Fibre reinforced SLS material.  (more…)

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Graphite SLS material launch – the new evolution in 3D printed parts

IMG_3160small-150x150Graphite announce a new, functional laser-sintered material and can now supply their customers with parts built in ‘Graphite SLS’. With a unique colour and a fantastic finish, Graphite SLS is an intermediate product positioned between a standard PA plastic and Graphite’s own Carbon SLS – but crucially in the same price bracket as the mainstream materials.

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Graphite attend Automotive Lightweighting & Manufacturing Conference

BMHCcrop-150x150Held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, the Automotive Lightweighting & Manufacturing conference, held over two days in March, proved to be a successful event to encourage collaboration between automotive manufacturers and automotive suppliers alike.  (more…)

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Graphite offer large scale parts in a range of ABS-like materials

ClearSmSq-150x150Graphite are pleased to be able to offer the ability to build large scale parts in a range of ABS-like materials. Perfect for use in prototyping and manufacturing, parts built in these materials can be supplied in white, grey and clear. Parts can be primed, painted, metal plated and in the case of the clear ABS-like material, polished.

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