Graphite Invest To Help Meet Rising SLS Demand
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.
Are SLS Parts Porous?
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.
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.
Can’t Touch This!
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.
Graphite AM Now Offering Precision 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.
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.
Metal Plating Benefits
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.