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Warning – High Voltage!

After much success providing production volumes of engine and gearbox parts to the powertrains industry, Graphite’s latest growth area coincides with the rise in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybridisation.
As ever, design engineers are pushing the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry for even more capable materials to solve challenging problems. In this case, Graphite’s ceramic-filled epoxy-resin-based material, Ceramic SLA, has come up trumps. This time as a material suitable for high voltage (HV) isolation.

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Next-gen Printed Mandrels: F1-tech for Aero, Auto and Medical

Although not as frequent these days as it once was, F1 technology does still cascade down and out to wider industry. Graphite is now offering an exciting new development for the wider composite market. Obvious applications for aerospace include ducts, pipes and conduits, but high-end automotive intake pipes and fluid-holding tanks, electric vehicle (EV) battery cooling solutions and even precision-moulded internals for prosthetics can make use of the technology.

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How 3D printing is helping the Dark Arts of Composite Manufacture

Composite Manufacture

Graphite Additive Manufacturing have long been synonymous with latest advances in 3D Printing. With our roots in Formula One, Graphite AM was established to provide engineering and design expertise to Formula One teams and the wider Motorsport community. As the Dark Arts of composite manufacture continues to evolve, Graphite AM are running a number of key materials to help our clients gain a competitive advantage.

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Cinderella and the 3D Printed Adidas Trainer

Cinderella 3D Printed Trainer

Graphite AM were delighted to receive a call from DJ Fat Tony, who was organising a charity auction for the Albert Kennedy Trust, an LGBTQ+ Youth Homeless Charity. His star-studded supporters were asked to reimagine an Adidas Trainer that was to be auctioned off to raise money for this fabulous charity. Little did we know that Kate Moss had been asked to be involved, and had designed an Adidas Samba trainer with a Cinderella twist.

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Graphite AM – Supporting the Next Generation of Designers and Engineers

Formula Student series

We at Graphite AM and 3Dprintdirect.co.uk have been keen supporters of the Formula Student series establishing technical partnerships with a number of the leading teams. We have 3D printed performance parts such as plenums, intake systems, boost pipes and light-weight brackets, snap-fits and baffles.

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The Sky’s The Limit! – 3D Printed Production Volumes for the UAV Market

FT205EV Pipe Base

Graphite Additive Manufacturing were delighted to team up with FT Technologies to help them develop a lightweight UAV and drone-specific ultrasonic wind sensor.

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Graphite AM – The Fastest 3D Printed Parts in the world – One Day

Bloodhound SSC

We at Graphite AM have been delighted to be supporting the Bloodhound SSC project and have built an array of parts large and small.

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Graphite AM – Graphite SLS with Anti-Static Properties

SLS rapid prototyping

As 3D printed parts start to become considered for Production Parts as well as Rapid Prototyping, the demands on materials is ever increasing.

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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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