Custom Solutions Aluminium 3d Printing Service

JH’s aluminum 3D printing services provide you with a personalized solution that perfectly meets your business needs. Whether you need custom parts, prototyping or mass production, we can provide you with high-quality solutions. This article details our services and shows how they can be tailored to your specific needs.

Introduction of aluminum alloy 3D printing technology

Aluminum 3D printing is an advanced manufacturing technology that uses 3D printing equipment to deposit aluminum powder layer by layer and melt it by laser or electron beam to create complex three-dimensional parts or components. This technology allows manufacturers to directly produce high-strength, lightweight aluminum alloy parts according to design requirements without the need for traditional casting or machining methods. Aluminum alloy 3D printing is highly flexible and can quickly produce customized products in a short time, while reducing material waste and production costs.

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Commonly used aluminum 3D printing equipment:

1. Concept Laser X Line 2000R by GE Additive (Protolabs)

  • Technology: Large Format Metal Laser Melting
  • Features: Equipped with two 1000-watt fiber lasers, a large build volume of 800mm x 400mm x 500mm. It’s well-suited for aerospace, automotive, and industrial components.

Materials: Dedicated to AlSi10Mg, an aluminum alloy known for its strong yet lightweight properties and corrosion resistance.

2. SPEE3D WarpSPEE3D

  • Technology: Cold Spray 3D Printing
  • Features: Offers high-speed metal 3D printing using kinetic energy, making it cost-effective for manufacturing metal parts. It can print with diameters of 350 mm x 300 mm and 1000 mm x 700 mm.

Materials: Capable of printing with aluminum and other metals, emphasizing speed and low cost.

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3. Eplus3D EP-M650

  • Technology: Metal Powder Bed Fusion (MPBF)
  • Features: Large build volume of 650 x 650 x 800 mm, using four lasers simultaneously for increased efficiency. It’s suitable for producing large-size, high-precision parts in industries like aerospace and automotive.
  • Materials:Processes a wide range of metal powders, including aluminum alloys, offering versatility in applications

4. Sciaky’s EBAM 300 Series

  • Technology: Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM)
  • Features: Produces the largest 3D printed metal parts and prototypes with a maximum work envelope of 19′ x 4′ x 4′ x 8’. It’s one of the fastest industrial 3D printers with a deposition rate ranging from 7 to 20 lbs. per hour.
  • Materials:Capable of printing with high-value metals including titanium, tantalum, and aluminum alloys

5. SLM®800 by SLM Solutions

  • Technology: Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
  • Features: Offers a large build envelope of 500 x 280 x 850 mm with a quad multilaser configuration for large-scale 3D metal printing. It includes automated features like the SLM®HUB for handling build cylinders and powder management.

Materials: Suitable for a variety of metals including aluminum alloys, enabling the production of large components with complex geometries

These machines represent a range of technologies and capabilities in the field of aluminum 3D printing, from large format printing and high-speed deposition to precision laser melting and electron beam manufacturing. They meet the needs of a wide range of industrial applications and provide solutions for the production of lightweight, strong and durable aluminum parts.

Commonly used aluminum alloy 3D printing raw materials:

  1. Aluminum alloy powder: Aluminum alloy powder is one of the main raw materials for aluminum alloy 3D printing. It has good fluidity and compactability and is suitable for laser or electron beam melting molding.
  2. Aluminum alloy wire: Aluminum alloy wire is also commonly used in 3D printing, especially suitable for large-scale printers using pulsed laser deposition (DED) technology.
  3. Pre-alloy powder: In addition to pure aluminum alloy powder, pre-alloy powder is also widely used in aluminum alloy 3D printing, and aluminum alloy materials with specific properties can be obtained through precise formulation.
  4. Metal powder alloy: Some aluminum alloy 3D printing technology can also use metal powder alloy, by alloying aluminum with other metals (such as titanium, magnesium, etc.), you can obtain materials with specific properties.

Advantages and disadvantages of aluminum 3D printing

 

1) Advantages of aluminum 3D printing include:

  1. High degree of design freedom: Aluminum alloy 3D printing technology can realize the manufacturing of complex geometric shapes, so it has a very high degree of design freedom. Designers have more flexibility to create part structures that meet specific needs.
  2. Customization: Can directly print complex shaped parts according to customer needs to achieve personalized customization.
  3. Lightweight: Can produce lightweight and high-strength aluminum alloy parts, which is conducive to improving product performance.
  4. Simplify the manufacturing process: compared with the traditional casting and processing methods, reduce the manufacturing steps and process flow, improve the production efficiency, do not need to make molds, can save at least 30-40 days.
  5. Material saving: Waste and material waste are reduced through precise material deposition.
  6. Fast delivery: The cycle from design to object is greatly shortened. This makes the product development process more efficient. Greatly shorten the product delivery cycle, only 1-2 days to sample.
  7. Strong production flexibility: suitable for small batch production and customized production, without additional molds or tooling. This makes production planning more flexible and able to respond more quickly to changes in market demand.

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2). The disadvantages of aluminum 3D printing include:

  1. High cost: The cost of equipment and materials is relatively high, which may not be economical for some small businesses.
  2. Unstable surface quality: The surface quality of some complex structures may not be as good as that of traditional manufacturing methods, requiring additional surface treatment.
  3. Limited material selection: Currently available aluminum alloy materials are relatively few, for some special requirements of the application may not be enough to meet.
  4. High equipment technical requirements: professional equipment and technical personnel are needed for operation and maintenance, and the technical threshold is high.

JH advantages

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Advanced technology

We use the most advanced aluminum alloy 3D printing technology to ensure product quality and production efficiency. Our equipment is precisely tuned to enable high-precision printing, ensuring that every part meets specifications.

Rich in experience

We have many years of industry experience and have accumulated a wealth of experience and technology in the field of aluminum alloy 3D printing. Our team is composed of professional engineers and technicians who are able to solve a variety of complex production challenges and provide customers with the best solutions.

Customer-first

We always put our customers first and are committed to providing them with the most satisfactory service. We work closely with our customers to understand their needs and provide customized solutions. Whatever the size of your project, we will do our best to meet your requirements and ensure your satisfaction.

conclusion

Aluminum 3D Printing services provide you with a customized solution that can meet your business needs. Whether you need personalized design, rapid prototyping or mass production, we can provide you with a high quality service. Contact us and let us add new life to your project together!

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