Ceratizit Earns Innovation Award for AM of Carbide Parts

January 6, 2021

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Ceratizit Earns Innovation Award for AM of Carbide Parts
The Ceratizit Group won the 2020 Innovation Award from FEDIL, a Luxembourg business federation, for development of a new process for the additive manufacturing (AM) of tungsten carbide-cobalt. The company, a Luxembourg-based hard-materials specialist with extensive experience in AM of cemented carbide components, won the award in the FEDIL Process category.

With this newly developed process, Ceratizit reportedly not only achieves the customary quality of products manufactured by pressing and machining, but also can respond better to customer requirements.

“AM of carbide products provides us with more flexibility in terms of implementing customer requirements and opens new design possibilities, which we can use to offer our customers highly optimized, individual solutions in minimum time,” says Dr. Ralph Useldinger, head of R&D for Ceratizit, noting that this also includes active support in optimizing product design.

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High-Performance Vacuum Debind and Sintering Furnaces
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a manufacturer of high performance vacuum debind and sintering furnaces for the 3D Additive Manufacturing furnace market, as well as units for Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding. Available with either metal or graphite hot zones, these units can process all of the most common metals including Fe-Ni, 316-L, 17-4PH, and Inconel powders and feedstocks as well as a variety of other materials including titanium, tungsten carbide, tool steels, and superalloys. The new Sintervac AM™ operates at pressures of 0-15 torr as well as positive pressures of argon, nitrogen, or forming gas for increased flexibility of processing binder-jetted parts, while the Workhorse AM™ is used for the heat treat, annealing, and tempering of laser-sintered parts. For more information, contact the sales department at 603-595-7233, sales@centorr.com or www.centorr.com.

New Jetting Printer Bridges Gap from Process Development to Production with Ford as Early Buyer
Desktop Metal, Inc.’s new P-1 printer is available for ordering and has begun global shipments.  A major early adopter of the P-1: Ford Motor Co., which received its first P-1 in December 2020. Designed to serve as a bridge from process development to full-scale mass production of end-use metal parts, the P-1 leverages patent-pending Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) for companies and research institutions.

“Ford has been active in 3D printing since 1988 with acquisition of the third commercially available stereolithography system; we are very excited to be early adopters of the P-1,” explains Cynthia Flanigan, director of vehicle research and technology for Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. “We expect that this new system will serve as an important tool in the development of our future advanced process and alloy implementation, enabling our researchers to investigate additional production opportunities of metal binder jetting.”

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Fall 2020
In This Issue
Successful Metal-AM Builds Are No Accident: The Value of In-Process Metrology
Manufacturers must address several metrics to help ensure successful metal-AM production, but three areas stand out as most critical: meltpool status, atmospheric composition and powder-bed height.

Machine Learning: A Game Changer for AM Quality Assurance
Machine learning in any environment, including metal AM, depends on gathering quality data and then using the right system to validate that data. Like most other processes, the old expression “garbage in garbage out” applies.

Coming in 3DMP's Winter 2021 Issue
  • Case Studies/New Applications for Metal AM
  • Formnext Connect Wrap-up
  • Metal AM in the Railroad Industry
  • Software Roundup—All that’s New in Software for Metal AM
  • Ensuring a Reliable Supply of Power for AM Builds
  • AMUG 2021 Preview

Industry-Related Terms: Bridges, Case, Forming, Tempering
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