To battle the unscrupulous motives of automotive-wheel thieves, engineers at Ford have not only developed a way to design wheel nuts with special contours based on an individual driver’s voice, but they’re also relying on additive manufacturing (AM) to build the nuts from stainless steel. “Like an iris scan or a fingerprint,” says a Ford press release, “a person’s voice can be used as a unique biometric identification…software convert(s) that singular soundwave into a physical, printable pattern. This pattern is then turned into a circle and used as the design for the locking nut’s indentation and key.”
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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, email@example.com or www.centorr.com.
The AMUG Conference brings a unique experience to additive manufacturing (AM). Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels that wish to do more with the technology. What makes the AMUG Conference different is the openness of attendees and willingness to share. March 22 – 26, 2020.
Engage with the brightest minds in aerospace and defense manufacturing at AeroDef 2020, March 16-19 in Fort Worth. Whether you’re exploring smart technologies on the show floor or attending the industry’s premier conference, you’ll be immersed in the best that aerospace and defense manufacturing has to offer.
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