Equipment & Technology
Some of our key metal additive manufacturing technologies include Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) and a unique hybrid Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (H-WAAM) method that cater to different customer requirements in size, complexity and surface finish.
Our world-class AMC is currently undergoing ISO certification. Well equipped with testing and QC laboratories, we also have in-house capabilities for heat treatment, bead blasting, polishing and other finishing/post-processing services.
Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
We offer Selective Laser Melting through the Renishaw suite of metal printers. SLM is an ideal technology for processing materials with elevated melting temperatures and energy density, and capable of building complex metal components direct from 3D CAD data.
We are currently using the AM400 state-of-the-art metal printer which features the most recent system updates and high quality software, as well as low gas usage, class leading inert atmosphere and various protection systems to ensure top-notch print quality, precision and definition of end use products.
- High detail, complex printing suitable for small metal parts
- High level of precision and accuracy, that can be further enhanced with a series of post-processing
Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM)
Our LAAM technology is being developed in conjunction with SIMTech and currently has one of the largest print beds available for metal printing. LAAM utilises a high-energy laser beam and advanced powder blowing technology to deposit and sinter metal powder into large mid complex parts. This game changing technology allows the production of high quality, large format, cost effective metal parts with first class mechanical properties, meeting and often exceeding the quality standards for traditionally manufactured parts.
This enables sectors such as precision engineering, oil and gas, marine and offshore, and automotive industries to capitalise from the benefits from additive manufacturing technology.
- Up to 3-4 times larger than the existing large powder bed printers available in the market
- Super-fast deposition that is up to 10 times faster than current powder bed printers
- Good for large-scale, mid-complex parts
Hybrid Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (H-WAAM)
Our H-WAAM technology is being developed in conjunction with SUTD’s Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre. With an integrated hybrid machining technology, the H-WAAM will be able to produce higher quality metal parts by machining between deposition layers to enhance the quality of the printing and produce a nearer net-shape part.
The H-WAAM technology is targeted at key industries such as marine, oil and gas, and manufacturing industries and it fulfils the industry gap for commercial 3D printing solutions for larger, simpler metal parts.
- Significantly increase the maximum size of 3D printed metal parts to over 1.5m whilst increasing the deposition speed to over 1kg/hr
- Reducing the cost by using a feed material that is 5 times cheaper than traditional metal powders.
- Good for economical and large scale parts
Class-leading Jet Fusion Printing for Prototyping and End Use
Our new HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printing solution is able to print in fine detail and high dimensional accuracy, all thanks to its unique Multi-Agent voxelization printing process which ensures that parts are ideal for complex assemblies, housings, enclosures and even connectors, at a breakthrough speed that is ten times faster than normal printers. Using a robust thermoplastic material with other range of high performance material currently being developed, the printed parts are also assured of stronger quality and excellent chemical resistance to oils, greases and alkalis but at the same time achieving lower costs of production.
This highly productive printer is used in conjunction with a processing station that supports fast cooling, thereby maximizing time needed for multiple or successive print runs. This is particularly useful for the company while managing larger orders that need to be completed within shorter deadlines.
- Breakthrough speed of up to 10 times faster than comparable printers, with 30 million drops per second across each inch of working area
- Superior and consistent part quality through new voxel-by-voxel printing process
- Achieve lowest cost-per-part, ideal for short-run manufacturing through use of cost-efficient material and optimal production planning. Material in the form of powder can also be optimized and reused for further cost-efficiency.
- Ease of accessing new future materials and applications with HP Multi Jet Fusion Open Platform