Unlock Possibilities with Metal Printing

Learn how metal printing can bring your business to the next frontier.

3D Metalforge is proud to have innovated solutions for countless clients over the years. Printing replacement, retrofit or new end use parts for your machinery has never been easier than it is with us! From large size metal parts to the small, intricate components, our printing facilities in Singapore and beyond can handle a vast scope of jobs with ease.

Take a look at some examples of how we have provided innovative solutions to problems our clients have presented us with here.

Case Study 1:

Saving more than $30,000 by 3D printing replacement obsolete parts for vehicle braking system in Singapore

Case-Study-Challenge

Client Challenge

  • Client runs a fleet of old vehicles that it is under contract to maintain and keep in operation
  • A key part of the braking was failing and the OEM could not supply without significant cost
  • Options for the client included replacing the entire braking system or the engine completely
Case-Study-How-3DMF-Helped

How we helped

  • We scanned the original part and, working with the part drawing, we created a digital model of the part
  • Then we worked with the client to select a suitable material based on the original part
  • The part was then printed in a metal printing machine
  • Part was installed in the client vehicle fleet
Case-Study-Impact

Impact

  • Client was able to save the braking system and successfully extended use of fleet at minimal cost
  • Value to the client was $30,000 to $40,000 based on replacement of 15 sets of hydraulic brake system

Case Study 2:

Replacing custom fit metal impeller for marine company and saving more than a month’s lead time

Case-Study-Challenge

Client Challenge

  • Client runs a small fleet of highly specialist ships, in which many parts are old and obsolete with limited design and drawings available
  • Designing and production of an impeller typically takes 6-10 weeks by traditional manufacturer
  • We were asked to produce in a shorter time to test 3D printed parts
Case-Study-How-3DMF-Helped

How we helped

  • We reverse engineered the outgoing failed part and created a digital file
  • After experimentation we found a unique way to align the part on the print bed with minimal supports so it could be printed in 1 piece
  • We printed a set of test coupons in parallel to allow for a complete set of tests, including UT, dye penetrant, tensile strength etc.
Case-Study-Impact

Impact

  • We were able to deliver a completed impeller in less than 3 weeks
  • The part passed all required testing to show it met minimum standards for ASTM cast part
  • Value to client was pump working at least 4 weeks ahead of traditional timeframe
  • Balancing achieved with 50% less machine adjustment compared to traditional design

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