From Mach 0.8 rocket powered drones to generatively designed hydraulic manifolds, learn about innovative solutions to complex additive manufacturing problems developed and tested at Renishaw’s Canadian Solution Centre. Medical device development at ADEISS will also be illustrated with case studies over the past 2 years.
Parts manufactured using metal additive techniques nearly always require some post print machining to achieve required tolerances. Parts are often both harder to hold and more prone to vibration as a result of topology optimization.
Advanced probing software can eliminate the need for a repeatable high precision (expensive) fixtures. The only requirement is for cutter access and part rigidity. Probing enables new low cost techniques such as plastic printed vice jaws, or even glue, to be used to hold parts. Examples are shown and requirements for part stiffness are discussed.