[FoRK] Mobile lab 3D-prints gear as needed in Afghanistan
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Sat Sep 1 14:01:54 PDT 2012
Metal parts made by laser sintering of powders top the list in performance. A wide range of stainless and tool steels, titanium and
nickel alloys, and cobalt-chrome, as well as copper, aluminum, and precious metals can all be formed in machines built by companies
such as *EOS* (Munich), *Concept Laser* (Lichtenfels, Germany), *Renishaw Inc.* (Wotton-under-Edge, U.K.), and *Phenix Systems*
(Riom, France). Metal parts are fully dense, with a uniform microstructure due to the localized melting of a static powder bed.
Titanium parts meet *American Society for Testing and Materials* (ASTM) standards for wrought titanium and exceed the strength and
toughness of cast materials.
On 8/26/12 6:27 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
> Try this link
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> No attachment made it through...
>> On 8/26/12 12:19 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
>>> This is where it really shines
>>> Sorry to attach, but it is a pain to get hold of
>>> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 1:18 AM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>>>> Plastic, aluminum, or steel...
More information about the FoRK