MBDM@Additive specializes in the Design of Prototype Parts for Additive Manufacturing (AM). Our AM process offerings are recognized by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and includes over 100 different materials along with the few shown below:
Carbon Fiber Based Melting - Reinforced (CBFM)
ABS Carbon - Carbon Fiber Reinforced (ABS)
Pro PLA High Tensile High Impact Strength (PPLA)
FormFutura - MetalFil - Powder Fusion
Proto-Pasta - Brass Filled Metal Reinforced
Our process creates a physical object from a digital design or CAD file. In all of MBDM@Additive’s smelting machines, the processes involve the spreading of the metal powder layer by layer and uses either a laser or electron beam to melt and fuse powder together to create a part. The process repeats until the entire part is created. Loose or unfused powder is removed during post processing and is recycled for the next build.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process that creates a physical object from a digital design.
Additive manufacturing materials
It is possible to use many different materials to create 3D-printed objects. AM technology fabricates jet engine parts from advanced metal alloys, and it also creates chocolate treats and other food items.
Additive Manufacturing Advantages
Our additive manufacturing capability allows us to create lighter, more complex designs that are too difficult or too expensive to build using traditional dies, molds, milling and machining.
AM also excels at rapid prototyping. Since the digital-to-digital process eliminates traditional intermediate steps, it is possible to make alterations on the run. When compared to the relative tedium of traditional prototyping, AM offers a more dynamic, design-driven process.
Whether additive manufacturing is used for prototyping or production, lead times are frequently reduced. Lead times for certain jet engine parts have been reduced by a year or more. Also, parts once created from multiple assembled pieces are now fabricated as a single, assembly-free object.
In designing everything from bridges to skyscrapers, engineers have long sought to minimize weight while maximizing strength.
With additive manufacturing, designers realize the dream of utilizing organic structures to greatly reduce the weight of objects.
Our Creaform MetraSCAN
750 Elite 3D Scanner with
Handyprobe Next System
The Metrascan 750 is one of the
most highly accurate 3D scanners
in production and provides a
metrology grade 3D Mesh or point
cloud which can be used for reverse
engineering and first article inspection. Metrascan and
Handyprobe comes with VX Element 8.1.2. The Scanner and Probe works great with almost all Inspection software like Polyworks.
It Allows Us to Produce UltraSCAN 750 Elite Specifications:
WEIGHT: 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs.)
ACCURACY: Up to 0.020 mm (0.0008 in.)
VOLUMETRIC ACCURACY: 9.1 m3 (320 ft3) 0.064 mm (0.0025 in.)
MEASUREMENT RATE: 480,000 measurements/s
SCANNING AREA:275 x 250 mm (10.8 x 9.8 in.)
AVBRYTA - Our Health Care Arm
AVBRYTA, (www.avbryta.com) is conducting early research into how clinical study patients can help to evaluate the efficacy of patient-specific, multi-colored cancer early identification models using additive manufacturing. The study will examine whether such models effectively assist doctors with pre-operative assessments and guidance prior to operations.
Later, we want to examine how additive manufacturing technology can be used to create custom, on-demand 3D printed surgical implants for patients suffering from broken bones and bone cancer.
In general, healthcare applications for additive manufacturing are expanding, particularly as the safety and efficacy of AM-built medical devices is established. The fabrication of one-of-a-kind synthetic organs also shows promise.