Additive manufacturing firm ADDere demonstrated capability to 3D print large metal parts for trucking and aerospace industries

January 13, 2020

  • Industrial 3D Printer – ADDere, 3D printing division of Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., built Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing (LWAM) system for printing metal parts for energy, aerospace, marine and defense firms
  • Three Times Size – 3D printer is more than triple size of typical powdered metal-based systems, with build area of 2 meters x 1 meter x 1 meter (79 inches x 39 inches x 39 inches) and 2,000 kilograms capacity (two tons)
  • Demonstration – 3D printed titanium and stainless steel blocks measuring 15 centimeters x 15 centimeters x 30 centimeters, weighing 32 kilograms and 55 kilograms respectively, in six hours
  • Potential Application – Can be used to print large, high mass components like transmission cases, truck frames and turbine engine mounts
  • Materials Used – Printer works with various metals, such as titanium, stainless steel, Inconel, other super alloys, and most ferrous-based metals
Accelerator: 3D Printing
Sector: Industrial Manufacturing
Function: Operations, Manufacturing and Production
Organization: ADDere

Original Publication Date: January 9, 2020

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