We have just sintered a new metal at Rapids Reproductions! The A2 Tool Steel was not only sintered but annealed as well. Annealing is a heat treatment process that alters the micro structure of a material to change its electrical properties. Typically annealing is used to reduce hardness, increase ductility, and help eliminate internal stresses.…
First Copper parts we have produced. Pictures of after the sinter and before. Copper is very thermal and electrically conductive therefore used in heatsinks and electronics.
Copper is a soft, ductile metal that is known for its high thermal and electrical conductivity. It is commonly used in welding processes, heat sinks, and electrical applications.
Automobile rooftop light holder 3D printed for a customer.
Large decorative piece that took over four days of printing. The client loved the way it turned out.
A customer called us with a problem. There was a big show they were displaying their products at and a shipment of parts they needed got lost. They sent us the CAD files and we had them printed by the next day so they could take them to the show. Good example of what Additive…
Produce the Right Part Every Time Blacksmith makes manufacturing machines ‘aware’ by connecting machines that make parts and inspection equipment with a powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution. Blacksmith automatically adjusts programming to ensure every part is produced as designed. WATERTOWN, MA – May 20, 2019 – Markforged, the leading provider of metal and carbon fiber 3D…
A couple of tube type pieces that will be welded and long tools with unusual custom shapes. These would be difficult and expensive to make any other way other than Additive Manufacturing.
Had to print 100 of these end-use parts in less than a week. Had 4 of our Markforged printers running 24/7. Our other 2 printers were also running other jobs. Low volume production additive manufacturing is here.
Latest end-use parts from our 3D printers. A set of pulleys made from our composite Nylon/Chopped Carbon Fiber material. Strong on its own but can also be reinforced with continuous fibers to make a part as strong as Aluminum.