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Processses & Materials

Metal Additive

To bring concept to reality, ADDMAN uses cutting edge Metal Printing technologies, including laser powder bed fusion, which taps into the thermal power of the laser to selectively melt areas of a powder bed, achieving a deeply complex result that’s otherwise impossible with conventional manufacturing means.

Printing Machines

Using over 15 industrial metal laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) printers, ADDMAN constantly breaks barriers on printable geometries and customers applications. Our team develops custom material parameter sets which allows us to build complex designs for the space and aerospace industries such as rocket thruster assemblies, fuel nozzles/injectors, and high performance thermal management assemblies. ADDMAN uses cutting-edge machines from many suppliers, including:

  • EOS
  • Velo3D
  • Additive Industries
  • 3D Systems

Materials

For applications from high-efficiency nozzles to tooling, ADDMAN works with material to meet your needs. Our team can create parts with not only traditional additive alloys but also many refractory metals such as niobium.

  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Variety of Steels
  • Copper
  • Inconel Alloys
  • Cobalt Chrome
  • Niobium
  • And many more

Heat treatment

Mission critical quality often requires post-print processes like vacuum heat treatment, stress relief, and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) to reduce internal part stresses and optimize the properties of printed parts. After these processes, parts are typically removed from the build plate using wire electric discharge machining (wire EDM).

Machining

Even after heat treatment processes, many parts are still not finished and require precision machining to meet tight tolerances. ADDMAN has over 100 traditional machines, including 5-axis CNC machines, turning stations, and wire EDM systems, to be able to provide a fully complete solution.

More Process & Materials

Polymer Additive

From design to item in hand, Polymer Printing offers maximum flexibility and rapid results. ADDMAN’s polymer printed parts can range from a single material or a specialized blend including carbon and glass fibers and more. Modern polymer materials offer cost effective strength and serve as fully production replacements.

Precision Machining

Precision machining is the essential backbone for production parts and components. ADDMAN’s Precision Machining footprint includes 5 axis CNC, turning centers, and wire EDM systems, as well as a full complement of processing and finishing elements. Our Precision Machining work dates back over 50 years and is recognized for achieving the highest quality standards.

CMM & Laser Scanning

When it comes to quality assurance, ADDMAN achieves vital measurements for inspection using cutting-edge laser scanning, CT scanning, and CMM technologies. These methods can confirm both external and internal geometry features for conformance to customer requirements.

Metallurgy & Print Parameter Development

ADDMAN joins industry leading talent with to constantly innovate previously non-printable materials like refractory metals. We develop parameters for materials and 3D Printing equipment to understand and isolate variables. ADDMAN is able to demonstrate improved strength, density, and reduced fatigue as a result of our process.