Turbines in the aerospace & automotive industry such as race cars, motor bikes, formula one, jet skis etc are required to be light weight.
We can now print turbines in aluminium, Inconel or titanium with titanium having an advantage as it lasts longer and they are almost half the weight of regular turbines which is crucial for performance.
So why is 3D printing a superior process? Casting cannot achieve 100% dense parts and suffers from material irregularities impacting on strength and quality. Metal 3d printing achieves the complexity needed for your application whilst creating an incredibly strong material structure that is similar to being machined from billet – without design constraints for CNC machining
Images show different angles and the details and special geometries on a custom made turbine that would be extremely difficult or nearly impossible for standard CNC or traditional machining.
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