AM is one of the most advantageous production methods for parts with complex shapes and integrated functions, as it pushes the boundaries of conventional manufacturing. Even the most complex structures, such as internal channels, can be printed with our premium AM grades by adding metal powder layer by layer.
In high pressure die casting and plastic injection molding, shorter cycle times in part production can be realized with AM by creating tailored conformal cooling channels compared to conventional manufacturing processes. Conformal cooling also provides a more homogeneous temperature distribution in the mold during the injection process, which can reduce scrap rates.
This method provides shorter cycle times, compared to productions with conventionally manufactured inserts, for high pressure die casting applications. It also enables shorter cooling times and a more homogeneous temperature distribution during plastic injection molding.
Many of our Engineered Products, for high pressure die casting and plastic injection molding, are available as additively manufactured components.