With the development of laser metal 3D printing technology, the material library is constantly expanding, and the cost is decreasing.
On August 13, 2021, Ford Motor Company publicly stated that it will use metal 3D printing technology to mass-produce a new vehicle part within the next two to three years. In fact, not only Ford, but also BMW, GM, Volkswagen, Honda and other car companies are exploring more possibilities of 3D printing for automobile manufacturing in their respective design centers. Compared with the traditional car manufacturing process, 3D printing technology can help cars Enterprises save more costs and shorten the time from R&D to market.
3D printing technology can be applied to the design of model cars in the early stage of automobile research and development, the supply of auto parts, as well as the fixtures and production fixtures in the process of automobile production, but at this stage, it is more used in the production of auto parts. For some complex and expensive parts, traditional casting and forging processes cannot be produced or have large losses, while laser metal 3D printing can quickly produce products that meet the requirements and are lighter in weight.
In the aerospace field, due to weight reduction and strength requirements, the proportion of complex structural parts or large-scale heterogeneous components in aerospace equipment is increasing, and this is the advantage of 3D printing. At the same time, in the aerospace field, the sensitivity to the performance requirements of parts is relatively high, and the price is relatively insensitive, so it is more conducive to the extreme lightweight and high reliability of 3D printing technology (mainly metal 3D printing) in aviation, aerospace and other high-end equipment. Promotion and application on sexual parts.
my country's laser forming technology for large titanium alloy structural parts is at the international leading level, and it is the only country in the world that has mastered the laser rapid forming technology for large main bearing structural parts of aircraft titanium alloys and has achieved installed applications. According to media reports, 3D printing technology has played an important role in the development of new military aircraft such as carrier-based aircraft and fourth-generation aircraft, and has undertaken the trial production of titanium alloy main load-bearing components including landing gear. Compared with the low precision of traditional 3D printing, Maxphotonics' customized 3D printing lasers are superior in forming effect and precision control of components!