new capacity

3D Systems sPro 60HD-HS Laser Sintering Centre

With the addition of some new Additive Manufacturing (aka 3D Printing) capacity the Company has recently enhanced and broadened its manufacturing capabilities.

An investment has been made in the installation of a new Laser Sintering Centre for the production of highly intricate and accurate components.

Technology leader, 3D Systems Inc, were chosen for the supply of their well regarded sPro 60 HD-HS machines for production of parts in a variety of material specifications for motorsport, automotive, tooling, R&D and wind tunnel testing applications.

Raw material is sintered by utilising controlled laser movements referencing and replicating CAD model data of the required component in order to produce extremely accurate parts. No supporting structure is utilised during the build process and with no tooling required cost effective production of complex prototype parts can be achieved.

Hub Cooling Duct laser sintered using Carbon Fibre filled Nylon material

duraform PA nylon

Highly intricate parts with excellent surface finish are manufactured in Duraform PA by laser sintering.

High performance SLS machines by market leader 3D Systems can produce complex parts from prototypes to medium batch production without any tooling requirements. Typical uses are:

  • Electrical components & bracketry
  • Race car components
  • Sports Equipment
  • Medical applications
  • Form, fit or functional parts

carbon filled nylon

Utilised for the production of complex highly detailed and fully usable parts, PA-603 CF is a high performance material with superior stiffness and mechanical properties.

Parts are manufactured under controlled conditions by laser sintering. The additive manufacturing process uses CAD model data in the production of accurate and extremely intricate components. No support structures are required during part build. Typical uses are:

  • Race car components
  • Wind Tunnel Models
  • Sports Equipment
  • Moulds and Tooling
  • Components requiring stiffness and temperature resistance

rohacell pmi foam

This material is suitable for the production of extremely accurate lightweight void filling components for use, for example, within high integrity closed mould carbon fibre laminated moulding applications, requiring elevated temperature cure cycles.

The fragile nature of this and similar materials together with the profile accuracy requirements necessitates careful specialised manufacturing techniques to be employed.

rohacell pmi foam

This material is suitable for the production of extremely accurate lightweight void filling components for use, for example, within high integrity closed mould carbon fibre laminated moulding applications, requiring elevated temperature cure cycles.

The fragile nature of this and similar materials together with the profile accuracy requirements necessitates careful specialised manufacturing techniques to be employed.

aluminium

High grade alloys 7075-T6, 2014A-T6 and 6082-T6 are utilised for component manufacture providing excellent strength and machining qualities. Good material stocks are held with full mill certificate traceability with copy certificates accompanying goods delivery.

If required, components can be supplied with protective finish applied, Chromic, Sulphuric, or Hard Anodised as specified, complete with certificate of conformity.

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0)1933 412096 or email enquiry@aem-products.co.uk

carbon fibre

Components are manufactured using pre-laminated and cured carbon fibre reinforced stock plate. Parts are primarily supplied to be used within a carbon fibre moulding process to provide localised strengthening and compatible expansion and adhesive properties for safety critical assemblies being used in harsh environments.

An appropriate tooling strategy is determined during programming using 3D model CAD data and using a pre-cut material blank, each component is dry cut to avoid any lubricant ingress along with the necessary dust evacuation. Efficient machining centre operation is aided by DNC operation enabling the running of large and complex 3D programs direct from an attached PC.

rohacell pmi foam

This material is suitable for the production of extremely accurate lightweight void filling components for use, for example, within high integrity closed mould carbon fibre laminated moulding applications, requiring elevated temperature cure cycles.

The fragile nature of this and similar materials together with the profile accuracy requirements necessitates careful specialised manufacturing techniques to be employed.

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0)1933 412096 or email enquiry@aem-products.co.uk

high performance
plastics

Various high performance plastics are employed for the manufacture of 2D and 3D fully machined components. Tufnol, Peek, Delrin, Ertalyte and Nylatron are typical materials specified in a multitude of different specifications relating to required application and are cut wet or dry depending on material structure.

carbon fibre

Components are manufactured using pre-laminated and cured carbon fibre reinforced stock plate. Parts are primarily supplied to be used within a carbon fibre moulding process to provide localised strengthening and compatible expansion and adhesive properties for safety critical assemblies being used in harsh environments.

An appropriate tooling strategy is determined during programming using 3D model CAD data and using a pre-cut material blank, each component is dry cut to avoid any lubricant ingress along with the necessary dust evacuation. Efficient machining centre operation is aided by DNC operation enabling the running of large and complex 3D programs direct from an attached PC.

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0)1933 412096 or email enquiry@aem-products.co.uk

rohacell pmi foam

This material is suitable for the production of extremely accurate lightweight void filling components for use, for example, within high integrity closed mould carbon fibre laminated moulding applications, requiring elevated temperature cure cycles.

The fragile nature of this and similar materials together with the profile accuracy requirements necessitates careful specialised manufacturing techniques to be employed.

titanium

Titanium 6AL-4V stock is a popular grade being utilised for parts requiring light weight and high strength properties. Specific tooling and tool path strategies are required together with advanced coolant to cope with the demands of machining such a tough material.

Inflated prices for this high grade material, slow cutting and relatively long machining cycle times due to the material toughness results in a high finished component cost.Material use is controlled and supported with mill certification for traceability on all parts manufactured.

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0)1933 412096 or email enquiry@aem-products.co.uk