Additive Manufacturing

Metistec Metal – Additive Manufacturing

With additive manufacturing technology, SLM -selective laser melting, parts, molds and mold components can be manufactured using 3D printers from high alloy sintered steel powders. Thus, while providing the advantages of high mold life and low cycle time thanks to the unique internal cooling advantage gained, the steel powders used also increase high temperature wear resistance compared to hot work tool steel.

With additive manufacturing, you can maximize the efficiency you get from molds and reduce your costs per part.

For example; You can reduce your cycle times by up to 30%, especially for parts with high bunch weight, with additive manufacturing in combination with high-pressure aluminum injection molded sleeves.

Part manufacturing with 3D additive manufacturing;
By analyzing the design – manufacturing – heat treatment and PVD coating steps one by one from the very beginning of the project, we ensure that the part works with the highest performance on the mold.

  1. Original part design
  2. Effective cooling channels
  3. Choosing the right powder
  4. 3d additive manufacturing
  5. Special heat treatment and PVD coating

In summary, the advantage of Additive Manufacturing in Mold Applications;

    • You can manufacture freely designed internal cooling designs that will provide effective internal cooling. We recommend that effective cooling designs be checked in detail in simulation-supported package programs at high mesh rates with long cycles.
    • With effective internal cooling, the homogeneity of the thermal load distribution acting on the knitted part during its operation is ensured, increasing the printing life and reducing the mold cycle time.
    • The high temperature resistance properties of sintered high alloy steel powders used in 3D printers are many times higher than conventional steels (1.2344, 1.2367, etc.) and their hot wear resistance is very good.

As Metistec Metal; We offer all the steps as a package, starting from effective internal cooling design for molds and mold parts, to metal powder selection (1.2344, 1.2367, 1.2709 etc.), knitting and its heat treatment. Here, we carry out the projects with you step by step, examining each step in depth.

Laser Filling with Metal Powder

On the other hand, when modification, maintenance or revision is required for your conventionally manufactured or additive manufacturing molds and parts, we provide metal powder knitting service with the laser filling technique, which allows metallurgical high atomic bond formation to the main material. With this technology, metal powders based on Nickel, Cobalt and iron with higher mechanical properties can be used, powder sizes are larger compared to additive manufacturing and knitting (SLM method) and processing can be done up to certain section thicknesses.

Click for ASTM standards regarding additive manufacturing technology