SLM Solutions metal 3D printing technology propels Rayvatek towards a groundbreaking achievement in aerospace materials.

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Title: Embracing Innovation: The Power of Collaboration in 3D Printing

by Oliver Johnson 1 August 2023 11:55

In a groundbreaking collaboration, Rayvatek, a leading metal additive manufacturing technology and service company, has joined forces with SLM Solutions, a prominent manufacturer of metal 3D printing equipment, to revolutionize the aerospace industry. This partnership aims to introduce “breakthrough” solutions in aerospace materials, utilizing the remarkable capabilities of 3D printing technology.

With the aerospace sector experiencing unprecedented growth in its adoption of 3D printing, both companies are excited about the potential applications and advancements that lie ahead. SLM Solutions’ selective laser melting technology proves to be a game-changer when it comes to weight reduction in aerospace components. By seamlessly combining multiple parts into a single piece, SLM Solutions’ technology enables the creation of integral thrust chambers, revolutionizing part quality, reducing weight, and enhancing fuel efficiency.

The incorporation of 3D printed lattice structures and internal cooling channels imparts additional benefits, further improving the quality and performance of aerospace components, while simultaneously reducing weight and fuel consumption. Rayvatek’s spokesperson explains, “By utilizing SLM Solutions’ advanced printing capabilities, combined with our extensive expertise in the space industry, we can develop and deliver top-notch space components while expanding our offerings to a broader range of sectors, such as aerospace, maritime transport, electric vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, heavy machinery, molds, and energy.”

The SLM 280 3D printer plays a pivotal role in this collaboration by enabling the manufacturing of injectors of different sizes through a single streamlined process. By accelerating testing and development, this innovative approach allows for more efficient injection of oxidizer into the combustion chamber, resulting in increased thrust power for launch vehicles. Emphasizing the advantages of 3D printing, Rayvatek also highlights how flow distributors can be printed in a single piece, eliminating the need for time-consuming assembly and ensuring smooth and even distribution.

Furthermore, the SLM 280 can fabricate hollow parts for impellers, shedding excess weight and reducing the moment of inertia. Not only does this enhance overall efficiency, but it also reduces energy consumption, aligning with the ever-growing demand for green and sustainable solutions.

The collaboration between Rayvatek and SLM Solutions showcases the immense potential of partnership and cooperation in driving innovation and progress. Together, they are able to leverage SLM Solutions’ cutting-edge printing technology and Rayvatek’s industry experience to create high-quality space components while expanding their reach into various sectors.

As we witness the rapid advancement of 3D printing technology, it becomes increasingly clear that a collaborative approach is key to unlocking its full potential. By joining forces and sharing expertise, companies are not only transforming industries but also shaping the future of manufacturing.

If you’re interested in learning about the latest developments and insights in additive manufacturing, join the conversation on the TCT Additive Manufacturing Network. Stay up-to-date with the industry trends by subscribing to a FREE print subscription of TCT Magazine. And don’t miss out on exhibiting your cutting-edge technologies at TCT 3Sixty, the UK’s definitive and most influential 3D printing and additive manufacturing event.

Embrace innovation and be a part of the transformative journey towards a brighter future in manufacturing.

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