Solid Concepts’ Inconel Parts Prove Valuable for Aerospace Applications

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Solid Concepts, a custom manufacturing service provider, provides solutions for manufacturing metals faster and with more complexity via their Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process. The results prove well attuned to the world of aerospace component manufacturing.

Solid Concepts provides Inconel products ranging from turbine engine components, exhaust system parts, and fuel system components.

Solid Concepts first began offering 3D printed metal components via a process called Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) earlier this year. Now, their Inconel 625 and Inconel 718 parts manufactured with DMLS are producing metal components in aerospace applications. DMLS provides Inconel parts that challenge the geometric parameters of traditional manufacturing while obtaining fast production times.

DMLS aerospace applications have proved beneficial due to the heat and corrosion resistant properties of Inconel 625 and 718 coupled with the ability to design internal and external features simultaneously from the ground up that additive manufacturing (or 3D Printing) affords part manufacturing. As with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), such part consolidation has resulted in lighter parts, a crucial benefit to aerospace.

Solid Concepts provides Inconel products ranging from turbine engine components, exhaust system parts, and fuel system components. Inconel 718 has the added material benefits of high tensile, creep and rupture strength. Inconel 718 has proven difficult to machine and cast in the past, with material benefits being lost or compromised during traditional manufacturing methods. DMLS is a solution that aids in maintaining the material properties inherent in Inconel 718, including corrosion resistance.

Solid Concepts also provides Cobalt Chrome and Stainless Steel 17-4 with their DMLS offerings. To learn more about the benefits and uses of DMLS, visit http://www.solidconcepts.com/technologies/direct-metal-laser-sintering-dmls/.

About Solid Concepts

Solid Concepts provides rapid prototyping and custom manufacturing services, with capabilities in PolyJet, Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Color Prints, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), CNC models and patterns, Composites, and QuantumCast advanced cast urethanes. Capabilities in tooling and injection molding make Solid Concepts a one-stop source. Visit http://www.solidconcepts.com to find your solution.

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