For those of you who follow us regularly, you certainly know that we recently have a closer look at Headmade Materials’ Cold Metal Fusion (CMF) a sinter-based 3D printing technology that can print metal parts.
We will very soon be able to see what applications customers achieve with this 3D printing technology as Element 22, a developer and manufacturer of Titanium parts using various powder metallurgy technologies, has recently installed a Formiga P110 SLS system from EOS. The machine will be used with Headmade’s Cold Metal Fusion technology for industrial Titanium 3D printing.
“We ourselves are innovation drivers and always on the lookout for better, more effective solutions. During technology screening, we came across the Cold Metal Fusion technology. The projects that we have already been able to realize with Headmade Materials in the past few months then completely convinced us“, says Matthias Scharvogel, CEO of Element22 GmbH.
The truth is, Headmade had already demonstrated the benefits of its technology for Titanium applications. Remember the metal 3D Printed bike pedal? The company explained then that new part designs and functional integrations can be implemented, while production costs can be reduced.
As Christian Staudigel, cofounder and MD told 3D ADEPT Media in an interview, other applications can be fulfilled within the as medical, aerospace and other high-end consumer goods industries.
When processing the Titanium feedstock from Headmade Materials on the EOS Formiga P110, the included polymeric binder is melted layer by layer to form strong green parts. These are then debinded and sintered to produce high quality Titanium components. The material properties are comparable to Powder Metallurgically produced parts (e.g. in Metal Injection Molding), Headmade states in a press release.
“We are pleased about the expansion of our partnership with Element22 and that the Titanium specialist is relying in-house on our Cold Metal Fusion technology to move into industrial Titanium 3D printing. This also underlines our technology leadership in sinter-based Titanium 3D printing“, says Christian Fischer, Managing Director of Headmade Materials GmbH.
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