Concurrent Applied sciences Company (CTC) was not too long ago awarded a $5.2 million U.S. Air Drive Analysis Laboratory (AFRL) contract that entails constructing the world’s largest additive manufacturing (AM) machine, the NXG XIIE. The undertaking intends to beat the bounds of present AM (3D) tools to construct longer components for crucial protection functions.
“We’re excited to play a task on this ground-breaking AM development,” stated Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President and CEO. “The technical work we’re performing for this undertaking consists of components of CTC’s full-service portfolio of AM capabilities together with design, testing, post-processing, machining, and qualification.”
CTC is working with subcontractor SLM Options NA, Inc. (U.S. workplace) to construct this industrial metallic 3D printer/machine with an prolonged 1.5-meter construct envelope within the Z-axis. The NXG XIIE is the prolonged model of the NXG XII 600 which was first introduced in November 2020 and options 12-laser manufacturing for giant half manufacturing as much as 20X instances quicker.
“Partnering with CTC, a premier analysis and improvement firm, will assist us obtain the aim to create a brand new AM functionality,” stated Sam O’Leary, SLM Options CEO. “We stay up for collaborating on an AM machine that may work a lot quicker than current tools and have the biggest construct envelope within the business by far.”
Concurrent Applied sciences Company (CTC) is an unbiased, nonprofit, utilized scientific analysis and improvement skilled companies group. CTC collaborates with its know-how transition affiliate, Enterprise Ventures Company, to supply transformative, full lifecycle options via analysis, improvement, take a look at, and analysis work. To greatest serve our shoppers’ wants, we provide the whole skill to completely design, develop, take a look at, prototype and construct. We ship sturdy, technical, and progressive options that safeguard our nationwide safety, retain U.S. technological benefit and make sure the primacy of American manufacturing.
SLM Options is a world supplier of built-in metallic additive manufacturing options and is dwelling to the world’s quickest metallic additive manufacturing machines boasting as much as 12 lasers and enabling construct charges as much as 1000ccm/h. SLM Options is a publicly traded firm headquartered in Germany, with workplaces in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the US.