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Comparative study for a given part (turbine) in stainless steel printed with different PIM-like processes available on the market (roughness, material health, hardness, etc…)

Within the framework of the PEPS project, we wanted to compare different additive manufacturing technologies known as “PIM like” available on the market to print metal turbines. The technologies chosen for this comparative study are the SLM technology (Powder Bed with Laser Beam), the Binder Jetting technology (Powder Bed with polyme’s droplets), the FFF technology…

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Euro PM2020 Virtual Congress

Europe’s annual Powder Metallurgy Congress and is set to make its debut as Virtual Congress in 2020, being held online 5-7 October 2020. Euro PM2020 Virtual Congress is organised by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA).   The 3-day event, which contains a programme of sector specific meetings, technical presentations, and special interest seminars, will…

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Additive manufacturing via Direct 3D for PIM pellets

This printer is built with a chassis and the hardware of a Prusa i3 printer. The extruder was developed by Direct 3D. It is composed of a hopper allowing the feeding of polymer or PIM pellets. An extrusion screw surrounded by a heating cell allows the material to be extruded through a nozzle with a…

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New 3D digital microscope

Thanks to the PEPS project, we were able to finance a new device at CRITT-MDTS: the VHX-6000, 3D digital microscope, from Keyence. It is equipped with a head for macro photography and, above all, a double head that allows us to go from x20 to x2000 magnification. It can reconstitute 3D images and it can…

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New filament extrusion line for 3D printing.

Thanks to the PEPS project, Certech has acquired an extrusion line of filaments calibrated for FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology, consisting of a vacuum conformation bath that can reach temperatures of 45 ° C, a laser cell to control the drawing system (caterpillar haul-off) in continuous and a winder. Depending on the material and the…

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