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Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Product Development How Does it work? How Does it work? ADEPT Airmotive uses EOSINT SLS machines
What Facilities are available? EOSINT S700 SLS Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) in croning sand or mullite. Ideal for Complex cores and moulds for Sand Casting. Growing bed dimensions: 700 x 380 x 380mm (B x D x H) EOSINT P380 SLS SLS in Polyamide plastic – functional parts and prototypes. SLS in Primecast material – patterns for plaster / investment casting. SLS in Alumide – low volume tooling / functional parts. Growing bed dimensions: 340 x 340 x 620mm (B x D x H) The following are some examples of parts produced by these processes: The following are some examples of parts produced by these processes:
Car Centre Console 3 Parts replace 32 Polyamide Small series production with functional integration. Built in 1 piece. Unit made of 16 pieces. Fully functional Prototype – with mechanical properties like the series part Tested at 10,000rpm
EOSINT P with polystyrene produces models that are ideal as patterns for secondary processes such as plaster, investment and vacuum casting. PrimeCast
Engine Block Plaster Cast - Functional Prototype in 2 weeks using EOSINT P Machine SuspensionComponents Fully Functional Investment cast parts (Germany) 30% Saving on pattern costs PrimeCast
Alumide® material used as Directool® for rubber injection moulding. Alumide Alumide® brings the advantages of durability, good surface finish, relatively fast growing times, and functionality to your prototyping or tooling requirements. Train door opener - Functional prototype
Tool-less production Ideal for Proof-of-concept Prototypes, low production run specials, and discontinued model spares.
Complex Tool-less cores and moulds for the Sand Casting industry. Advantages: -Compatible with standard foundry processes and materials. -Complex one-piece cores. -Used for casting all conventional materials – from magnesium to high alloy steel. -Helps to make fully functional castings in record time. -Aerospace quality. Sintered Sand
Why industry needs Rapid Product Development: -Quicker time-to-market of product. -Shorter development time equals lower costs. -Better utilization of expensive design hours. -Early validation of design concept. -Better interpretation of design intent. -Improved interaction between designers and management. -Improved product evaluation between designer and client. -More accurate tooling. -Significant savings on tooling costs. -Ability to design more complex parts. -Advantage of testing products early in the design cycle. -Testing of functional prototypes before committing to tooling.
Typical applications for RP products: Aerospace parts Aerodynamic test parts Architectural design models Artificial Bone and joint Implants Automotive Prototype parts Catalyst Structures Cores for Sand Casting Composite part patterns Decorative Castings Gas Turbine engine Components Hearing Aids Heat exchangers Hydraulic Fittings Industrial Design Injection Molding Components Maintenance models Motors, Generators, Alternators Moulds for Casting and Injection Pathological Models Pattern Forming Tools Personalized Jewelry Plastic Industry models Plastic Pipe Elbows Production Plant Layout models Pump housings Pump impellors Purification and disinfection devices Surgical Splints Tool & Die makers – pre-check tooling Tooling – RP tooling White goods prototypes
Locally available experience and expertise What we offer: 3D Design and modeling facility. Processing of existing 3D data for RP production. Technology partnership with Central University. Priority access to RP equipment. Existing relationship with operators. Highly competitive rates. Part ownership of equipment. In depth knowledge of processes. Experience with our own products >>>
ADEPT Airmotive Cylinder Head grown on P380 SLS
1) e-mail your requirements and CAD data to us (or send data on CD). 2) We will provide a competitive quotation / order form. 3) Once the order is confirmed, we will process the data for the SLS machine. 4) The parts will be grown as a priority. 5) Parts will be delivered to your door. DATA PROCESSING
Contact Details: ADEPT Airmotive (Pty) Ltd Front Office Unit, 2 nd Floor, Hangar 7 Virginia Airport, Durban North, 4051 Web:www.adeptairmotive.com e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:+27(31) 573 2214 Fax:+27(31) 563 1351