Near-net extrusion process produces special-shaped titanium and stainless-steel components for manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, defense, machine tool, and industrial equipment manufacturing industries. Near-net extrusion operation begins with a solid round bar of titanium or stainless steel that is cut into shorter billets. Each billet is induction-heated to the correct extrusion temperature and coated with a powdered glass during transfer to the extrusion chamber.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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