Oliver Dietze & University of Saarland Researchers from the Saarland University have developed a novel non-contact method of transforming 3D printed metal parts into high-precision technical components for specialist applications.
The research team consisting of manufacturing technologists combine metal 3D Printing and Electrochemical Machining (ECM). This method allows processing of strong and lightweight metal parts to produce precision-finished components with complex geometries and dimensional tolerances of a few thousandths of a millimetre. NEED FOR THE NOVEL METHOD Above: (from left to right) Researcher Shiqi Fang, technical assistant Stefan Wilhelm and team lead Professor Dirk Bähre showcasing the machined 3D printed metal parts/Image Credit: Oliver Dietze & University of Saarland The aim of the research, led by Professor Dirk Bähre, was to develop a highly […]
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