Metal Additive Manufacturing is being utilized more every day in medical technology as it opens doors to new designs and patient-customization never before possible with traditional manufacturing.
Our dedicated medical Titanium and Cobalt Chrome printers, along with our ISO 13485:2016 certification give you confidence in manufacturing your devices with us. Our team of engineers can quickly assess your geometry requirements and functional specifications for generating support structures and build orientation using Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) methods.
Many complex parts are used in the engines and bodies of aircraft. Reducing overall operational costs is essential to be competitive in the aerospace industry.
Our Advanced Digital Manufacturing™ process can help you do just that. It starts with analyzing your requirements and functional specifications and using Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) methods to reduce the weight of components, while consolidating former complicated assemblies into fewer components. This can reduce serial production costs through materials savings and simplified assemblies, and ultimately saves the end customer money from fuel savings. The resulting design can then be manufactured using our metal additive manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing DMLS technology and post-processed with our heat treating and CNC machining capabilities.
Our AS9100 certified quality system gives you the confidence that we can manufacture parts and components to meet the stringent requirements of the aerospace market.
AM is now being explored for unlocking its potential benefits in the Industrial sector, using conformal cooling application, hybrid solutions for tooling and fixturing using both AM and CNC manufacturing on the same project.
Additive manufacturing allows us to produce tooling, fixturing and end use parts more efficiently than ever before. It starts with analyzing your requirements and specifications and using Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) methods to manufacture complex components, while consolidating former complicated assemblies into fewer components. This reduces production costs through materials savings and simplified assembly, and it ultimately saves the client money. The resulting design can then be manufactured using our metal additive manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing DMLS technology or using CNC machining capabilities, we will use the right tool for the job.
Additive Manufacturing (AM), more widely known as 3D-printing, is a technology that can benefit the defense industry by enabling the ability for rapid, delocalized and flexible manufacturing of parts that have been cost-prohibitive to produce in the past.
AM offers the opportunity to be able to disperse the supply chain and address some of the older systems in use in defense today, with the potential to increase performance, reduce cost, and deploy more advanced engineering techniques.
Advanced Digital Manufacturing®
Advanced Digital Manufacturing® (ADM®) is our proprietary set of processes by which we combine additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies to 3D-print and post-process metal devices and parts for our customers.
What starts advanced stays advanced. Digital files feed the entire manufacturing process; from planning to 3D-printing, from post-processing to polishing. Every step is meticulously engineered and tested to ensure the tightest tolerances possible.
We know Metal AM. Though 3D-printing metal is relatively new, we have invested in a talented team of Additive Manufacturing Engineers who understand how it works. Considerations need to be addressed before a part can be 3D-Printed, such as build orientation, support structure strategy, or even ways a design can be optimized to reduce weight or number of parts. We’ve developed a set of proprietary standards and specifications in both Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing, which means less time problem solving, more time in manufacturing and production.
We believe that you shouldn’t compromise your design because of manufacturing. Let us show you how we can help you bring your idea into reality.
How we bring your idea into being.
Precision ADM Design support services help customers to take advantage of Advanced Digital Manufacturing® technologies. We can help you explore new design freedoms available through additive manufacturing.
Our team sets you up for success.
Using optimization, simulation, and testing software, our engineers can design parts that not only meet your specifications, but also help you develop quality systems that will increase productivity, and produce less down time on the factory floor.
Where designs becomes reality.
Advanced Digital Manufacturing® allows companies to manufacture parts with a non-traditional blend of technologies, creating parts lighter, stronger, and more efficient more quickly, at a lower cost. Less waste generated; better for the environment.
We’re here to help.
We have the right people with the right tools to help you unlock what Advanced Digital Manufacturing® has to offer. Let our industry leading team of engineers and CET’s be on your side for your next R&D project.
Our engineers and machinists are continually finding ways to optimize the metal additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.
We have published a series of white papers that draw attention to the problems and solutions that we have discovered.
Fabricating Bioinspired Structures with Metal Additive Manufacturing
Metal Additive Manufacturing enables design customization across various length-scales, making it a promising method for realizing different biomimicry and bioinspired structures. The ability to manufacture with various metals also provides opportunities to optimize mechanical and functional performance of these structures in new and innovative ways.
The Importance of Process Validation in Additive Manufacturing
This paper explains the importance of achieving a process validation for AM, the process by which Precision ADM used to do so, the results of various tensile and density tests, as well as showing the complexities and hurdles that need to be overcome.
Additive Manufacturing of Customized Medical Devices
The unique, patient-optimized shape of the knee lends itself to the flexibility of additive manufacturing in contrast to traditional manufacturing where deviating from set designs is penalized with high costs of production.
Titanium Topology Optimized “TiTO™” 3D Printed Satellite Panel Support System
Precision ADM developed a “TiTO™” (Titanium Topology Optimized) Aerospace Panel Support Structure. The purpose of the project was to use topology optimization to redesign and replace a machined aluminum mount for supporting loads from a large panel and its cable management.
Certifications & Accreditations
Precision ADM is ISO 13485:2016 certified for Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Technologies with Support in Design for Manufacturability.
Precision ADM is FDA establishment registered, a required annual registration for companies that are involved in the production and distribution of medical devices intended for use in the United States.
Precision ADM AS9100 Rev. D certified for Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing Technologies with Design for Manufacturability.
Precision ADM is registered under the Controlled Goods Program of Canada. This registration is ITAR recognized.
Precision ADM certified ISO 9001 under AS9100 Rev D.
What makes us different from other machine and prototype shops is our expansive team of experienced Additive Manufacturing Engineers. There are a number of considerations that need to be addressed before a part can be 3D-Printed, such as build orientation, support structure strategy, ways the design can be optimized to reduce weight or number of parts, and many other factors. Our engineering team has been trained directly by the experts, and have developed a set of proprietary standards and specifications in both Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing. Less time problem solving, more time in manufacturing production.
We believe that you shouldn’t compromise your design because of manufacturing. Contact us about how we can help you bring your idea into reality.