GPI Prototype adds EOSINT M 280 direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) machine
October 12, 2011
GPI Prototype, based in Lake Bluff, IL, USA, has completed the installation of a EOSINT M 280 machine from EOS. The EOSINT M 280 is an updated version of the EOSINT M 270 currently being used at GPI to build metal parts additively.
The addition of a second machine expands their DMLS material selection to include aluminium and titanium. GPI has already established a foothold in a variety of markets including medical, aerospace, automotive & consumer products.
DMLS offers many advantages vs traditional tooling including the ability to manufacture complex geometries and shapes not possible with CNC machining. Conformal cooling channels can also be integrated into designs to dramatically reduce injection moulding cycle/lead times and lower costs.
GPI offers 8 material choices for DMLS including Stainless Steel, Cobalt Chrome, Maraging Steel, Bronze Alloy, Titanium Alloy, Aluminum & Nickel Alloy. Parts can be built in 20 micron layers with a turnaround time of a few days.
Additional services include Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), 3D Printing (3DP), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Room Temperature Vulcanization (RTV), Investment Casting, Tooling, CNC Machining, Finishing & Painting, Laser Scanning & Packaging solutions.
More information is available on GPI’s website www.gpiprototype.com
Edited by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]
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