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DMP Factory 500 Boosts 3D Metal Printing for Aerospace Components

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DMP Factory 500 Boosts 3D Metal Printing for Aerospace Components

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DMP Factory 500 Boosts 3D Metal Printing for Aerospace Components

Jointly designed by GF Machining Solutions and 3D Systems, the innovative DMP Factory 500 brings game-changing metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) to the booming aerospace market. This workflow-optimized metal AM printing solution creates seamless large parts with increased quality and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers.


With more than half a century of expertise and key aerospace machining technologies, GF Machining Solutions keeps aerospace OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) partners and other contract manufacturers soaring high above the competition. Metal AM has become the company's most-recent addition to its vast range of aerospace component manufacturing solutions.

 

Recent studies predict a growth rate of as much as 23% for AM in aerospace manufacturing, supporting AM's full potential as an important component-manufacturing technology in the industry. AM optimizes buy-to-fly ratios through reduced costs associated with waste material while it enhances geometry and design for functionality to reduce aircraft weight and increase performance. These advantages further support the aerospace business case for the technology.

 

GF Machining Solutions’ long history of relationships with aerospace OEMs and 3D Systems’ deep AM expertise and broad portfolio of 3D printers position these partners to develop factory-grade AM solutions that fully address the challenges of mass production and the aerospace industry’s full traceability requirement.

 

The DMP Factory 500 empowers aerospace manufacturers to develop dedicated AM factories today. This workflow-optimized 3D metal printing solution forms the cornerstone of scalable metal AM production of seamless large parts. It ensures massive scalability, high throughput and low TCO for parts up to 1649.606" x 1649.606" x 1649.606" in size.


Metal 3D printing emerged as a technology best suited to produce small, intricate metal parts. Achieving consistent high quality even as part sizes increase is difficult, but GF Machining Solutions and 3D Systems master the challenge of achieving consistent high quality when producing very large parts, integrating their deep expertise and clever engineering into the DMP Factory 500.

 

The DMP Factory 500 functions as a viable modular factory solution because it overcomes a vast range of existing hurdles, including control of part quality, cost, workflows and scalability. In doing so, it paves the way for aerospace manufacturers to build higher-quality parts, reduce TCO, simplify process workflows, and scale in a factory environment. 

 

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