3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), is the process of fabricating physical objects direct from 3-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data by depositing material using a print head or nozzle. The ISO/ASTM 52900 terminology standard defines additive manufacturing as the process of joining materials to make parts from 3D model data, usually layer by layer, as opposed to traditional subtractive manufacturing methods.
How is Titomic different from 3D Printing
While Titomic’s technology and product offering resides within the industry of 3D printing, and is more broadly described as additive manufacturing, there are some key differentiators to Titomic’s technology.
Speed to Market
Titomic machines have build rates that are exponentially faster than conventional metal 3D printers currently available, Titomic enables you to cut production lead time from days to hours. Create and test prototypes allowing quicker response to market changes, shorten design cycles and benefit from first mover advantages.
The competition heats up
All 3D printing processes involving titanium must be conducted in an inert gas environment to mitigate oxidation which occurs when titanium is melted. The Titomic Kinetic Fusion process is the first additive manufacturing process to mitigate oxidation issues because there is no melting involved as the titanium particles impact to mechanically fuse.
Customise and produce volumes
Current 3D printing machines restrict manufacturers to smaller components with low production volumes. The Titomic Kinetic Fusion process allows product customisation without size constraints. The Titomic Kinetic Fusion process enables bespoke automated production lines which do not require tooling, welding, folding or bending thus simplifying the supply chain. This results in less design iterations so you can spend more time innovating and less time troubleshooting.
Contact us to find out if this process is for you.