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Wednesday 28th July 2021 04:02 PM

Increasing the Productivity of Metal AM


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(July 19th 2019, London, United Kingdom) One of Betatype's greatest benefits is the partnerships that it grows — both within the additive manufacturing (AM) industry and across industrial sectors. Embracing opportunities for collaboration extends projects and produces a higher standard of result in ways that single entities can, and do, struggle to accomplish in isolation. Betatype's recent partnership with nTopology is one such project that epitomises this philosophy. The two companies teamed up to create and create a functionally optimized rocket nozzle part.

 

nTopology designed the base mechanical structure of the part, using its nTop Platform software to alter the 3D model of the nozzle part into an implicit model. The team then used nTopology's advanced topology optimization and simulation tools to improve the design of the part. Working together with Betaype and implementing the capabilities of its exclusive Engine and Process Control technology, they were able to further improve the design for metal additive manufacturing; particularly the laser powder bed fusion (PBF) procedure. This application of Betatype's software technology enabled a significant increase in efficiency for the elaborate metal rocket nozzle part. For this specific project, Betatype achieved a significant reduction in build time on the AM system from 25 hours down to 18 hours, or 28%. Commenting on the results, Betatype Founder and CEO, Sarat Babu stated: "Betatype's partnership with nTopology is an excellent show of how we can work with gifted builders to make additive manufacturing perform. The application clearly shows the benefits of combining the functional design and optimization skills of our partner with process optimization through our technology to achieve productivity levels that would not otherwise be available with a common metal LPBF platform."

 

Brad Rothenberg, Founder and CEO nTopology additionally stated: "For serial production in additive manufacturing to work, it must make business sense. Through the partnership between nTopology and Betatype, and our shared belief in solving engineering issues by linking design, simulation, and creating processes immediately, we are able to present a strong business case for additive manufacturing. We enable our customers to design and manufacture complex parts with speed, efficiency and reliability. We could not be more happy with the results of this rocket nozzle case study and are looking forwards to working on more joint projects." The rocket nozzle part was built in titanium on a Renishaw RenAM250 system by Betatype. It was a test part created to highlight how different solutions can be integrated through partnerships. The capabilities of nTop Platform demonstrated how functionality can be improved through the application of intelligent design, while ensuring the part is fit for purpose. However, the input from the partnership with Betatype illustrates how the design can only take you so far, and complexity and functionality does not have to come at the expense of productivity. Productivity is a crucial driver for the uptake of AM, and it is here that partnering with Betatype can bring significant returns through the application of its unique technology portfolio for metal AM.



This article is originally posted on manufacturingtomorrow.com


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Increasing the Productivity of Metal AM


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(July 19th 2019, London, United Kingdom) One of Betatype's greatest benefits is the partnerships that it grows — both within the additive manufacturing (AM) industry and across industrial sectors. Embracing opportunities for collaboration extends projects and produces a higher standard of result in ways that single entities can, and do, struggle to accomplish in isolation. Betatype's recent partnership with nTopology is one such project that epitomises this philosophy. The two companies teamed up to create and create a functionally optimized rocket nozzle part.

 

nTopology designed the base mechanical structure of the part, using its nTop Platform software to alter the 3D model of the nozzle part into an implicit model. The team then used nTopology's advanced topology optimization and simulation tools to improve the design of the part. Working together with Betaype and implementing the capabilities of its exclusive Engine and Process Control technology, they were able to further improve the design for metal additive manufacturing; particularly the laser powder bed fusion (PBF) procedure. This application of Betatype's software technology enabled a significant increase in efficiency for the elaborate metal rocket nozzle part. For this specific project, Betatype achieved a significant reduction in build time on the AM system from 25 hours down to 18 hours, or 28%. Commenting on the results, Betatype Founder and CEO, Sarat Babu stated: "Betatype's partnership with nTopology is an excellent show of how we can work with gifted builders to make additive manufacturing perform. The application clearly shows the benefits of combining the functional design and optimization skills of our partner with process optimization through our technology to achieve productivity levels that would not otherwise be available with a common metal LPBF platform."

 

Brad Rothenberg, Founder and CEO nTopology additionally stated: "For serial production in additive manufacturing to work, it must make business sense. Through the partnership between nTopology and Betatype, and our shared belief in solving engineering issues by linking design, simulation, and creating processes immediately, we are able to present a strong business case for additive manufacturing. We enable our customers to design and manufacture complex parts with speed, efficiency and reliability. We could not be more happy with the results of this rocket nozzle case study and are looking forwards to working on more joint projects." The rocket nozzle part was built in titanium on a Renishaw RenAM250 system by Betatype. It was a test part created to highlight how different solutions can be integrated through partnerships. The capabilities of nTop Platform demonstrated how functionality can be improved through the application of intelligent design, while ensuring the part is fit for purpose. However, the input from the partnership with Betatype illustrates how the design can only take you so far, and complexity and functionality does not have to come at the expense of productivity. Productivity is a crucial driver for the uptake of AM, and it is here that partnering with Betatype can bring significant returns through the application of its unique technology portfolio for metal AM.



This article is originally posted on manufacturingtomorrow.com

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