Concurrent Applied sciences Company (CTC) was lately awarded a $5.2 million U.S. Air Pressure Analysis Laboratory (AFRL) contract that entails constructing the world’s largest additive manufacturing (AM) machine, the NXG XIIE. The mission intends to beat the boundaries of present AM (3D) gear to construct longer elements for essential protection purposes.
“We’re excited to play a task on this ground-breaking AM development,” mentioned Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President and CEO. “The technical work we’re performing for this mission consists of components of CTC’s full-service portfolio of AM capabilities together with design, testing, post-processing, machining, and qualification.”
CTC is working with subcontractor SLM Options NA, Inc. (U.S. workplace) to construct this industrial steel 3D printer/machine with an prolonged 1.5-meter construct envelope within the Z-axis. The NXG XIIE is the prolonged model of the NXG XII 600 which was first introduced in November 2020 and options 12-laser manufacturing for giant half manufacturing as much as 20X instances sooner.
“Partnering with CTC, a premier analysis and growth firm, will assist us obtain the purpose to create a brand new AM functionality,” mentioned Sam O’Leary, SLM Options CEO. “We sit up for collaborating on an AM machine that can work a lot sooner than current gear and have the most important construct envelope within the business by far.”
Concurrent Applied sciences Company (CTC) is an impartial, nonprofit, utilized scientific analysis and growth skilled providers group. CTC collaborates with its expertise transition affiliate, Enterprise Ventures Company, to offer transformative, full lifecycle options by way of analysis, growth, take a look at, and analysis work. To greatest serve our shoppers’ wants, we provide the whole capacity to completely design, develop, take a look at, prototype and construct. We ship sturdy, technical, and revolutionary options that safeguard our nationwide safety, retain U.S. technological benefit and make sure the primacy of American manufacturing.
SLM Options is a worldwide supplier of built-in steel additive manufacturing options and is house to the world’s quickest steel additive manufacturing machines boasting as much as 12 lasers and enabling construct charges as much as 1000ccm/h. SLM Options is a publicly traded firm headquartered in Germany, with workplaces in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and america.