Transforming the Future: 3D Metal Printing
Here at Challenge Engineering we are always learning about the latest technology. With this in mind, on Thursday 19th October 2017, we were excited to attend the Western Sydney University, Manufacturing Precinct, Commissioning of 3D Systems direct metal printer – PROX 300. This machine is only the second such machine to be purchased in NSW.
This machine undertakes metal additive manufacturing whereby it creates 3D objects from a CAD model by building it up layer by layer using metal powder. The technology is very impressive but still remains too slow and way too costly for commercial use in manufacturing volume runs. But at Challenge Engineering we are experimenting. WSU is looking for industry collaboration and is keen for us to work with them.
See images attached from the evening. All the products were 3D printed, from various materials, including the anatomically correct feet.