They project the construction of the largest metal 3D printer in the world


CATEGORY: Manufacturers and Distributors BRAND: Concurrent Technologies Corporation

The project, commissioned by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory intends to push the limits of current AM equipment with the intention of building huge parts for critical defense applications.


Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has received a $5.2 million order from the US Air Force to build the world's largest additive manufacturing (AM) machine.


"We are excited to play a role in this groundbreaking advancement of AM," said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., president and chief executive officer of CTC. "The technical work we are performing for this project includes elements of CTC's full-service portfolio of AM capabilities, including design, testing, post-processing, machining and qualification."


CTC is working with manufacturer SLM Solutions to build this industrial metal 3D printer with an extended build envelope of 1.5 meters on the Z axis. “Partnering with CTC, a top-tier research and development company, will help us achieving the goal of creating a new AM capability,” says Sam O'Leary, CEO of SLM Solutions. "We look forward to collaborating on an AM machine that will run much faster than existing equipment and will feature the largest build envelope in the industry by far."


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