ExOne Turbine Blades

Aerospace

Large, complex parts and fully dense components with reduced lead time.

3D printing is able to fulfill many of the needs of the aerospace industry, particularly with the production of printed sand molds and cores for prototype and production castings and printed metal components utilizing ExOne’s nickel-based superalloy, IN Alloy 625.

Printed Sand Cores and Molds

Build sizes for printing sand cores and molds, which are as large as 1800 x 1000 x 700 mm (70 x 39 x 29 in), provide greater opportunities to the aerospace industry to design parts. Standard foundry industry materials are used which enables easy integration of the process into existing manufacturing and foundry procedures. 
The large build volume and fast build rate combine to make patternless production a reality for metal-based prototype castings and low volume production in aluminum and copper alloys, gray and ductile iron and magnesium. Applications include complex gear cases and covers, fuel tanks, transmission housings, components requiring draft free walls, lightweight engine parts, and structural hinges.

Printed Metal Parts

3D printing utilizing metals is used for prototyping components, such as impellers and turbine blades, quickly and reliably. Build sizes as large as 735 x 355 x 355 mm (29 x 14 x 14 inch) are available for metals.

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