Why Additive manufacturing?
The 4th Industrial Revolution of Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is where technology, sustainability, and efficiency intertwine. Also known as 3D printing, AM is a transformative approach to traditional manufacturing and production. We now can create lighter, stronger components, all while reducing wasted material.
At Amplify, we utilize 3D metal printing for titanium orthopedic implants and we recognize implants only scratches the surface of AM technology. We will continue to grow our additive manufacturing services and industries as we design for the future.
How does Additive Manufacturing work?
Additive manufacturing, compared to subtractive (traditional) manufacturing, in the simplest of terms, adds material to create an object. In comparison, traditional processes removed material through machining, milling, or shaping material.
Going further, this process of using computer-aided design (CAD) software to guide a machine to deposit material in a fine layer, over and over to produce precise geometric designs.
At Amplify, our Arcam Q10plus machines use Electron Beam Melting (EBM), a type of Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) technology. Using EBM, we are able to melt layers and sub-layers of ultra-fine titanium powder into complex and intricate 3D forms incapable of being produced in traditional production methods. Designers now have the freedom to produce high-quality products with unlimited design capabilities and without the constraints of traditional manufacturing.