Additive Surface Projection

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Metal Additive Manufacturing is defined as the process of joining metals to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies. To reach the industrial productivity the combination of conventional techniques and additive ones leads to Advanced Manufacturing. It has taken an exponential boost in the last decade and lead to the insight that in some cases the combination of surface coating in combination with substrate optimization yields the best result.

Therefor CRM Group has invested in a unique platform of pilot equipment allowing to coat with different technologies multiple substrates and different size parts with a wide range of coatings. Both 2D and 3D set-ups are available in combination with thermal spray coating, liquid spray coating and vacuum 3D coating. This approach guarantees an optimal surface finish and properties in line with the final requirements and characteristics of the constructed or coated part. In other words there is almost surely a tool available to develop your innovative advanced manufacturing idea into an actual application or part.

The feedstock can be powder, wire or a suspension and is heated by electrical (plasma or arc) or chemical means (combustion flame) and projected at high speed. Thermal spraying can provide thick coatings over a large area at high deposition rate, whilst other complementary techniques are oriented towards thin functional layers.

Thermal spray coatings
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