To share its expertise in thermal processing services and solutions such as hot isostatic pressing (HIP), EDM, heat treatment, and other processes for additive manufacturing, Bodycote exhibited at RAPID + TCT, the premier additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing event in the United States, in September.
Bodycote, a world leading provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, specializes in the treatment of parts and components used in a wide range of industries. Bodycote’s facilities provide a complete service solution for metal parts built by the additive manufacturing process, including stress relief to minimize distortion and residual stress, EDM to prepare the component for hot isostatic pressing, heat treatment, or HIP, to remove microporosity, and associated quality assurance testing.
“Our thermal processing services play a significant role in additive manufacturing post-processing, to optimize the mechanical properties of the components. Almost all metal parts built by additive manufacturing require secondary treatments to make them suitable for their intended use. Our complete service model will ensure the most cost-effective and time-saving option for 3D printed metal parts,” said Jamie Kuriger, regional sales manager (USA), Bodycote.
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