3D Printing

  • Additive Manufacturing for High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting

     

    Additive Manufactured smart insert enable precision control over the mold insert, which provides the process engineer greater control over ultimate cast part quality, as well as a dramatic increase in tool life
    Additive Manufactured Core Inserts -  thermal control contrasted to the remainder in the standard die

     

    Palcam Technologies Ltd. - Successfully producing H-13 components for High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting. Solving issues related to thermal control - including reduction of die soldering (which in turn increases die life), and improvements of cast part quality.

    Palcam is the first to be successful in developing an H-13 laser consolidated material that is capable of outlasting conventionally produced H-13 Premium billet materials.

  • Additive Manufacturing Initiative

    Palcam Technologies Ltd. - Launches an additive manufacturing initiative focused on the development of tooling components for the High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting sector leading to efficiency gains in manufacturing resulting from reductions in cycle time, energy inputs, and tooling cost. These advancements will also expand capacities of the die cast process itself, leading to increased aluminum content per vehicle resulting in lighter more efficient vehicles.

    This initiative is budgeted to invest $20M over the next 5 years, and create 100 high technology manufacturing positions in South Ontario. Palcam will continue its work with local colleges, and universities to communicate career opportunities within the manufacturing sectors.

    Lastly the knowledge and technological advances resulting from this project will be applicable to all sectors of manufacturing – aerospace, power generation, medical, as well as automotive.

  • DMLM

    DMLM (Direct Metal Laser Melting)

    Palcam utilizes DMLM, which allows for the buildup of functional metal production components that are equivalent in strength to cast or billet components, while having the benefit of additive manufactured design principals. DMLM technology is ideal for a variety of applications where conventional subtractive approaches are not possible, one such scenario is the building of tooling inserts for conformal cooling (conformal thermal control) through the tooling insert.

    Palcam has equipment to perform heat treatment and surface coating as well as a fully equipped laboratory to perform material validation and classification.