Additive manufacturing offers completely new possibilities in the manufacture and design of functional parts.
Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology has 7 years of group-wide experience with 3D metal printing and supports the customer in 3D prototyping as well as in implementation, planning and design of their projects with additive manufacturing.
SBOT Internal Post-Processing Technologies
- Turning/milling and grinding machining
- Heat treatment (internal/external)
- Shot peening
- Material testing in our own laboratory
- Complete measurement of the component including dimension protocol
- Repair of components by re-melting the geometry
Additive Manufacturing – The Process
Due to the tool-free, selective melting on the component, this technology enables the most complex shapes to be produced, which they cannot be with conventional manufacturing methods or which are only economical in very large quantities (casting).
For components produced with 3D metal printers, there are already a wide range of applications in industry (automotive, racing, aviation, medicine, tool & mould making, etc.). To be able to use the possibilities of additive manufacturing for oneself, a rethink in the construction and design of conventionally- manufactured parts is necessary.
Our 3D metal printer is designed for maximum dimensions of 10 x 10 x 10,8 in. We use the following materials:
- 1.2709 (M300 tool steel)
- Cobalt-chrome steel
- Inconel 625 / 718
- more on request
Currently we are working on a research project Cornet “Ad-Proc-Add”: Advanced Processing of Additively Manufactured Parts.