2. Fast forging
In the manufacturing industry, especially in aerospace, aerospace, defense, automotive and other key industries, the core components are generally metal parts, and most metal parts are asymmetrical in length, with irregular curved surfaces or complex structures, and the interior contains fine structures. . These parts are often produced by forging or dismantling. Fast forging is one of the most attractive methods for replicating metal parts using rapid prototyping as a master or transition mold. This is because the forging process produces parts with complex shapes.
In the forging production, the manufacture of the template, the core box, the wax type, and the die-casting mold is often performed by a machining method, and sometimes a fitter is required to perform the trimming, and the cycle is long and costly. From mold design to manufacturing is a complex process with multiple links. A slight mistake can lead to full rework. Especially for some complex castings, such as blades, impellers, engine blocks and cylinder heads, the manufacture of molds is a very difficult process. Even with the use of expensive equipment such as CNC machining, there are still major challenges in terms of processing technology and process feasibility.
The combination of RPM technology and traditional craftsmanship can enhance strengths and avoid weaknesses and achieve twice the result with half the effort. The wax mold is directly fabricated using rapid prototyping equipment, and the rapid forging process eliminates the need to open the mold, thereby greatly saving manufacturing cycle and cost. According to the traditional metal casting method, the mold manufacturing cycle takes about half a year, and the cost is several hundred thousand. With the rapid forging method, the rapid forging of the investment mold for 3 days and forging for 10 days greatly shortens the manufacturing cycle time.