The RAM3D Guide to Metal 3D Printing

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Metal 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has revolutionised the way industries manufacture and design their products. By creating intricate, strong, and lightweight components, this innovative technology has opened up new possibilities and advantages for various sectors. In this article, we’ll delve into the world of metal 3D printing and discover how it has…

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Three Innovative Industries Revolutionised by Metal 3D Printing

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Metal 3D printing has completely transformed how we design and manufacture products across a range of industries. It is a game-changing technology where complex geometrics and customised designs can be created with unmatched speed and efficiency. The following blog explores three innovative industries being revolutionised by metal 3D printing. Aerospace The aerospace industry has always…

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Sturdy Cycles ramps up production with RAM3D

On our drive through the English countryside to visit Tom Sturdy, it was clear to see how the villages with their twisty lanes and hilly terrains were perfect for a riding enthusiast. As an ex professional athlete in Triathlons, it seemed the ideal place for Tom and his customers to ride and test his Fiadh,…

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Build Direction and Orientation

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When designing your part, keep in mind what way it needs to be orientated on the build plate. Not only will this help the part to build, it will reduce the need for support structures, post processing and provide you with a better part. Most people assume their part will be built with the most…

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Matariki – the past and the future

On Friday 24 June 2022 New Zealand (NZ) celebrated Matariki as a public holiday for the first time.  Matariki is a star cluster known in other parts of the world as Pleiades. In NZ Matariki is known as the Māori New Year as it’s appearance signals the start of the lunar calendar and is a…

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An Award For Year 13 Digital Technology Students 2021 The Request: From Karen Roche, Teacher of ICT, Aquinas College The Idea: A 3D printed metal award. The Guidelines: It needs to be solid and durable for use each year and there was a preference for a shiny finish. An approximate width of 10cm with an…

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Successful Collaboration with Autodesk and Peter Rogers!

Issues with current software: The software we were using in late 2019 didn’t allow us to create and manufacture the way we needed. Our Workshop Manager knew Peter Rogers from Autodesk and contacted him to ask his advice. The Solution: Fusion 360 with Netfabb® software offers a complete toolset for design and implementation for additive…

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Heat Treatments and what they are used for

One of the additional services we offer is heat treatment. The metals we print can be treated in the same way as machined parts which means if there is a specific heat treatment you require, it is likely we can offer that on site in one of our furnaces.  For many of the parts, especially…

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How the RAM3D Printing Process Works

Initial Client Contact Our initial contact with a client usually comes via a quote enquiry from an email or the online quoting system on our website. Occasionally there are clients who prefer to call us to discuss their project before sending us their part for quotation. Either way, it’s not until we see a CAD…

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