in Aerospace / Events

FDM Digital Solutions introduces PEEK 3D to UK aerospace sector

Posted 25 March 2019 · Add Comment

UK additive manufacturer, FDM Digital Solutions, today announced that it is bringing 3D printing of PEEK into the UK aerospace industry, with an investment in Robozeís fusion filament technology.



PEEK is a notoriously difficult thermoplastic to 3D print as it needs a very specialised system to allow successful production. Roboze who are based in Italy have developed a HVP (High Viscosity Polymer) extruder to reach temperatures of over 450 degrees C, overcoming the barriers of other Fusion filament machines currently on the market.

FDM Digital’s production experience and design skills in additive layer manufacturing (ALM) puts it in a perfect position to develop unique high value applications using this innovative Beltless machine which adds even more accuracy to the parts produced.

PEEK is well known in industry with properties such as: resistance to high temperature; high strength-to-weight ratio; chemical resistance; excellent reliability with improved fatigue strength and creep resistance; useable in extreme wear environments because of its excellent abrasion resistance.

Combining the power of 3D printing with the durability of PEEK will open up many new high value applications in the many aerospace sectors allowing the Additive Manufacturing sector to take another step forward.

Working closely with leading filament providers who have developed the PEEK filament for the Roboze system we are able to work on not only producing repeatable parts but also the post processing adding further value to the production process.

Graeme Bond, FDM’s CEO, said: “3D printing has been proven to be a fantastically efficient and effective manufacturing process across the aerospace industry. Marrying it with PEEK brings another whole world of opportunity in many industry sectors. Though it’s very early days, we are really looking forward to seeing how far we can take this cutting-edge Roboze technology as we drive it from an engineering perspective.”

John Beckett, MD of Europac which distributes the Roboze machine in the UK, said: “If anyone is going to manufacture innovative applications using this technology, then it’s FDM Digital. We are really pleased to be working with the team and are anticipating a wide range of prototypes and products. No-one really knows the extent of this machine’s abilities, but we are now on track to finding out.”

FDM Digital Solutions will be holding an open day to demonstrate this new capability on the 11th of April. Delegates will see at first-hand this ground-breaking technology at FDM’s additive manufacturing facility in Lancashire and will hear from a range of experts in the field including Roboze Chief Technology Officer, Simone Cuscito.

"The expertise and professionalism of FDM Digital Solution, can accelerate the awareness process of the Roboze solutions' advantages in those focal industries where our technology expresses the maximum of its potential," declares Alessio Lorusso, CEO & Founder of Roboze.

"I believe that sectors like aerospace and motorsport, among the most active industries in UK, can improve their production processes through high-performance polymers and composite materials available on our FFF 3D printing solutions, the most precise in the world thanks to the Beltless System, the right ally for the creation of strategic competitive advantages."


Places at the event can be reserved by contacting Tony Flanagan
tonyf@fdmdigitalsolutions.co.uk or for more information visit http://www.fdmdigitalsolutions.co.uk

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Air Partner awarded managed services contract by Airbus

Air Partner plc has been awarded a three-year contract by Airbus for managed services.

Pattonair renews an expanded contract with Rolls-Royce

Derby-based aerospace and defence supply chain provider, Pattonair, today announced the renewal and expansion of its Logistics and Parts supply agreement with Rolls-Royce until 2030.

UK and EU cooperate on DNA databases

Law enforcement agencies in the UK and across the EU will be able to search for matching samples on each otherís DNA databases under the Prum framework, assisting law enforcement agencies in Britain and the EU to identify criminals and

Police officers awarded Queen's Police Medal

Two serving police officers were awarded the Queen's Police Medal in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.

Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France.

CAA seek views on a decision-making process for PPR proposals

The UK Civil Aviation Authorityís (CAA) consultation on a decision-making process for PPR proposals will be closing on 7th July 2019.

ODU 0201311219
See us at
SMI FAV BT1006141119SMI ActiveP BT1206121119VIDSE BT1605060320DSEI JP BT1605201119