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3D-print full-scale parts from CAD

SAAM system reduces waste in the design process and accelerates advancement to production.

September 19, 2018   by PLANT STAFF

Reduces design waste. PHOTO: CINCINNATI

Cincinnati Inc. is making life easier for manufacturers making small parts and prototypes.

The Harrison, Ohio manufacturer of metal forming technology introduced its SAAM (Small Area Additive Manufacturing) system, which reduces waste in the design process and accelerates advancement to production. SAMM, powered by NVBOTS, uses fused filament fabrication technology to 3D-print plastic parts directly from a CAD design.

Once the design is validated for form and functionality, the files are used to produce full-scale parts on BAAM or metal fabrication equipment.

SAAM also simulates parts produced by non-additive machines, and the same CAD file used for the prototype can be sent to a laser or press brake for metal fabrication.

 


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