Tangible Solutions announced that they will add 3D metal printing to their portfolio of capabilities. They will be integrating five Mlab cusing machines and one M2 cusing machine into their new 25,000 square feet facility in Fairborn, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. This will render Tangible Solutions as one of the largest service providers of Concept Laser’s metal powder-bed technology in the country.
“We share Concept Laser’s vision for building a “smart factory” that supports the principles of Industry 4.0: automation, digitization and interoperability of various technologies within a factory. Concept Laser was the first and only 3D metal machine manufacturer to share a complete and tangible plan of helping organizations achieve industrial, serial production. We believe their technology roadmap will only make 3D metal printing more cost effective and flexible”, says Adam Clark and Chris Collins, Founders of Tangible Solutions.
“The team at Tangible Solutions are entrepreneurial and forward-looking; In only three years, they have made a positive impact in manufacturing in Ohio. We are committed to their success,” states John Murray, President and CEO of Concept Laser Inc.
Tangible Solutions was established in 2013 to offer services related to 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. Their offerings include 3D modeling and design, rapid prototyping, and developing course curriculum for education. The addition of 3D metal printing in both reactive and non-reactive material allows them to broaden their reach with medical and aerospace customers. The Mlab cusing machines will be dedicated to printing with Titanium and the M2 cusing machine, nicknamed as the ‘workhorse’ for its stability and reliability, will print in variety of metal powders. The open architecture of Concept Laser’s machine portfolio allows customers the freedom to manufacture with any type of metal material; no restrictions are placed for using only Concept Laser’s metal powders.
Additive manufacturing involves taking digital designs from computer aided design (CAD) software, and laying horizontal cross-sections to manufacture the part. Additive components are typically lighter and more durable than traditional forged parts because they require less welding and machining. Because additive parts are essentially “grown” from the ground up, they generate far less scrap material. Freed of traditional manufacturing restrictions, additive manufacturing dramatically expands the design possibilities for engineers.