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3D Printing Services for the Recreational Industry

i3DMFG 3D Printing Services Recreational Industry

The demand for lighter and stronger products drives the recreational and outdoor industries. i3DMFG™’s Direct Metal Laser Solidification (DMLS®) using copper, aluminum, titanium, Inconel, stainless steel, and maraging steel brings solid and reliable parts to manufacturers of extreme sports equipment. 3D printing using DMLS® allows for cost-effective production using exotic metals, flexibility with research and development, one-off customization, and speed-to-market efficiency. The demand for lighter and stronger products drives the recreational and outdoor industries.

Titanium Bicycle Parts

i3DMFG™ specializes in DMLS® in titanium. We reduce the material waste by around 70% using additive manufacturing. Instead of manufacturing parts out of billet, additive manufacturing builds parts by fusing micro-layers of metal power together using 400W lasers on 20 to 60 micro-layers of metal powder. Due to the efficient use of material in 3D printing, this process is more cost effective than traditional machining or casting. The value for custom bike manufacturers is increased due to our ability to customize designs as well as manufacture in small batches without the need for tooling and set-up costs. Protecting customer designs and costly tool change time is done with the ease of on-shore services.

Water & Mountain Gear

i3DMFG™ can take new ideas and reworks on current gear to full production in weeks through our 3D manufacturing process. Compared to traditional manufacturing methods, titanium, Inconel, and stainless steel are more effective by around 30% through the DMLS® services. This process also reduces the scrap materials by around 60%.

Single parts, eliminating welds, gaskets, and screw can be printed from complex 3D geometries and assemblies. Because of this, the part efficiency is increased, and the potential failure points are reduced. New innovations can be easily achieved through incorporating conformal channels, lattice designs, and inserts into a 3D design. As an ITAR company, we are certified for military and local public safety contracting.

Titanium Golf Components

Traditional machine scrap is reduced by 50-70% through our DMLS® process. Like traditional cast and machined parts, our titanium parts can be processed the same way due to the high-density percentage. Increased part and labor efficiency is achieved through the complex 3D geometries and assemblies being able to be printed as single parts, eliminating welds, gaskets, and screws.

Metals We Print

We offer one of the largest selections of DMLS® standard metal powders in the U.S. and are one of the few 3D manufacturers specializing in titanium. Partnering with the EOS North America Material Process Application, we specialize in custom metal powder applications. Our company has significant competitive advantages in design and proprietary advancement due to the knowledge on Design-for-3-D strategies that our expert engineers possess.

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Aluminum (AlSi10 and 6061)

Due to its lightweight nature and excellent thermal properties, AlSi10 is our most common DMLS aluminum powder. It is ideal for parts with thin walls and complicated geometries. i3DMFG™ also runs 6061 to achieve better surface finish and strength properties comparable to wrought 6061-T6.

Titanium (Ti)

Titanium (Ti64) is well suited for projects requiring corrosion resistance, strength, weight reduction, and biocompatibility.

Stainless Steels (15-5, 17-4, 304L, and 316L)

DMLS® stainless steel is a medical grade, sterilisable, corrosion resistant steel that hardens to 40-45 HRC after heat treatment. Our stainless-steel equivalents include 15-5, 17-4, 304L, and 316L. Parts made from DMLS® can be machined, spark-eroded, welded, micro shot-peened, polished, and coated.

Maraging Steel (MS1)

Maraging (tool) Steel (MS1) features excellent strength and mechanical properties. Its chemical composition corresponds to U.S. 18% Ni Maraging 300, European 1.2709 and German X3NiCoMoTi 18-9-5. After heat treatment, MS1 typically has a 50-53 HRC.

Super Nickle Alloys (IN625, IN718, Haynes 214, Haynes 282 and Hastelloy X)

Super Nickle alloys are chromium alloys with superior heat and corrosion resistance.

Copper (GrCop-84 and GrCop-42)

i3DMFG™ is developing parameter sets to print in GrCop-84 and GrCop-42 for high temperature applications.

A NASA developed Copper alloy that is highly conductive for the aerospace industry.

Custom Powders

i3DMFG™ is the market leader is DMLS® powder development. We are able to develop highly specialized powder applications for aerospace, UAV/UAS, rocket, defense, oil & gas, energy, medical device, automotive, and casting customers.

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