3D titanium stamping
Nexteam Group is a pioneer in the implementation of a revolutionary manufacturing technique known as Rapid Additive Forging, developed by Prodways Group following several years of R&D.
This process allows large-size titanium parts to be manufactured by 3D stamping, using a molten metal thread. RAF technology produces a quality of metal comparable to that of forging techniques, while reducing supply periods and costs.
Nexteam Group has already purchased the first Prodways RAF machine, for a qualification phase under actual working conditions. This should lead to the first series being produced from May 2019 onwards. Several aircraft and motor-vehicle manufacturers have already ordered parts, thus showing the importance of this technology.
The resources : The RAF Prodways machine
- Extensible dimensions of chamber : 1200 x 800mm
- Robot 6 axis + 2 axis
- Rotation of table from 0° to 90°
- Fil-Arc base, WAAM type
- Highly flexible flanging system with point location stop (x,y)
- Cabin pressure regulation
The advantages : A response to numerous industrial and economic challenges
- Quality of metal comparable to forged metal
- Reduced time periods, optimised supply chain
- Optimised use of materials: buy-to-fly procedure
- Increased competitiveness
- Increased client proximity
- Capacity for including other functions in parts