Additive Manufacturing Services Guide Clients for More Efficient Projects
Baker Industries has twenty-five years of industry expertise and a full adoption of the latest technologies in additive manufacturing, puts Baker in a leading position to offer Tier 1 and original equipment manufacturers customers the best of both additive and conventional manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing (AM) in metals has already proven itself to be a valuable tool for moldmakers in a variety of ways. Through AM, moldmakers have the unique ability to print parts before tooling is executed to pre-test quality and assembly procedures, enabling their customers to make any necessary adjustments before entering tooling production. Conformal cooling via additively manufactured channels that can be placed exactly where they are needed helps to shorten injection molding times, improve part quality and lengthen the lifespans of mold cores and inserts.
By considering AM integration for each project, Baker says it is able exceed its customers’ needs for lightweighting, designing for function, achieving complex geometries, customization, process optimization and product innovation while educating them on the technical and economical fit of each application.
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