“The Battery box cap part was manufactured using titanium (Ti64ELI) on Precision ADM’s EOS M290. “We thought titanium would be the best material for its strength to weight ratio,” said Martin Petrak, CEO and President Precision ADM. “It allowed a reduction of the wall thickness by half therefore reducing the weight while maintaining the parts strength and stiffness.”
“The Part was delivered to spec and installed on a prototype in less than two weeks,” stated Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “This project highlights two of the main appeals in adopting additive manufacturing. The time saved receiving a working metal prototype, which speeds up new products to market, and significant weight savings of parts when designed for additive manufacturing (DfAM).””
See Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. ArchivesI’m known for shopping by price. My recent decision to buy the Electra Meccanica Solo has been assumed to be more of the same, but it’s not. EM uses modern design methods even though it’s a tiny upstart. They’ve partnered with Intermeccanica which has been around a while. Siemens makes their heat-transfer analysis software. Now it’s revealed that one of their parts was made of 3D-printed titanium for speed to the prototype, and strength to weight ratio. I can relate to that. I like to design what I build but I’m not so fancy. For me, EM’s Solo is a Space Age car emerging from the black hole of the oily 20thCentury into the intelligent 21st. It’s all good. I like optimal transportation.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.