This new column is designed to provide information on the forward-thinking tech that is being reviewed and discussed in AGMA emerging technology committees. What should we be watching in the specific topic areas we cover? How will that impact the future of the gear industry? What are people discussing, specifically in the manufacturing space? I hope to be able to provide some of these answers in the coming issues.
JEOL’s JAM-5200EBM Metal 3D Printer, a production-ready Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (EB-PBF) additive manufacturing solution, has demonstrated the ability to meet the rigorous AMS7032 operational qualification (OQ) standards while achieving the AMS7011 material requirements for Ti-6Al-4V alloy with post-deposition hot isostatic pressing (HIP). JEOL’s is the first EB-PBF machine known to meet the requirements of AMS7011 since they were first established on another EB-PBF manufacturer’s model.
In manufacturing, there are many aspects of a company that contributes to success. However, there is one characteristic that rises to the very top of the prioritized list. This is the ability to be competitive.