Additive manufacturing has been growing in capabilities and effectiveness for more than a decade, but it has been only recently that the technology has matured enough to breakthrough into many industries. PWR is leading the thermal management industry with specific technology developments to apply metal additive manufacturing to improve the performance and manufacturing of our products.
The laser powder bed fusion process of aluminium forms the basis of the metal additive manufacturing process at PWR. The support free nature of the printing can be carried down to angles as low as 10 degrees which contributes to superior surface finishes and low porosity. For example, walls < 0.3mm can be printed with no porosity while structures < 0.2mm are possible. For the customer, this means thinner, more complex heat exchanger designs with unmatched performance. PWR anticipates the use of metal additive manufacturing in custom automotive, military, aerospace and industrial products.
To learn more about additive manufacturing and PWR’s capabilities in this area head to https://www.pwr.com.au/…/additive-manufacturing-3d…/ and https://www.pwr.com.au/products/additive-manufacturing/