The hottest new manufacturing process

2022-09-23
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New manufacturing process

scientists have invented a new manufacturing process, electron beam direct molding (EBF3). Let's find out: in the vacuum chamber, a beam of electrons is focused on a discharge port, and metal is fed to the baby stroller, electric baby stroller, children's bicycle, children's 3-wheeler. From here, equipment consumables are continuously injected. On the rotating plane, the electron beam melts the metal feed, and according to the detailed 3D drawing of the object to be generated, the molten metal is formed and printed layer by layer. This process continues and repeats. Finally, the material market of directly formed metal parts is obtained. From drawings to usable parts, it is completed in one step. This 3D stereoscopic printer technology has many commercial application printing tools. For example, to prepare components for commercial aircraft and medical devices, all you need is 3D image electronic files of the components, and prepare a feed printing alliance that can liquefy and process the components by electron beam. Of course, the image must be highly detailed and cut into hierarchical data that EBF3 machine can understand in advance. Once the image is completed, the EBF3 machine can produce that part on demand at the aircraft manufacturing site, thereby saving money and time

using molten metal to form products in layers reduces a lot of waste in Central China than using a large mound of solid metal to make products. Using traditional manufacturing methods to process a 300 pound part may require 6000 pounds of titanium; EBF3 uses 350 pounds of titanium to make the same parts, reducing the consumption of titanium by 5650 pounds, which needs to be recycled before recycling. Electron beam direct molding technology is more welding technology than traditional manufacturing methods, adopting Rockwell hardness tester casting/casting technology for pipes, material mixing (die-casting products)/bonding technology, and others; Plus friendly environment

efb3 can also feed different feeds into the machine at the same time, which provides more opportunities for innovation. For example, when manufacturing parts, part of the optical fiber cable can be directly put into the parts, so that the sensor can be installed where the value chain of the product cannot be continuously extended before

recently, an unusual organization took a fancy to this technology, which is NASA alliance. Scientists here believe that in the future, on the lunar base, if the expedition team needs a key part or tool at a critical moment, they can use EBF3 to produce it on the moon by themselves, rather than ordering it from the earth 380000 kilometers away (it also needs to be sent by rockets and lunar landers). As for materials, you can melt the abandoned aircraft after landing on the moon; It is also possible to mine from the lunar soil. If it can be achieved, it will take a step forward in the dream of sustainability in space

at present, the electron beam direct forming equipment tested on the ground is still quite large. NASA will scale down and produce a version for use in space. It plans to carry out weightless tests on NASA's jet aircraft, and then send it to the international space station for testing. NASA did not provide the exact schedule, but said that a space version of EBF3 will be sent to the space station in the near future

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