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Termomacchine invests in 3D printing in the induction heating industry

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In the photo: Edoardo Furferi (Sales 3DZ) and Bruno Gili (President of Termomacchine)

Termomacchine uses 3D printing in the induction heating sector.

The Piedmontese company has been operating since 1976 in the design, construction and sale of electromagnetic induction heating systems. Thanks to the constant commitment to research and technological updating, and to meet the needs of a constantly evolving market, the company has developed and completed the idea of purchasing a 3D printer to be used in the production process.

 

3DZ proposed the Markforged X7. Termomacchine’s decision, under the expert guidance of the Gili family, to rely on additive manufacturing instead of normal processing, was the result of a careful analysis, especially on execution times and costs.

With the 3D printer X7, for example, the front closure for the cover of an induction welding machine was created.

3D printing gives the opportunity to experiment with new solutions without moving the entire supply chain, significantly reducing time and costs, says Bruno Gili, President of Termomacchine. Many parts that we currently produce with 3D printing – continues Gili – are those that were produced by the workshop. The savings in economic terms are considerable with the added advantage of being able to take advantage of the printer 24 hours a day, also remedying emergencies or problems of any technical nature.

The goals achieved thanks to 3D printing

  • Freedom to experiment with new geometries, not practicable through the use of machine tools;
  • Possibility of detaching the geometry of the detail from the cost. The cost is given by the time and by the material and not by the complexity of the shape;
  • Evaluation of preliminary prototypes at reduced costs and times, during the various design steps;
  • Possibility of determining the internal section of a component by varying the mechanical characteristics;
  • Ability to combine multiple materials on different layers;
  • Resetting of the times between the end of the project and the start of the production of the parts.

Thanks to Bruno Gili, Alessio Pipoli and Edoardo Furferi

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