Parts on Demand Tools: FDM and SLA
By: Joanna Carbajal
Ivaldi Group leverages cutting edge additive manufacturing and metal fabrication solutions to provide in-port parts on-demand services for maritime and offshore industries. Drawing on a breadth of additive manufacturing industry experience, Ivaldi Group works across a range of stakeholders to digitize product portfolios and improve cost, risk, and delivery for all parties. Some of our capabilities in FDM and SLA are discussed below.
FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
One of the additive manufacturing technologies that we currently use is FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling). FDM fuses material layer by layer. This allows us to create parts with internal structures, cavities, shapes and geometries that are not feasible with a traditional manufacturing process.
Specifications for FDM technology:
Materials for FDM:
Another additive manufacturing technology we utilize is SLA (stereolithography). SLA uses a laser to trace out printing paths layer by layer. Using heat and UV light, the parts are post-cured to achieve full mechanical properties. We currently use Formlabs Form 2 machines for SLA technologies.
Specifications for SLA technology:
Materials for SLA:
At Ivaldi Group, we are always looking for ways to improve our technology and capabilities. Ivaldi has developed methods to decrease print time and reduce cost per part using additive manufacturing so the maritime industry can obtain spare parts within 24 hours.