Materials Solutions, a specialist in metals Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), is pleased to announce that on 22 June 2011 it gained ‘approved supplier’ status from Rolls-Royce Nuclear Sector-submarines.
Carl Brancher, CEO of Materials Solutions commented; “We are obviously very pleased to add this prestigious approval to our approval already held from Rolls-Royce Plc. Customer approvals are a strong endorsement of our quality systems and also help demonstrate the growing maturity of our ALM technology.”
Carl continued; ALM (also known as ‘Additive Manufacturing’, DMLS or ‘3D Printing’) is a new technology in metals and we have developed it to manufacture functional parts in advanced alloys with good materials properties, good accuracy and repeatability and at a commercial cost. This is a significant step up from prototyping, where materials properties and cost are less important.”
About Materials Solutions
Materials Solutions, Worcester UK, is a specialist in metals Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), providing low volume manufacturing and consultancy to high value OEMs, principally in Aerospace. It is AS9100:ISO9001 registered, and in addition to holding Rolls-Royce approvals.
Materials Solutions exports approximately half its sales, principally to North America and Germany. A partial customer list includes; Alstom Aerospace, Alstom Power, Doncasters, EOS, ITP – Industria de Turbo Propulsores, S.A., MTU Aeroengines, Parker Hannifin Corp., Rolls Royce Plc, Rolls Royce-Germany, Rolls Royce-Canada, Rolls Royce- Nuclear, Unison Engine Components
About Additive Layer Manufacturing
Paper thick layers of powder are selectively solidified by a 200W fibre laser to build up 3D parts layer by layer from a sliced 3D CAD model. ALM speeds time to market allowing engineers longer and lowers their costs of innovation. It enables ‘digital inventory’ to support legacy products without physical stockholding. There is no compromise in materials quality.