Innovative, Dynamic, Flexible Additive Manufacturing Solutions
Building on an 80-plus year history, material science sits at the heart of Wall Colmonoy. Wall Colmonoy applies the innovation and learned knowledge to design and produce Additive Manufacturing metal powders and components for industries including Biomedical applications, such as Medical Implants and Prosthetics, Food, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace (Heat Exchangers). We can rapidly manufacture tooling for investment cast parts or build tooling in available powders.
Wall Colmonoy has developed the ability to produce parts from the first layer up, leveraging our know-how in powder manufacture. We have over 80 years of materials development experience to draw upon in our Additive Manufacture Research, Design and Technology Department. Working in collaboration with our customers, Wall Colmonoy offers AM powder design and development through its state-of-the-art laboratory, evaluating part performance and quality, including mechanical and microstructural, through to corrosion resistance and dimensional accuracy.
Director of Technology at Wall Colmonoy Limited (UK), Chris Weirman states, “Additive Manufacturing provides significant benefits in part design freedom, prototype and part throughput, and more. However, one needs to consider powder material selection and application to ensure parts are optimised for performance and affordability, especially important for industries where costs are the main driver for volume adoption.”
Cobalt-Chromium Additive Manufacturing Powders for High Wear and Corrosive Applications
Wall Colmonoy engineers and manufactures cobalt chromium powders – ASTM F75 CoCrMo, CoCrW, and CoCrMoW. Wallex® Cobalt-Chromium AM Powders are nickel-free non-magnetic Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing cobalt chromium based super alloys designed for use in powder bed additive manufacturing processes such as Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Powder-Bed Fusion (LBPF), Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Direct Energy Deposition (DED) and Binder Jetting (BJ).
Wallex® Cobalt Chromium Discs are available in the same main chemistries: CoCrMo, CoCrW, CoCrMoW, ensuring a compatible option for most ceramics. Chemical composition can be customized to individual requirements.
Part Design Freedom
AM gives designers and engineers the freedom to imagine parts that would not be possible with any other manufacturing method. From complex internal features, cellular structures or tricky overhangs and undercuts, Additive Manufacturing offers a whole new range of possibilities.
Customers can cut production time from many months to a matter of weeks or days, with the freedom to make changes right up to the moment a part is printed. Teams can collaborate throughout the entire development stage as designs are tested, modified, and improved.
Parts can be printed rapidly, with a batch being complete within one working day or shift.
Additive Manufacturing provides unmatched consistency and quality. The automated binder jet process produces perfect components each time.
Products that were traditionally made of several components can now be made from one as fasteners and welding are no longer needed. The need for multiple techniques such as roll forming, stamping and turning now are eliminated as the part can now be printed in one device.
Negative thermal effects created by traditional welding and brazing can be eliminated. Tooling and expensive tooling modifications are no longer needed.
By redesigning components for AM and removing material that is non-essential, AM components can be considerably lighter than a part made by other methods.