A cross section of a 3D printed heat exchanger. (Photo courtesy PWR.)
A cross section of a 3D printed heat exchanger. (Photo courtesy PWR.)

CRP Meccanica, which specializes in CNC Machining, has signed an agreement with VELO3D to distribute its metal 3D printers in Italy.

CRP will also provide technical assistance to customers, the company said.

VELO3D says that its 3D printers can process designs with overhangs down to zero degrees, allowing more challenging parts to be manufactured and overcoming the rule for conventional additive manufacturing (AM) which recommends supports for any surface less than 45 degrees. The machines can make parts such as shrouded impellers, heat exchangers, and manifolds for industries such as aerospace, oil and gas and motorsport.

‘The benefit of support-less metal AM promotes innovation by removing barriers that constrain designs, processes, and business models,’ said Franco Cevolini, president of CRP Meccanica.

This story uses material from VELO3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.