4 March 2022
Aerospace supplier JPB Système has been putting metal binder jetting (MBJ) through its paces for several months and the results have been extremely positive. The French company, which provides its products to well-known manufacturers such as Safran, Pratt & Whitney, GE, and Rolls-Royce, was able to cut its production time by 80 percent for some parts during the tests and, even more importantly, achieve weight reductions of 30 percent.
“As we anticipated, our trials with MBJ technology have underscored how its versatility and ability to reduce time and costs offer huge benefits to both our company and our customers,” explains Jocelyn Vecchio, director of engineering and innovation at JPB Système. “Along with limitations on the geometries we can achieve, we usually have to deal with expensive tooling that can entail long lead times of around six months – or even longer if the geometries change and a new mold is required. The additive MBJ process has reduced our manufacturing time from about six months to around just four weeks.”
- Additive Manufacturing
- Aviation and aerospace