Phillips Federal News
Wire EDM in the DoD with GEFERTEC
Danville, Virginia – GEFERTEC is excited to announce its collaboration with Phillips Federal to provide unique wire-arc 3DMP® technology to the U.S. Federal Government.
GEFERTEC is the first and only company worldwide that provides revolutionary 3DMP® technology based on modern wire arc welding in the form of ready-to-use production machinery. The process uses standard welding wire to deposit near net shapes in layers and allows the production of metal parts in a fraction of conventional manufacturing time.
“Phillips Federal is excited to represent Gefertec and 3DMP wired-fed technology. This new and unique opportunity expands our world-class additive manufacturing capabilities and addresses the growing readiness challenges of the Federal Government and DoD clients. Gefertec’s 3DMP can rapidly build large net shape parts utilizing a classic welding process that produces fully dense parts with metallurgical properties that are recognized and accepted industry-wide.” – John Sjolander, AM Product Manager of Phillips Federal.
GEFERTEC develops new methods to produce metallic parts that extend beyond the limits of conventional production processes, thereby offering unique possibilities to designers, engineers, and facilities to enable the additive production of high-quality metal parts. The arc series machines combine the technically mature and proven wire arc-welding method with the CAD drawings of the product designers and engineers in a completely new production system. The CAM-3DMP-Software allows offline programming of the path-controlled processes with the arc machines adapted to the 3DMP manufacturing process.
“We are excited to partner with Phillips Federal in bringing our WAAM technology to the Federal Government. The reduction in lead time and material costs and the ability to print parts that are not possible with conventional machining will put the DoD into the best position in terms of design freedom and flexibility. This will ensure that all areas of the DoD are mission capable and ready. “– Andrea Clark, President of GEFERTEC LLC.
GEFERTECs machines enable small batch and prototype production as well as large scale serial production. There is an extensive selection of processable materials for 3DMP®. GEFERTEC is continuously branching into new markets and materials and is working on continuous machine improvements.
GEFERTEC is the first and only company worldwide that provides the market with the revolutionary 3DMP® technology based on modern wire arc welding in the form of ready-to-use production machinery. Together with extensive experience in process and parameter development, Gefertec is committed to helping customers to manufacture metal parts the most cost-effective and flexible way possible.