Huge Lead-Time and Cost Cuts for Stainless-Steel Fuel-Injector Nozzles

November 30, 2021

Markforged-diesel-fuel-injector-adapter-Sandia-Metal-XAt Formnext…Markforged displayed this diesel-fuel-injector adapter, made from 17-4 PH stainless steel in the company’s Metal X additive manufacturing (AM) machine. Previously, to produce this next-generation component, Sandia National Labs outsourced laser sintering and CNC machining. Use of the Metal X, according to Markforged officials, allows Sandia to perform in-source AM with only a simple post-machining step. This reduces lead time from months to less than 5 days, with material and process costs reduced from thousands of dollars to less than $200.

Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing, Sintering
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