Additive manufacturing describes a group of technologies used to produce products through the addition of material rather than its removal. Relatively new technology is commonly used in the production of prototypes, models and visualization tools. Additive Manufacturing made the introduction of Conformal Cooling components possible, therefore it is used in several industries such as automotive, aeronautics, industrial, etc. HTS, with its proprietary MFT additive manufacturing process, develops, engineers and produces Conformal Cooling components for a variety of industries. Leading automotive and industrial companies, whose primary activity is Die Casting or Injection Molding, already use the products made by MFT additive manufacturing technology.
HTS also utilizes proprietary Direct Energy Deposition (DED) processes, developed in-house. This process deposits wire feedstock onto the surface of components for cladding, resurfacing, joining, or repair. Drawing from decades of welding metallurgy know-how, HTS DED ensures maximum quality and reduces the risks usually associated with typical “welding” processes. Compared to Powder Bed Fusion, DED enables higher throughput, more material options, fewer defects, better economy, larger pieces, etc. DED is ideal for larger parts. DED is ideal for larger components and is used most often by HTS for High-Pressure Die Casting tooling components.
Additive manufacturing processes utilized by HTS are Metal Fusion Technology (MFT), Direct Energy Deposition (DED) and 3D printing.