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CWST has developed additive manufacturing post processes which have several

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly growing industry, the
technology has grown from a rapid prototyping solution into mainstream
production of high complexity components. Multiple parts that once needed to
be designed for manufacture and fitted together to form a complex assembly can
often be replaced by a single AM produced component with none of the same
design constraints. These new generation methods often lead to savings in
weight, efficiency and lead time.

Benefits of Additive Manufacturing Post Processing

CWST has developed Post AM processes to:

  • Improve surface finish and surface characterization
  • Improve component cleanliness
  • Remove support structures
  • Remove sintered surface
  • Surface compression and densification
  • Management of residual stresses
  • Improve fatigue life

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies are happy to engage at the design and
development stages to help ensure that parts are designed with economical post
processing in mind.
Learn about Shot Peening

Laser Peening + Thermal Microstructure Engineering and its Application to Adaptive Manufactured Superalloys

Curtiss-Wright (CW) has developed a novel technique, coined laser peening plus
 hermal microstructure engineering (LP + TME) that imparts thermally stable
microstructural modifications in both conventional and additively manufactured
(AM) materials.
We continually work with industry leaders and researchers
to advance our technologies. We have recently published papers in
collaboration with the University of Alabama and Michigan State University

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