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3T feature in IMechE article

01 November 2013 ...

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ article about the Queen’s Baton for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games explains how 3T produced the six titanium parts using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.  Taking 30 hours to build, the baton’s lattice section was made up of 4,000 layers and the outside has a highly polished finish, taking eight days to complete.

Jon Vickers, Metal AM Process Manager at 3T said: “We feel really proud to have been part of the team that produced such a stunning piece. The titanium lattice could not have been built using any other technology and we think the contrast between the highly polished finish of the external strands of the lattice against the ‘raw’ titanium finish on internal strands makes a really visually exciting item. Normally, we produce metal AM parts for F1 cars, the aerospace or medical industries, so it was great to be involved in something so different.” 

Read the full article here.






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