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Engineers created a heavy duty wheel on a 3D printer

Инженеры создали сверхпрочные колеса на 3D-принтере The McLaren P1 has become the first model with these wheels.

The American company has introduced a new HRE rims HRE3D+ printed on a 3D printer. Brewed from powdered metal wheels are stronger than cast.

The use of new technology was possible thanks to the cooperation with the firm Arcam is a subsidiary of General Electric. Engineers have divided the diagram of the wheel on many two-dimensional layers, and why each of them printed from titanium powder, alternately fusing with the previous layer.

3D printing method resulted in a saving on machining the wheels, which was required after otlichiya. Minor flaws made during the manufacturing of discs in a new way, managed to eliminate a few minutes.

Printed first set of wheels have equipped the supercar McLaren P1, but the company plans to expand the range of these discs.

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