One of the companies that is betting the most on the development of 3D printing in practically all fields thanks to its different subsidiaries is, without a doubt, General Electric. This time it has been General Electric Induction which has reached a collaboration agreement with Aidimme, one of the leading specialists in copper 3D printing, to jointly develop a system with which to create induction coils in copper by 3D printing.
As an advance, tell you that these induction coils are usually used by different sectors of the market to heat industrial parts which will later be used in car parts such as the engine. According to the methodology developed, it seems that an electron beam fusion machine is used to ensure that the material melts only in certain areas.
General Electric Induction manages to manufacture one-piece industrial induction coils thanks to the use of 3D printing
Just as certain areas of the material have melted, this time copper, it must solidify layer by layer. Apparently the great success of this new way of working with copper has already interested very recognizable multinationals within the automotive sector such as Renault o Volvo, which are interested in starting to use it as soon as possible.
As mentioned in the published press release, using 3D printing to manufacture these copper coils has managed to solve one of the great problems that dragged on until now, which is the fact that they did not last too long due to that the welds that formed them used to be damaged by the temperature changes to which they were subjected. Thanks to 3D printing General Electric Induction has managed to eliminate these welds.