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Critical Part Production and Performance Improvements

3D Metalforge (3DMF) has completed work on an additively manufactured (AM) order of Precombustion Chamber Ignitors for Cooper Machinery Services (CMS).

As a result of 3DMF's AM capabilities, CMS has been able to take advantage of a variety of manufacturing benefits and product improvements. 3DMF was able to produce the ignitors in one piece versus a two-piece cast part that required welding and hydrotesting. 3DMF was also able to redesign the fuel flow path to decrease pressure drops and improve overall combustion efficiency. Additional, by producing the ignitors as one part and streamlining manufacturing locally in 3DMF's Houston, TX, facility, total manufacturing time was reduced, improving CMS' supply chain efficiency.

"This project with CMS continues to demonstrate 3DMF's capability to provide a full range of 3D printing services, including design and engineering, material advisory, diagnostics and testing, production printing and post-production certification," said a spokesperson. "3DMF's AM solutions maximize client's return on critical manufacturing operations, delivery and logistics systems and assets."

Routine collaboration means 3DMF products are engineered and manufactured to specifically address the demands of each client. Certification by 3DMF means product quality meets relevant industry standards. "Product improvements and time and cost savings result in better economics, sustainability, enhanced profitability and a greater return on manufacturing investment," said the spokesperson.

Bryan Hansen, 3DMF's Business Development Manager, commented, "We have been very pleased with the progress and improvements made on this project for Cooper and look forward to continuing to provide cutting edge AM capabilities and improved production parts."

For more information contact:

3D Metalforge

11311 Tanner Road

Houston, TX 77043


Cooper Machinery Services

16250 Port Northwest Dr.

Houston, TX 77041


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