Many of us are convinced of the idea that 3D printing is fancy stuff with minimum possibilities of real applications. Well, this conventional theory has been well broken by Cobra Golf as they recently jumped into using HP 3D Printing Technology for equipment manufacturing. With time this technology has shown enough potential to change almost everything.
So, what is 3D printing? Well, it’s a printer connected with a computer that spits out 3D objects. But, there are two major issues associated with 3D printing, it is very slow & expensive. Here comes HP Metal Jet Technology that has altered the whole picture! Around 6-7 months ago Cobra Golf partnered with HP to introduce advanced technology in golf equipment manufacturing. Golf is a game of precision and requires extreme perfection in the equipment. The KING Supersport-35 Putter is the first 3D putter in the row to feature a completely 3D printed metal body.
The KING Supersport-35 putter
The KING Supersport-35 putter intricate a lattice structure that ensures accurate weight distribution and delivers higher MOI (Moment of Inertia). The entire body of the putter is designed using 316 stainless steel with >93% density and sintered at a high temperature to keep the metal bind together and form the final part. It also features a face insert that creates a highly consistent roll on every putt.
It is the first mass production of sports equipment drove by HP Industrial 3D Printers. It has revolutionized the golf club manufacturing trends. Cobra Golf has partnered with HP due to the advantages offered by metal jet technology that overrides the conventional 3D printing methods. With greater design adaptability and faster processing time, HP 3D Metal Jet Technology made it possible for the engineers to design prototypes and launch the product much faster than conventional manufacturing methods.
HP 3D Metal Jet Technology explained!
In simple language, HP Metal Jet Technology can be explained as a process that relies on the projection of binder and metal powder that is hardened layer by layer. The binder is then removed in the HP 3D Printer and sinter steps are performed in a suitable oven.
Here are some quick points to note:
- HP 3D Metal Jet Technology is fifty times more productive than conventional 3D printers that can produce a high volume of larger parts up to 430 x 320 x 200 mm.
- It’s HP voxel-level 1200 x 1200 dpi 3D printing accuracy can easily produce geometrically complicated parts without any trade-offs.
- The printer basically prints green parts that are sintered in a vacuum furnace to produce the final part with >93% density.
- The overall production cost for the final parts is much lower than the industrial productions.
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