Sponsored By Microwave Development Labs Workshop

3D Aluminum Metal Additive Manufacturing Infiltrates the Microwave Component Industry


Eastern Time September 11, 2019 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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Tom McWalters
Gordon Riblet
John Kane

Three-dimensional (3D) aluminum metal printing provides a means of producing RF/microwave passive components and component parts. Metal printed parts replace traditional “subtractive” and casting manufacturing methods. Three different microwave components will be examined. We will compare two additive manufactured parts traditionally manufactured as cast parts. We will also compare one additive manufactured part traditionally manufactured using the subtractive manufacturing method. Comparisons will include measured mechanical and electrical characteristics.