Conforming cooling and 3d metal printing

Choose conformal cooling for more uniform tool and product cooling, high surface quality, shorter cycles, less waste and at least 30% production cost savings.

Are the increasingly complex geometry, achievement of narrow tolerances, and reduction of production costs your technological challenges too?
Do you want to produce prototypes without having to produce expensive tools?

The use of conformal cooling or cooling, which is directly adapted to the contour of the product in the tool, enables:

  • a more even temperature distribution in the tool, faster heat dissipation in critical areas,
  • a smaller input of residual stresses on the product, and consequently
  • a greater geometric and dimensional stability of products.
  • geometrical inspection of products, results in form of colour deviation plots mobile 3D scanning (outdoors, on workshop floors…)
  • higher productivity and lower production costs,
  • higher quality products,
  • reduced production costs by 30 to 40 percent.

Modern 3D metal printing processes is a fast, simple and cost-effective way to produce tool inserts with the complex and arbitrary geometries of conformal cooling channels.

At TECOS, we design and construct the form of conformal channels with advanced computer simulations of plastic injection in the Autodesk Moldflow Insight software package. We check the efficiency of cooling and shorten the cycle, and the tool inserts are manufactured using the DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) method of printing metals.

How well do you know the differences between classical and conformal cooling?

Classical cooling:

  • uneven temperature distribution,
  • poorer surface quality,
  • poorer dimensional stability,
  • longer cycles,
  • more waste and higher production costs.

Conforming cooling:

  • even temperature distribution and minor residual stress, 

  • high surface quality, 

  • better and constant dimensional stability, 

  • shorter cycles,

  • less waste and savings on production costs of 30 to 40 percent. 
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3D metal printing

At TECOS we are introducing another significant innovation: 3D metal printing on one of the most technologically advanced machines EOSINT M280. The machine produces products from different metal materials. After receiving 3D digital data, pieces with very high quality and hardness dimensions of up to 250 x 250 x 325 mm can be manufactured in just a few hours.

What metal materials can be used for 3D metal printing?

  • tool steel,
  • aluminium,  
  • stainless steel,  
  • cobalt steel chromium,  
  • nickel steel, 
  • titanium. 

For whom is the production of 3D metal parts with laser technology suitable?

  • tooling (injection tools, casting tool, tool repair); 
  • industry (production of individual parts, serial production of parts, spare parts, machine parts); 
  • automotive (motor sport, production of new parts, prototypes); 
  • mechanical engineering (R & D parts, weight optimisation, rapid prototyping); 
  • Fashion and lifestyle (glasses, jewellery and accessories, medals and pendants, coats of arms); 
  • sports (sports equipment, parts for sports bikes). 

A list of materials directly compatible with laser sintering (3D-printing) of metal powders with the EOSINT M 280:

  • EOS aluminij AlSi10Mg,
  • EOS aluminium AlSi10Mg, 
  • EOS cobalt-chromium MP1, 
  • EOS martensitic steel MS1, 
  • EOS nickel alloy HX, 
  • EOS nickel alloy IN625, 
  • EOS nickel alloy IN718, 
  • EOS stainless steel GP1, 
  • EOS stainless steel PH1, 
  • EOS stainless steel 316L, 
  • EOS titanium Ti64, 
  • EOS titanium Ti64ELI. 

Why choose us?

- Complete solutions in one place
- Years of experience
- Competent staff
- Short response time
- Top equipment from the world's leading suppliers

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