Renaissance Services had requirements for an Air Force program , which involved reverse engineering and the rapid production of castings in 8 weeks. This involved a complete analysis of the legacy part along with the creation of a Technical Data Package (TDP) for an aluminum support housing. The PERFECT-3D division of Renaissance Services was responsible for creating the 3D-printed tooling in support of making the A356 aluminum casting.
The Renaissance Services team reverse engineered
the part (Fig 1) and supplied MIL-STD-31000
Technical Data Packages including 2D drawings and
3D CAD models (Fig. 2) to meet Air Force requirements.
The PERFECT-3D team then designed and generated all
CAD data required to produce the 3D-printed molds (Fig. 3).
Working closely with our foundry partner, ceramic molds
were printed on our DLP printers. Components were sintered,
post processed, and inspected. PERFECT-3D delivered
the completed molds to the foundry “ready-to-pour”. The
castings (Fig. 4) were produced and delivered to the
machining supplier (Fig. 5) where they were final machined
to make finished parts for assemblies.