Self Supporting Lattice Designs High volume production requires consistency and printability of a self-supporting lattice structure. If achieved, a self-supporting structure will requires no post print deburring or subtractive manufacturing, lending to greater dimensional consistency, at a more affordable cost. The angles of the above lattices are at 60, 45, 30, and even 15 degreesContinue reading “Self Supporting Lattice Designs”
Grain Structure Micrographs An understanding of your parts’ microstructure is critical for predicting performance. The above micrographs illustrate the microstructure of acicular alpha (white areas) in a transformed beta matrix (dark areas) with no continuous network of alpha at prior beta grain boundaries as printed, after HIP, or after Furnace Heat Treat. Let us helpContinue reading “Grain Structure Micrographs”
Atomic Fusion Deposition Surfaces Watershed is proud to offer atomic fusion deposition surfaces to complement our Titanium Additive Manufacturing downstream processes. Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) and Titanium Nitride (TiN) offer hardness and anti-galling surfaces for cutters, surgical tools, mating parts, and form tools. Chromium (Cr) is an excellent surface for preserving laser etches while also hardeningContinue reading “Atomic Fusion Deposition Surfaces”
Control Charts are “In Control” Watershed Idea Foundry’s capabilities are not only precise on a single build, but are as impressively consistent across serial production runs. The above data represents 20 serial builds on our Renishaw 500Q, each with 8 unique, worst case physical measurements per run. Additionally, the measurements were taken after post processing. This demonstratesContinue reading “Control Charts are “In Control””
Precision of Additive Manufacturing The precision and accuracy of Watershed Idea Foundry’s Additive Manufacturing capabilities are well represented even within complex lattice structures. The above 3D imaging scan details impressive tolerances as printed. High precision requires excellent equipment such as Watershed’s high volume Renishaw quad laser system or our customizable Aconity3D GmbH systems. Accuracy requires specific detail to Design forContinue reading “Precision of Additive Manufacturing”
2nd FDA Device Master File (MAF) Years of experience with upstream and downstream processes focused solely on ASTM F3001-14, Standard Specification for Additive Manufacturing Titanium-6 Aluminum-4 Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) with Powder Bed Fusion have led Watershed to a second FDA Device Master File! Watershed Idea Foundry’s latest submission documents a wide range of proprietaryContinue reading “2nd FDA Device Master File (MAF)”
Renishaw RenAM 500Q Watershed has maintained steadfast focus on our primary goal of helping our customers achieve success through design and production of exceptional titanium orthopedic implants that truly improve patient outcomes. Our growth is supported by our investment in technology and people, as well as quality and compliance. We have proven our success withContinue reading “Renishaw 500Q Quad-Laser”
Watershed announces FDA acceptance of our Device Master File for Titanium Additive Manufacturing Watershed Idea Foundry is very proud of the team and grateful to all of our industry collaborators. We are fully embracing Additive Manufacturing as a complementary solution to add exceptional value to our clients’ portfolios.