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Big Metal Additive

Big Metal Additive (BMA) solves customer problems with the largest and most sophisticated metal hybrid additive manufacturing capability in the industry. We provide customers with cutting-edge prototypes, replacement parts, and full-scale demonstration articles to address lead time, cost, availability, and design sophistication. BMA’s hybrid additive manufacturing technology incorporates a proprietary engineering workflow, large part size capability, and can accommodate complex designs. Our engineering workflow facilitates customer collaboration by starting with solid CAD models, performing all engineering functions in the workflow, and concluding with production. Customers can explore designs while simultaneously ensuring producibility, which accelerates innovation while reducing risk. BMA’s machines have a large worktable of 6 ft. by 12 ft. and uniquely combines additive and subtractive manufacturing on a single platform. This ensures dimensional integrity and consistent quality because every deposition layer is machined for cleanliness and dimensional control. BMA offers an unprecedented opportunity in producing large metal parts quickly for customers seeking a wide variety of solutions, from innovative design exploration to the replacement of obsolete parts.

 

    Our Engineering Capabilities

    Engineering-Capabilities
    • Topology optimization
    • Generative engineering design
    • Process simulation
    • Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)
    • Design and producibility analysis
    • Work directly with native CAD models
    • Complete prototype design and assembly

    Our Product Offerings

    • Functional prototypes
    • Design demonstrations
    • Casting replacements
    • Forging replacements
    • Welded assembly replacements
    • CNC machined assembly replacements

    Our Process Advantages

     

    • Complex geometry
    • Certified aluminum feedstock
    • Finish machined surfaces
    • Large structural components