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TURBOCAM International

ing, TX1 is a treatment that works
through both diffusion and crystal lattice transformation processes."
Other advanced technologies used by
the company include direct metal laser
sintering (DMLS), an additive manufacturing technology that creates complex
metal parts directly from 3-D CAD data.
"The software 'slices' the model into
thin layers, which the DMLS machine
then builds layer by layer, fusing metal
powder into a solid part by melting it
locally using a focused laser beam," the
company says.
Advantages of the DMLS technology
include short turnaround times, high
detail resolution and quality, and the
ability to create features that can't be
cast or machined. TURBOCAM uses the
technology in prototyping as well as pro-

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duction. Parts produced using the technology are finished on CNC machinery.
TURBOCAM also offers electromechanical machining (ECM) and plasma spray coating services. "ECM is an
unconventional machining solution
for components with material requirements or features that are difficult, or
even impossible, to machine by traditional methods," the company says.
"[ECM] is a rapid, cost-effective machining process that eliminates heat and
mechanical stress. ECM is an erosion
process, unlike [electrical discharge machining] EDM vaporization, that utilizes
the principle of electrolysis."
The process uses an ECM cathode tool
that is positioned close to the part being
machined. A low-voltage, high-amperage direct current is passed between the

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tool and part via an electrolyte. Material is removed by anodic dissolution and
then carried away by the electrolyte, the
company adds.
Plasma spray coating is a type of thermal spray application that provides wear

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