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CalRAM Inc.

contaminant-free environment for consistent metallurgy of the parts. Parts are
produced in temperatures ranging from
700 to 1,000 degrees Celsius. When
cooled, the parts retain their shape,
have consistent grain structure and are
stress-free, says Director of Additive
Manufacturing Programs Shane Collins.
CalRAM uses several different powdered materials in its products including
titanium, aluminum, cobalt chrome, and
InconelĀ®, a high nickel super-alloy. The
company also has the ability to make and
test parts from most metallic materials
specified by a customer.
As it is based on precise CAD measurements and tightly controlled process
inputs, CalRAM's process yields highly
consistent parts that can be produced in
a repeatable fashion. Many of the parts

produced by CalRAM for the aerospace
industry can potentially be in service for
up to 50 years, Collins adds.
In addition to their quality and repeatability, parts produced using the PBF
process do not require expensive, long
lead-time tooling. This advantage gives
customers the ability to iterate their designs rapidly and launch into production
immediately with the exact process that
manufactured the prototype parts.
The company provides turnkey manufacturing services to customers from
printing parts to testing and performing secondary operations including machining and assembly. CalRAM works
with customers to engineer their existing parts for the PBF process through
workshops at their facility as well as
on-site at its customers' locations. "Our

West

customers could just take their existing
designs and have us print them as-is, but
what we're seeing in the industry are organizations' engineers redesigning their
parts to take advantage of this technology," says Vice President of Sales and
Marketing Sean Treacy. "In some cases,
customers have achieved over a 50 percent reduction in weight and cost by
Micro Steel located in Canoga Park, California, is a

state-of-the-art precision machine shop. Micro Steel has
23 turning and milling CNCs, 9 conventional machines, and
an inspection room with 4 CMMs. We manufacture parts
from most materials available: common and exotic metals,
plastics and composites.
Micro Steel's team is expert in the field of manufacturing and engineering, fully engaged with customers to
provide outstanding service. Micro Steel takes pride in
producing quality space-flight components and is excited
to participate in innovative technologies, like performing
the finish machining of CalRAM-fabricated 3D Additive-Manufactured complex titanium parts. Thank you
CalRAM! We are grateful for the opportunity!

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