3D Printed Porous Metal

Mott proudly stands as the global leader in gradient structure and controlled porosity, achieved through the innovative application of 3D printed porous metal. Leveraging additive manufacturing, we have mastered the art of designing intricate components that can be entirely or partially composed of porous or lattice structures. 

Our cutting-edge, patent-pending process empowers us to collaborate with you in the creation of custom heat exchanger parts. These parts exhibit an unprecedented blend of features and performance capabilities that were once considered unattainable, making them ideal for industries requiring precise thermal management and structural integrity. 

Whether you are in aerospace, automotive, or any other sector, Mott’s expertise in 3D printed porous metal technology opens new horizons for your engineering needs.

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Typical Applications

3D Printed Porous Metal for:

  • Medical device instruments and implants
  • Aerospace & Defense Thermal Systems
  • OEM filtration & flow control designs in virtually any application

Additive Manufacturing

Our additive manufacturing capabilities provide the most uniform porosity and unique geometries for your application.

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Product Specs

Build Volume

9.7” x 9.7” x 11.0” (L x W x H)

Build Materials

316L Stainless Steel, Titanium, other alloys consult engineering

Solid feature size resolution

+/- 0.01”

Porous feature size resolution

+/- 0.02”

Porosity range

1 to 100+ micron pore size (for custom porosity consult engineering)

Part-part dimensional consistency

+/- 0.001-0.002”

Density consistency

+/- 0.07-0.1 g/cc

Solid printed surface finish

350 Ra µin

Machined surface finish

5 to 32 Ra µin (same as typical hardware)

Our Design Capabilities

At Mott, we excel in design with a focus on 3D printed porous metal applications. Our CAD design expertise encompasses all solid, solid-to-porous, or all porous configurations – including multi-gradient porosities. We offer the ability to efficiently aggregate multiple components into a single printed Bill of Material, simplifying your production process and reducing costs. Additionally, we provide custom material and porosity printing solutions, with the option to consult our experienced engineering team for tailored support in the realm of 3D printed porous metal design and manufacturing.

Relevant Services

Design Expertise – From start to finish, we customize solutions based on your design parameters – challenge us!

Fluid Modeling – Our extensive applications have built a library of data to increase the accuracy of our flow models to provide initial performance and feasibility estimates prior to building prototypes.

Extensive Partner Network – If a material is not listed or capability not in-house, we maintain an extensive network of partners for new material procurement, advanced manufacturing capabilities, and validation testing.

Engineering Support – If you need help beyond the component level, we also work on entire systems design.  Let us know how we can help.

What is 3D Printed Porous Metal

If you’re new to the world of 3D printed porous metal, Mott Corporation is your trusted guide into this groundbreaking technology. Our expertise lies in harnessing the power of additive manufacturing to create components with precisely engineered porous structures. These structures enable a wide range of applications, from enhancing filtration and fluid control to achieving lightweight yet robust designs with unparalleled structural integrity.

At Mott Corporation, we specialize in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with 3D printed porous metal. Our advanced CAD design capabilities, material selection expertise, and engineering consultation services empower you to unlock the full potential of this innovative technology. Whether you require components for aerospace, automotive, medical devices, or any other industry, our tailored solutions in 3D printed porous metal design and manufacturing can transform your projects and drive innovation.

FAQs: 3D Printed Porous Metal

Q: What is 3D printed porous metal?

A: 3D printed porous metal is a cutting-edge technology that utilizes additive manufacturing techniques to create metal components with carefully engineered porous structures. These structures consist of voids or pores that can be precisely controlled and customized, making them ideal for various applications, including filtration, fluid control, lightweight yet sturdy designs, and more.

Q: What are the advantages of using 3D printed porous metal?

A: Using 3D printed porous metal offers several advantages, such as enhanced filtration efficiency, improved fluid flow control, lightweight yet strong components, and the ability to create intricate and complex designs. Additionally, this technology allows for the consolidation of multiple components into one, reducing assembly time and costs.

Q: In which industries are 3D printed porous metal components commonly used?

A: 3D printed porous metal components find applications in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical devices, energy, and manufacturing. Their versatility and the ability to tailor porosity to specific needs make them valuable in various sectors where precise control over fluid flow, filtration, or lightweight structures is essential.

Q: How can I incorporate 3D printed porous metal into my projects?

A: To incorporate 3D printed porous metal into your projects, you can collaborate with specialized companies like Mott Corporation. They offer CAD design expertise, material selection, and engineering consultation to customize porous metal components to your specific requirements. Whether you need filtration solutions, fluid control devices, or unique lightweight structures, working with experts in 3D printed porous metal ensures optimal performance and efficiency for your applications.