Additive manufacturing is revolutionizing how things are made and GE Additive is leading the charge. This is evident in GE Additive’s partnership with HRE Wheels and Callaway Golf. Although the companies manufacture different products, they both harnessed the capabilities of AM and produced technology demonstrators:
- HRE Wheels and GE Additive partnered to unveil the first titanium wheel using EBM technology. Known as HRE3D+, this new prototype wheel showcases the future of wheel technology and how advanced materials like titanium can be harnessed to create complex designs. The wheel was produced on two Arcam EBM machines — Q20 and Q10 — in five separate sections, then combined using a custom center section and titanium fasteners.
- Callaway Golf partnered with GE Additive’s AddWorks team to change the acoustic signature of the Odyssey R-Ball while retaining the preferred shape and performance. AddWorks provided guidance based on decades of additive design background. The team refined existing designs to the build direction to ensure all features were easily supported during the build. The AddWorks team designed supports for thermal stresses and overhang constraints. Topology optimization was used in conjunction with acoustical mapping to create the optimal design.
This presentation will cover how AM made these products possible.