The 3D fabrication industry is dropping in price and growing in capabilities. There are carbon fiber composites that print parts with the strength of aluminum. Engineers are embedding electrical connections and a range of chemical resistance materials into 3D printing. This development trend in 3D printing will continue.
Data Forged will add freedom to their customers to make what want, when they want, with their choice of equipment and materials. This freedom includes parts that assemble and seal. Data Forged mission is to create catalogs of 3D fabrication files of different printer resolutions of Z layers and XY surfaces. The first catalogs will have gas and fluid connections; and then fasteners.
The picture is a white cap on a threaded pipe that is holding 30 pounds of pressure. It is the phase one proof of concept of high resolution surfaces and micro structures creating 3D printed seals. The micro structures are from patent pending Z EngineeringTM. The high resolution 3D files are designed at the limits of the printers capacity.
History: This work started with the development of total surface contact threads, a new genre for connecting threaded surfaces and making seals. 3D printing seals needed more predictability and that was met with the development of Z EngineeringTM. Z Engineering is a box of tools that modify the print layers to engineer micro structures that overcome many deficiencies. It turns out that Z engineeringTM applies to all threads and connecting surfaces.
Threads are one of the biggest problems in 3D printing. There are many sites found on google that advocate tapping or die cutting 3D printed thread. Threaded Data Forged parts are the polar opposite. The core data is at 15 decimal places to safely keep all accumulated rounding errors out 10 places. The print data is 6 decimal places. The goals are parts that can only be equaled and not exceeded; and to resist obsolescence in this century.
The offer: Phase one was proof of concept was proof of concept, phase two proof of commercialization and phase three is growth.
Phase one was being able to 3D print at the maximum resolution a wave thread and a pipe thread connection that held water and air pressure.
Phase two is to automate that process to create all its parts at different resolutions. These will start with the standard tried and true gas and fluid connectors. Build into this process are two types of customer choices: Z engineering and different types of threads. Z Engineering improves aspects of the 3D fabrication that includes sealing, directing mechanical stresses and fastening. This applies to any curved or angular surfaces. Different threads includes the patented wave thread or the concentric square thread.
Phase three is growth. Once the learning curve of getting fluid tight connections and fasteners online, next will be specialized hardware. Automotive parts, various types of lab equipment, industrial, mining, farming machinery with pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical connections are a few examples. This will be driven by engineers who see where this will benefit their industry. They will be paid a fee plus a percentage of sales for 5 years.
Phase two is well under way and needs $50,000 to get the first one thousands parts on line - without paying any salaries. The growth in Phase three will need an additional $500,000 for expanding the catalogs of parts, part testing, foreign patents, marketing and engineering fees. That includes an online product manager and a 3D print engineer. Phase two is to create the machinery. Phase three is to become the disruptive technology. Investors may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is building this?
VanCorThreads.com with wave and concentric square threads