Mines are harsh and highly abrasive environments that quickly degrade plant and equipment. These are often remote sites, with long and logistically challenging supply chains. Wayland’s NeuBeam technology brings the capability to print new materials with supreme wear resistance so that parts last far longer.
Not only this, parts can be supplied locally on demand (days not months) so that mining operations can be back up and running rapidly — at much lower cost, and without the need to stock a vast array of spare parts.
A more distributed approach to manufacturing on demand with more material options is a huge driver for the adoption of metal AM and new application development in this sector. Calibur3 is at the forefront of this key application area.