MetalFlow™

PANTHER METALFLOW™

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING THE PRODUCTION WAY

Panther Metalflow™ utilizes the best of zinc die casting and precision fixturing to produce strong, net-shape assemblies.  Metalflow™ can replace pressing, welding, gluing, staking and crimping. Components to be assembled are placed in a special zinc die casting tool.  The tool closes on the components and molten zinc alloy is injected into the cavity under very high pressure.  When the tooling opens, the alloy has joined the components into a strong, net-shape assembly. As molten zinc alloy solidifies it shrinks uniformly. This creates a very strong bond between the solidified alloy and components placed in the die cast tooling.

Zinc die castings can be created with very complex configurations.  As a result, assemblies created with Panther Metalfow™ can include features that would otherwise have to be machined.  Dissimilar materials can be assembled.  Even plastics can be cast into assemblies using Metalflow™.  These benefits combined with production rates up to 800 pieces per hour add up to cost savings over traditional assembly and machining methods.

WE GUARANTEE OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE BIG WINS FOR YOU AND YOUR COMPANY

Why spend time and money removing material when we can mold strong, complex features to finished tolerances?

Who should be interested? Purchasing, Quality & Engineering. Please see examples below.

TRADITIONAL DESIGN
Steering U-Joint

METALFLOW™ DESIGN. Cost reduction up to 50%

Dissimilar materials
Tight assembly tolerance.

METALFLOW™
can not be manufactured
any other way.

TRADITIONAL DESIGN
U-Joint spider
High material cost
Several machining operations

METALFLOW™ DESIGN.
Low material cost
2 operations.

2 piece Transmission Axle
expensive to manufacture

METALFLOW™ DESIGN.
Major cost reduction.
fewer operations

Turned from hex bar.
High material cost.

METALFLOW™ DESIGN.
Additive manufacturing
Less material,
higher throughput

Several pieces, manually assembled
High quality risk.

METALFLOW™ DESIGN.
fewer pieces
addresses quality concerns