At Continuum, we work with metal manufacturers in the additive manufacturing, laser cladding, thermal spray, hot isostatic pressing and metal injection molding applications.
We proudly serve the space, aerospace, defense, oil & gas, automotive, and other advanced industrial markets.
Additive manufacturing is exceptionally versatile, allowing for the creation of highly complex and customized parts that would not be possible with subtractive methodologies. AM minimizes material waste by building components layer by layer, reducing costs and environmental impact. It enables rapid prototyping, on-demand production, and the consolidation of multiple parts into a single, intricate design, promoting lightweighting and resource efficiency. With its ability to push the boundaries of design and innovation - while reducing lead times and costs, additive manufacturing is transforming industries and driving new frontiers in manufacturing excellence.
Typical markets: Space, Aerospace, Transportation, Defense, Energy, Oil & Gas, Medical.
Metal Injection Molding is unique for its ability to manufacture complex shapes cost-effectively, reducing waste and post-processing operations. It supports a wide range of metal alloys, making it suitable for diverse applications across various industries. With its capacity to produce parts with high strength and intricate geometries, MIM is a game-changer in the realm of metal manufacturing, delivering top-notch performance, cost-efficiency, and design versatility.
Typical markets: Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Defense, Medical.
Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) is a manufacturing process that is used to reduce the porosity and increase density of materials . The process subjects the target materials to both elevated temperature and pressure in a high-pressure containment vessel. As the chamber is heated, the pressure increases, and the resultant pressure compresses and densifies the subject material. Since the pressure is uniform in all directions, the term isostatic is applied.
Typical markets: Aerospace, Defense, Space, Transportation, Energy, Medical.
This cutting-edge technique empowers the creation of highly precise and durable metal components with unmatched speed and efficiency. By applying laser energy to deposit material layer by layer, it enhances material properties, making parts more resilient and wear-resistant. With its ability to repair and refurbish worn parts and add features to existing components, laser cladding offers a sustainable and cost-effective solution for industries seeking top-notch performance and longevity in their metal products.
Typical markets: Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Defense