Foundry Lab Collaboration with Eaton advances Prototyping, AM

Foundry Lab announced its collaboration with global power management company Eaton. Harnessing the speed of microwave and additive manufacturing, Foundry Lab was able to cast parts for Eaton in weeks, not months. 

Eaton leveraged the Digital Metal Casting System to cast aluminum parts that include stainless steel pins, a technological advancement that is not possible with traditional 3D printing, placing Foundry Lab’s technology at the forefront of innovation. 

The milestone highlights the flexibility of Foundry Lab’s casting technology and the success of its recent U.S expansion. Eaton was an early member of Foundry Lab’s evaluation program, which have them a preview of the technology. 

“Eaton is often faced with the challenge of applying AM to legacy applications because changing the process and/or material is too big of an engineering hurdle,” said Cameron Peahl, additive manufacturing manager at Eaton’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, “In this example, Foundry Lab’s technology provides a solution for us to leverage the speed and agility of additive while maintaining the conventional casting method and material, even including the cast-in-place steel pin.”

“Working with Eaton to produce these parts has been an incredible opportunity,” said David Moodie, founder and CEO of Foundry Lab. “Eaton’s application was typical of the pain that industry is currently facing. Many components can’t be 3D printed and are prohibitively expensive and slow to cast with traditional methods. This is the problem that our technology is here to fix.”