NAMI and Maaden | A Groundbreaking Partnership in 3D Printing

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3D printing is more than just a buzzword in the manufacturing landscape—it's a revolution. At NAMI, we're harnessing this revolution to turn complex designs into functional realities, especially for clients like Maaden who depend on the durability and precision of every component.

For Maaden, the challenge was clear: their nozzles had to last longer without frequent replacements. We brought to the table our expertise in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing. SLS allows us to use materials that aren't just strong but also flexible and durable, much like the high-performing engineering plastics used in tough applications.

In the world of 3D printing, the choice of material can make or break your component. That's why for Maaden's nozzles, we chose a nylon-based thermoplastic that boasts the toughness and longevity needed for their heavy-duty applications. Our selection of materials goes beyond the basics, tapping into advanced nylon chemistries like DuraForm PA, which is known for its high endurance.

By switching to our nylon-based SLS printing, Maaden saw their nozzle life expectancy skyrocket from 5 weeks to over 30 weeks. This means less downtime, fewer replacements, and significant cost savings—benefits that any engineer or financial officer would celebrate.

At NAMI, we understand that even the slightest variance in manufacturing can lead to complications down the line. Our digital workflow, which includes precise 3D scanning and printing, ensures that the nozzles we produce fit perfectly every time, reducing the chance of errors in Maaden’s operations.

The materials we use, like the DuraForm ProX PA, aren't just about lasting longer—they're about withstanding the intense conditions of industrial use. These materials are tough enough to handle the vibrations and stress of continuous operation, which is exactly what Maaden needs.

For Maaden, partnering with NAMI meant stepping into a future where 3D printing is not a novelty but a necessity for innovation and economic efficiency. We’re proud to be part of this transformative journey, proving that with the right technology and materials, the possibilities are endless.

Lastly, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the engineers from Ma'aden, Fahad Almatrafi and Ziyad Altuwijri, for their invaluable contribution as part of this project. Their expertise and dedication played a vital role in the successful implementation of the Maaden nozzle.

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