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EAW launches new 3D printed Ultralight Titanium Mount

Featuring a novel bionic design through innovative lattice construction

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The market for 3D printed gun silencers has been booming but the legal firearm-related applications of 3D printing don’t end there. EAW, a company that redefined the market for scope mounts in the 1970s with the invention of the pivot mount, presents another world first and its second product from its 3D printing category. The new 3D printed Ultralight Titanium Mount scope mount, is made using titanium and additive manufacturing. Just like EAW’s first 3D mounts made from aluminum, the titanium models will be milled to perfection after printing, so the tolerances are well within the company’s standard.

EAW has evolved to a company combining over 100 years of tradition but with unprecedented innovation. The newest highlight is ultra-lightweight scope mounts from additive manufacturing.

EAW launches new 3D printed Ultralight Titanium Mount featuring a novel bionic design through innovative lattice construction

The mount comes in a new revolutionary bionic design for mounts which is inspired by nature. Allowing for a very light overall weight while being extremely durable, this design represents the future of mounts to come.
EAW´s usual test was carried out with great success by the DEVA institute. The mount proved to be extremely durable – after 2000 shocks with 700G of force, the mount did not show any signs of wearing off.

The EAW Ultralight Aluminium MountManufactured uses a laser-based metal additive manufacturing process, resulting in an extremely lightweight aluminum block mount which saves 30-40 % in weight versus comparable mounts. The mount is post-processed using a high-quality milling and turning machine.

EAW launches new 3D printed Ultralight Titanium Mount featuring a novel bionic design through innovative lattice construction

Customers can order the mount with either a multi-screw or a repeatable lever version in Ø30mm or Ø34mm diameter.

The first 3D printed mount introduced by EAW used aluminum and were also produced using a laser metal PBF process. The product featured a special appearance and enormous rigidity, but most importantly it introduced a weight saving of approximately 30-40% compared with conventional mounts.

According to Stefan Schilling, Managing Director of EAW, this new form of mount production has already been registered as a patent and confirmed by a certificate. Furthermore, in order to meet EAW’s own high quality standards, the mount has already been successfully subjected to endurance testing by DEVA with 2000 shocks at 700g.

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