Siemens to deliver end-to-end additive manufacturing software

Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) business has been making moves into the additive manufacturing industry for several months now. (Siemens to collaborate with HP Inc. to elevate 3D printing from prototyping to full production; Local Motors 3D printing cars with Siemens PLM Software; Siemens moves into metal 3D printing; and Software optimizes parts for 3D […]

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Sciaky’s AM technology helps automotive cut time and costs of tooling and stamping dies

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), and leading provider of metal 3D printing solutions, announced that its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology helped a major automotive manufacturer cut significant time and costs with the creation and repair of several tooling and stamping dies. The manufacturer leveraged Sciaky’s EBAM to deposit complicated […]

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More control over additive builds with Concept Laser Parameter Editor

Certain parts of the additive manufacturing process can be a challenge, especially for the process engineer setting up the additive machine for a build. Different parameters work better for different geometries. But, depending on the additive machine and the software you use, you may not be able to control these parameters, at least not without […]

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3D Systems’ new focus on additive manufacturing

With a new president and CEO, 3D Systems used the IMTS Show to announce it is taking its 3D printing businesses in a new direction—focusing on additive manufacturing for production. To an audience of investors, customers, media, and others, CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) said, “Rapid prototyping was the original application for 3D printing and will […]

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Optomec launches line of 3D printing metal machine tools

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals, launched a new tool series for low-cost, high-value metal additive manufacturing. The new LENS Machine Tool Series integrates Optomec’s LENS metal additive manufacturing technology into conventional CNC Vertical Milling platforms, resulting in a Hybrid VMC Controlled-Atmosphere System. The LENS Machine Tool […]

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Additive shows off its manufacturing capabilities

3Dprinting /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) has had a bit of an identity problem for the past few years. Is it a somewhat useful tool for makers, artists, and hobbyists? It is a tool for professional engineers to use for form, fit, and proof of concept needs? Is it a machine that will replace CNCs and other […]

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3D Platform unveils new systems for additive production

At this year’s IMTS show, the trend for additive manufacturing is production manufacturing. Several companies either introduced or focused on their manufacturing capable systems. 3D Platform introduced two new additive systems targeted at production applications in its Excel Series Platform. The Excel series includes a parallel gantry configuration that can support multiple simultaneous processes including […]

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World automotive 3D printing market to garner $2.4 billion by 2022

Key findings of the recently released Allied Market Research study, World Automotive 3D printing Market,” are: –Automotive 3D printing market should exhibit a remarkable growth during the forecast period (2016 – 2022), attributed to the increasing automotive demand. –Stereolithography will continue to maintain its leading position as a widely used technology during the forecast period. […]

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Reimagining the 3D printed car to develop an autonomous driving experience

Mouser Electronics Inc., is teaming up with Local Motors and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to build a fully transforming vehicle cockpit for 3D-printed autonomous vehicles. It is the latest series from Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together educational program. The build will focus on reimagining the interior of the Local Motors Strati, a 3D-printed vehicle, to highlight […]

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GE looks to acquire Arcam AB and SLM Solutions Group

Many analysts and investors thought the big acquisition news would come from HP.  Looks like GE is taking the lead. GE (NYSE: GE) announced plans to acquire two suppliers of additive manufacturing equipment, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions Group AG for $1.4 billion. Both companies will report into David Joyce, President & CEO of GE […]

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EOS claims bigger, faster DMLS additive system

EOS will introduce its EOS M 400-4 system for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) at the IMTS show in Chicago (Sept. 12-17). Designed for industrial applications, the quad-laser system has a wider building platform, along with a new handling system. The additive system’s building volume is 400 x 400 x 400 mm (15.75 x 15.75 […]

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How to use FDM to build long, long, long 3D printed parts

Stratasys eliminates the Z axis limit in FDM 3D printing Who would have thought that you could get 7 ft, 20 ft, and longer parts from an extrusion 3D printing process? The Z axis handles height, and for certain builds, not only would the build time be agonizingly slow, you would need quite a support […]

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Innova Engineering announces establishment of new research and development facility

Innova Engineering recently opened a new Research and Development facility in Santa Ana, California. The new facility allows for an expansion of capabilities and services offered by the engineering firm. With over 22 years of experience in the product development industry, Innova Engineering supports manufacturers in the medical, aerospace, automotive and consumer product industries, utilizing computer simulation

Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator tackles automated manufacturing

When you combine the freedom of motion of a robot with a 3D printing extrusion nozzle, you can build amazing objects. One of the key benefits is that big, really big, items are easy to build this way. Over the years, researchers have combined robots and 3D printing extrusion nozzles to build houses, bridges, furniture, […]

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Chrysler engineers see clearly with 3D printed transparent differential housings

For Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC, 3D printers are a common tool engineers use to prototype and test designs at the 5.4 million square foot Chrysler Technology Center (CTC). Engineers here have been using additive manufacturing technology since 1989. In one example, the design engineers used 3-D printing to open a unique window on […]

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With two product introductions, Stratasys takes FDM to a new level

Extrusion, or Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS) version known as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®), is the additive technology used in more than 90% of 3D printers in industry. You may think it’s a well-known technology. Hold on, Stratasys plans to take FDM to a new level of speed, accuracy, and repeatability. Today, the company introduces its next […]

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rp+m adds metal additive manufacturing to its offerings

rp+m, a leading service provider of rapid prototyping and manufacturing services, has selected Concept Laser’s M2 cusing metal additive machine to strengthen its research and development competencies. The M2 cusing will allow rp+m to develop innovative applications for clients, due to its open architecture, which enables alloy development and parameter editing. rp+m will be the […]

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Optomec claims breakthrough in 3D Printing enables micron-scale smart structures

Optomec’s Aerosol Jet Technology can enable 3D polymer and composite structures to be printed at the micron scale with embedded electronics. This breakthrough could potentially reduce the cost and size of next-generation products used in the electronics and bio-medical industries. This new capability is the result of the Aerosol Jet’s ability to print fine features […]

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Using 3D printing to repair metal parts

Not only can 3D printing build parts, layer by layer, some metal additive systems repair already built parts. Optomec is one company with such a capability. BeAM Machines, Inc. is a new entrant into the U.S. market. BeAM is a spin-off of 30-year-old French Laser research center. It is working with the support of Fives […]

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Improving conductive 3D printing ink

Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM),  announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies, filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the development of a new nanometric conductive ink based on a unique synthesis. The new nanoparticle synthesis minimizes the […]

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Latest 3D printing technology manipulates liquid metal through magnetism for faster build speed

The latest 3D printing technology to emerge for working with metal materials is MagnetoJet technology from new startup, Vader Systems. This patent pending MagnetoJet technology is based on Magneto Hydro Dynamics (MHD) or the manipulation of liquid metal through magnetism, and Liquid Metal Jet Printing (LMJP). In a MagnetoJet machine, such as the Mk 1, […]

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Top 10 design tips for direct metal laser sintering

Each additive manufacturing technology has a number of best design practices to take advantage of that technology’s capabilities. Here are top design practices for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). (This information is based on a Design World webinar, Designing for the Direct Metal Lasers Sintering Process, presented by Jonathan Bissmeyer, Senior Quality Engineer for 3D […]

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FAQ: Can I use Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) for prototyping?

Yes, you can. Depending on part size and quantity, the DMLS additive manufacturing technology may be a good option for prototyping components that will go to production using other manufacturing methods. With large bulkier parts, it may not make sense, but it can be a quick and cost effective method of design optimization. You can […]

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Innovative service providers emerging as key trend in 3D printing

3D printing was originally invented to reduce the time it takes to develop an engineering prototype. The idea was for thousands of engineers to have their own personal machines at their disposal. Today, that idea has evolved. New 3D printing service providers are emerging, many with innovative business models for delivering 3D printed prototyping and […]

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3D printing helps drivers of Ford trucks see better

A key aspect of vehicle safety involves the front and rear car lights, which must be transparent and visible from a distance. What role can 3D printing play…

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