Polymer AM

Windform Composite 3D Printing Materials Enable Lightweight, Flexible Air Inlet

CRP Technology recently developed a new front air inlet for a Moto3 racing customer, which was manufactured in Windform materials by using an SLS additive manufacturing technique.

News

3D Systems Appoints Former Boeing CTO to Board of Directors

Dr. John J. Tracy brings aerospace, engineering and technology expertise to 3D Systems’ board of directors.

Materials

Collaboration Seeks to Develop Standards for Larger FFF Filament

Led by 3D Platform, the collaboration project includes both equipment and filament producers.

News

HP Expands 3D Printing Business in Asia-Pacific Region

New partnerships, product availability, programs and reference centers expand HP’s 3D printing business in the region.

Metal AM

Design Guidelines for Conformal Cooling Water Lines

Additive manufacturing enables complex geometries and nonround cross-sections for conformal cooling lines, but some design lessons from conventionally drilled lines are still relevant.

News

FIT Expands Software Development Capability with Subsidiary in Romania

The company is focusing on software to automate and standardize the additive manufacturing workflow.

Basics

Hear Proto Labs’ Recorded Webinar on Choosing Among Plastic 3D Printing Options

SLS, stereolithography or polyjet? The answer depends. Each process has its strengths.

Production

SLM Titanium Expands Options for Hearing Aid Wearers

Titanium plus selective laser melting (SLM) enables hearing aids that perform better for a wider range of individuals.

News

GKN Sinter Metals Launches InstAMetal E-Commerce Platform

The online interface will offer customers 24/7 access to feasibility analysis tools and pricing information on metal AM prototypes.

Technology

Elix Polymers Extends Portfolio of ABS Grades for 3D Printing

The company is helping to build a database for validated 3D printing materials, in addition to optimizing its own.

News

Spatial Corp. Joins ADAPT

The new member company brings expertise in 3D software development.

Metal AM

Metal AM: Is Welding the Way In?

Optomec’s machine tool for metal 3D printing is also an accessible system for automated welding. The embrace of one use of this machine might lead to increasing exploration of the other.