The recently introduced Calibur3 system from Wayland Additive overcomes challenges to bring new materials and capabilities to EBM metal 3D printing.
How a kangaroo, a chest implant, and the cost of argon prompted a question that led to the title for this month’s column. AM's full economic return is found in the overall product bottom line.
In this episode of The Cool Parts Show, we learn how controlled porosity obtained through binder jetting can be applied to build metal filters capable of trapping — and even eliminating — virus particles.
#metal #video #coolparts
Terminology confusion might be coming, because the answer is likely yes. A provider of glass flake for plastics foresees applications to AM, specifically as a reinforcement within 3D printing filament.
Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.
This component for the oil and gas industry features a shelf through the lattice structure that does not appear in the CAD model. How did it get there? The answer does not involve STL, but we talk about that anyway.
#AMWTF #metal #video
Abstracts from potential speakers for the 2021 Additive Manufacturing Conference are now being accepted on subjects relating to applications and advances in additive production.
Three functional components are 3D printed thanks to cost savings and design freedom. Layers lines on the shift knob signify this advance.
Workflow efficiencies and sustainability goals can be achieved together. An automated cleaning system and longer-lasting detergent allowed one manufacturer to reduce hazards, costs and time in its resin removal process.
#postprocessing #polymer #sustainability
Additive manufacturing with an aluminum/ceramic composite enables a brake rotor with one-third the weight and five times the heat transfer of a typical rotor. We talk to the inventor on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#lightweighting #ceramic #video
Tigital 3D-Set materials can be 3D printed with SLS processes, offering higher thermal stability, less shrinkage and faster print speeds than thermoplastics.
A Q&A with the editor-in-chief of CompositesWorld explores tooling, continuous fiber, hybrid processes, and the opportunities for smaller and more intricate composite parts.
#lightweighting #composites #brackets
Air ducts are ubiquitous, but are they all as efficient as they need to be? Computational fluid dynamics informed the redesign of this 3D printed air duct — made to serve a 3D printer.
#assemblyconsolidation #video #coolparts
Americas president Rich Garrity describes how the two additive manufacturing technology companies came together (COVID-19 helped), along with the value of protecting one culture while allowing another to change.