Tooling

Boeing Partners with Thermwood on 3D-Printed Tool for 777X

The tool was printed as a single piece from 20 percent carbon fiber-reinforced ABS using the Vertical Layer Print system.

News

Sciaky to Deliver Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) System to Burloak Technologies

The EBAM system will be used to 3D print large metal parts for aerospace, defense and other industries.

Production

Carbon Fiber Bike Frame Made Possible with Robotic 3D Printing

Arevo’s True3D printing process, which deposits carbon fiber towpreg using a robotic arm, enabled the creation of a bike frame design that would not have been possible otherwise.

When Is 3D Printing Cost Effective?

Hype continues to surround additive manufacturing. These three factors can help determine whether a part is worth 3D printing.

Materials

Global Alliance Partners Introduce Materials for Ultimaker

Ultimaker global material alliance partners DSM and Owens Corning are both introducing high-performance filaments for the 5S 3D printer.

Polymer AM

PADT Patents Apparatus for Removing 3D Printing Support Materials

The Support Cleaning Apparatus (SCA) removes support structures from parts 3D-printed using Soluble Support Technology (SST) material.

Metal AM

3 Ways Volkswagen Will Use HP Metal Jet

When HP introduced its Metal Jet platform at IMTS 2018, the launch was assisted by key initial partners including the German automaker. Here are some of the opportunities VW sees with this metal 3D printing technology.

Design for Additive

Frustum Announces Generate Iterative Design Software for Windows OS

The industrial design software is said to produce manufacture-ready designs, accelerating time to market.

News

Carbon Expands Network of Production Partners

The company has announced the addition of eight manufacturers to its Carbon Production Network (CPN).

News

Stratasys Reflects on Where 3D Printing Is in 2018

Two years ago, Stratasys was looking forward to where 3D printing might be going. Now, it’s worth evaluating the current state of additive manufacturing with polymers.

News

Lockheed Martin to Integrate Machine Learning with Metal 3D Printing

In partnership with the Office of Naval Research, Lockheed Martin is undertaking a project to develop multi-axis robots that can optimize 3D printing in process.

Moldmaking

Magnetic 3D Printing with Fiber Reinforcement Fills Tooling Gap

Fortify’s Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) platform pairs high-performance resins with fiber reinforcement that can be controlled at the voxel level. The process promises a faster route to durable injection mold tooling.