Production

Video: 3D Printing’s Role in the Plastics Industry

This conversation from NPE2018 highlights uses of 3D printing technology for the plastics industry, from prototyping through volume production.

Form Ceram Offers Ceramic 3D Printing Services

The lithography-based ceramic manufacturing process enables 3D printing of solid, smooth ceramic parts. 

Polymer AM

Essentium HSE Platform Combines Fast Production of Strong Parts

The Essentium high-speed extrusion (HSE) platform should solve issues of strength, speed and cost that arise on the manufacturing floor.

Technology

DMG MORI Powder Bed Machine Sees North American Release

DMG MORI's Lasertec 30 SLM uses a modular powder bed to enable fast material changes between or even during the build. 

Polymer AM

Sabic's Lexan EXL Filament Offers High Toughness, Strength

The Lexan EXL AMHI240F filament offers high impact performance and is compatible with Stratasys Fortus 3D printers. 

Polymer AM

Jabil Emerges as a Powerhouse in Additive Manufacturing

Jabil, an international force in manufacturing, software and services, has launched a global network of additive manufacturing services.

News

AddUp Announces Acquisition of BeAM

The arrangement brings together AddUp's laser beam melting and BeAM's directed energy deposition additive manufacturing technologies.

Design for Additive

Frustum Announces Commercial Availability of TrueSolid

The 3D volumetric kernel for generative design works alongside traditional CAD to help designers and engineers produce better parts faster.

Metal AM

Sigma Labs Releases Version 3.0.2 of PrintRite3D Inspect

The software enables process engineers to produce an alloy-specific process map.

Tooling

Video: LSAM Speeds Production of Concrete Tooling

Thermwood’s dual-gantry Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) 3D printer with CNC router printed and trimmed a large concrete tool with fewer setups.

News

Siemens Launches Additive Manufacturing Network

The network is intended to facilitate the design of products for AM, replacement of physical inventories, and scaling of 3D printing production. 

Technology

Link3D Digital Factory Adds Blockchain Technology

The blockchain data trail enables accurate authentification and tracking of 3D printing materials.