News

Brandenburg University of Technology Installs Lunovu LDM System

A Lunovu Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) system now resides at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus, Germany, to be used by students and staff for mechanical design and manufacturing.

Sponsored

Inspecting Complex Geometries for 3D-Printed Parts

As additive manufacturing moves into the production space, advanced inspection technology is becoming more critical to ensure part quality.

Polymer AM

FelixPrinters Launches Pro 3 3D Printer

FelixPrinters has launched its Pro 3 3D printer for industrial applications.

Design for Additive

Why GM’s Electric Future Is Also an Additive Future

Production capacity isn’t the only reason that additive has been slow to make inroads into the automotive industry. There is a larger barrier to entry—one that General Motors and Autodesk are working to overcome.

Design for Additive

How Topology Optimization Could Be the Key to Longer-Lasting Hip Implants

Hip stem implants must support the mechanical loads of the patient’s lifestyle, but should also avoid stress shielding. A team from Altair leveraged simulation, topology optimization and 3D printing to design an optimized hip stem that meets both conditions.

News

AM for Automotive Workshop Adds Capacity to Meet Demand

The Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Workshop at NAIAS is expanding, adding capacity to meet demand.

News

Triditive Partners with Universities for Scaladd AM Programs

Triditive has partnered with the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Oviedo MediaLab to promote research and training programs in its Scaladd additive manufacturing platform.

Materials

Markforged Launches H13 Tool Steel for Metal X 3D Printer

Markforged has launched H13 tool steel to be used in its Metal X 3D printer, offering manufacturing professionals a lower-cost option for metal 3D printing.

Metal AM

Consortium Builds Ship Propeller Via Wire plus Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)

The robot-driven deposition technology has been successfully applied in a propeller application for the marine industry.

Medical

Renishaw and University Dental Hospital of Wales (UDH) Collaborate on Custom Surgical Implants

Renishaw has collaborated with the University Dental Hospital of Wales (UDH) to produce custom maxillofacial implants and surgical guides with the aim of overcoming challenges associated with surgical implants.

Technology

Throughput Bluestreak Introduces Bright AM Operations Control Software

Throughput Bluestreak offers real-time production control and quality management software solutions for 3D-printing operations with the release of Bright AM.

News

Optomec Acquires Huffman, Improves Market Reach

Optomec has acquired Huffman to improve metal 3D printing market reach in the energy and aviation industries and widen the use of Directed Energy Deposition (DED), a form of metal 3D printing that both companies offer.

Basics

Video: Medical Device Represents "Critical Crossover" of Optimization and AM

A conversation with Brad Hanks, Ph.D. student at Penn State University, illustrates the intersection of optimization and AM with the example of an electrode for cancer treatment surgery.