Production

The Technology House Steps into 3D Printing for Production

The Technology House was founded on stereolithography for prototyping, but each step forward has been a move toward production. The company is now 3D printing end-use parts, enabled by Carbon’s SpeedCell line and durable materials.

Metal AM

NanoSteel Spins Out Formetrix Inc. for Metal AM

The new business unit aims to commercialize Formetrix's steel alloys for 3D printing processes.

Education

Society of Additive Manufacturing Enthusiasts Has Successful Launch at the Milwaukee School of Engineering

This group aims to advance awareness of AM and its applications. One hundred students signed up at the first event.

Technology

Solvay Offers Specialty Polymer Filaments

Designed specifically for 3D printing, the three high-performance polymer filaments are designed to encourage layer adhesion.

Design for Additive

Sunata Software Offers Simulation Solution for Metal 3D Printing

The cloud-based software from Atlas 3D software models a part in 100 orientations to arrive at the optimal orientation and support structures.

Metal AM

How Machining Support Structures Affects the Cutting Tool

Studies show that thin-walled additively manufactured support structures may be more challenging to machine than they might appear.

Technology

Sinterit Lisa 2 Expands Build Volume, Material Options for Desktop SLS

The desktop selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer features an expanded, nitrogen-filled build chamber to support larger parts in more materials.

Technology

Stratasys Offers PEKK-Based Antero 800NA for High Performance

The filament is suitable for applications in aerospace and high-performance vehicles, among others.

Metal AM

Trumpf TruPrint 5000 Boosts Productivity with Three Fiber Lasers

The TruPrint 5000 metal 3D printer features three fiber lasers that can operate simultaneously at any point within the build chamber.

Production

Managing AM's Details with a Manufacturing Execution System

Like any other production process, additive manufacturing needs tools to manage data. Bluestreak’s manufacturing execution system (MES) is one option for companies focused on production.

News

Formnext 2018 to Fill 36,000 Square Meters of Exhibition Space

The November trade show will be spread across two levels of exhibition Hall 3. More than 500 exhibitors are expected.

Metal AM

Optimized LPBF Reduces Cost Per Part by 90 Percent

Through a combination of laser powder-bed fusion, design and optimization technology, Betatype reduced the cost of an automotive part from more than $40 to less than $4.