News

Coherent Acquires O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH

The acquisition adds O.R. Laser's direct metal deposition (DMD) and selective layer melting (SLM) additive manufacturing technologies to Coherent's offerings.

Automotive

Local Motors Launches LM Industries

LM Industries leverages a co-creation network, technologies such as 3D printing and agile microfactories to deploy mobility solutions. 

Materials

Additive Manufacturing Moves Toward Tailored Materials

A conversation with Carpenter Technology suggests that AM is moving past existing materials toward specialized and eventually fully custom options. The company’s CarTech Puris 5+ titanium powder is one illustration. 

Design for Additive

The Third Bucket and the Conversion of Production: A Perspective on Polymer Development for AM

Sabic sees 3D printing taking plastics where they have not gone before, but end-user needs will push the capabilities of 3D printers.

News

Xometry Acquires MakeTime

The combined company brings together two on-demand manufacturing network platforms and will operate under the Xometry brand name.

Technology

Raise3D Launches Flexible Pro2 3D Printer

The 3D printer is designed to make short runs easy to manage, as well as reduce and stabilize costs.

Production

AMFG Software Platform to Automate End-Part Production

Formerly known as RP Platform, the company offers a software product for additive manufacturing based on artificial intelligence. 

Additive Manufacturing Conference 2018 Returns to IMTS

With a program curated by the editors of Additive Manufacturing, the annual conference highlights 3D printing technology today as well as its promise for the future.

Polymer AM

Fusion3 F410 3D Printer Produces Engineering-Grade Parts

Fusion3’s F410 3D printer has three interchangeable print heads for engineering-grade materials: 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm. 

Technology

GE Additive Introduces Arcam EBM Spectra H

The electron beam melting (EBM) melting system offers a large build volume and is designed to handle high-heat and crack-prone materials.

News

Video: Purdue Team 3D Prints Highly Viscous Materials

A method for 3D printing highly viscous materials through extrusion could improve the manufacture of solid rocket fuel among other applications.

Metal AM

Penn State to Install Super-Finishing Lab for Metal 3D-Printed Parts

The funding for the lab is part of a one-year project to explore the uses of metal 3D printing for naval applications.