Oerlikon, Boeing Partner to Standardize Metal AM

The collaboration is intended to create standard practices and materials for producing AM parts for the aerospace industry.

Tracks and Trends in Additive Manufacturing

RAPID + TCT 2018 provides a cross-section of the additive manufacturing sector, with conference tracks for AM novices through experts.


Sodick VL600QH Wire EDM Finishes 3D-Printed Parts

Sodick has released the VL600QH, a high-column model wire EDM designed for the postprocessing of 3D-printed parts. 


Metal AM Advances Thermal Management Systems in Aerospace

The aerospace industry is increasingly turning to additive manufacturing for thermal management components. Andrew Carter of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing explains why.


FIT America Appoints Vice President

Bruce Colter will lead FIT's efforts to build an additive manufacturing facility in the United States, among other duties. 

Design for Additive

Altair Releases Inspire2018 Simulation-Driven Design Software

The software enables rapid simulation, gives insight into lightweighting, and can be used by businesses with little or no simulation experience.


Exact Metrology Becomes Midwest Dealer for EnvisionTec

The supplier of metrology equipment is extending its equipment lines by partnering with the producer of 3D printers and materials.

Metal AM

What Effect Does Gas Flow Have in Metal Additive Manufacturing?

Sintavia has partnered with one of the world’s leading providers of industrial gases in order to understand and improve metal AM’s most significant process variable.


Italian Company Uses SLM Platform for Aerospace Production

The capabilities of the SLM 280 2.0 enable the production of high-quality parts in high-performance aerospace alloys.


Printing End-Use Parts from High-Performance Ceramics

The lithography-based ceramic manufacturing (LCM) process allows the cost-effective production of ceramic parts even for a batch size of one.


Stratasys Announces Formation of Vulcan Labs

The Stratasys spin-off is tasked with improving quality, repeatability and efficiency of powder-bed fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing for production. 

Polymer AM

Thermwood Offers Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) Line

Rapid 2018: The systems can 3D print and trim large, near-net-shape reinforced thermoplastic composite parts. 


Optomec Appoints Vice President of Business Development

Jamie Hanson, a former machine tool industry COO, is joining the additive manufacturing system supplier.