Barbara Schulz

Materials

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.

Polymer AM

Europe Seeks to Develop the Jack-Of-All-Trades of Additive Manufacturing

Supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program, the Kraken project team aims to develop an AM machine that can process large functional components ranging to 20 meters in length, made of plastics, metal or both.

Metal AM

How to Accelerate Industrial Additive Manufacturing

The 2018 Additive World Conference was dedicated to industrial additive manufacturing and covered all relevant topics from the fields of 3D design, simulation, manufacturing and materials as well as case studies.

News

Additive World Conference Focuses on Industrial 3D Printing

Hosted by Additive Industries, the conference addresses the integration of 3D printing technologies into daily use.

Metal AM

GE and Concept Laser Aim to Lead Digital Transformation of Industrial Production

European correspondent Barbara Schulz spoke to Concept Laser founder Frank Herzog to find out how the dynamic between the German company and U.S.-based GE forms the perfect symbiosis to grow a global AM business.

Metal AM

Overcoming the Challenges of Copper

A research organization in Germany is developing a laser beam source that operates with a green light, enabling selective laser melting of a copper alloy.

Technology

Advantages of Wire Over Powder in Additive Manufacturing

Gefertec says its wire-fed additive manufacturing systems can overcome existing process limitations of powder-fed systems.

News

Formnext 2017: Industrial 3D Printing Evolves

More than 20,000 attendees flocked to this year’s show in Frankfurt, and for good reason. See the additive manufacturing developments that were on display in this report.

Metal AM

3D-Printed Medical Drills Keep Bone Cool During Surgery

Drills made via additive manufacturing cut bones without causing thermal-induced damage thanks to internal cooling channels.

Metal AM

Understanding AM Parts Design Will Lead to Mass Adoption of AM Technologies

Adoption of additive manufacturing technologies will pick up rapidly as companies begin to understand how to design parts according to the capability of additive machines.

Production

Entering a New Era of Industrial Production: Factory for High-Volume AM Is Designed to Go Global

Germany-based FIT AG has kicked off a new phase of on-demand, near-net shape industrial-scale AM and aims to roll out its AM factory template at other sites around the world by building a global, scalable production concept.

Metal AM

Producing Big Parts from Small Blanks Through Laser Cladding

The integration of laser-based additive manufacturing with WFL mill-turn machines is enabling the production of large parts in a single setup.