Barbara Schulz

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.

News

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.

Medical

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.

Hybrid Manufacturing

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.