Brent Donaldson

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Automotive

Video: Industrializing Additive Manufacturing for Automotive

By: Brent Donaldson

A number of components for the Bugatti Chiron sports car spoiler were reimagined for additive manufacturing, unleashing several performance improvements. 

Automotive

Ford in Production with On-Demand AM Polymer Parts

By: Brent Donaldson

Ford and Carbon presented the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for the Ford Motor Company, created with Carbon’s digital light synthesis technology.
#polymer

Automotive

Recap: The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive

By: Brent Donaldson

The inaugural AM Workshop for Automotive at the North American International Auto Show brought together the world’s top automotive and additive manufacturing technology experts on one stage. Here’s what they had to say.

Automotive

Why GM’s Electric Future Is Also an Additive Future

By: Brent Donaldson

Production capacity isn’t the only reason that additive has been slow to make inroads into the automotive industry. There is a larger barrier to entry—one that General Motors and Autodesk are working to overcome.

Production

A Global Tooling Manufacturer Goes 3D

By: Brent Donaldson

Wilson Tooling International turns to Carbon’s DLS technology to reimagine a critical part.
#polymer

Aerospace

A Public-Private Partnership Aims to Save Additive from Itself

By: Brent Donaldson

Overwhelming process variables for metal additive manufacturing processes are derailing AM’s adoption for critical parts in aerospace. Colorado’s ADAPT Center—and its growing cache of data—is seeking common ground.
#metal #measurement

Medical & Dental

3D-Printed Hips Versus the World's Deadliest Mountain

By: Brent Donaldson

3D-printed trabecular titanium hip implants—printed by Lima Corporate on Arcam EBM machines—helped legendary Italian mountaineer Romano Benet to continue scaling the world's most dangerous peaks.
#metal #implants

Farsoon Technologies’ Large-Volume Polymer 3D Printer Debuts in U.S.

By: Brent Donaldson

The HT1001P, Farsoon's new large-volume polymer 3D printer, is set to be beta tested by two U.S. companies later this year. The system will eventually offer three tiers of automated production.
#polymer

EOS to Unveil a New Metal Additive Platform, New Booth Design at IMTS

By: Brent Donaldson

At its newly-designed booth for IMTS, EOS will debut the new M 300 Series metal additive platform: a four-laser system that features full-field overlap and increased productivity of four to 10 times over its workhorse M 290.
#metal

Materials

Solving a Materials Challenge in Soft Robotics

By: Brent Donaldson

A team from the University of Minnesota and the Army Research Lab has developed processes for fully 3D printing soft dielectric elastomer actuators without postprocessing steps.

At a Grand Opening, Sodick Reveals More Than New Machines

By: Brent Donaldson

Along with launching a new line of hybrid machines, the world’s largest EDM manufacturer is tailoring one of its models specifically for postprocessing additive parts.
#metal #hybrid #postprocessing

DMS Introduces Hybrid Machines, Doubles its Advanced Manufacturing Center

By: Brent Donaldson

In quick succession, Diversified Machine Systems opened its Advanced Manufacturing Center and began to offer hybrid additive-subtractive machines. After just two years, the company plans to double the center’s size.
#composites #hybrid