Brent Donaldson

Brent Donaldson Senior Editor

Can Topography Scans Redraw the Metal Additive Inspection Map?

By: Brent Donaldson

A new topographical mapping technology aims to detect, record and display flawed metal melt regions as they’re created.
#metal #measurement

Production

The Post-Production Challenge for Additive Manufacturing

By: Brent Donaldson

The benefits of controlling postprocessing operations for additively produced parts reach beyond cost.
#metal

Foundry Says Robotic Sand Printing a “Game Changer” for Metal Casting

By: Brent Donaldson

The Hazleton Casting Company augments its traditional foundry operations with additive manufacturing. A new sand 3D printing system is expanding options for the foundry’s customers in areas including legacy tooling, product development and design complexity.
#hybrid #casting #moldmaking

Materials

Real-Time, High-Res Monitoring of Structural Defects in Metal AM

By: Brent Donaldson

A team at Argonne National Laboratory has, for the first time, captured below-surface measurements of laser-metal reactions.
#metal

Materials

An AM Voyage: Seeking Additive Manufacturing’s Next-Gen Metals for Ship-Based Repair

By: Brent Donaldson

A research team at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering is using computational materials design to create new high-strength steels for the United States Navy.
#metal #prototyping

Design

An Aerospace Perspective on Additive Manufacturing

By: Brent Donaldson

A forum recently hosted by the Ohio Aerospace Institute featured compelling reasons for implementing additive manufacturing in the industry. The challenge? Education.