A build example involving an aircraft bracket illustrates the production rate increase resulting from more parts per build plus the elimination of support removal. A new system for quality monitoring aids production as well.
Can we achieve something like a wartime transition to ventilator production, or will the response need to look different from this?
Aetrex’s Albert scanner is an example of how advances in measurement technology aid 3D printing in realizing its promise.
Cobra Aero made the engine cylinder of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) both more powerful and easier to manufacture. Learn what additive manufacturing is doing for drones in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
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The parking brake bracket on the Mustang Shelby GT500 is now 3D printed instead of stamped. Learn how Ford is thinking about additive manufacturing in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
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3D printing for orthopedic implants enables innovation and better patient outcomes, but a new type of manufacturer may be needed to realize this promise. A startup focused on implant development, approval and production via additive manufacturing includes surgeons among its founders.
In terms of lead time, part size, quantity and inventory needs, the limitations on plastics are being overcome. We will see plastics doing more — the theme of several recent articles we’ve posted.
Production-oriented polymer AM machine uses the same platform with the same range of controls originally conceived for material development.
Startup Tri-D Dynamics sees precision cold spray 3D printing providing IoT-enabled parts with electronics built in. The promise is sensing in environments where the sensing might be needed most.
The biggest AM event gets bigger. The sophistication of attendees advances. Materials, digital tools and postprocessing are prominent. Here are 10 impressions of this year’s show.
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