Materials

Optomec's Aluminum 3D Printing Capability Uses Directed Energy Deposition

Aluminum DED processing is said to open the transportation and aerospace industries to AM and repair of complex aluminum alloy parts.

Tool Steel Alloy Combines 3D Printability with Hardness, Ductility for Tool and Die

Formetrix’s L-40 for powder bed fusion 3D printing enables complex mold geometries at efficient print speeds, with low risk of cracking.

Reinforced Polymer 3D Printing, Adjustable on the Fly

With Continuous Kinetic Mixing (CKM), 3DFortify sees expanded possibilities for printing polymer composites reinforced with fibers, ceramics and even metal flake in any concentration needed.

Can 3D Printed Metal Hold a Vacuum…for Quantum Physics Research?

A feasibility study shows that laser sintered AlSi10Mg can build an ultrahigh vacuum chamber capable of holding a cloud of rubidium atoms. The promise? Lighter, more portable designs to bring research out of the lab.

The Foot Measurement System That Allows for Mass Customized Insoles

Aetrex’s Albert scanner is an example of how advances in measurement technology aid 3D printing in realizing its promise.

New Opportunities for Quantum Physics: The Cool Parts Show S2E5

What does 3D printing have to do with quantum physics? We'll look at how the technology is enabling quantum physics research in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

Additive Manufacturing and Measurement Interconnect — Each Enables the Other to Advance

Measurement aids AM and AM aids measurement. Recently posted articles describe how sensing and measurement make AM more capable, while AM delivers devices that are smarter because of sensing.

Essentium Materials Unlock Industrial AM Applications

RAPID 2020: Essentium’s Ultem 9085 and ABS high-performance materials offer excellent resistance to heat and chemicals, while providing high strength making them ideal for industrial applications such as machine parts, tools, jigs and fixtures.

The Promise of Full Polymerization in Resin 3D Printing

Origin’s platform isn’t just another resin 3D printer based on digital light processing (DLP). Through hardware, software and material partnerships, the company is changing what is possible inside a photopolymerization printer.

Production 3D Printing With Roots in Materials Development: The Origin Story

Production-oriented polymer AM machine uses the same platform with the same range of controls originally conceived for material development.

Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

New potential for mold tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.

6K's Onyx In718 Metal Powder Created from Sustainable Sources

6K’s Onyx In718 premium nickel alloy metal powder is said to be derived from certified chemistry sustainable sources.

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