Metal 3D Printing

PVD Coatings Solve Common 3D-Printed Mold and Part Problems

The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.

Leveraging Additive Manufacturing to Improve Joint Replacement Surgery

A German medical device company has turned to metal additive manufacturing to manufacture its acetabular cup cutter for hip and knee replacement surgeries. The cutter’s 3D-printed blades are more reliable and cost-effective, and have improved the surgical experience for both patient and physician.

How PrinterPrezz Aims to Realize a Manufacturing Model Tailored to Medical Devices

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.

EOS Offers Production-Ready Shared Modules

Consisting of various hardware and software modules, EOS Shared Modules is said to simplify and parallelize workflow both upstream and downstream of the metal AM build process.

Nordmetall to Metal 3D Print with Gefertec Machine

Nordmetall GmbH has acquired a Gefertec arc403 for additive manufacturing.

Optomec Releases Pure Copper DED Process

Optomec has developed a pure copper Additive Manufacturing process using Optomec’s LENS directed energy deposition (DED) systems.

The Hidden Complexities of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions’ robotic metal 3D printing process is a choreographed dance between welding, robots, automation, heat management and machining. The new venture may have a distinct advantage in the field: its parent company’s 125 year-old legacy.

Can 3D Printing Make a Better AM Build Plate? The Cool Parts Show S1E5

Ultrasonic metal additive manufacturing was used to create a build plate aimed at making powder bed fusion more effective. This episode of The Cool Parts Show looks at a part by AM, for AM.

Is Solid-State Additive Manufacturing an Enabler to the Internet of Things?

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.

Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

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

AM 101: NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ)

The proprietary process from XJet builds ceramic and metal parts using nanoparticle suspensions. Learn how NPJ works in this introductory article, part of our AM 101 series.

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.