Metal AM

Gefertec, Linde Partner on Additive 3DMP Research

Gefertec and Linde have partnered with two other companies to research Gefertec’s 3DMP 3D printing process and ultimately determine what gas and oxygen percentage needs to be used to optimize high-production of larger titanium alloy parts.

Volkmann's PowTrex Enables Safe Metal Powder Transfer

Rapid 2019: Designed to eliminate waste of metal powders and avoid risks when handling materials, the PowTrex from Volkmann is said to work in both normal air environments and under an intert gas.

Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal

Optomec has partnered with Phillips Federal to resell Optomec’s LENS systems to U.S. government facilities.

Brandenburg University of Technology Installs Lunovu LDM System

A Lunovu Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) system now resides at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus, Germany, to be used by students and staff for mechanical design and manufacturing.

How Topology Optimization Could Be the Key to Longer-Lasting Hip Implants

Hip stem implants must support the mechanical loads of the patient’s lifestyle, but should also avoid stress shielding. A team from Altair leveraged simulation, topology optimization and 3D printing to design an optimized hip stem that meets both conditions.

Markforged Launches H13 Tool Steel for Metal X 3D Printer

Markforged has launched H13 tool steel to be used in its Metal X 3D printer, offering manufacturing professionals a lower-cost option for metal 3D printing.

Consortium Builds Ship Propeller Via Wire plus Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)

The robot-driven deposition technology has been successfully applied in a propeller application for the marine industry.

Optomec Acquires Huffman, Improves Market Reach

Optomec has acquired Huffman to improve metal 3D printing market reach in the energy and aviation industries and widen the use of Directed Energy Deposition (DED), a form of metal 3D printing that both companies offer.

Triditive Debuts AMCell for Serial Additive Manufacturing

Triditive's AMCell 3D printing platform supports high-volume production of metal components with BASF’s Ultrafuse 316LX filament.

Hirtenberger H3000 Finishing Module Applies Hirtisation Process

The automated postprocessing unit removes excess material and improves surface finish of metal 3D-printed parts.

3D Systems DMP Flex 350 and Factory 350 Systems Designed for Production

3D Systems’ DMP Flex 350 and DMP Factory 350 are designed for production of components for industrial applications such as aerospace, healthcare and transportation.

Video: Redesigned Milling Cutter Demonstrates Design Possibilities of AM

Topology optimization plus a material change realize an 80 percent reduction in mass.