Metal 3D Printing

Mission Critical: An AM Breakthrough in Commercial Aviation

The GE9X is the first commercial aircraft engine to reach production with significant additive content. The story of GE’s accomplishment and why it matters.

Rapidia Unveils Process for Debinding Free Bound Metal

Rapid 2019: Rapidia has announced an office-friendly way to 3D print metal parts that eliminates the debinding step required by other bound-metal systems.

Webinar: Dive into Metal 3D Printing and Design

Register for a free webinar hosted by Protolabs to be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m EST. Take an in-depth look into direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) to optimize design for ideal outcome.

What Is the Role for Additive Manufacturing in Aircraft Structural Components?

Spirit AeroSystems recently began installing the Boeing 787’s first titanium structural component to be made through AM. The part is not critical but also not minor. I spoke with manufacturing leaders at Spirit about the meaning of the part and the way forward for additive in aircraft structures.

Addere Offers Laser Wire 3D Printing Services

Addere is now using its laser wire system to offer 3D printing services in addition to developing and selling its additive manufacturing machines.

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.

SBI Unveils M3DP Metal AM System for Serial Production

SBI has announced its metallic 3D printing (M3DP) system, a wire and arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) process that uses a plasma arc and welding wire.

Additive Manufacturing with Wire

This system has the benefits of cheaper cost and easier handling. But there can be some drawbacks as well.

Velo3D Advances Flow Print Preparation Software

Velo3D has announced enhancements to its Flow software in order to accelerate metal 3D printing in production.

DMP Factory 500 Offers Workflow-Optimized Metal 3D Printing

Designed by GF Machining Solutions and 3D Systems, the DMP Factory 500 metal additive manufacturing (AM) printing solution is said to create seamless large parts with increased quality and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers.

Video: HP on Additive Manufacturing for Production

HP’s Timothy Weber discusses VW’s plans for making metal parts via AM and the way forward to implementing additive as a production process.

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Expands Metals Capacity with Velo3D 3D Printer

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has added Velo3D’s Sapphire 3D print system and Flow software to its metal 3D printing service offerings for challenging applications and geometries.