Technology

Metal 3D Printer Saves Weight, Minimizes Postprocessing

IMTS 2018: Big Systems showcases Markforged’s Metal X 3D printer, designed to avoid the safety risks of powder-based printers and to be easily installed on shop floors. 

Metal 3D Printers Use Wire Form Process

IMTS 2018: Gefertec’s GTarc3000-3 and GTarc800-5 metal 3D printers are designed for large-scale production and for research and development applications.

Measuring Equipment Detects 3D Printing Defects

IMTS 2018: Zeiss’s optical 3D scanners, CT scanners, high-resolution X-ray microscopes and coordinate measuring machines detect 3D printing defects and downstream processing problems.

Elcan Industries Hi-Sifter Reclaims Dense Metal Powders

Designed specifically to handle dense metal powders, the system is capable of making fine separations to remove oversize splatter and maximize yield. 

3D Printer Processes MIM Powders, Decreases Costs

IMTS 2018: ExOne has developed the Innovent+ 3D printing machine to process metal injection molding (MIM) powders.

3D Printers Suit High-Temperature Thermoplastics Applications

IMTS 2018: Updates to the A2V4 and A4V4 3D printers, designed by 3ntr and distributed by Plural Additive Manufacturing, include print beds that withstand temperatures as high as 160°C and build chambers as high as 90°C.

Industrial-Scale 3D Printer Facilitates Cost-Effective Production

IMTS 2018: EOS North America’s EOS P 500 3D printer is designed to produce laser-sintered polymer partson an industrial scale.

3D Printer Supports High-Grade Engineering Materials

IMTS 2018: Roboze, designer and manufacturer of AM systems for the aeronautics, defense, space and manufacturing sectors, showcases its FFF 3D printers. 

Aluminum Alloy for 3D Printing Combines Benefits with Familiarity

IMTS 2018: Elementum 3D’s AL6061-RAM2% product is an aluminum 6061 material that achieves properties comparable to wrought 6061-T6 on existing laser powder-bed fusion equipment.

Nozzle Reduces Pores, Cracks in Laser Cladding

IMTS 2018: The AL-Flow Powder annular gap nozzle from Alpha Laser contributes to uniform melting in laser cladding applications. 

Selective Laser Melting System Improves Efficiency, Powder Handling

IMTS 2018: DMG MORI’s Lasertec 30 SLM selective laser melting system enables the use of different powder materials, while an intelligent powder module concept speeds up changes of material. 

Hopper Provides Batch-to-Batch Powder Management for 3D Printing

IMTS 2018: The PowderTrace hopper from Renishaw and LPW Technology is an external powder silo option for the RenAM 500 series of AM systems.