Technology

Sodick VL600QH Wire EDM Finishes 3D-Printed Parts

Sodick has released the VL600QH, a high-column model wire EDM designed for the postprocessing of 3D-printed parts. 

Altair Releases Inspire2018 Simulation-Driven Design Software

The software enables rapid simulation, gives insight into lightweighting, and can be used by businesses with little or no simulation experience.

Italian Company Uses SLM Platform for Aerospace Production

The capabilities of the SLM 280 2.0 enable the production of high-quality parts in high-performance aerospace alloys.

Printing End-Use Parts from High-Performance Ceramics

The lithography-based ceramic manufacturing (LCM) process allows the cost-effective production of ceramic parts even for a batch size of one.

Thermwood Offers Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) Line

Rapid 2018: The systems can 3D print and trim large, near-net-shape reinforced thermoplastic composite parts. 

Applying Material Like Toner Promises AM at Speeds Like Injection Molding

The Stratasys-founded company Evolve debuts its STEP technology for production-scale additive processing.

UnionTech Offers Large-Frame RSPro 1400

Rapid 2018: The stereolithography 3D printer supports dual-laser printing. 

BeAM Modulo 400 Offers Compact Directed Energy Deposition

Rapid 2018: The five-axis system offers DED capability and peripherals within a compact footprint. 

3D-Hybrid's Metal AM Tools Integrate into CNC Machines

3D-Hybrid’s wire-arc AM, laser metal deposition and cold spray tools reduce the cost of metal AM, increase speed and offer new capabilities such as multi-material parts.

Multi-Orifice Nozzle Improves Polymer 3D Printing Throughput

Rapid 2018: Manufactured by Strangpresse, the nozzle adjusts during printing to the desired bead size. 

Europe Seeks to Develop the Jack-Of-All-Trades of Additive Manufacturing

Supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program, the Kraken project team aims to develop an AM machine that can process large functional components ranging to 20 meters in length, made of plastics, metal or both.

Polygonica Software Supports 3D Modelling

Rapid 2018: The software toolkit from MachineWorks helps users process 3D models faster.