#METAL

Velo3D System Chosen for Aftermarket Gas Turbine Parts Production

By: AM Staff

Additive manufacturing will help keep aging engines operational with greater flexibility and shorter delivery times than traditional MRO supply chains.
#spareparts #metal

Experimental Fusion Reactor To Use Rosswag AM Cooling Heads

By: Evan Doran

Rosswag Engineering has produced 3D-printed cooling heads for a plasma-exposed environment in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion reactor.
#metal

Materials

Lightweight Combustion Chamber for 3D Printed Rocket Engine: The Cool Parts Show #30

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

An engine for repeated trips to the moon is 3D printed in just three pieces from a metal matrix composite combining aluminum for weight saving with ceramic for high-temperature performance.
#assemblyconsolidation #lightweighting #ceramic

Materials

Kennametal Develops First Stellite Powder for 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

Stellite 21 AM powder enables customers to achieve similar wear and corrosion resistance properties in additively manufactured parts.
#metal

Aerospace

Safran, SLM Solutions Test Technology for Large Airplane Component

By: AM Staff

In a joint project, Safran Landing Systems and SLM Solutions tested selective laser melting to produce a component of a nose landing gear for a bizjet, marking a world first for a part of this size.
#lightweighting #metal #largeformat

Directed Energy Deposition (DED) Error Turns Nozzle Into Chess Piece — AM: Why the Failure? Episode 3

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Chess pieces are often 3D printed as demo parts, but this one was an accident! What happened? The answer involves heat transfer.
#AMWTF #metal #video

Renishaw Metal AM Enables Domin to Create CO2-Reducing Valve

By: Evan Doran

By using Renishaw’s RenAM 500Q AM system, Domin has created a servo valve that saves one ton of CO2 per year compared to competing products.
#metal #sustainability

Materials

Elementum 3D, SLM Solutions Collaborate on Metal Powder Development

By: AM Staff

Unified approach enables more powder choices for additive manufacturing users.
#metal

Production

Space Launch System Accumulator is a Giant Leap for 3D Printing

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

A collaboration between Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA is resulting in critical parts being 3D printed for new versions of the workhorse RS-25 engine. 
#assemblyconsolidation #metal

Materials

Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

By: AM Staff

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
#supplychain #enterprise #metal

Automotive

Metal Additive Manufacturing on the Track

By: Julia Hider, Associate Editor

Additive manufacturing and topology optimization are helping teams produce stronger, lighter parts that meet the demands of off-road racing vehicles.
#lightweighting #metal #topologyoptimization

Materials

NeuBeam 3D Printing Process Is an Update for Electron Beam Melting

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The recently introduced Calibur3 system from Wayland Additive overcomes challenges to bring new materials and capabilities to EBM metal 3D printing.
#metal

Materials

Reusable, 3D Printed Copper Filter: The Cool Parts Show #28

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

In this episode of The Cool Parts Show, we learn how controlled porosity obtained through binder jetting can be applied to build metal filters capable of trapping — and even eliminating — virus particles.
#metal #video #coolparts

Aerospace

Collaborators Publish Overview of Disposal Procedures for Powder Condensate

By: AM Staff

Sintavia partners with the AMGTA and Triumvirate Environmental Inc. to publish overview of proper handling procedures for powder condensate waste generated as part of the PBF additive manufacturing process.
#metal #sustainability

Solukon Digital Factory Tool Integrates AM Automation, Quality Assurance

By: AM Staff

System is designed to increase efficiency and ensure continuous quality control in additive manufacturing.
#metal #postprocessing

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.
#metal

Medical & Dental

Desktop Metal Launches Desktop Health for Patient-Specific Solutions

By: AM Staff

Health care business leverages Desktop Metal’s portfolio of AM solutions for current and future applications spanning dentistry, orthodontics, dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology, plastic surgery, and printed regenerative tissues and grafts.
#metal #polymer

Design

Metal 3D Printed Part Has Unplanned Feature, Not Part of the Design — AM: Why the Failure? #2

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

This component for the oil and gas industry features a shelf through the lattice structure that does not appear in the CAD model. How did it get there? The answer does not involve STL, but we talk about that anyway.
#AMWTF #metal #video

Automotive

ExOne, Ford Motor Co. Develop Aluminum Binding Jetting Process

By: AM Staff

This aluminum engine block model, 3D printed in 6061, demonstrates the high resolution and geometric control that can be produced in a new binder jet 3D printing and sintering process developed by Ford and ExOne.
#metal

Materials

Desktop Metal, Uniformity Labs Develop Fully Dense, Sinterable Aluminum

By: AM Staff

Uniformity 6061 aluminum will be available exclusively to Desktop Metal customers as part of its ongoing partnership with Uniformity Labs.
#metal