#METAL

Tooling

GM Opens Additive Industrialization Center Dedicated to 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

3D printing will help transform GM operations in product development, motorsports and manufacturing.
#metal #polymer #prototyping

3D Printing and the Next Giant Leap for Mankind

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.
#metal

Production

Desktop Metal Delivers Mid-Volume Metal 3D Printing System

By: AM Staff

Shop System is said to achieve exceptional surface finish parts with rich feature detail at speeds up to 10 times faster than those of legacy 3D powder bed fusion technologies.
#metal

Production

Speed Is Relative in AM: A Data-Driven Comparison of Multi-Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Binder Jet Processing

There is a difference between the effective print speed and the actual cost to produce the component with AM. John Barnes compares binder jet processing with powder bed fusion for metal parts. 
#metal

AMGTA Publishes First Research Paper on Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing

By: AM Staff

Systematic review highlights importance of component end use and need for more research.
#metal #sustainability

Medical & Dental

For AM and Machining to Work Together, Let Them Compete

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.
#machining #enterprise #metal

Automotive

The Cool Parts Show Live Jan. 12 to Feature Ceramic Brake Rotor

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Join us January 12 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for a live episode featuring a 3D printed ceramic matrix composite brake disc rotor for high-performance vehicles. Add the session to your MySpark planner. 
#composites #coolparts #ceramic

Production

ESPRIT CAM, Alma CAM Partner for Robot Additive DED Programming

By: AM Staff

Collaboration to provide customers with an end-to-end solution for robot programming, simulation, verification, collision detection, code generation and more.
#metal #robots

Production

Mars Rover Instrument Is Manufacturing Challenge, 3D Printing Victory

A critical instrument on the Perseverance rover requires five components that could only be made via additive manufacturing. Carpenter Additive overcame obstacles to produce them.
#metal #postprocessing #brackets

Aerospace

CNC Machining as a Business Strategy for Additive Manufacturing

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

As 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing ramps up for production — including a fleet of new 3D printers in a custom-designed building — it's the company's traditional machining capabilities that provide a unique competitive advantage.
#metal #machining

Production

3D Systems Develops Large, Fast Powder Metal 3D Printer for Army

By: AM Staff

New solution may revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.
#supplychain #metal

Production

Additive Industries’ MetalFab-600 Features Large Build Volume

By: AM Staff

Metal 3D printer is designed to be highly productive with a deposition rate up to 1,000 cc/hour, using 10 × 1kW lasers.
#metal #largeformat

Production

Cadillac Utilizes 3D Printing to Bring Back Manual Transmission

By: AM Staff

New Cadillac V-Series Blackwing models will be first GM production vehicles with functional 3D-printed parts, including two HVAC ducts and an electrical harness bracket.
#metal #brackets

Future-Proof Additive Manufacturing Debinding Through Sustainable Methods

Sustainable manufacturing can increase operational efficiency while responding to environmental requirements, but must consider the entire production chain including postprocessing. For binder jetting, this means selecting a sustainable debinding method. 
#metal #postprocessing #sustainability

Makino, Additive Industries Partner to Develop Hybrid Process Chains

By: AM Staff

Collaboration to focus on creation of integrated, cohesive process for additive manufacturing and postprocessing of metal parts.
#metal #postprocessing

Production

Optomec Metal 3D Printers Designed for Research, Production

By: AM Staff

Compact Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machines include automation for batch processing.
#metal

26 Steps Vs. 9: The Metal AM Case for Mission Critical Parts

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

Knust Godwin introduced metal AM into its precision-machining environment nearly eight years ago. Now the company is using the capability to break through into new applications and give 3D printed mission-critical parts a renewed business case.
#machining #metal #postprocessing

A Technical Economic Perspective on Multi-Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printers

When it comes to laser-based powder bed fusion, more lasers do not always lead to greater productivity. Considerations for multi-laser 3D printing. 
#metal

Design

Desktop Metal’s Live Sinter Software Eliminates Trial and Error

By: AM Staff

Sintering process simulation software corrects for shrinkage and distortion of binder jet 3D printed parts during sintering to minimize trial and error.
#generativedesign #metal

Production

Oqton FactoryOS Integrates EOS Software for Seamless Workflows

By: AM Staff

Deep software integration enables a tight connection of manufacturing software and hardware that supports efficient, end-to-end production workflows on EOS systems.  
#metal #polymer