#PROTOTYPING

Automotive

Farsoon's 403P System Lowers Mann+Hummel's Prototyping Costs

By: Evan Doran

Farsoon’s 403P AM system enabled Mann+Hummel to solve cycle and cost challenges stemming from recent evolutions in the Chinese automobile industry.
#polymer #prototyping

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

Researchers Developing Scalable Manufacturing for Novel Vaccine Delivery

By: AM Staff

Hybrid-MNA technology may significantly help reduce vaccine shortages.
#polymer #prototyping

Production

Stratasys Direct, Xometry Partner to Deliver 3D Printed Parts on Demand

By: AM Staff

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is providing several new high-performance nylon material options to customers of Xometry’s global custom manufacturing marketplace.
#composites #polymer #prototyping

Production

3D Systems Introduces High Speed Fusion 3D Printing System

By: AM Staff

System said to print three times faster with greater precision than many other standard industrial systems.
#polymer #prototyping

Tooling

BASF Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel Qualified for MakerBot Method 3D Printers

By: AM Staff

Users can explore printing rigid 316L stainless steel parts for industrial applications alongside advanced engineering polymers and composites on Method with the MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder.
#metal #composites #prototyping

Formlabs’ Fuse 1 Benchtop Industrial SLS Printer Simplifies Workflow

By: AM Staff

The Fuse 1 features Surface Armor technology, a 70% powder refresh rate and a versatile Nylon 12 powder to deliver an affordable, simplified industrial 3D printing.
#polymer #prototyping

Automotive

Porsche Advances Electrification with Generative Design

By: Gary S. Vasilash, Transportation Editor

The sports car manufacturer achieves weight savings and assembly consolidation using additive manufacturing instead of casting for an electric drive housing.
#assemblyconsolidation #lightweighting #generativedesign

Desktop Metal’s P-1 3D Printer Bridges Development, Production

By: AM Staff

Full P-1 builds can be printed in less than one hour and process parameters can transfer directly to the P-50 for mass production jobs.
#metal #prototyping

Production

Protolabs to Acquire 3D Hubs

By: AM Staff

Acquisition significantly expands customer offering with network of premium manufacturing partners for custom parts.
#supplychain #prototyping

Production

Incus Hammer Lab35 Offers Economic Protoyping, Small-Scale Production

By: AM Staff

Metal 3D printer has potential to increase performance and reduce costs for small and mid-scale production, as well as manufacture parts featuring complex geometries.
#metal #prototyping

Automotive

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

Materials

Materialise Powder, Prototyping Platform Empower Sustainability

By: AM Staff

Bluesint PA 12 powder makes it possible to print with up to 100% reused powder, while Process Turner online platform speeds up prototyping process to eliminate waste.
#polymer #prototyping #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

Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D Printer Offers Seamless Digital Workflow

By: AM Staff

Machine enables small enterprises to achieve over 80% time and cost savings (compared to outsourcing) by printing prototypes with a wide choice of inexpensive materials.
#polymer #prototyping

Materials

Henkel, Nexa3D Launch Ultrafast Photopolymer for Rapid Prototyping

By: AM Staff

The xPRO410 material for general purpose prototyping has a formulation based on Henkel’s Loctite PRO410 polymer and optimized for the Nexa3D’s NXE400 3D printer.
#polymer #prototyping

Medical & Dental

Formlabs Offers Resins for Dental, Manufacturing, Engineering Sectors

By: AM Staff

Formlabs’ Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering, while a reformulated Draft Resin is well-suited for rough prototypes and quick design iterations.
#polymer #prototyping

Medical & Dental

For EBM Implant Manufacturer, Growth Is Built into the Plan

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Amplify Additive needs to be small today. A close, nimble team can innovate quickly and realize the promise of additive manufacturing for orthopedic implants. Yet the company needs to be bigger soon, because success will lead to scalable production.
#implants #metal #prototyping

Design

U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

By: AM Staff

Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.
#education #supplychain #enterprise

Why Makelab Is Still Betting on 3D Printing for Product Development

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Three years ago Christina Perla was an industrial designer using the services of a local 3D printing hub. Today she’s the co-owner of that company, and doubling down on its prototyping roots.
#prototyping #polymer