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Partnership qualifies and integrates customized materials for use on Titan’s pellet-based Atlas 3D printers to produce stronger, lighter and more flexible parts.
Large-scale additive manufacturing platform is the largest 3D printer yet simulated. Watch video for example of how simulation using program G-code catches an error that would otherwise lead to a failed build.
A new partnership between XG Sciences and Terrafilum aims to accelerate industrial innovations using the strongest, thinnest, most electrically conductive material on Earth.
Carbon fiber composite materials weigh significantly less than steel while offering comparable strength and performance. But recovering and recycling continuous fiber for additive manufacturing applications — without any effect on the mechanical properties — has proven extremely difficult. Here is how Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working to solve the challenge.
The One South First building in Brooklyn features a concrete facade fully covering its 45 stories. 3D printed tooling played a key part.
With Continuous Kinetic Mixing (CKM), 3DFortify sees expanded possibilities for printing polymer composites reinforced with fibers, ceramics and even metal flake in any concentration needed.
Fortify’s 3D printing and injection molding expertise saved Ventilator Project weeks and thousands of dollars as the nonprofit hurried to supply clinicians and hospitals at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system is said to be the world’s first large-scale additive manufacturing system compatible with thermoset resins.
The Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing and Thermwood partnered to evaluate the functionality of Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) using high temperature, autoclave-capable materials on a Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machine.
The first ever Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites, hosted by CompositesWorld and co-located with CAMX, will explore the connection between additive manufacturing and continuous fiber reinforcement.
Injection molder Evco has long seen the importance of industrial automation for plastics processing. Its latest automation feat? A cobot-tended cell of 3D printers for manufacturing fixtures and customer products unattended.
Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) 3D prints layers perpendicular to the floor, extending Z height to the length of the print bed — as long as 40 feet.
If SiC was easier and cheaper to apply, we would find many more uses for this hard, lightweight ceramic. Researchers have found a promising additive manufacturing approach, with crystal growth as the bonding mechanism.
Terminology confusion might be coming, because the answer is likely yes. A provider of glass flake for plastics foresees applications to AM, specifically as a reinforcement within 3D printing filament.
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Markforged, manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, has released Onyx FR, a V-0 rated flame-retardant material designed for industries such as aerospace, automotive and defense.
SABIC and the University of Dayton Research Institute explore the potential of using large-format additive manufacturing (LFAM) technology for creating autoclave tooling used in manufacturing aerospace composite parts.
Fortify and DSM are collaborating on composite materials for 3D printing structural parts.
Rapid 2019: Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system uses both 3D printing and machining to produce a near-net-shape product.
Thermwood assisted the building of Tahoe Boats’ T16 boat design, using its Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system to custom print necessary tools and patterns. This is the first time 3D printing has been used on an actual boat production at this scale, according to the company.
Mighty Buildings wants to change the construction industry with prefabricated houses 3D printed on demand from thermoset polymer composite. Two such buildings have already been installed.
Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing
Thermwood’s 60-mm melt core can 3D print layers with 250 ft. or longer bead length with most polymers, opening possibilities for the print process because of higher output capability.
The validation program centered on printing an unclassified scale nose of a submarine using Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system.
The new partnership will help improve the predictability of 3D-printed parts for decreased cost and reduced production time.
3D-printed molds to manufacture parts are familiar, but what if the mold itself was made with a 3D-printed tool? Catalysis Additive Tooling proves out this concept in a mold for a fiberglass part.
Material profiles from BASF, Clariant, DSM, DuPont and Owens Corning are now available in Ultimaker Cura 3.6.
SPE’s Automotive Division added Additive Manufacturing as a category for 2018. The first winning application used 3D printing to create a window alignment fixture.