Additive manufacturing is a disruptive and rapidly changing technology, making it vital to remain engaged through industry communication platforms despite the pandemic. A conversation among leaders of Formnext and IMTS.
Editor-in-Chief, Additive Manufacturing
Young additive manufacturing companies impress with automated designs, new materials and optimized postprocessing.
Event includes world’s leading exhibitors from entire AM process chain, new products and networking all in one place.
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Editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson attended Formnext 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. Here are 8 cool 3D printed parts spotted on the show floor.
Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing
Formnext 2019: Schneeberger Linear Technology’s guideway minirail provides reliability and convenience to additive manufacturing, according to the company.
Formnext 2019: XJet’s line of nanoparticle jetting (NPJ) systems has been expanded with the Carmel 1400M for metals and Carmel 1400C for ceramics.
Formnext 2019: Roboze’s new Heat Treatment Process line is said to be capable of covering all the necessary phases for the production of functional prototypes and finished components with composite materials and high temperature super polymers.
Formnext 2019: Farsoon’s FS301M metal system features a 305 × 305 × 400 mm build cylinder suited for larger-sized industrial applications as well as versatile single or dual laser options for improved productivity and efficiency.
Formnext 2019: SLM Solution’s SLM 500 powder bed fusion machine features improved gas flow along and quad-700W laser technology, enabling increased productivity.
Formnext 2019: Optomec’s LENS Laser Deposition Head (LDH 3.X) features a variable optics system that can create three discreet focused spot sizes to accommodate changes in laser power and offers versatility to building, repairing, coating and cladding a wide range of metal parts in one deposition head.
The biggest AM event gets bigger. The sophistication of attendees advances. Materials, digital tools and postprocessing are prominent. Here are 10 impressions of this year’s show.
Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing
Formnext 2019: Lithoz has introduced the CeraFab System line designed for serial production of additively manufactured high-performance ceramics.
Formnext 2019: MachineWorks has introduced the latest features from its polygon-mesh modeling toolkit Polygonica v2.3.
Formnext 2019: Formlabs’ Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) 3D printers Form 3 and Form 3L use a flexible tank to drastically reduce the forces of the peel process, providing incredible surface finish and detail and linear illumination to deliver accurate, repeatable parts.
Formnext 2019: Igus’ offered material range includes special filaments for 3D printing with the fused deposition modeling/fused filament fabrication method (FDM/FFF) and polymers for selective laser sintering (SLS).
Formnext 2019: Software product, VGStudio Max, from Volume Graphics, gives instructive results and insights to provide efficient workflows.
Formnext 2019: Höganäs AB offers a new, smart packaging and material-handling solution for volumes on industrial scale.
Editors share some of the interesting machines, materials and applications for additive manufacturing on display at this year's Formnext exhibition.
Formnext 2019: Essentium’s new high temperature materials deliver extreme heat resistance, chemical resistance and high strength removing barriers to industrial scale additive manufacturing.
Formnext 2019: ADDvance O2 precision from Linde is designed to overcome atmospheric impurities and give manufacturers optimal printing conditions.
Formnext 2019: Sabic’s AMS31F filament is a breakaway support material for fused deposition modeling that maintains rigidity and adhesion during printing, while also providing pliability for separation during postprocessing.
Formnext 2019: Arburg’s Freeformer 200-3X and 300-3X are said to cover a wide range of industrial AM applications.
The size and scope of this year's Formnext exhibition offered plenty to see, but also reinforced additive manufacturing's continuing maturity. 10 impressions from Additive Manufacturing editors.
An official award ceremony will take place Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Formnext in Germany.