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Production

Titan, Jabil Customize Formulations for Pellet Extrusion 3D Printing

Partnership qualifies and integrates customized materials for use on Titan’s pellet-based Atlas 3D printers to produce stronger, lighter and more flexible parts.

Titan Robotics Launches Large-Format Atlas 3D Printer

Industrial printer features extrusion technology and an actively heated enclosure, enabling customers to print large parts using high-performance materials.

Production

Additive Industries’ MetalFab-600 Features Large Build Volume

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

Tooling

Airtech Opens Luxembourg Facility for Large-Scale 3D Printing

Airtech Advanced Materials Group’s capabilities can take tooling from conception to the shop floor significantly faster than conventional methods.

Production

SLM Solutions‘ NXG XII 600 Enables High-Volume Production

Machine features 12 lasers designed to use in serial production for high-volume applications as well as for printing large parts.

Velo3D’s Sapphire XC Large-Format 3D Metal Printer Increases Throughput

Extra capacity, large-format printer can increase production throughput by five times and reduce cost-per-part by up to 75%, compared to its predecessor.

BigRep Offers Turnkey Industrial 3D Printer Rentals

Leasing program is said to enable easy, flexible and affordable additive manufacturing.

Production

Why Robots and Additive Manufacturing Go Together

3D printing and robots enable one another. We miss the possibilities of one if we do not consider the other. The combination includes AM for end effectors, robots for 3D printing parts, and different modes of metal and plastic production.

CGTech Extends Simulation to Thermwood LSAM (Includes Video)

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.

Tooling

A New Partnership Offers Large-Scale 3D Printing and Five-Axis Machining

The side-by-side product offering from Cincinnati Inc. and Multiax America aims to provide high-throughput AM production for large parts under one roof.

Velo3D Launches Large Format 3D Metal Printer with Knust-Godwin as First Customer

The next-generation Sapphire machine will print up to 1 meter in height, said to be the tallest laser-powder additive manufacturing system.

Thermwood's New LSAM Model Provides Both Print and Trim Heads

Thermwood’s LSAM MT is a lower cost moving table version of its industry-leading LSAM (large scale additive system).

Production

How a Prototyping 3D Printer Became a Production 3D Printer

Boyce Technologies was already a leader in manufacturing communications devices, but 3D printing and a partnership with BigRep have helped it remain competitive—first through prototyping, and now in production.

Aerospace

The Hidden Complexities of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions’ robotic metal 3D printing process is a choreographed dance between welding, robots, automation, heat management and machining. The new venture may have a distinct advantage in the field: its parent company’s 125 year-old legacy.

Aerospace

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing Delivers Low Buy-To-Fly Ratios

Manufacturers in the aerospace industry buy expensive raw material with one common goal: to make it fly. To reduce its buy-to-fly ratio (the ratio of material inputs to final part output), this company turned to wire arc additive manufacturing to create near-net shape parts.

Tooling

3D Printer Parts Made with 3D Printed Tooling: ExOne Walks the Walk

Accelerated timelines, fast design changes and low volumes — in many ways, 3D printing is the right market for 3D printing. ExOne’s newest generation of machines includes parts vacuum formed on 3D printed tools developed by Catalysis Additive Tooling.

Materials

Large-Scale Thermoset Composite AM System Launched

The Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system is said to be the world’s first large-scale additive manufacturing system compatible with thermoset resins. 

The Promise of Robotic Metal Additive Manufacturing

Addere’s robot-based laser system builds using standard weld wire. The company was spawned from a robot integrator, and that background has been valuable for both overcoming the challenges and perceiving the possibilities of using a robot for metal 3D printing.

Tooling

Thermwood’s Vertical Layer Printing Turns AM on Its Side

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.

BigRep Unveils Large-Format 3D Printer for Industrial Applications

BigRep has unveiled its Studio G2 printer, designed to print engineering-grade materials and large-format objects developed for industrial applications.

Tooling

Large-Format Additive Manufacturing: Viable for Autoclave Tooling?

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.

Addere Offers Laser Wire 3D Printing Services

Addere is now using its laser wire system to offer 3D printing services in addition to developing and selling its additive manufacturing machines.

Lincoln Electric Acquires Baker Industries

Lincoln Electric has acquired Baker Industries to advance its automation capabilities and a new metal additive manufacturing service business that will launch in mid-2019.

3D Platform's Large-Format 3D Printer Provides Extruder Options

Rapid 2019: The WorkCenter 500, 3D Platform’s extra-large format 3D printer, has been designed to provide affordability without sacrificing quality or throughput, the company says.

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