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.
3D Engineering Solutions offers CT scanning as a powerful nondestructive testing (NDT) solution for inspection. For 3D printed parts, sometimes revealing the space inside can be just as valuable as mapping what was printed.
The CNC machine simulation and optimization software from CGTech has improved upon features to further additive manufacturing.
A new, customized digital radiology vault and specialized additive manufacturing system at Auburn University aims to understand and control the complex heat and mass transport phenomena taking place during the laser sintering process.
Measurement aids AM and AM aids measurement. Recently posted articles describe how sensing and measurement make AM more capable, while AM delivers devices that are smarter because of sensing.
RAPID 2020: Zeiss’ Comet 3D scanner sensor offers a fast measuring speed to quickly identify any post-build process influences on the dimensional accuracy of a finished 3D-printed part.
Ultrasonic metal additive manufacturing was used to create a build plate aimed at making powder bed fusion more effective. This episode of The Cool Parts Show looks at a part by AM, for AM.
Pradeep Bhattad of Zeiss discusses AM process control - understanding of how parameters affect form, size and microstructure. Join him Oct. 2 at 1:00 pm EDT as part of AM In-Depth. (Add to your MySpark Planner.)
As the result of a partnership between Henkel and Origin, Henkel has developed an entirely new 3D printable photopolymer material with fire, smoke and toxicity resistance properties for use with Origin One printers.
Formnext 2019: ADDvance O2 precision from Linde is designed to overcome atmospheric impurities and give manufacturers optimal printing conditions.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Thermo Scientific Phenom ParticleX, a desktop scanning electron microscope (SEM) solution.
Volume Graphics’ version 3.3 of VGStudio Max, VGStudio, VGMetrology and VGinLine for industrial computed tomography (CT) is said to cover all requirements related to metrology, defect detection and assessment, material properties, and simulation.
The acquisition is said to enhance Sintavia’s nondestructive testing (NDT) capabilities for commercial aerospace applications, particularly with respect to surface finish conformance testing.
Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D Inpect 4.1 software features interlayer real-time results viewing, enabling correlation between in-process quality results and post-process CT results.
The AI software platform Blacksmith from Markforged shares feedback from its cloud-connected fleet of printers to identify and correct distortions in a 3D-printed part.
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A team from Synopsys, North Star Imaging and ANSYS developed a process using 3D imaging, processing and CAE to examine the performance of as-manufactured components.
Rapid 2019: Zeiss’ Comet 3D scanner sensor offers a fast measuring speed to quickly identify any post-build process influences on the dimensional accuracy of a finished 3D-printed part.
Overwhelming process variables for metal additive manufacturing processes are derailing AM’s adoption for critical parts in aerospace. Colorado’s ADAPT Center—and its growing cache of data—is seeking common ground.
The Explorer 4 system uses scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to measure and characterize metal powders for 3D printing.
A scanning electron microscope analyzes the shape and composition of grains of powder as well as inclusions and voids in the part’s surface.
Rapid 2018: The Metrotom 800 and Metrotom 1500 support the inspection of plastic and metal 3D-printed parts.
MSP recently worked with Renishaw PLC to automate part setup and improve productivity for additive manufacturing firm 3T-am, helping to cut part setup time from 5 hours to 10 minutes.
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Rapid 2018: The industrial scanner data can be compared to CAD models and used to generate visual reports.
Rapid 2018: Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research provides materials testing for powders, metals and as-built specimens.
Rapid 2018: The system supports both X-ray and CT inspection of additively manufactured parts.
Rapid 2018: Faro’s Design ScanArm 2.0 includes features that increase efficiency and accuracy.
Carnegie Mellon University professor Elizabeth Holm explains three ways computer vision can advance powder-bed metal 3D printing.
Jesse Garant Metrology Center’s scanning service offers clean separation of internal components and the ability to inspect high-density materials.