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Production

Desktop Metal Delivers Mid-Volume Metal 3D Printing System

Shop System is said to achieve exceptional surface finish parts with rich feature detail at speeds up to 10 times faster than those of legacy 3D powder bed fusion technologies.

AMGTA Publishes First Research Paper on Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing

Systematic review highlights importance of component end use and need for more research.

Production

ESPRIT CAM, Alma CAM Partner for Robot Additive DED Programming

Collaboration to provide customers with an end-to-end solution for robot programming, simulation, verification, collision detection, code generation and more.

Aerospace

CNC Machining as a Business Strategy for Additive Manufacturing

As 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing ramps up for production — including a fleet of new 3D printers in a custom-designed building — it's the company's traditional machining capabilities that provide a unique competitive advantage.

Production

3D Systems Develops Large, Fast Powder Metal 3D Printer for Army

New solution may revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.

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.

Automotive

Cadillac Utilizes 3D Printing to Bring Back Manual Transmission

New Cadillac V-Series Blackwing models will be first GM production vehicles with functional 3D-printed parts, including two HVAC ducts and an electrical harness bracket.

Future-Proof Additive Manufacturing Debinding Through Sustainable Methods

Sustainable manufacturing can increase operational efficiency while responding to environmental requirements, but must consider the entire production chain including postprocessing. For binder jetting, this means selecting a sustainable debinding method. 

Makino, Additive Industries Partner to Develop Hybrid Process Chains

Collaboration to focus on creation of integrated, cohesive process for additive manufacturing and postprocessing of metal parts.

Production

Optomec Metal 3D Printers Designed for Research, Production

Compact Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machines include automation for batch processing.

26 Steps Vs. 9: The Metal AM Case for Mission Critical Parts

Knust Godwin introduced metal AM into its precision-machining environment nearly eight years ago. Now the company is using the capability to break through into new applications and give 3D printed mission-critical parts a renewed business case.

A Technical Economic Perspective on Multi-Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printers

When it comes to laser-based powder bed fusion, more lasers do not always lead to greater productivity. Considerations for multi-laser 3D printing. 

Production

Oqton FactoryOS Integrates EOS Software for Seamless Workflows

Deep software integration enables a tight connection of manufacturing software and hardware that supports efficient, end-to-end production workflows on EOS systems.  

Design

Desktop Metal’s Live Sinter Software Eliminates Trial and Error

Sintering process simulation software corrects for shrinkage and distortion of binder jet 3D printed parts during sintering to minimize trial and error.

Tooling

With This 3D Printed Block, EBM Is an Aid to CNC Machining

Holding the part is a challenge of machining for additive manufacturing. This medical manufacturer prints fixture tooling tailored to its additive parts.

AddUp Moves North American HQs to Cincinnati Area

The U.S. subsidiary of AddUp is moving its North American headquarters to Blue Ash, Ohio, at the current location of AddUp’s other U.S. subsidiary, BeAM Inc.

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.

Materials

Alloyed Formalizes Company Name Change

New corporation brings together the technology of Alloys-By-Design, Betatype and Alloyed Digital Manufacture to provide solutions for optimizing advanced digital metal manufacturing applications.

Tooling

What's the Big Idea in Additive Manufacturing?

A new series presented by Additive Manufacturing Media tackles important themes AM is touching that promise to change manufacturing in a big way.

Medical & Dental

For EBM Implant Manufacturer, Growth Is Built into the Plan

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.

Production

Large-Format Metal 3D Printer Will Let Users Keep the "Recipe" But Gain Productivity

The forthcoming Sapphire XC metal powder bed fusion system from Velo3D adds size and speed, but requires no new process development for existing part designs. 

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.

Aerospace

EOS, Texas A&M Partner on AM Professional Development Program

Successful pilot training program for NASA Johnson Space Center leads to new collaborative offering to business and academia.

3D Printed Animal Enrichment Device: The Cool Parts Show Bonus Episode

The Cool Parts Show goes to the zoo to learn about a 3D printed enrichment device being used to challenge and engage meerkats, birds, foxes and more in this bonus episode. 

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