A critical instrument on the Perseverance rover requires five components that could only be made via additive manufacturing. Carpenter Additive overcame obstacles to produce them.
Group to address growing industry demand for stricter parts cleaning standards.
Collaboration to focus on creation of integrated, cohesive process for additive manufacturing and postprocessing of metal parts.
HP and AM Solutions collaborate on the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Automatic Unpacking Station, which offers consistent, repeatable unpacking and a high powder reclaim rate.
System ensures postprocessing tasks are handled more efficiently, safer and more consistently.
Demi 4000 utilizes PostProcess’ submersible technology for consistent, hands-free resin removal on large part sizes or large builds with many smaller sized stereolithography parts.
Young additive manufacturing companies impress with automated designs, new materials and optimized postprocessing.
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.
Intelligent postprocessing system is designed to enable consistent part performance at production scale.
Two manufacturers utilizing resin 3D printing techniques have found time and cost savings via automated resin removal and part cleaning equipment.
The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.
Acquisition will be integrated into Rena Technologies Austria (Rena AT) for the additive manufacturing market.
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.
Studies have shown that abrasive finishing is flexible enough to finish 3D printed parts with complex geometries and difficult-to-machine materials, although the best process depends on a number of factors.
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.
Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing Media
RAPID 2020: Clemco Industries’ Pulsar 3D suction blast cabinet, part of Clemco’s Zero brand line, reduces build lines and removes excess powders from additive-manufactured prototypes and production parts.
RAPID 2020: Hirtenberger’s compact finishing module H6000 is built for the postprocessing of 3D printed metal parts.
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.
At the GF Machining Solutions 2019 Solution Days event, the company showcased two technologies that make clear its intention to move additive manufacturing into production.
Binder jetting and feedstock extrusion depend on binders that are ultimately sacrificial. MicroCare offers factors to consider in selecting a debinding fluid for these metal additive manufacturing processes.
At this point, we are still learning how to combine the two to optimize hybrid manufacturing.
Holding the part is a challenge of machining for additive manufacturing. This medical manufacturer prints fixture tooling tailored to its additive parts.
Editor-in-Chief, Additive Manufacturing
PostProcess has expanded its post-3D printing offering with its Forti support removal solution. The technology is said to give operators the ability to control key process parameters and optimize cycles for consistent end parts.
Authentise's mobile web workflow tool and application, developed to aid additive manufacturing (AM) operators, extends the digital thread into postprocessing.
Rapid 2019: Blue Photon's photo-activated adhesive supports postprocessing of 3D-printed parts in diverse materials.
Rapid 2019: Extrude Hone showcases a proprietary approach that uses thermal energy method (TEM) to address metal support structure removal.
Rapid 2019: Inert’s PowderShield enclosure can safely postprocess metal 3D prints and maintain a strict argon gas atmosphere of less than 1 ppm O2 and H2O during the de-powdering process.
3D printed metal parts typically feature little stock remaining for finishing. Grinding is potentially an effective solution for meeting final tolerances. An abrasive technology provider investigates grinding as a complement to AM.