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As Seen In Additive Manufacturing

powder metal in an additive manufacturing machine

Materials Are the Most Important Component in AM
You will see a lot of additive machines at IMTS. Success with those machines is determined by an underappreciated ingredient. Read our collection of recently published articles focused on materials.

presentation stage at rapid + tct

Impressions of Rapid + TCT 2018
Exhibitors offering additive technologies to challenge conventional production was a striking development this year, though some of those technologies are not yet obtainable.

Arconic Ampliforge aerospace spars

Arconic Offers Hybrid Ampliforge Process for High-Performance Aerospace Components
Rapid 2018: The Ampliforge technique combines 3D printing with manufacturing processes such as forging to increase toughness, fatigue and strength. 

Arconic and Airbus Team Up to Advance AM for Aerospace
The companies will pool their resources to develop processes to produce structural 3D-printed aerospace components.

3D-printed titanium bracket for Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus Installs 3D-Printed Bracket on Commercial Aircraft
Arconic produced the titanium bracket, which Airbus installed on its A350 XWB series production commercial aircraft.

Alcoa 3D printing graphic

Does AM Favor Integration?
Arconic, one of the companies launched in the separation of Alcoa, combines operations from metal powder production through postprocessing within a single company. Additive manufacturing perhaps uniquely benefits from bringing this range of capabilities together, since success in AM relies on more than 3D printing.