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Metal 3D Printed Part Has Unplanned Feature, Not Part of the Design — AM: Why the Failure? #2

This component for the oil and gas industry features a shelf through the lattice structure that does not appear in the CAD model. How did it get there? The answer does not involve STL, but we talk about that anyway.
#AMWTF #metal #video

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Cadillac Blackwing Models Are First GM Cars Using Additive Manufacturing for Full-Scale Production

Three functional components are 3D printed thanks to cost savings and design freedom. Layers lines on the shift knob signify this advance.
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Lighter, Better-Performing Brake Rotor From 3D Printing: The Cool Parts Show #27

Additive manufacturing with an aluminum/ceramic composite enables a brake rotor with one-third the weight and five times the heat transfer of a typical rotor. We talk to the inventor on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#lightweighting #ceramic #video

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Esprit Collaboration with CETIM Aims at Binder Jetting Technology

Esprit’s additive suite products improve interoperability between software and machines for binder jetting.
#metal

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Carbon Offers Lattice-Generating Design Tech

The design software is said to accelerate the time from "idea to design."
#generativedesign #polymer

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BMF, Materialise Partner on 3D Printing File Editing Software

Magics Print for BMF gives customers a smooth workflow to easily interface between 3D file generation and the microArch line of micro-precision 3D printers.
#polymer

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PrintSyst Automates AM Decision Making with AI (Includes Video)

The startup’s cloud-based artificial intelligence tool is designed to help companies adopting additive manufacturing make fast, easy decisions about what and how to 3D print.
#machinelearning #enterprise #video

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More Than Meets the Eye to Cobra’s 3D Printed Putter

Cobra Golf drew attention in November 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition putter with metal 3D printed head. What this club says about product development, reshoring manufacturing and the future of consumer goods.
#metal

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3D Systems Chosen for Army Novel Thermal Application Project

Research seeks to create topologically optimized heat exchangers that will enable disruptive advancements in U.S. Army munitions technology.
#metal

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Beginning the AM Journey: An Uphill Battle

Faster machines, cheaper feedstocks, new standards – with all of these advances, why is additive manufacturing still “an uphill battle” for so many?

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Pushing Laser Powder Bed Fusion into New Realms of Productivity

The Betatype technology stack supports businesses looking to expand on the potential of additive manufacturing for series production through design-led thinking and unique optimization algorithms to maximize the capacity of LPBF systems.
#metal

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Velo3D Partners with GoEngineer for Sales and Service Support

GoEngineer will be Velo3D’s largest partner in the U.S., while Velo3D’s other existing sales networks and direct purchase opportunities remain in place.
#metal

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A Three-Piece Toolset to Minimize Metal Additive Build Failures (Includes Video)

Three separate software tools from Siemens attempt to control some of the most challenging variables within metal AM: build orientation, distortion and deposition paths. Part of software video series.
#video

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Stratasys Program Brings Enterprise Software Connectivity to 3D Printing

Stratasys’ GrabCAD Software Development Kit gives customers the ability to integrate, manage and support additive manufacturing for production of end-use parts.
#enterprise #polymer

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Avoiding Costs while Adding Value with DFAM

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) is as much about finding value as it is about avoiding costs with AM. 

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Finding Value with Design for Additive Manufacturing

Six questions can help you find value as you apply DFAM.
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