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Lightweight Combustion Chamber for 3D Printed Rocket Engine: The Cool Parts Show #30

An engine for repeated trips to the moon is 3D printed in just three pieces from a metal matrix composite combining aluminum for weight saving with ceramic for high-temperature performance.
#assemblyconsolidation #lightweighting #ceramic

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Farsoon's 403P System Lowers Mann+Hummel's Prototyping Costs

Farsoon’s 403P AM system enabled Mann+Hummel to solve cycle and cost challenges stemming from recent evolutions in the Chinese automobile industry.
#polymer #prototyping

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Safran, SLM Solutions Test Technology for Large Airplane Component

In a joint project, Safran Landing Systems and SLM Solutions tested selective laser melting to produce a component of a nose landing gear for a bizjet, marking a world first for a part of this size.
#lightweighting #metal #largeformat

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Hi-Fi 3D Printed Speaker Cabinet: The Cool Parts Show #29

The Hylixa high-fidelity speaker has an internal geometry and footprint designed for optimal sound that could only be realized through 3D printing. How Node Audio developed and produces this product.
#video #composites #coolparts

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3D Printing Allows Special Version of Aston Martin Vanquish

The man who designed the sportscar is making a special limited-edition reimagining of it. 3D printing is playing a role.
#polymer

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Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
#supplychain #enterprise #metal

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EOS System Installed in Orthopedic Hospital for Point-of-Care Printing

Hospital for Special Surgery and LimaCorporate open first provider-based 3D design and printing center for complex joint reconstruction surgery.
#implants #polymer

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Metal Additive Manufacturing on the Track

Additive manufacturing and topology optimization are helping teams produce stronger, lighter parts that meet the demands of off-road racing vehicles.
#lightweighting #metal #topologyoptimization

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Collaborators Publish Overview of Disposal Procedures for Powder Condensate

Sintavia partners with the AMGTA and Triumvirate Environmental Inc. to publish overview of proper handling procedures for powder condensate waste generated as part of the PBF additive manufacturing process.
#metal #sustainability

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3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.
#metal

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Desktop Metal Launches Desktop Health for Patient-Specific Solutions

Health care business leverages Desktop Metal’s portfolio of AM solutions for current and future applications spanning dentistry, orthodontics, dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology, plastic surgery, and printed regenerative tissues and grafts.
#metal #polymer

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ExOne, Ford Motor Co. Develop Aluminum Binding Jetting Process

This aluminum engine block model, 3D printed in 6061, demonstrates the high resolution and geometric control that can be produced in a new binder jet 3D printing and sintering process developed by Ford and ExOne.
#metal

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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.
#brackets

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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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Sintavia Acquires Three More GE Additive Arcam A2X EB Printers

Company using them to manufacture high-precision structural titanium components for the aerospace and defense industry.
#metal

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How 3D Printing Will Change Composites Manufacturing

A Q&A with the editor-in-chief of CompositesWorld explores tooling, continuous fiber, hybrid processes, and the opportunities for smaller and more intricate composite parts.
#lightweighting #composites #brackets

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