When a 180-year-old bell foundry sought an alternate solution for expensive metal mold patterns, it turned to a 125-year-old company for a modern solution: large-format additive manufacturing.
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Collaborative efforts like this can bring together diverse organizations that specialize in different aspects of an emerging technology and often produce results that none of the participants could possibly achieve on their own.
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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.
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At the end of 2019, Additive Engineering Solutions moved two of its BAAM 3D printers out of the way and began to dig a hole in the floor. How going lower allows AES to build higher.
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Our first episode of The Cool Parts Show from inside a 3D printer! Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) produces exterior components of a robot submarine and changes how this AUV is marketed.
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Directed energy deposition while the part is spinning enables a means of 3D printing axially symmetric parts. The operation is like CNC turning with material added instead of machined. Open Mind discusses programming the machine paths for this type of build.
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