NeuBeam 3D Printing Process Is an Update for Electron Beam Melting

The recently introduced Calibur3 system from Wayland Additive overcomes challenges to bring new materials and capabilities to EBM metal 3D printing.


Reusable, 3D Printed Copper Filter: The Cool Parts Show #28

In this episode of The Cool Parts Show, we learn how controlled porosity obtained through binder jetting can be applied to build metal filters capable of trapping — and even eliminating — virus particles.
#metal #video #coolparts


Is There a Larger Role for Additives in Additive Manufacturing?

Terminology confusion might be coming, because the answer is likely yes. A provider of glass flake for plastics foresees applications to AM, specifically as a reinforcement within 3D printing filament.
#polymer #composites


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.


Desktop Metal, Uniformity Labs Develop Fully Dense, Sinterable Aluminum

Uniformity 6061 aluminum will be available exclusively to Desktop Metal customers as part of its ongoing partnership with Uniformity Labs.


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


Partnership Brings Thermoset Powders to Selective Laser Sintering

Tigital 3D-Set materials can be 3D printed with SLS processes, offering higher thermal stability, less shrinkage and faster print speeds than thermoplastics.


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


Digital Metal Adds Pure Copper to Metal Binder Jetting System

Thermal and conductive properties of pure copper open new 3D printing possibilities within many industries.


EOS Introduces NickelAlloy IN939 for Turbine, Energy Applications

Material offers great tensile properties, validation, reliability and crack resistance, which opens industrial 3D printing options for turbines and other energy industry applications.


Stratasys’ Carbon Fiber Material is Stronger, Stiffer ABS

Strong, lightweight, ABS-based material is specifically formulated for applications such as manufacturing tooling, jigs and fixtures.
#lightweighting #composites #polymer


Is a Gel Bath the Key to Scalable, Affordable 3D Printed Ceramics?

3D printed polymer-derived ceramics (PDCs) could find wider application through a process developed at the University of Texas at Dallas that extrudes preceramic material in a self-healing bath for support through printing and curing.


Graphmatech’s Graphene Technology Enhances Copper Processability

Research shows graphene lowers reflectivity of copper powder to achieve more dense AM printed parts.


Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Joins 6K Advisory Board

Strategic appointment is instrumental for advanced material innovation for defense and security product development for the United States.
#metal #sustainability


Can the U.S. Become Self-Sufficient in Aerospace Alloy Metal Powders?

6K’s technology can upcycle titanium and nickel-alloy parts into additive manufacturing powder. Here is how the circular economy helps national security.
#supplychain #metal #sustainability


DMLS or Polyjet? A Hands-On Comparison to Produce Prototype Mold Inserts

The development phase of creating injection molded parts and inserts often requires the production of small-quantity prototypes. This moldmaker compared two different AM technologies to produce prototype mold inserts made from tool steel and polypropylene photopolymer.
#metal #polymer #moldmaking

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Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.

Trends in Automotive

What's Next for the Automotive Industry? The Editors of AutoBeat explore the industry's transition to one where automotive manufacturing is safer, simpler, more regulated … and possibly reshored.