Materialise Acquires Option to Buy Link3D

Both companies offer MES-solutions that help companies streamline additive manufacturing (AM) workflows as they scale up their AM capability into volume production.


Shapeways Merges with Galileo Acquisition Corp.

Desktop Metal joins as a strategic investor, partnering with Shapeways to accelerate the addition of metals to its growing materials list.


3D Printed Speaker Cabinet Delivers Big Sound in a Small Footprint

Node Audio’s Hylixa high-fidelity speaker takes advantage of selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to achieve a compact construction with an uncompromised sound range.
#composites #polymer


Essentium Printer Features Independent Dual Extrusion System

The company is also introducing Essentium PP-CF, a new high-performance material for chemically resistant and low surface energy AM parts.


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


Space Launch System Accumulator is a Giant Leap for 3D Printing

A collaboration between Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA is resulting in critical parts being 3D printed for new versions of the workhorse RS-25 engine. 
#assemblyconsolidation #metal


Additive Manufacturing Is Now Realizing the Promise of Materials

Possibilities that were speculative a few years ago are coming true today. Applications of metal matrix composite provide an example. Recent articles explore the ongoing advance of 3D printed materials.


3D Control Systems, HP Collaborate on Multi Jet Fusion Connectivity

The integration of HP 3D API enables 3D Control Systems’ customers using HP Jet Fusion systems to streamline workflow, optimize job efficiency and analyze production efficiency with access to critical data.


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.


Stratasys Direct, Xometry Partner to Deliver 3D Printed Parts on Demand

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is providing several new high-performance nylon material options to customers of Xometry’s global custom manufacturing marketplace.
#composites #polymer #prototyping


3D Systems Introduces High Speed Fusion 3D Printing System

System said to print three times faster with greater precision than many other standard industrial systems.
#polymer #prototyping


Armor’s Additive Manufacturing Supports Railway Maintenance

AM proved to be the right choice for replacing a railway replacement part based on economic, technical and lead time constraints.
#spareparts #supplychain #polymer


3D Printed Air Duct Based on Fluid Dynamics: The Cool Parts Show #26

Air ducts are ubiquitous, but are they all as efficient as they need to be? Computational fluid dynamics informed the redesign of this 3D printed air duct — made to serve a 3D printer. 
#assemblyconsolidation #video #coolparts


For Stratasys, Acquisition of Origin Part of Strategy Focused on Production and Polymer Materials

Americas president Rich Garrity describes how the two additive manufacturing technology companies came together (COVID-19 helped), along with the value of protecting one culture while allowing another to change.


Solukon Upgrades Automated Powder Removal Units for Large Parts

Systems are now reinforced to handle larger parts and feature a joystick to improve and individualize controlling, and an optional impactor system for breaking up clogged powder bulks.  
#metal #postprocessing


Inkbit Vista 3D Printing System Offers Vision-Controlled Jetting Solution

Developed at MIT, this highly automated 3D printing system features closed-loop feedback control, multimaterial printing capabilities and low cost-per-part for final part production.

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From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.

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3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.