Desktop Metal to Acquire EnvisionTec

Acquisition expands Desktop Metal’s product portfolio across metals, composites and polymers.


Desktop Metal Delivers Mid-Volume Metal 3D Printing System

Shop System is said to achieve exceptional surface finish parts with rich feature detail at speeds up to 10 times faster than those of legacy 3D powder bed fusion technologies.


Angled Makes It Possible for Anyone to Launch a 3D Printed Product

The online store utilizes open capacity at its sister 3D printer farms for on-demand production with no startup costs, allowing designers to sell physical products as easily as digital ones.
#supplychain #polymer


Materialise Powder, Prototyping Platform Empower Sustainability

Bluesint PA 12 powder makes it possible to print with up to 100% reused powder, while Process Turner online platform speeds up prototyping process to eliminate waste.
#polymer #prototyping #sustainability


Titan, Jabil Customize Formulations for Pellet Extrusion 3D Printing

Partnership qualifies and integrates customized materials for use on Titan’s pellet-based Atlas 3D printers to produce stronger, lighter and more flexible parts.
#composites #polymer #largeformat


Speed Is Relative in AM: A Data-Driven Comparison of Multi-Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Binder Jet Processing

There is a difference between the effective print speed and the actual cost to produce the component with AM. John Barnes compares binder jet processing with powder bed fusion for metal parts. 


Gantri’s 3D Printed Luxury Lighting Brings Designers Closer to Consumers

The San Francisco startup is changing designer lighting with a designer-forward online marketplace and just-in-time delivery enabled by 3D printing.


ESPRIT CAM, Alma CAM Partner for Robot Additive DED Programming

Collaboration to provide customers with an end-to-end solution for robot programming, simulation, verification, collision detection, code generation and more.
#metal #robots


Mars Rover Instrument Is Manufacturing Challenge, 3D Printing Victory

A critical instrument on the Perseverance rover requires five components that could only be made via additive manufacturing. Carpenter Additive overcame obstacles to produce them.
#metal #postprocessing #brackets


Additive Industries’ MetalFab-600 Features Large Build Volume

Metal 3D printer is designed to be highly productive with a deposition rate up to 1,000 cc/hour, using 10 × 1kW lasers.
#metal #largeformat


3D Systems Develops Large, Fast Powder Metal 3D Printer for Army

New solution may revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.
#supplychain #metal


AMFG, HP Partner on AM System Integration

Integration of HP 3D API with AMFG Additive MES software enables machine control and monitoring.


Cadillac Utilizes 3D Printing to Bring Back Manual Transmission

New Cadillac V-Series Blackwing models will be first GM production vehicles with functional 3D-printed parts, including two HVAC ducts and an electrical harness bracket.
#metal #brackets


Where Blockchain and 3D Printing Converge, Distributed Manufacturing Can Thrive

Decentralizing production through additive manufacturing can bring numerous benefits, but these can only be realized through trust. VeriTX is building a platform to secure a trusted digital supply chain for aerospace and beyond.  
#supplychain #enterprise


Optomec Metal 3D Printers Designed for Research, Production

Compact Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machines include automation for batch processing.


Video: Challenges and Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing

Is additive manufacturing ready for full-scale production? Yes, but it isn't that simple. Our editors break down the issues to consider in this video conversation.
#basics #video

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