Xact Metal Partners with GoEngineer for Sales, Service Support

GoEngineer to provide sales and service for Xact Metal to customers in western United States.


More Than Meets the Eye to Cobra’s 3D Printed Putter

Cobra Golf drew attention in November 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition putter with metal 3D printed head. What this club says about product development, reshoring manufacturing and the future of consumer goods.


3D Control Systems’ Zap Workflow Software Integrates Disparate 3D Systems

Software eliminates cost variables through integration of all components to provide seamless automated interaction, resulting in reduced time and cost.


Why Dig a Pit in an Additive Manufacturing Facility?

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. 
#video #polymer #largeformat


Making a Slow Decision on a Fast Technology: Evaluating the Business Case for Multi-Laser Powder Bed Fusion

A data-driven approach to laser powder bed fusion reveals how companies can get cost out of parts and match productivity to customer requirements. Part Three of a three-part series.
#enterprise #metal


Autonomous Underwater Vehicle With 3D Printed Hull: The Cool Parts Show #24

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.
#video #composites #coolparts


3D Printing Brings Custom, Affordable Bone Prostheses to Thai Patients

Meticuly was founded to provide custom bone implants for local patients in Thailand and regional countries who otherwise would be dependent on standard, imported devices. The concept could be a model for medical treatment in other emerging economies.
#supplychain #implants #metal


Pushing Laser Powder Bed Fusion into New Realms of Productivity

The Betatype technology stack supports businesses looking to expand on the potential of additive manufacturing for series production through design-led thinking and unique optimization algorithms to maximize the capacity of LPBF systems.


Sintavia Expands Rocket Manufacturing Capability with Customized AM Printers

For most existing commercial rocketry in production, the M4K-4 can manufacture an entire thrust chamber assembly as a single unit, including optimized regenerative cooling passages, thereby dramatically reducing manufacturing complexity and time.


Protolabs to Acquire 3D Hubs

Acquisition significantly expands customer offering with network of premium manufacturing partners for custom parts.
#supplychain #prototyping


Incus Hammer Lab35 Offers Economic Protoyping, Small-Scale Production

Metal 3D printer has potential to increase performance and reduce costs for small and mid-scale production, as well as manufacture parts featuring complex geometries.
#metal #prototyping


Stratasys Completes Acquisition of Origin

Origin’s resin-based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P3) technology addresses fast-growing demand for tooling and end-use parts across multiple applications.


Velo3D Partners with GoEngineer for Sales and Service Support

GoEngineer will be Velo3D’s largest partner in the U.S., while Velo3D’s other existing sales networks and direct purchase opportunities remain in place.


Stratasys Program Brings Enterprise Software Connectivity to 3D Printing

Stratasys’ GrabCAD Software Development Kit gives customers the ability to integrate, manage and support additive manufacturing for production of end-use parts.
#enterprise #polymer


Additive Manufacturing Creates New Paths to Production

On the journey from product idea to production, when does the “mold moment” come? That is, the moment of needing to invest in tooling and make design commitments. 3D printing can delay this step on the journey or even avoid it altogether.


GM Opens Additive Industrialization Center Dedicated to 3D Printing

3D printing will help transform GM operations in product development, motorsports and manufacturing.
#metal #polymer #prototyping

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