Additive Manufacturing Systems

Raising the Bar in Yacht Racing

Metal 3D printing technology increases yacht racing performance through advanced rapid prototyping capabilities that allow this British yacht racing team to refine custom parts on demand and reduce their costs.
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Additive Manufacturing Systems: Articles

Back to the Future

Take a trip into process innovation with guest columnist Wes Hart of Imperial Machine & Tool, who shares some real-world insight about the journey of this 73-year-old machine shop as they incorporated metal additive manufacturing into a traditional machine shop environment.

Direct Metal Deposition Gets Drive Shafts up to Speed on Container Ships

The labor intensive, time consuming conventional casting of alloys is becoming a thing of the past as new robot-assisted laser systems take the fabrication and repair of sliding bearings to an innovative new level in the gigantic container ships that travel across the world’s seas.

3D Printing a Spacecraft Valve Body in Titanium

Printing a part of this size in titanium in such a short time was something that could not have been achieved had the part been machined out of a billet.

Wind of Change May Reroute the Future of Electric Cars

Reduced gas spending and environmental impact are big with electric cars. But instead of refilling, the need to pull over for recharging has still limited them. What if that changed? Take a closer look at a new concept that is pushing the limits of what is known today.

Complexity Comes for Free

Producing metal parts in a powder bed fusion process is proving to be a game changer in the energy sector, where it generates new opportunities to produce previously impossible geometries in internal cooling channels or undercuts that are used in all sorts of heat exchangers and turbine generator systems.

 

Additive Manufacturing Systems: Industry News

Oerlikon Expands AM Business in U.S.

Their new state-of-the-art AM facility in Charlotte will offer end-to-end advanced component manufacturing.

Coldwater Machine Named Level 1 FANUC Integrator

This status opens up new automation opportunities for them in appliance, automotive, and aerospace applications.

New Renishaw HQ Includes Additive Solutions Center

The new multipurpose facility also includes product development, testing, warehousing and distribution.

 

Additive Manufacturing Systems: Products

Affordable 3D Metal Printing for Small Shops

The ORLAS CREATOR metal additive manufacturing machine from O.R. Lasertechnology is ideal for small and medium shops competing in the jewelry, dentistry and medical sectors, as well as for smaller engineering firms and laboratories.

Metal 3D Printing

This innovative process technology continues to disrupt the business of metalworking and advance metal fabrication to the new levels of competitive advantage in design freedom and manufacturing complexity. Here is some of the latest 3D printing equipment, automation, software and other advances in metal additive manufacturing.

A Revolutionary Metal 3D Printing Technology Suite

Agile Metal Technology software from Sculpteo deeply analyzes design compatibility for metal AM, fixes problems, automates complex modeling procedures, finds “best fit” processes and techniques, and predicts and recommends how to optimize design elements, including lattices, supports and post-processing workflows.