This modular integration of machine technology and plant architecture is an Internet 4.0 promise of new levels of quality, flexibility and increased performance in additive manufacturing, as well as a radical new approach to the design of process components that could ultimately create faster and more economic industrial production solutions.
With 3D printers available commercially and becoming less expensive every year, the development of additive manufactured drones for both commercial and military capabilities is growing in importance. Welcome to the Age of the Jetsons.
Quality assurance and in-process monitoring are essential to move additive manufacturing from making prototypes into first-class shop production. Here’s how it works.
Of all the advances taking place in the aerospace industry, none holds more promise than additive manufacturing, a disruptive mother lode of quicker throughput, more cost-effective components, and unimaginable freedom of design in lightweight construction and function integration.
Fabricators must recognize how metal additive manufacturing is rapidly changing the manufacturing landscape. Some have already been leapfrogged by their competition – and are completely unaware of what has happened.
They also unveil their new TruPrint 1000 3D metal printing system at an open house event.
Ben Arnold and Rusty McDonald now handle sales of additive manufacturing systems in the Northeast and Southeast regions, respectively, of the U.S.
Highway-ready 3D-printed cars, premium off-road vehicles with on-road capability and neighborhood electric vehicles will all be 3D printed on site using BAAM systems from Cincinnati Incorporated.
Cincinnati Incorporated will display the Big Area Additive Manufacturing machine that uses the chassis, drives and control of CI’s laser cutting system as the base to extrude hot thermoplastic to build parts layer-by-layer.
The sky is the limit as partnerships between private manufacturers and scientific research laboratories expand the boundaries of size and accelerate the development of new industrial 3D printing systems that can create polymer parts up to 10 times larger than those currently producible.
The automatic sieving station continuously safeguards the powder quality and thus the component quality too.