Additive Manufacturing Systems

How to 3D Print Precision Drills

The days when precision tools and additive manufacturing strategies could not co-exist are history.
Additive Manufacturing Systems: Articles

Make This to Print

The scope of additive applications is growing, which means the range of materials being printed is expanding as well. This requires the printing system to be repeatedly adjusted to accommodate new materials while, at the same time, design requirements for components are also becoming more demanding, ranging from lightweight construction and largely foam structures to functional integration, such as cooling technology. (Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH) 
How the technology and trends in additive manufacturing are changing the production methods of the future.

Human Powered Submarine Team Produces 3D-Printed Propeller

Testing of the 3D-printed propeller was successfully performed on the test stand at the University of Michigan’s Engineering Department. 
Take a look at how metrology and 3D printing distributor Burton Precision applies 3D printing technology to solve a variety of CAD issues and challenges for producing a unique plastic propeller design for a human powered submarine.

3D Printing Combines with Medical Implant Design Software

Finger implants can be made out of cobalt chrome or titanium using DMLS. These can be designed to allow varying levels of porosity to encourage bone in-growth into the implant structure.
Targeting medical, surgical, and orthopedic designers and manufacturers, C&A Tool and WITHIN have launched a patient-specific, metal-implant design and manufacturing program using EOS Direct Metal Laser-Sintering software to facilitate the creation of highly customized products that improve osseointegration or bone growth.

Industrial 3D Printing Takes a Spin

The father-son team of Kappius Components created a trailblazing rear hub/drive assembly unlike any other. Now they use additive manufacturing from EOS GmbH to build three of its components more cost-effectively, with shorter delivery times and inexpensive re-designs.

The Shape of Things to Come

Take a few moments to think about a future of new digital marketplaces where, instead of people simply shopping for products online, they instead design and build the exact products they want. Talk about mass customization.


Additive Manufacturing Systems: Industry News

SyncFab Expands Additive Manufacturing Network Into BAAM Hub

The collaborative platform expands an additive manufacturing supply chain into the Bay Area Advanced Manufacturing coalition.

Methods Machine Tools Enters 3D Printing Market

3D Systems and Methods Machine Tools executives
enter into partner agreement. Shaking hands at
center left is Bryon Deysher, the president and chief executive officer of Method Machine Tools. He is shaking hands with Mark Wright, the chief operating officer 3DS.
They now offer 3D printers and materials from 3D Systems to enhance their machine tool portfolio.

Norsk Titanium and Alcoa Collaborate on 3D Printing of Aerospace Parts

This strategy targets fast growing demand for 3D printed aerospace parts in the titanium closed-die forging market.


Additive Manufacturing Systems: Products

Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing

Booth N-9000: The large-scale Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine from Cincinnati Incorporated has a 6 ft x 12 ft x 3 ft work envelope and 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 for automotive, aerospace, marine, furniture and other applications.
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.

Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing: Bigger Is Better

The Oak Ridge Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and Cincinnati Incorporated are jointly developing the BAAM system. Cincinnati expects to have BAAM for sale before the end of the year to build thermoplastic parts many times faster than conventional additive manufacturing systems. (Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Incorporated)
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.

Application-Oriented Laser Melting

The automatic sieving station continuously safeguards the powder quality and thus the component quality too.