Additive Manufacturing Systems

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How the technology and trends in additive manufacturing are changing the production methods of the future.
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Additive Manufacturing Systems: Articles

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

Concept Laser Celebrates 15 Years

The Concept Laser GmbH executive board (l-r): Frank Herzog, the chief executive officer and president; Kerstin Herzog, the head of HR and finances, partner; and Oliver Edelmann, the head of sales and marketing, partner.
A pioneer of additive manufacturing systems now owns more than 50 patents, with another 100 that are pending.

Norsk Titanium Hires Operations Executive

Christopher Bohlmann, Norsk Titanium "“The opportunity to be able to immediately change the paradigm on manufacturing titanium components is exciting. I’m looking forward to working with our team to deliver this incredible revolutionary technology to the Aerospace & Defense markets worldwide.”
Christopher Bohlmann is their new senior vice president of operations.

ExOne Opens DREAM Center

This additive manufacturing facility enables customers to design metal components for 3D production without the limitations of traditional manufacturing.

 

Additive Manufacturing Systems: Products

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.