Direct metal deposition (DMD) with a coaxial powder nozzle can feed metal powder into a laser beam onto an existing three-dimensional surface to enhance surfaces, modify shapes, and restore damaged forming, punching, and injection molding tools and dies to like-new condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EnvisionTEC 3D printers and materials are used in automotive, aerospace, appliance and other industries.
Methods 3D will provide sales and service for Markforged 3D printers across North America.
Desktop Metal will offer Sandvik materials in their DM Studio and DM Production 3D printing systems.
As aerospace and automotive applications break new ground with printing copper components, Linear AMS has added it to their growing list of chemistries that are available to users.
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.
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.