Additive Manufacturing Systems

Human Powered Submarine Team Produces 3D-Printed Propeller

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.
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Additive Manufacturing Systems: Articles

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

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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

These two EOS Formiga P100 Selective Laser Sintering machines are part of the battery of advanced industrial 3D printers on the shop floor of the Long Island factory of Shapeways.(Photo courtesy of Fabbaloo)
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

NanoSteel Expands Further Into Additive Manufacturing

Their AM powder portfolio now targets the tool & die, energy, automotive and agriculture markets.

Strong Outlook for Additive Manufacturing

QMmeltpool 3D technology is 3D mapping in real time that ensures greater transparency during processing.
Concept Laser reports on how AM is electrifying the markets.

Six More Alloys That Can Be 3D Printed

ExOne targets printable materials to customers developing products but not requiring the company’s post-processing services, using ExOne’s printing systems, including the M-Flex™ and recently introduced Innovent™.

 

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

Injection-molded-part-enabled design of the parallel and surface cooling in a mould insert, manufactured using the LaserCUSING process.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
The automatic sieving station continuously safeguards the powder quality and thus the component quality too.