Additive Manufacturing Systems

Metal 3D Printing for Land, Sea, Air and Space

When a submarine manufacturer saved significant time and cost by using Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing to 3D print a titanium Variable Ballast tank, the technology became the only industrial-scale metal 3D printing process with approved parts for land, sea, air, and space applications.
Additive Manufacturing Systems: Articles

How Additive Manufacturing Enables Fast Modification of Molds

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.

Raising the Bar in Yacht Racing

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.

Back to the Future

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.

Direct Metal Deposition Gets Drive Shafts up to Speed on Container Ships

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.

3D Printing a Spacecraft Valve Body in Titanium

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.


Additive Manufacturing Systems: Industry News

TRUMPF Recognized as 2017 Young Adult Employer Champion

They receive the Pathways to Apprenticeship award from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions for their leadership in connecting youth to apprenticeship opportunities.

3D Systems Creates Certified Partner Program for Medical Device Manufacturing

Rms has joined this new premium supply network that will source, develop and 3D print parts, add machined features and perform secondary processing for FDA-cleared medical devices, all under one roof.

Exact Metrology Named Midwest Dealer for EnvisionTEC 3D Printers

EnvisionTEC 3D printers and materials are used in automotive, aerospace, appliance and other industries.


Additive Manufacturing Systems: Products

Add Copper to Metal Additive Manufacturing Capabilities

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.

Affordable 3D Metal Printing for Small Shops

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.

Metal 3D Printing

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.