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Forecast:3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Industry to quadruple in four years

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wohlers Associates, Inc. expects worldwide revenues from the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry to reach $12.8 billion by 2018. According to Wohlers Report 2014, the company’s annual…

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Some Blown Powder additive manufacturing machines, like this one from Optomec, can deliver five axis coordinated motion: X, Y, Z, tilt, and rotate. The LENS system uses a high-power laser (500W to 4kW) to fuse powdered metals into fully dense three-dimensional structures.

New dimensions in 3D printing: free-form fabrication

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Additive manufacturing delivers a great deal of freedom when designing and developing parts. You are not always confined to a build platform, though. Some machines and processes deliver…

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How to ensure a design is 3D printable

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As 3D printing / additive manufacturing becomes a more accepted every day industrial tool, the focus is turning to best practices that help smooth out the kinks in…

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Inspire 2014 helps you design for additive manufacturing

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The design goals of reducing weight and material usage are not just for aerospace and automotive applications, although this trend gained prominence through these industries. These goals can…

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Sciaky to provide Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) System to Major Aerospace Parts Maker

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aerospace continues to show interest in additive manufacturing technology. Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing solutions, announced  a…

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Better monitoring of direct metal laser sintering

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Melt Pool Monitoring is a concept EOS is developing in cooperation with plasmo Industrietechnik, a global high-tech supplier of automated quality assurance systems. This concept represents added value…

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Voxeljet plans to open an additive manufacturing branch office in Michigan

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Voxeljet is planning to open its own office and service center in Canton (Michigan) during the third quarter of 2014. voxeljet CEO Dr. Ingo Ederer views this investment…

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How Proto Labs acquition of FineLine Prototyping will affect you

Monday, August 4, 2014

A couple of months ago, we reported that Proto Labs acquired FineLine Prototyping, Inc. a leading provider of additive manufacturing services. This move enables Proto Labs to offer…

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ASTM developing standard for metal powder bed fusion quality requirements

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A proposed new ASTM standard, WK46188, Practice for Metal Powder Bed Fusion to Meet Rigid Quality Requirements, describes the operation and production control of powder bed fusion machines…

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Concept Laser expands with new production facility

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Concept Laser, a pioneer in the field of laser melting with metals, held a “topping out” ceremony this past June at their headquarters in Lichtenfels, Germany. The ceremony…

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