Here’s a look at another way to additively make parts, this time with liquid materials. Over the past several years, additive manufacturing has become significant to a variety of industries, such as automotive and electronics. One process option … [Read more...] about What is liquid additive manufacturing?
Copper is one of the newest materials being used in additive manufacturing applications. But it can be a challenge to work with. Renishaw recently explored how to overcome some of the various challenges of using additive technology with this … [Read more...] about Tips on additively building parts with copper material
A number of researchers are exploring the use of 3D printing/additive manufacturing in space applications. One experiment is testing the possibility of using 3D printing to make spacecraft components directly in orbit. The Additive Manufacturing In … [Read more...] about An experiment in 3D printing in zero gravity
The ExOne Company, a developer of industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to develop a fully operational, self-contained 3D printing “factory” housed in a shipping … [Read more...] about ExOne developing a portable 3D printing factory in a shipping container for DoD
By Scott Orlosky, Contributing writer Most people don’t realize that 3-D printing has been around for over 25 years. As the concept has taken hold and a lot of manufacturers have gotten into the game, the types of products available have … [Read more...] about 3D printing – a look at what’s next
3D Control Systems announces ZAP, its automated workflow platform that integrates disparate 3D printer systems, frees users of risk for future technology integrations, and eliminates costs for system migration, deployment, and upgrades. This makes … [Read more...] about Additive manufacturing workflow software powered by AI
KW Micro Power, a small Florida-based manufacturer, designs and manufactures high power density Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for commercial aviation and military applications. Over the past five years, Enrique Enriquez, president of KW Micro Power, … [Read more...] about Using additive manufacturing to create lower weight and combine functions in microturbine housing
It’s not always easy to determine whether to continue with traditional metal part production processes or try an additive process. ExOne, an additive vendor of binder additive manufacturing technologies, now makes it easier to determine which option … [Read more...] about How much will it cost you to use metal binder jetting 3D printing?
Engineers at the Industrial Technology Research Institute built a simulation app that can be used to predict the performance of laser powder bed fusion, an additive manufacturing process. The app saves time and money during the additive manufacturing … [Read more...] about How to make predictions in additive manufacturing with simulation apps
When it comes to making a designed part, you have several choices: traditional machining, which covers a range of options; injection molding; and now additive manufacturing. Even more recently though, is the trend of combining metal fabrication and … [Read more...] about How combining subtractive and additive manufacturing makes better parts