By the morning of the second day at the AMUG conference, the meme “Cool sh...t” was in full use. And after listening to Dr. Lonnie Love of Oak Ridge National Laboratories and all the #cool sh..t going on there, and Graham Trohman and Stefan Ritt and … [Read more...] about Trends to watch in additive manufacturing
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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a type of additive manufacturing process that uses a laser as a thermal source for fusing ceramic, glass, plastic, metal powder and others into a 3-dimensional object. Many consider SLS to have the most diverse list … [Read more...] about What is Laser Sintering?
Before the NC State football Spring game on Sunday, April 11, engineers at the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) presented NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson with a 3d printed titanium football replica. The … [Read more...] about Engineers 3D print a titanium football replica
An interesting development is emerging with the major 3D printing manufacturers. In addition to making 3D printing and additive manufacturing machines, manufacturers are adding to and expanding their ability to make your part for you. Now, 3D … [Read more...] about Are 3D printing companies shifting their focus?
Standards for metal material and additive manufacturing machines and process are under continuous development, with ASTM and ASTM International spearheading them. Carl Dekker, President of Met-L-Flo Inc., is also Chair of the ASTM F42 committee at … [Read more...] about What’s new in metal additive manufacturing standards
Laser melting with metals is gaining importance in aircraft manufacturing because of the benefits of quicker throughput times, cost-effective components and heretofore unimaginable design freedom. A range of new benefits, though, are becoming … [Read more...] about Additive manufacturing enables “bionic” aircraft designs
Additive manufacturing with metals is a popular subject. A lot of work still needs to be done before we will see additive machines alongside CNC machines and injection molding systems in the average manufacturing facility. Part of the issue is that … [Read more...] about Developments in metal additive manufacturing–a conversation with Concept Laser
New methods of finishing help speed post processing of 3D printed objects. Edited by Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor As capable and useful as 3D printers/additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) machines are, one issue is that no 3D printer, no matter … [Read more...] about Automate the post processing of 3D printed objects
The NanoSteel Company has expanded its additive manufacturing (AM) material capabilities for metal 3D printing of complex high-hardness parts. It also announced the ability to customize properties layer-by-layer through gradient material … [Read more...] about NanoSteel expands materials for additive manufacturing
Underwriters Laboratories is working to address the short-term and long-term performance and safety concerns of 3D printers and additive manufacturing systems. Recently, UL initiated a number of initiatives that will help designers confidently … [Read more...] about Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs