Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) is an additive manufacturing process specifically using metals as the material. Most alloys can be used in the DMLS process but 17-4 Precipitation Hardened (PH) and 15-5 PH stainless steel are the most common. The … [Read more...] about What is DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering)?
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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
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?
Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, introduced Xtend 500 Fortus Plus, a high-volume filament package for Fortus 3D Production Systems. For reliable and unattended high-volume use, each … [Read more...] about 3D printing package for more than 16 days of unattended run time
Additive manufacturing (AM) machines and 3D printers have a reputation for being slower than users desire when it comes to building a part. Speed depends on part design, material, and the selected additive build process. However, with the recent … [Read more...] about Here they come—faster additive manufacturing systems
A DLP 3D printer is used in the additive manufacturing process where objects are created by a 3D printer that uses a digital light projector (DLP) as the light source for curing photo-reactive polymers. There are advantages and disadvantages to a DLP … [Read more...] about What is a DLP 3D Printer?
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?
Laser melting is an additive manufacturing method that uses a laser to heat a material into a fully melted liquid form. This is essentially the same process used in laser sintering with a few technical differences. Laser sintering uses heat to … [Read more...] about Laser Melting: What Is It?
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
FATHOM was introduced to a 4-year-old girl from California who needed a unique prosthetic hand through e-NABLE, an organization that connects children in need of prosthetic hands with volunteers willing to 3D print a prosthetic free of charge to the … [Read more...] about 3D Printing personalized prosthetics, from concept to reality