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Professional 3D Printing and Windform® composite materials used in the manufacturing of two innovative aero-elastic wind tunnel demonstrators

Professional 3D printing has revolutionized the entire process of construction and verification of the parts allowing the following: faster production speed and possibility of optimizing the internal shape of these aerodynamic sections.

The Evolution of Design Rules

The industry consistently says that, to support growth, it needs education and training. Part of that is for a manufacturer to understanding AM but part of that is for AM experts to understand manufacturing.

The Technology of 3D Metal Printing

The powder must be perfectly shaped in order to hold an even surface. A super-thin layer of steel powder is spread out with a roller. Then, a printer head places tiny drops of glue on the areas of the layer that are part of the design.

Emerging Trends in 3D Printing: 2019 and Beyond

3D printing has a bright future in the world of “Industry 4.0” and the advanced manufacturing sector of cyber-physical systems. Increasingly diverse raw materials, sophisticated modeling technologies, precise outputs, and more expands every year.

Who’s Afraid of the Big Tall Build?

Metal AM gives engineers the opportunity to design higher performance parts with a much simpler manufacturing workflow than traditional manufacturing (think: rocket engines).But, in many cases, taller and larger parts will be no-bid or priced too high for the market.

3D Laser Metal Sintering: Q&A with Laser Photonics Corporation

Laser Metal Sintering is a material processing technique which considers binding (sintering) pulverized particles (powder) together due to a diffusion of its micro-melted outer layers into each other produced by a pulsed laser source.

RAPID Q&A with Frank Marangell, BigRep CBO

Booth #503 - BigRep is the go to for large-format 3D printing. We will be offering demos throughout the show, where you can learn more about what sets us apart from some of the other thermoplastic extrusion printers at the RAPID+TCT.

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Quest For Manufacturing Human Tissue In Space Via 3D Printer to Be Launched In July

Though the prospect of manufacturing hearts and other organs via a 3D bioprinter is likely a decade away, the July launch is a significant milestone in that quest.

Professionals reveal how they are benefiting from 3D printing technology

• Professionals are most commonly using 3D printing technology for prototyping prospective products/parts/components (55%) • Thereafter, 43% are applying the applications of 3D printing within their production processes

Renishaw showcases AM capabilities at RAPID + TCT

At the show, Renishaw will also demonstrate its QuantAM build preparation software, developed specifically for use with Renishaw additive manufacturing systems. The dedicated software tool has an intuitive workflow and easy navigation to allow users to rapidly prepare models

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The Endurance flagship 10 watt (10000 mW) diode laser module.
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The Endurance flagship 10 watt (10000 mW) diode laser module.

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Our instant quoting platform and nationwide network of machine shops is transforming American manufacturing. We make it easy for all customers - from startups to Fortune 500 companies - to access manufacturing on demand by providing the most efficient way to source high-quality parts.