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Increasing Demand for Medical 3D Printed Parts Requires Effective Finishing Methods

As the implementation of advanced manufacturing methods like AM increases, it is important to investigate and apply production methods that can produce intricate, yet reliable parts quickly and cost-effectively.

Developing High Strength Cast ABD® GWA3 Alloy for Automotive Applications — A Case Study

A proprietary alloy, ABD® GWA3 coupled with a unique heat treatment provided a 30% improvement in yield strength without sacrificing elongation.

Powering Additive Manufacturing with an Environmental and Social Impact Commitment

Structured ESG and strategic, measurable sustainability programs are unlocking the deep value behind “doing well (profitability) by doing good (sustainability).”

2021 Top Article - Additive in Space - Cost Reduction in Aerospace Through Additive Manufacturing

The elements needed for space travel do not have to meet the high launch requirements, but can be tailored precisely to the mission requirements. The process is being researched on parabolic flights in zero gravity - supported by a uEye CP industrial camera from IDS.

3D Printing — an Alternative to Injection Moulding?

3D printing technologies have been refined to such an extent that they are truly viable production technologies. Now the conversation among manufacturers is around the most judicious use of 3D printing for production.

3D Printing Platform Could Shape the Future of Spare Part Production

The use of 3D printing technology to enable the fast availability of spare parts – when needed, where needed, in exactly the right quantity needed, is now, thanks to German company Replique, becoming a reality.

Metal Fabrication Shop Utilizes Efficient Production Method

When a client needs a prototype created quickly, longer-running fabrication jobs most likely will have to be be put on hold to make room for a rapid prototype manufacturing job.

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Rethinking material usage - How 3D printing enables dematerialization

3D printing makes it possible to introduce different materials into production that offer a lower embodied energy. In many applications, polymer or composite materials can offer the same strength and durability as metals.

Purdue researchers test 3D concrete printing system as part of NSF-funded project

Transitioning to clean wind energy could become more cost-efficient as Purdue University researchers test a new technology created by an international startup to anchor offshore wind turbines.

ICON and Lennar to Build Largest Neighborhood of 3D-printed Homes Codesigned by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

ICON’s 3D printing technology produces resilient, energy-efficient homes faster than conventional construction methods with less waste and more design freedom – keeping construction projects on schedule and on budget.

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Optomec Announces 60% Growth in Additive Electronics and Metal System Orders

Repeat Sales to Production Customers Driving Surge in Machine Demand.

MakerBot Strengthens METHOD Materials Portfolio with New Composites from LEHVOSS Group

Available through MakerBot LABS, the newly-qualified 3D printing materials are ideal for demanding engineering applications that require high strength and heat resistance

Protolabs' new vapour smoothing produces 3D printed parts with enhanced surface finish

Protolabs, the world's leading digital manufacturer, has announced a major breakthrough with the launch of vapour smoothing for 3D printed parts

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