3d printed titanium

Recycling Titanium Chips for Metal AM Could Cut CO2 Emissions by 80%

During traditional CNC machining processes, most raw titanium material is wasted. For instance, in the case of machining large parts for aircraft structures results in over 90 percent material waste….

Metal 3D Printing: Correlation Between Laser Power, Cooling Rates & Effects on Parts in LPBF Processes

US scientists are learning more about power, temperature, and the effects on metal 3D printing processes, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Subsurface Cooling Rates and Microstructural Response…

Airbus Helicopters Uses KASTO Bandsaw to Remove 3D Printed Metal Parts from Base Plate

3D printing is often used by companies to manufacture parts and components for helicopters, and Airbus Helicopters – part of the larger Airbus Group – is no exception. Just one…

Nexxt Spine Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for 3D Printed Stand Alone Cervical Implants

Medical device company Nexxt Spine, founded in Indiana ten years ago, manufactures its own product line of spinal implants and instrumentation. This month, the company announced that its NEXXT MATRIXX Stand Alone…

South African Surgeons Perform a Successful Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Printing Technology

A groundbreaking surgery was performed at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa to a patient who had lost his hearing due to a car accident. Mashudu Tshifularo and his medical team became the first in the world to cure a 35-year-old patient’s deafness by replacing the damaged bones with similarly-shaped titanium pieces produced on a 3D printer.

GE Additive & General Dynamics Land Systems 3D Print Metal Part for US Ground Combat Vehicle

GE Additive Print Services has shared their additive manufacturing expertise and success with General Dynamics Land Systems to 3D print a titanium cable guard at their Pittsburgh production site. This…

Knife Maker Points to 3D Printing as Alternative Method of Craftsmanship

48-year-old Stuart Mitchell has been making knives for most of his life, learning from his father as a child and using many of the same tools his parents used in…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 24, 2018

We’re sharing some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research and a cool 3D printed statue. Meld was listed as a finalist in the…

Lockheed Martin 3D Prints Large Titanium Domes for Satellite Fuel Tanks

Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has made many significant contributions to its industry through the use of 3D printing, from propulsion tanks and spacecraft parts to missile components…

Prodways Group’s RAF 3D Printing Technology to Arrive at Nexteam Group Facility

Rapid Additive Forging (RAF) technology was introduced last year by Prodways Group as a fast, robotic 3D printing method used to print large metal components, particularly titanium. It takes some time…

3D Printing Helped Chinese Team Win Gold at 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics have wrapped up, and like their immediate predecessor, the 2016 Summer Olympics, this year’s Games had a very active participant in 3D printing. The technology made…

Renishaw Works With University Hospital of Wales to 3D Print Guides & Mandibular Implant for Cancer Patient

Founded in 1973, Renishaw is headquartered in the UK with offices around the world. Although the engineering and scientific technology firm specializes in metrology, they have been the power behind…

Bugatti Reveals World’s Largest 3D Printed Functional Titanium Component in New Brake Caliper

The automotive world has seen growing interest in 3D printing, with manufacturers using the technology both for prototyping and end-use parts. The latest manufacturer to take a leap with 3D…

Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant…

3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems;…

Metal 3D Printing Without Limits: Titomic Introduces New Titomic Kinetic Fusion Process

Cold spray is a technique that is commonly used for metal coatings or repairs. It involves metal powder fed at high pressure through a nozzle and into a heated nitrogen…

Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines…

FDA (510)k Clearance Awarded to 3D Printed Medical Implants from Camber Spine Technologies and Renovis Surgical Technologies

Following in the recent footsteps of SI-BONE’s iFuse-3D Implant and Cellular Titanium spinal implants by EIT, two more medical device companies have announced this week that they have received the all-important (510)k…

EIT’s 3D Printed Cellular Titanium Spinal Implants Receive FDA Clearance

3D printing has brought advancements to the medical industry across the board, but one area that has been especially affected is the treatment of spinal conditions. 3D printing has allowed…

A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned…

ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing

Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal…

InMotion Electric Race Car Hits the Track for a Record-Breaking Run with Materialise and 3D Printed Titanium Y-Joints

One area that we’ve witnessed really speeding up its use of 3D printing technology is on the racetrack, with big names like Nissan Motorsports, BMW, and McLaren Racing all racing to find…

3D Printing Partnerships Dominate News from Norsk Titanium

There are few companies that have been busier lately than Norsk Titanium. In the last few days, the additive manufacturing company and creator of Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology made…