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Design for Disruption: 3D Printing for the Industrial Aftermarket

Previously, we’ve discussed how maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), as well as spare parts business cases are potentially great ways to disrupt existing businesses. But, we can go further than…

Materialise & Proponent Partner to Shore Up Aerospace Aftermarket Supply Chain

If you’re anything like me, you haven’t thought too much about how 3D printing fits in to the aerospace industry and supply chain. Before now, I would have imagined that…

Chromalloy Using VELO3D Tech to 3D Print Aftermarket Gas Turbine Parts

Sequa Corporation subsidiary Chromalloy, which provides integrated manufacturing and repair solutions for manufacturers and operators of gas turbine engines, has chosen the Sapphire metal 3D printing system from privately-funded Silicon…

The Brittle Spear Part V: Mine Your Den for Aftermarket 3D Printing

There is a thriving aftermarket in automobiles, including spoilers for cars, new Dubs, and, more obviously, mufflers. Air intakes that don’t take in air and optimization kits for engines are…

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The Desktop 3D Printing Aftermarket: E3D or Bust

From the heady days of RepRap to today’s $200 printers, hundreds of firms have tried to develop and sell 3D printers. Hundreds more have resold 3D printers or made filament….

Allevi Releases A Coaxial Extrusion Kit for Bioprinting

Bioprinter company Allevi was launched in 2014. The firm now has a family of bioprinters ranging from the simple Allevi one to the 6 temperature controlled print head Allevi 6. This…

Interview with Martin Bondéus of Bondtech

If we look at a FDM (FFF, Material Extrusion) 3D printer the three key components are the feeder, extruder and nozzle of the 3D printer. These components determine the rate…