aluminum

Bantam Tools Unveils Its First Desktop CNC Machine

Three years after launching its first desktop milling product suited for rapid PCB prototyping, New York-based startup Bantam Tools announced on July 7 it was introducing a brand new desktop…

VELO3D Develops Process for 3D Printing Aluminum F357 on Sapphire Systems

California-headquartered digital manufacturing company VELO3D, which recently raised $28 million in a Series D funding round, just announced that it has developed a process for 3D printing parts out of…

Optomec Introduces Aluminum to DED Metal 3D Printing

According to SmarTech Analysis, aluminum alloys accounted for nearly 10% of 3D printed metal content last year, leading to a 43% growth in shipments of aluminum powder. This is due…

MELD Manufacturing Reaches Major Milestone with Metal 3D Printed Components

Virginia-based company MELD Manufacturing Corporation was launched in the spring of 2018 as a subsidiary of Aeroprobe Corporation, which produces instruments that provide and measure real-time air and flow data. Aeroprobe…

The State of 3D Printing in Industrial Goods, Part Five

After exploring the end users, manufacturers and service bureaus involved in the 3D printing of parts for general industrial applications, we’ll be taking a look at the metal materials that…

Ongoing Betatype and Safran Collaboration Results in Reduced Weight & Build Time for 3D Printed Electrical Generator Housing

London-based 3D printing consultancy company Betatype, founded in 2012, knows a little something about optimizing metal 3D printing applications in order to create functional components for customers in a wide…

China: Comparing Metal Droplet Deposition for Electric Power Fittings to Conventional Techniques

In ‘The Additive Manufacturing Process of Electric Power Fittings Fabricated by Metal Droplet Deposition,’ authors Zhengying Wei, HaiHua Wu, and Guangxi Zhao explore more about AM techniques that could prove…

Aluminum-Tin Ink May Be Used for 3D Printing Replacement Parts on the ISS

Authors Z.S. Courtright and C.W. Hill of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center explore the uses of a very specific metallic ink in ‘Optimization of Aluminum-Tin Ink Composition and Sintering in…

3D Printing with SPEE3D: It’s About Standard Parts and Low Costs, Not Sophistication

At last year’s RAPID + TCT, we spoke with Australian startup SPEE3D about its patented supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology and award-wining, large-format LightSPEE3D 3D printer, which is capable of…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2019

We’ve got plenty of business news to share in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, but first we’ll start off with something fun – the winners have been announced for…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 20, 2018

We’re starting out with some construction news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then following that with a little business, a little metal, and a little 3D design. Russian firm AMT-SPETSAVIA…

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

The innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds. 3D printed…

Metalysis Provides Update on Development of Aluminum-Scandium Alloy for 3D Printing

About a year ago, Metalysis signed on to a project focused on the development of a new aluminum-scandium alloy for 3D printing. Demand for strong alloys like aluminum-scandium is increasing, particularly…

Three Suits of Armor 3D Scanned by Metropolitan Museum of Art for Artist’s Public Installation

Normally, the first thing that pops into my head when someone mentions 3D printed suits of armor is the beautiful work by Melissa Ng…unless, of course, we’re talking about armor…

ASTM Adds New Metal 3D Printing Standards, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Partner

Metal 3D printing is an extremely fast-growing sector, and as it grows, the need for standards becomes increasingly important. Metal 3D printed parts are being used in markets such as…

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WayKen Uses Aluminum and CNC Machining to Create Automotive Reflector Prototypes

While 3D printing is additive in nature, building layers one on top of the other, another frequently used technology in rapid prototyping is CNC, which is subtractive in that it mills…

Aeromet and Partners Continue Development of A20X Aluminum Alloy for 3D Printing

UK-based Aeromet International manufactures aluminum and cast metal parts for the aerospace and defense industries. It has several prominent customers for which it supplies airframe and engine parts such as fuel…

3D Printing of Aluminum and the Potential Tariffs

As a result of the February 2018 U.S. Department of Finance findings, in a Section 232 investigation into U.S. aluminum and steel imports pricing the path is clear for the Trump administration to…

Stratasys to Introduce New Metal 3D Printing System at RAPID + TCT

Moving into metal marks a major move in additive manufacturing, as more companies come to recognize the power of positioning metal offers. The latest to announce such a move is…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed…

LightSPEE3D Speeds Up Metal 3D Printing by 100 to 1,000 Times

SPEE3D, a 3D printing startup company from Melbourne, Australia, recently announced the global launch of its industrial metal 3D printer they’re calling the LightSPEE3D. It’s the world’s first metal 3D…

HRL Laboratories Figures Out How to 3D Print Unprintable Metals

Developing a new material for 3D printing isn’t easy – especially metal materials. Creating a new metal powder for 3D printing is a complex and delicate process that requires a…

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High-Resolution 3D Printing Meets Affordability with the D2K Insight 3D Printer, Now on Kickstarter

If you’re interested in making your own high-quality 3D printed objects, but don’t want to break the bank when buying a 3D printer, look no further than the D2K Insight…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Rolls Out First Metal 3D Printed Part: An Aluminum Thermostat Cover for Older Truck Series

Car and truck manufacturer Mercedes-Benz ensures that every part for every car it’s ever produced is available in case someone wishes to purchase it. But not only does it cost…