industrial 3d printing

China: Researchers Test Short Carbon Fiber/PEEK Composites in FDM 3D Printing

China: Researchers Test Short Carbon Fiber/PEEK Composites in FDM 3D Printing

Chinese researchers are investigating the power of short carbon fibers combined with PEEK, in relation to FDM 3D printing, a method popular with users due to its power, affordability, and speed. Outlining their findings in “Flexural Properties and Fracture Behavior of CF/PEEK in Orthogonal Building Orientation by FDM: Microstructure and Mechanism,” authors Qiushi Li, Wei […]

Chinese researchers are investigating the power of short carbon fibers combined with PEEK, in relation to FDM 3D printing, a method popular with users due to its power, affordability, and speed. Outlining their findings in “Flexural Properties and Fracture...
Big Push in Germany to Enable 3D Printing in Automotive Industry

Big Push in Germany to Enable 3D Printing in Automotive Industry

3D printing and additive manufacturing have become a matter of national importance in Germany, and to the automotive industry overall. Several organizations—along with the ongoing support of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and the Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP of RWTH Aachen University—are eager to see the Industrialization and Digitization of Additive […]

3D printing and additive manufacturing have become a matter of national importance in Germany, and to the automotive industry overall. Several organizations—along with the ongoing support of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and the Chair for Digital...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 12, 2019

3D Printing News Briefs: April 12, 2019

We’ve got news about a contest to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business news and 3D printed jewelry. Weerg has announced the second edition of its “3D Printing Project Award” contest. Moving on, Bastian Solutions worked with Fast Radius to create a robotic materials handler using HP 3D printing, while […]

We’ve got news about a contest to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business news and 3D printed jewelry. Weerg has announced the second edition of its “3D Printing Project Award” contest. Moving on, Bastian Solutions...
USC: Researchers Inspired by Nature & Nacre for 3D Printing Strong, Conductive Parts

USC: Researchers Inspired by Nature & Nacre for 3D Printing Strong, Conductive Parts

University of Southern California researchers delve into the inspiration of nature in ‘Electrically assisted 3D printing of nacre-inspired structures with self-sensing capability,’ inspired by the strength of shells in building ‘electrically assisted’ 3D parts, with the help of conductive materials. The structure of nacre is popular as a model today because it can unlock the […]

University of Southern California researchers delve into the inspiration of nature in ‘Electrically assisted 3D printing of nacre-inspired structures with self-sensing capability,’ inspired by the strength of shells in building ‘electrically assisted’ 3D parts, with...
3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Milestones: EOS Celebrates Three Decades

3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Milestones: EOS Celebrates Three Decades

Germany’s EOS has been revolutionizing and expanding the world of manufacturing for 30 years now. As one of the leaders in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, their innovative impact in past decades has been formidable. And it continues, as they celebrate three decades of progress in industrial 3D printing. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Hans […]

Germany’s EOS has been revolutionizing and expanding the world of manufacturing for 30 years now. As one of the leaders in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, their innovative impact in past decades has been formidable. And it continues, as they celebrate three...
Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D printing in a group setting. Materials obviously play a large role in these progressive environments. Now, researchers are studying a new program, outlining their findings […]

Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D printing in a group setting. Materials obviously play a large role in these...
COBOD International Delivers Massive 3D Printer to Kamp C for Two-Story Construction

COBOD International Delivers Massive 3D Printer to Kamp C for Two-Story Construction

A dynamic collaboration is taking place between two Danish organizations, and they are some of the most unique we have ever written about. Kamp C and COBOD International are linking in innovation now as the center for sustainability and innovation in the Belgian Flemish province (and a hub for progressive construction planning) ordered a new […]

A dynamic collaboration is taking place between two Danish organizations, and they are some of the most unique we have ever written about. Kamp C and COBOD International are linking in innovation now as the center for sustainability and innovation in the Belgian...
GE Additive to Lead GA-ASI in Accelerating Industrial Growth with Additive Manufacturing

GE Additive to Lead GA-ASI in Accelerating Industrial Growth with Additive Manufacturing

Another dynamic collaboration is in the works as General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has selected GE Additive as a consultant in their latest mission for accelerating and strengthening their metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes. GE’s consultancy division, AddWorksTM will be teaming up with GA-ASI as they begin reaping all the benefits of 3D […]

Another dynamic collaboration is in the works as General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has selected GE Additive as a consultant in their latest mission for accelerating and strengthening their metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes. GE’s...
California State University: 3D Printing Titanium Matrix Composites with Ceramics

California State University: 3D Printing Titanium Matrix Composites with Ceramics

Reza Hajiha, a thesis student from California State University, explores more complex issues in 3D printing with metal in ‘A Novel Method in Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Matrix Composites with Ceramics Reinforcement by Thermal Decomposition of Aluminum Sulfate.’ Examining the miracle of 3D printing further, Hajiha discusses requirements for strength and durability in parts being […]

Reza Hajiha, a thesis student from California State University, explores more complex issues in 3D printing with metal in ‘A Novel Method in Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Matrix Composites with Ceramics Reinforcement by Thermal Decomposition of Aluminum Sulfate.’...
Victrex to Make Multi-Million Euro Investment In Bond

Victrex to Make Multi-Million Euro Investment In Bond

Collaborations between dynamic industrial companies are not uncommon in the 3D printing world as it allows for everyone to bring forth their specialties—and combine them for further innovation—along with adding capital to the venture in many cases too. Today, Victrex and Bond announced a partnership meant to improve the supply chain of materials for customers […]

Collaborations between dynamic industrial companies are not uncommon in the 3D printing world as it allows for everyone to bring forth their specialties—and combine them for further innovation—along with adding capital to the venture in many cases too. Today, Victrex...
HBIS Group & Siemens to Partner in Additive Manufacturing Research and Development

HBIS Group & Siemens to Partner in Additive Manufacturing Research and Development

A dynamic new partnership is in the making for additive manufacturing practices in the future as Chinese steel titan HBIS Group Co. and Siemens, a leader in automation and digitalization, come together to focus on further research and development of global industrial applications. The two companies have just signed a ‘strategic cooperation agreement’ with the […]

A dynamic new partnership is in the making for additive manufacturing practices in the future as Chinese steel titan HBIS Group Co. and Siemens, a leader in automation and digitalization, come together to focus on further research and development of global industrial...
Deutsche Bahn Realizes Serious Potential for 3D Printing in Maintaining & Creating Train Parts

Deutsche Bahn Realizes Serious Potential for 3D Printing in Maintaining & Creating Train Parts

Planes, trains, and automobiles come to mind in terms of 3D printing today, and the technology is being put to very serious use for global infrastructure and transportation. Additive manufacturing can change the face of how repairs and maintenance are made on trains, which throughout the years can be enormously extensive—and expensive. Bringing all the […]

Planes, trains, and automobiles come to mind in terms of 3D printing today, and the technology is being put to very serious use for global infrastructure and transportation. Additive manufacturing can change the face of how repairs and maintenance are made on trains,...
Lot of One: Will Warehouses Sit Empty as 3D Printing Customization Kills Mass Manufacturing?

Lot of One: Will Warehouses Sit Empty as 3D Printing Customization Kills Mass Manufacturing?

John Jordan, of Penn State University, understands the vast implications of 3D printing technology on the world and industrial production. Manufacturing as we know it, along with how we create more complex geometries and present them, is being, and will be further disrupted by a technology allowing for innovations to be created faster, better, and […]

John Jordan, of Penn State University, understands the vast implications of 3D printing technology on the world and industrial production. Manufacturing as we know it, along with how we create more complex geometries and present them, is being, and will be further...
CNH Industrial to Produce Tractor and Bus Parts with 3D Printing

CNH Industrial to Produce Tractor and Bus Parts with 3D Printing

The opportunities available to industries via 3D printing abound, but rarely do we see a company with so many ways to use the technology all from one source. Headquartered in London & Amsterdam CNH Industrial specializes in capital goods, which as a rule are very different from typical consumer goods. The industrial leader produces many durable […]

The opportunities available to industries via 3D printing abound, but rarely do we see a company with so many ways to use the technology all from one source. Headquartered in London & Amsterdam CNH Industrial specializes in capital goods, which as a rule are very...
UK Researchers Examine Particle Dynamics in Powder Bed Fusion

UK Researchers Examine Particle Dynamics in Powder Bed Fusion

In ‘Fluid and particle dynamics in laser powder bed fusion,’ authors P. Bidare, I. Bitharas, R.M. Ward, M.M. Attallah, and A.J. Moore examine laser bed and powder bed interaction. In this study, the team was able to study and create images of areas where powder was removed during single line and island scans. Research gave […]

In ‘Fluid and particle dynamics in laser powder bed fusion,’ authors P. Bidare, I. Bitharas, R.M. Ward, M.M. Attallah, and A.J. Moore examine laser bed and powder bed interaction. In this study, the team was able to study and create images of areas where powder was...
Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art: Researcher Tests 3D Printed Knitted Textile Structures

Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art: Researcher Tests 3D Printed Knitted Textile Structures

Designer Mark Beecroft of the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art has been exploring the potential of 3D printing in industrial knitting in his recently published paper, ‘Digital interlooping: 3D printing of weft-knitted textile-based tubular structures using selective laser sintering of nylon powder.’ The technology of 3D printing is perfectly suited to this type of […]

Designer Mark Beecroft of the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art has been exploring the potential of 3D printing in industrial knitting in his recently published paper, ‘Digital interlooping: 3D printing of weft-knitted textile-based tubular structures...
What Makes A Metal Powder Suitable? Researchers Examine Powders in AM Processes

What Makes A Metal Powder Suitable? Researchers Examine Powders in AM Processes

Metal 3D printing is becoming a vital source of production for a wide range of industries today, and a unique underrstanding of the required materials continues to grow around it. To sift through the finer details of powder usage, German scientists Silvia Vock, Burghardt Klöden, Alexander Kirchner, Thomas Weißgärber, and Bernd Kieback reviewed current testing and evaluating methods in ‘Powders […]

Metal 3D printing is becoming a vital source of production for a wide range of industries today, and a unique underrstanding of the required materials continues to grow around it. To sift through the finer details of powder usage, German scientists Silvia Vock,...
Aerosint & Aconity3D Teaming Up to Advance Multi-Metal Applications in Additive Manufacturing

Aerosint & Aconity3D Teaming Up to Advance Multi-Metal Applications in Additive Manufacturing

The latest collaboration in metal 3D printing has been announced today as Belgium’s Aerosint and Germany’s Aconity3D team up to develop more advanced laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) and added hardware and applications. Headquartered in Liège, Aerosint is a start-up dedicated to selective powder deposition technology. Aachen-based Aconity specialized in LPBF, along with post-processing equipment. […]

The latest collaboration in metal 3D printing has been announced today as Belgium’s Aerosint and Germany’s Aconity3D team up to develop more advanced laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) and added hardware and applications. Headquartered in Liège, Aerosint is a start-up...
Optomec Engineer Explores Control of Mist Flow in Aerosol Jet Printing

Optomec Engineer Explores Control of Mist Flow in Aerosol Jet Printing

As manufacturers and makers worldwide continue to refine and innovate in the realm of 3D printing software, hardware, and materials, scientists too are motivated to continually create new processes for building geometries that are becoming increasingly complex. Dr. James Q. Feng, Principal Engineer at Optomec, has published new findings in Mist Flow Visualization for Round […]

As manufacturers and makers worldwide continue to refine and innovate in the realm of 3D printing software, hardware, and materials, scientists too are motivated to continually create new processes for building geometries that are becoming increasingly complex. Dr....
AddUp and ESI Group Designed Distortion Simulation Module for Metal 3D Printed Parts

AddUp and ESI Group Designed Distortion Simulation Module for Metal 3D Printed Parts

AddUp, an industrial additive manufacturing OEM based in France, was established three years ago by industrial groups Michelin and Fives as a joint venture company focused on metal 3D printing. It offers several 3D printing methods, including powder bed fusion and Directed Energy Deposition. Now AddUp, which added to its portfolio with the acquisition of Poly-Shape, is […]

AddUp, an industrial additive manufacturing OEM based in France, was established three years ago by industrial groups Michelin and Fives as a joint venture company focused on metal 3D printing. It offers several 3D printing methods, including powder bed fusion...
Airbus & Farsoon Technologies in Collaboration to Develop High-Performance Polymers for Additive Manufacturing

Airbus & Farsoon Technologies in Collaboration to Develop High-Performance Polymers for Additive Manufacturing

European aerospace giant Airbus ( via its Beijing Engineering Centre Co., LTD subsidiary) and China-headquartered Farsoon Technologies have just announced they will work together in research and design of polymer additive manufacturing solutions for civil aircraft. Upon signing this deal for collaboration in civil aviation, Airbus will mark their first R&D partnership with a company […]

European aerospace giant Airbus ( via its Beijing Engineering Centre Co., LTD subsidiary) and China-headquartered Farsoon Technologies have just announced they will work together in research and design of polymer additive manufacturing solutions for civil aircraft....
Airbus Chooses Ultimaker 3D Printers for Desktop Use in European Facilities

Airbus Chooses Ultimaker 3D Printers for Desktop Use in European Facilities

As a pioneer in the aerospace industry, the Airbus has used 3D Printing in creating parts for flight controllers, cabin parts, helicopter parts, along with combining robotics in other collaborations—of which there have been many in the past few years. Now, Airbus continues their ventures into 3D printing with Ultimaker known for desktop 3D Printers that are […]

As a pioneer in the aerospace industry, the Airbus has used 3D Printing in creating parts for flight controllers, cabin parts, helicopter parts, along with combining robotics in other collaborations—of which there have been many in the past few years. Now, Airbus...
Andretti Autosport Accelerates Further Into Racing Platforms with Stratasys FDM 3D Printing Technology

Andretti Autosport Accelerates Further Into Racing Platforms with Stratasys FDM 3D Printing Technology

Stratasys has announced a collaboration with Andretti Autosport as the famed racing family continues to delve into 3D printing for a variety of different requirements in racing. Although Mario Andretti retired from driving in 1994, his family name continues with son Michael (also a famed and now retired driver) as CEO, and the business headquartered, […]

Stratasys has announced a collaboration with Andretti Autosport as the famed racing family continues to delve into 3D printing for a variety of different requirements in racing. Although Mario Andretti retired from driving in 1994, his family name continues with son...
Midwest Engineered Systems Expands into Specialized Metal 3D Printing with New Division, ADDere

Midwest Engineered Systems Expands into Specialized Metal 3D Printing with New Division, ADDere

One of the greatest joys in 3D printing is that you have so much latitude to create on your own, self-sustained with affordable and accessible hardware, software, and materials—allowing you to design and operate at whim. Whether you are a fashion designer enjoying 3D printing, an engineering student building a rocket, or even a cosmonaut […]

One of the greatest joys in 3D printing is that you have so much latitude to create on your own, self-sustained with affordable and accessible hardware, software, and materials—allowing you to design and operate at whim. Whether you are a fashion designer enjoying 3D...
Faster & Better: KBL & voxeljet Collaborate to Create 3D Printed Pelton Runner

Faster & Better: KBL & voxeljet Collaborate to Create 3D Printed Pelton Runner

We all need to reach out for help sometimes, and that can yield amazing results. This goes for even the most streamlined and impressive companies around the world too, recognizing when it is in their best interest to call in specialists. This was the case recently for Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) as they leaned on voxeljet for […]

We all need to reach out for help sometimes, and that can yield amazing results. This goes for even the most streamlined and impressive companies around the world too, recognizing when it is in their best interest to call in specialists. This was the case recently for...
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