investment casting

Recycled HDPE Sandwich Composite Materials for Casting Using FDM 3D Printing

In ‘Recycled HDPE reinforced Al2O3 and SiC three dimensional printed patterns for sandwich composite material,’ authors Narinder Singh, Rupinder Singh, Ranvijay Kumar, and IPS Ahuja explore new ways to create…

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3D Systems: Augmenting Your Workflow with Traditional and Additive Manufacturing

Combining Old and New Technology Remember the days when people thought that we would all end up with our own home desktop 3D printers to make anything our hearts desired…

SLA 3D Printing: Chinese Researchers Create Strong Ceramic Molds with Non-Aqueous Gelcasting

In ‘Rapid Fabrication of High-Performance CaO-Based Integral Ceramic Mold by Stereolithography and Non-Aqueous Gelcasting,’ Chinese researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong University explore 3D printing of better ceramic molds for investment casting….

Admatec and Aristo-Cast Directly 3D Printing Investment Casting Shells

Dutch company Admatec (Additive Manufacturing Technologies) has been manufacturing its ADMAFLEX ceramic 3D printers since 2014, and released its first metal 3D printer in 2017. That same year, investment casting company Aristo-Cast, which has…

MetalMaker 3D Launching Rapid Prototyping Service for Metal 3D Printed Parts On Demand

Tomorrow, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, FABTECH, will begin at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Many industry announcements will be made at the trade show,…

3D Systems Releases the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax for Investment Casting

3D Systems today announced the release of the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax. This 3D printer is a digital foundry solution which lets existing investment casting operators switch to 3D…

Formlabs Introduces New Castable Wax Resin for 3D Printing Jewelry

Formlabs has built its success not only on its high-quality 3D printers, the SLA Form 2 and the SLS Fuse 1, but its wide variety of materials, to which the…

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Revisiting the Nuances of Rapid Manufacturing

Before the nomenclature of 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) was standardized, the terms rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing (RP&M) were commonly used as general technology descriptors. The term rapid…

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…

BCI and Eaton Invest in Sand 3D Printing to Enhance New Product Development for Hydraulics

Bremen Castings, Inc. (BCI) was founded 78 years ago in Bremen, Indiana and acts as both a green sand foundry and a CNC machining shop. It’s known for its gray…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution…

UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a…

Vaupell Turns to 3D Printing to Create Complex Aerospace Investment Casting Tools

You’ve probably heard endless sound bites regarding 3D printing and how it is going to revolutionize industry, changing the world as we know it in manufacturing; however, it really helps…

voxeljet Announces New 3D Printing Process for Making PMMA Investment Casting Patterns

Large-format 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet, which recently introduced its production-level high-speed sintering process, has announced the release of another new 3D printing process, a modified version of its existing PolyPor…

Titan Robotics Brings Large-Format 3D Printing to West Africa

Lagos, Nigeria, a place not commonly known for 3D printing, just got a huge innovation boost at one of the largest foundries in West Africa — Nigerian Foundries Limited. Clay Guillory, Founder and CEO of Colorado-based Titan…

Investment Casting and 3D Printing: BFFs

Investment casting has been used for millennia. In this process a wax pattern is made. This is hardened, then the wax is vaporized. The resulting mold is then hardened once…

ORNL Combines 3D Printing and Metal Casting to Create Stronger Components

As the hype over 3D printing begins to die down a bit, expectations of its potential have changed and become more realistic. It’s still going to change manufacturing, and indeed…

10,000 Hours of 3D Printing Bring Larger-Than-Life Cast Bronze Sculpture to Georgia Tech

We always take great pleasure in writing about the convergence of 3D printing and the art world, and it is hard to imagine anyone not being impressed by some of the latest…

Divide By Zero’s Accucraft i250D 3D Printer Successfully Used in Investment Casting and Art Projects

Mumbai startup Divide By Zero, one of the top industrial-grade 3D printer manufacturers in India, is known for its AFPM process, which is the first patented 3D printing technology to come…

UnionTech: International 3D Printing Quality from China Brings “A Fresh Dimension” in SLA to the US

In the West, we don’t necessarily know a great deal about the shape of the Asian 3D printing market; we do know that China in particular has been working on…

Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and…

New Service by 3D Hubs: Bringing 3D Printed Metal Parts to Market with PolyCast Materials and Investment Casting

Online 3D printing service platform 3D Hubs, which releases helpful data reports on 3D printing trends each quarter, gave us all a valuable 3D printing guide, and shows us where to…

RAPID 2017: Paxis LLC Introducing WAV Additive Manufacturing Process

About a year after Carbon introduced its breakthrough CLIP 3D printing technology in 2015, it announced four partners that would be using the high speed technology, including CIDEAS, which was…

Additive Manufacturing Keeps Production Local: William Cook Saves 200 Jobs With Investment in Sheffield 3D Printing Factory

In a bid to gain new customers, as well as ‘safeguard’ 200 manufacturing jobs, family-owned engineering business William Cook, based in the UK, recently invested £6 million in a new factory…