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Metal 3D Printer Buyer Guide 2020

Metal 3D printing has seen a lot of attention leveled at it over the past several years, with the metal additive manufacturing (AM) market seeing real growth over the past…

US Air Force Uses Senvol ML Software to Qualify Multi-Laser 3D Printing Systems

Over the last few years, Senvol, which provides data to help companies implement additive manufacturing into their workflows, has put a good deal of focus into military applications. Back in…

Gradient Temperature Heat Treatment of LPBF 3D Printed Inconel 718

In order to tailor and improve the performance of microstructures, it helps with many 3D-printed alloys if the post-heat treatment process is carefully designed and executed for this purpose. Researchers…

Military 3D Printing: Open Additive Awarded 27-Month Air Force CRP Contract

Open Additive has recently been awarded a $2.94M, 27-month Air Force Commercial Readiness Program (CRP) contract. The Beavercreek, Ohio-headquartered 3D printer manufacturer will be working with the U.S. Air Force…

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…

Critical Parameters for Inconel: Studying the Effects on Inconel 719 During Laser Powder Bed Fusion

In the recently published ‘Effect of the Most Important Parameters on Properties of Inconel 719 Manufactured by Laser Powder Bed Fusion,’ Finnish researcher and thesis student Kalle Kohtanen attempts to…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 2, 2019

We’re finishing up with formnext news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a presentation and some business. Flightware presented its work on LPBF in-situ inspection…

Sandvik and Renishaw Qualifying New 3D Printing Materials for Production Applications

Founded in 1862, Swedish company Sandvik has been investing in metal 3D printing since 2013, working to increase its focus on the technology and grow its presence in the industry….

Fraunhofer ILT: Making Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt Cutting Tools with LPBF 3D Printing

Obviously, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT does a lot of work with lasers, and, in the same vein, with metal 3D printing processes that use lasers. Now, it’s teaming…

PermiAM: Testing Flow Property Characterization for Rocket Engines

In the recently published ‘PermiAM: Porous Additively Manufactured L-PBF Flow Property Characterization for Rocket Engines,’ technological researchers from both Masten Space Systems and Elementum3D outline a new additive manufacturing process…

Aerosint, Fraunhofer IGCV & Vectoflow Form International Consortium: Additive Manufacturing Research Funded by Eurostars

An international consortium featuring startup Aerosint (Liège, Belgium), Vectoflow (Munich, Germany), and research institute Fraunhofer IGCV (Augsburg, Germany) has received a substantial grant from the Eurostars program of the Eureka…

Eliminating Porosity in Metal 3D Printing through Thermocapillary Force

In ‘Pore elimination mechanisms during 3D printing of metals,’ researchers from around the world explore more about refining laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology through the use of imaging and…

Fitz Frames: The 3D Printed Eyewear Company for Children

Fitz Frames is a children’s eyewear company that was created earlier this year by Heidi Hertel and Gabriel Schlumberger, in Los Angeles. Gabriel left his career as a designer at…

Fraunhofer ILT Heads Up AddSteel: Development of New Materials for the Steel Industry through Additive Manufacturing

The North Rhine-Westphalia Leitmarkt project AddSteel has just been announced, targeting digitalization of the steel industry. This project launch marks the beginning of a three-year project headed up by SMS…

Interview with Formalloy’s Melanie Lang on Directed Energy Deposition

When I met Melanie Lang at RAPID a lot of the buzz on the show floor was directed at her startup Formalloy. Formalloy has developed a metal deposition head that…

Researchers Examine Effects of Gas Chemistry in Laser-based Powder Bed Fusion

In ‘Influence of atmosphere on microstructure and nitrogen content in AISI 316L fabricated by laserbased powder bed fusion,’ the researchers take on the challenge of creating parts via laser‐based powder bed fusion (L-PBF)…

Rapid 2019: Interview with Karl Lindblom & Annika Ölme of GE’s Arcam

Arcam built upon Sweden’s resources and history in high-performance metals to commercialize EBM. Electron Beam Melting also called EPBF or Electron Powder Bed Fusion is a process where an electron…

US Researchers Study Ways to Eliminate Pore Formation in Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

In ‘Dynamics of pore formation during laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing,’ US researchers continue to improve on 3D printing, exploring how to prevent pores from forming during laser powder…

Bone Regeneration: Continued Potential & Success with Titanium in Additive Manufacturing

In ‘Bone Regeneration on Implants of Titanium Alloys Produced By Laser Powder Bed Fusion: A Review,” the authors examine the continued potential for titanium in bioprinting, as this metal continues…

Using Semi-Supervised Machine Learning in Laser Powder-bed Fusion Fault Detection

Researchers from the University of Liverpool outline their findings regarding the automatic detection of faults in additive manufacturing products in a recently published paper, ‘Automatic fault detection for laser powder-bed…

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…

EOS Buys 3D Printing Startup Vulcan Labs: Analysis and Comment

German firm EOS has acquired Vulcan labs and will integrate the startup into its Pflugerville operations to work on the Integra P 400. This brings aboard a very experienced team of people…

Jabil to Enter 3D Printing Materials Market & Develop Custom Materials “Open Systems are the Future of 3D Printing”

Jabil is one of the largest contract manufacturing and engineering companies worldwide. They’ve been very serious about 3D Printing for a number of years as well. The company has made…