metal 3d printing

Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which uses Formalloy’s patented laser metal deposition (LMD) technology, at last year’s RAPID and Inside 3D Printing San Diego events, the company received an award as part of […]

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which uses Formalloy’s patented laser metal deposition (LMD) technology, at...
Amsterdam: Redesign and Machine Learning Will See MX3D Complete 3D Printed Bridge Next Year

Amsterdam: Redesign and Machine Learning Will See MX3D Complete 3D Printed Bridge Next Year

MX3D is famous for a unique 3D printing process that not only extrudes filament straight into thin air but is industrial strength too. With no need for support structures and the ability to 3D print with metal, MX3D developed Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing, or WAAM. And while the uses for 3D printing and the […]

MX3D is famous for a unique 3D printing process that not only extrudes filament straight into thin air but is industrial strength too. With no need for support structures and the ability to 3D print with metal, MX3D developed Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing, or...
Draper Offers Far-Reaching Potential for 3D Printed Electronics with New Sprayable Metal Ink

Draper Offers Far-Reaching Potential for 3D Printed Electronics with New Sprayable Metal Ink

3D printing continues to forge ahead via thousands of innovators around the globe. Affecting nearly every industry possible, today we see a wide range of hardware, software, and materials being used as the technology continues to hit the mainstream with its own multibillion-dollar economy. 3D printing with metal is certainly one of the processes at […]

3D printing continues to forge ahead via thousands of innovators around the globe. Affecting nearly every industry possible, today we see a wide range of hardware, software, and materials being used as the technology continues to hit the mainstream with its own...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news, and some interesting 3D printed objects. Thales is creating an industrial center in Morocco that specializes in metal 3D printing, while Z3DFAB opens a Digital […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news, and some interesting 3D printed objects. Thales is creating...
Powerful X-Rays Put to Use in Study of Physics Behind Metal 3D Printing Process as Researchers Seek to Eliminate Structural Defects

Powerful X-Rays Put to Use in Study of Physics Behind Metal 3D Printing Process as Researchers Seek to Eliminate Structural Defects

From medical tools and aerospace turbines to components for race cars and satellites, it may seem like metal 3D printing can be used to magically make just about anything, for less money and weight. However, we know that the technology is not foolproof, and definitely not magic – issues like micro cracking and spattering abound, and […]

From medical tools and aerospace turbines to components for race cars and satellites, it may seem like metal 3D printing can be used to magically make just about anything, for less money and weight. However, we know that the technology is not foolproof, and definitely...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership with Midwest Prototyping, while the Dubai RTA is working with Siemens to produce 3D printed metro parts. […]

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership...
Open House: Additive Manufacturing Evolution is On Track at BeAM Machines Inc.

Open House: Additive Manufacturing Evolution is On Track at BeAM Machines Inc.

We’ve been eagerly following the progress of BeAM Machines SAS, founded in France, since 2015. This winter, the company, which specializes in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology, made a successful jump to the US market when it opened a new facility in Ohio for its US subsidiary, BeAM Machines Inc. Soon after the doors opened at […]

We’ve been eagerly following the progress of BeAM Machines SAS, founded in France, since 2015. This winter, the company, which specializes in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology, made a successful jump to the US market when it opened a new facility in...
Femtosecond Lasers for Use in Additive Manufacturing

Femtosecond Lasers for Use in Additive Manufacturing

“All I ask for is one simple request, and that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads!” (Credit: Dr. Evil, Austin Powers Goldmember). Perhaps, if Dr. Evil was an Additive Engineer, he may have rephrased as such: “All I ask for is one simple request, and that is to have […]

“All I ask for is one simple request, and that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads!” (Credit: Dr. Evil, Austin Powers Goldmember). Perhaps, if Dr. Evil was an Additive Engineer, he may have rephrased as such: “All I...
Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if you’re looking for a material with a little more pizzazz than plastic? Formlabs has published a tutorial on how to make full metal miniatures using […]

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if you’re looking for a material with a little more pizzazz than...
LPW Technology Studies Micro-Cracking Issue in Metal 3D Printing

LPW Technology Studies Micro-Cracking Issue in Metal 3D Printing

As 3D printing with metal continues to rise in popularity around the world and on all user levels, the conversation deepens as well. LPW Technology has been extremely involved in metal 3D printing—not only in creating metal powders but analyzing them as well. They have helped other companies to use metal powders, as well as producing […]

As 3D printing with metal continues to rise in popularity around the world and on all user levels, the conversation deepens as well. LPW Technology has been extremely involved in metal 3D printing—not only in creating metal powders but analyzing them as well. They...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 25, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 25, 2017

Happy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau purchases an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP and EnvisionTEC itself announces a new distribution partner in the UK. A Swedish 3D printing materials developer has introduced a new […]

Happy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau purchases an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP and EnvisionTEC itself announces a new...
NIST Builds Testbed 3D Printer to Study How Users Can Have More Control Over Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

NIST Builds Testbed 3D Printer to Study How Users Can Have More Control Over Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

Two years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce, released a report on metal powder additive manufacturing, which included a set of guidelines for powder bed metal 3D printing fusion processes. The report was compiled in an effort to improve manufacturing and promote advances in reliability […]

Two years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce, released a report on metal powder additive manufacturing, which included a set of guidelines for powder bed metal 3D printing fusion processes. The report...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs announced its new Education Grant, and LPW teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to establish […]

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs...
High-Performance Aluminum Alloy for Additive Manufacturing in Focus for Renishaw and Aeromet

High-Performance Aluminum Alloy for Additive Manufacturing in Focus for Renishaw and Aeromet

Materials are increasingly in focus in additive manufacturing, with particular attention being paid to metals. As the industry well understands by now, moving a material from a traditional to an additive manufacturing process is not so simple as dropping the same type of metal powder into a different machine. Material properties must be well understood […]

Materials are increasingly in focus in additive manufacturing, with particular attention being paid to metals. As the industry well understands by now, moving a material from a traditional to an additive manufacturing process is not so simple as dropping the same type...
Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish turns out great. I, however, am not one of these people, and require a recipe in front of me at all times to make sure […]

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish turns out great. I, however, am not one of these people, and require a recipe in front of me at...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 4, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 4, 2017

We’ve got a little bit of education, and all sorts of business news, to carry you into the weekend with this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. As part of their new partnership, Challenger Center and New Matter have announced the recipient of five Mod-t 3D printers, and the Ultimate 3D Printing Store […]

We’ve got a little bit of education, and all sorts of business news, to carry you into the weekend with this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. As part of their new partnership, Challenger Center and New Matter have announced the recipient...
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Rolls Out First Metal 3D Printed Part: An Aluminum Thermostat Cover for Older Truck Series

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 a lot of money to keep up a massive stock of parts, it takes up a lot of space, and many of the company’s older […]

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 a lot of money to keep up a massive stock of parts, it takes up a lot of space, and...
Architect and 3D Jewelry Designer Jenny Wu Partners with ExOne to 3D Print Steel Catena Necklace

Architect and 3D Jewelry Designer Jenny Wu Partners with ExOne to 3D Print Steel Catena Necklace

We first heard about the beautiful 3D printed jewelry of Harvard-educated architect, author, teacher, and designer Jenny Wu back in 2014, when she partnered with Stratasys to print necklaces and rings for her luxury LACE by Jenny Wu collection. Less than a year later, the jewelry line released its first pieces of jewelry 3D printed […]

We first heard about the beautiful 3D printed jewelry of Harvard-educated architect, author, teacher, and designer Jenny Wu back in 2014, when she partnered with Stratasys to print necklaces and rings for her luxury LACE by Jenny Wu collection. Less than a year later,...
Comparison of Metal 3D Printing -- Part Two: Directed Energy Deposition

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing -- Part Two: Directed Energy Deposition

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. You can find the first part of this series comparing metal 3D printing technologies here. In this part […]

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. You can find the first part of this series...
Taking the Unconventional Route to 3D Printing

Taking the Unconventional Route to 3D Printing

Growing up in a household with a father in engineering and mother in mathematics, I was destined to be in the science and engineering world.  However, I didn’t see it that way until I grew up a little.  Education, dedication to sports, and hard work were always the focus in my family. My sister seemed […]

Growing up in a household with a father in engineering and mother in mathematics, I was destined to be in the science and engineering world.  However, I didn’t see it that way until I grew up a little.  Education, dedication to sports, and hard work were always the...
toolcraft and IFW Turn to Concept Laser Metal 3D Printing Technology to Create a Better Bone Drill

toolcraft and IFW Turn to Concept Laser Metal 3D Printing Technology to Create a Better Bone Drill

By now, we all know that 3D printing technology has many applications in the medical field, from manufacturing medical devices and prosthetics to printing patient-specific organ models and conducting valuable training and research. Recently, the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, which focuses on all aspects of machining, […]

By now, we all know that 3D printing technology has many applications in the medical field, from manufacturing medical devices and prosthetics to printing patient-specific organ models and conducting valuable training and research. Recently, the Institute of...
Australia Has Big Hopes for a New Metal 3D Printer: LightSpEE3D Coming to CDU Thanks to Government Grant

Australia Has Big Hopes for a New Metal 3D Printer: LightSpEE3D Coming to CDU Thanks to Government Grant

We’ve definitely been seeing a lot of 3D printing innovation coming out of Australia recently, from 3D printed fashion, medical implants and 3D bioprinting to a virtual 3D world of dinosaurs and the innovative work AML Technologies is doing with Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAM). The startup received a substantial grant from the Australian government to help commercialize […]

We’ve definitely been seeing a lot of 3D printing innovation coming out of Australia recently, from 3D printed fashion, medical implants and 3D bioprinting to a virtual 3D world of dinosaurs and the innovative work AML Technologies is doing with Wire-Arc...
LPW Case Study Examines Porosity in Metal 3D Printing, Helps Users Optimize New System

LPW Case Study Examines Porosity in Metal 3D Printing, Helps Users Optimize New System

UK-based LPW Technology, with headquarters in Pittsburgh also, specializes in creating and distributing metal powder for 3D printing and additive manufacturing. This includes a full lineup of powders made for selective laser melting, laser metal deposition, and electron beam melting. Customers have access to standard powders, as well as custom alloys. LPW also offers a number […]

UK-based LPW Technology, with headquarters in Pittsburgh also, specializes in creating and distributing metal powder for 3D printing and additive manufacturing. This includes a full lineup of powders made for selective laser melting, laser metal deposition, and...
AML Technologies Receives Grant from Australian Government to Commercialize Its Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing Process

AML Technologies Receives Grant from Australian Government to Commercialize Its Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing Process

I think we can all agree that 3D printing technology is pretty cool, and while it can certainly be used to make fun things like Stormtrooper statues and holiday models and decorations, the technology is also completely changing the face of manufacturing. Metal 3D printing has been used to manufacture everything from surgical tools and aerospace […]

I think we can all agree that 3D printing technology is pretty cool, and while it can certainly be used to make fun things like Stormtrooper statues and holiday models and decorations, the technology is also completely changing the face of manufacturing. Metal 3D...

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