metal 3d printing

LENS Technology Used in New One-Step Process for 3D Printing Multimaterial Structures

LENS Technology Used in New One-Step Process for 3D Printing Multimaterial Structures

Laser engineering net shaping (LENS), a patented, hybrid additive manufacturing technology developed by Optomec, is most often used for high-value metal 3D printing. It can also be added onto existing CNC equipment, to repair parts using 3D printing. Now, a research team from Washington State University (WSU) is using LENS technology in a one-step process developed to 3D […]

Laser engineering net shaping (LENS), a patented, hybrid additive manufacturing technology developed by Optomec, is most often used for high-value metal 3D printing. It can also be added onto existing CNC equipment, to repair parts using 3D printing. Now, a research...
LLNL Provides Update on Collaborative Research into Why Flaws Occur in Metal 3D Printing Processes

LLNL Provides Update on Collaborative Research into Why Flaws Occur in Metal 3D Printing Processes

While the potential that metal 3D printing has to truly shake things up in the manufacturing world is great, it’s not without its faults. Many facilities are putting forth significant resources to determine why flaws in metal 3D printed parts occur, and how to stop them…perhaps none more so than the innovative researchers at Lawrence […]

While the potential that metal 3D printing has to truly shake things up in the manufacturing world is great, it’s not without its faults. Many facilities are putting forth significant resources to determine why flaws in metal 3D printed parts occur, and how to...
Desktop Metal is "Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology" as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

Desktop Metal is "Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology" as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an exhibit hall sedate. Not a company to do anything small (aside from fine detail in metal 3D printing), […]

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an exhibit hall sedate. Not a company to do anything small (aside from...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 8, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: May 8, 2018

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials news. Nano Dimension has named a technology veteran to be its Chief Technology Officer, and iMakr opened its new store in London with a big event. Titomic is collaborating with Callaway Golf Company, and Renishaw just introduced its new […]

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials news. Nano Dimension has named a technology veteran to be its Chief Technology Officer, and iMakr opened its new store in London with a big event. Titomic is...
Functionally Graded Materials Are Key to Fast, Effective Multi-Material 3D Printing

Functionally Graded Materials Are Key to Fast, Effective Multi-Material 3D Printing

A buzzword in the 3D printing industry lately has been “multi-material.” Desktop 3D printers have been released that are capable of printing with more than one material in one build, but industrial 3D printing also has a lot of multi-material development happening. This includes composite materials, such as fiber-reinforced polymers. But what Kevin Eckes, Ph.D, […]

A buzzword in the 3D printing industry lately has been “multi-material.” Desktop 3D printers have been released that are capable of printing with more than one material in one build, but industrial 3D printing also has a lot of multi-material development...
SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently underscore, is hot — at least as a topic, as today not all need high heat. Metals are an undeniable focus and growth factor in […]

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently underscore, is hot — at least as a topic, as today not all need...
Luge, LAIKA, Aluminum: A Conversation in 3D Printing with Stratasys

Luge, LAIKA, Aluminum: A Conversation in 3D Printing with Stratasys

In the runup to RAPID + TCT 2018, we knew we had a lot to expect from 3D printing industry leaders including Stratasys. The Eden Prairie, MN-based company sponsored the opening keynote covering high-profile use cases from USA Luge and LAIKA and was set to unveil a highly-anticipated addition to its 3D printing portfolio with […]

In the runup to RAPID + TCT 2018, we knew we had a lot to expect from 3D printing industry leaders including Stratasys. The Eden Prairie, MN-based company sponsored the opening keynote covering high-profile use cases from USA Luge and LAIKA and was set to unveil a...
What's New in 3D Printing? Todd Grimm's Look at a Busy Six Months

What's New in 3D Printing? Todd Grimm's Look at a Busy Six Months

3D printing, as anyone watching the industry understands, is a busy business. Few know this quite so thoroughly as industry expert Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, who keeps a close watch on additive manufacturing, offering insights on specific facets as well as broad trends. At RAPID + TCT, we often look […]

3D printing, as anyone watching the industry understands, is a busy business. Few know this quite so thoroughly as industry expert Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, who keeps a close watch on additive manufacturing, offering insights on specific...
ANSYS Releases Two New Simulation Software Solutions for Metal 3D Printing

ANSYS Releases Two New Simulation Software Solutions for Metal 3D Printing

Pennsylvania-based ANSYS is the worldwide leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation software, helping innovative companies, like GE, create improved products by using its broad platform of engineering simulation software to solve complex design issues. Last year, in an effort to expand access to simulation in 3D printing, the company acquired 3DSIM to set up the industry’s only complete additive manufacturing simulation workflow. […]

Pennsylvania-based ANSYS is the worldwide leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation software, helping innovative companies, like GE, create improved products by using its broad platform of engineering simulation software to solve complex design issues. Last year, in...
NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year's End

NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year's End

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology, most recently with 3D printing courses by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). Three years ago, the organization, which provides the US Navy with life-cycle […]

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology, most recently with 3D printing courses by the Naval Air...
Renishaw & Cardiff University Dental Hospital 3D Print Removable Partial Dentures

Renishaw & Cardiff University Dental Hospital 3D Print Removable Partial Dentures

In just the past few years, Renishaw has shown stunning versatility in 3D printing endeavors—mainly assisting other organizations. With offices around the world, Renishaw experts best known for their knowledge in metrology and measurement have worked with others engaged in developing complex parts from America’s Cup sailboat parts to orbital implants for surgery in Nepal […]

In just the past few years, Renishaw has shown stunning versatility in 3D printing endeavors—mainly assisting other organizations. With offices around the world, Renishaw experts best known for their knowledge in metrology and measurement have worked with others...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals regarding 3D printed tantalum and Matsuura Machinery has become an authorized MJF reseller for HP. […]

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals...
Wipro3D Opens New Metal Additive Manufacturing Center in India

Wipro3D Opens New Metal Additive Manufacturing Center in India

Wipro3D was launched in 2012, a unit of Indian company Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, and has become one of India’s additive manufacturing leaders. The company offers metal additive manufacturing services to a number of industries, including aerospace, healthcare, industrial, automotive, oil and gas, and heavy engineering. Now Wipro3D is launching a brand new solution and experience […]

Wipro3D was launched in 2012, a unit of Indian company Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, and has become one of India’s additive manufacturing leaders. The company offers metal additive manufacturing services to a number of industries, including aerospace,...
3D Printing in Advanced Design and Manufacturing: ADM Expo Examines Changing Dynamics of Production

3D Printing in Advanced Design and Manufacturing: ADM Expo Examines Changing Dynamics of Production

This week in Cleveland, the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo (ADM Expo) showcased the technologies and companies behind production as industry moves forward. Cleveland, at the heart of the Tech Belt, played host to organizations across five distinct expo zones as more than 2,600 profesisonals came together to explore and discuss in the Design and […]

This week in Cleveland, the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo (ADM Expo) showcased the technologies and companies behind production as industry moves forward. Cleveland, at the heart of the Tech Belt, played host to organizations across five distinct expo zones...
ZYYX CEO Details Upcoming Sub-€10K Benchtop Metal 3D Printing Solution

ZYYX CEO Details Upcoming Sub-€10K Benchtop Metal 3D Printing Solution

Last week at TCT Asia, Sweden-based ZYYX went public with a concept it’s been working on quietly for some time now: a metal 3D printing system. While, as with recent announcements of upcoming metal technologies from HP Inc. and Stratasys, the introduction was of a concept not yet market-ready, that’s where the similarities end, as […]

Last week at TCT Asia, Sweden-based ZYYX went public with a concept it’s been working on quietly for some time now: a metal 3D printing system. While, as with recent announcements of upcoming metal technologies from HP Inc. and Stratasys, the introduction was of...
GKN Additive Bringing Innovation to Motorcycle Manufacturing with Metal 3D Printing

GKN Additive Bringing Innovation to Motorcycle Manufacturing with Metal 3D Printing

In October of 2017, global engineering group GKN announced that it would be consolidating all of its additive manufacturing activities into one sub-brand of GKN Powder Metallurgy, called GKN Additive. The brand, which operates from global centers of excellence in four countries, combines the company’s history of manufacturing parts for aerospace and automotive engineering with advanced […]

In October of 2017, global engineering group GKN announced that it would be consolidating all of its additive manufacturing activities into one sub-brand of GKN Powder Metallurgy, called GKN Additive. The brand, which operates from global centers of excellence in four...
Farsoon Furthers Industrial 3D Printing with New Oerlikon and AMT Partnerships, Establishment of German Subsidiary

Farsoon Furthers Industrial 3D Printing with New Oerlikon and AMT Partnerships, Establishment of German Subsidiary

Industrial 3D printer supplier Farsoon Technologies has had a busy week, as yesterday we heard about a new strategic agreement with BASF in order to provide customers in China with a new PA-based 3D printing material solution. Today, the company has several additional major announcements, including two partnerships and a new business. Farsoon has signed […]

Industrial 3D printer supplier Farsoon Technologies has had a busy week, as yesterday we heard about a new strategic agreement with BASF in order to provide customers in China with a new PA-based 3D printing material solution. Today, the company has several additional...
Stratasys to Introduce New Metal 3D Printing System at RAPID + TCT

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 industry stalwart Stratasys which, like HP before it, has so far announced an upcoming announcement: metal will be coming. RAPID + TCT, the major 3D […]

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 industry stalwart Stratasys which, like HP before it, has so far announced an upcoming...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 27, 2018

We’re taking care of business first today in 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to education and a virtual 5k to support a worldwide 3D printed prosthetics volunteer network. Hyperlocal on-demand services marketplace Jugnoo has launched an online 3D printing store in India, and CalRAM has been acquired by Carpenter Technology. For the second […]

We’re taking care of business first today in 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to education and a virtual 5k to support a worldwide 3D printed prosthetics volunteer network. Hyperlocal on-demand services marketplace Jugnoo has launched an online 3D...
Fine Detail Electronics 3D Printing: Optomec Fills Us In on the New Aerosol Jet HD System to Fill In the Gaps in Production Solutions

Fine Detail Electronics 3D Printing: Optomec Fills Us In on the New Aerosol Jet HD System to Fill In the Gaps in Production Solutions

Albuquerque-based Optomec focuses on additive manufacturing for production with its two patented 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, and LENS, for high-value metal 3D printing. The busy company has been developing and providing resources on its technologies, as well as growing in size — now with more than 100 employees — and investment, with more […]

Albuquerque-based Optomec focuses on additive manufacturing for production with its two patented 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, and LENS, for high-value metal 3D printing. The busy company has been developing and providing...
ITAMCO and Atlas 3D Introduce Sunata Software to Streamline the DMLS 3D Printing Process

ITAMCO and Atlas 3D Introduce Sunata Software to Streamline the DMLS 3D Printing Process

The industrial 3D printing technology direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a powder bed fusion process that could potentially change the way parts are manufactured. The process can be used to help engineers and product designers reduce assemblies with multiple parts into single components, and it works well when printing many objects with similar geometries, […]

The industrial 3D printing technology direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a powder bed fusion process that could potentially change the way parts are manufactured. The process can be used to help engineers and product designers reduce assemblies with multiple parts...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 23, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 23, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business and 3D printer news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a research project involving additive manufacturing technology and a 3D printed presidential bobblehead. Nano Dimension has named its latest US reseller a day after closing its public ADS offering, and SD3D has completed its acquisition of […]

We’ve got plenty of business and 3D printer news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a research project involving additive manufacturing technology and a 3D printed presidential bobblehead. Nano Dimension has named its latest US...
This is the Last Week of the Early Bird Special for 3D Printing in Metal Workshop

This is the Last Week of the Early Bird Special for 3D Printing in Metal Workshop

Learn the process of 3D printing in metal from design to execution in our all new online 3D Printing in Metal: An Overview of Additive Manufacturing with Metals. The workshop, launching March 27, will show you everything you need to know to apply 3D printing in metal to your upcoming ventures. You’ll also learn about rapid […]

Learn the process of 3D printing in metal from design to execution in our all new online 3D Printing in Metal: An Overview of Additive Manufacturing with Metals. The workshop, launching March 27, will show you everything you need to know to apply 3D printing in metal...
EBM 3D Printing Process Used to Process a Steel Alloy with High Damage Tolerance

EBM 3D Printing Process Used to Process a Steel Alloy with High Damage Tolerance

While the adoption and development of metal 3D printing continues to grow, so too does research into different types of metals that can be 3D printed, including steel. The aerospace and automotive industries in particular would have many applications for 3D printing components with high-performance steel. Now, for the first time, a research team at the […]

While the adoption and development of metal 3D printing continues to grow, so too does research into different types of metals that can be 3D printed, including steel. The aerospace and automotive industries in particular would have many applications for 3D printing...
Educational Initiatives Aim to Reduce Barriers, Provide a Deeper Understanding of 3D Printing

Educational Initiatives Aim to Reduce Barriers, Provide a Deeper Understanding of 3D Printing

The on-demand and complex nature of 3D printing is completely changing how we design, produce, and service products, and many fields are taking advantage of the technology. But, we often hear that one of the barriers to rapid adoption is a lack of knowledge about the basic principles and applications. That’s why it’s important to […]

The on-demand and complex nature of 3D printing is completely changing how we design, produce, and service products, and many fields are taking advantage of the technology. But, we often hear that one of the barriers to rapid adoption is a lack of knowledge about the...
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