powder bed fusion

Formnext 2018: The 13 Key Trends and Developments for the Additive Manufacturing Industry

Formnext was a great show and as always the complaint rang out that there wasn’t really much new information or new product launches. We’re not the automotive industry. People should…

Interview with Kai Witter Looking at the Business Case for DyeMansion Depowdering and Dyeing Powder Bed Fusion Parts

From file to software to machine to finished part takes a design along a path through many different vendors, formats, processes, and interactions. We as an industry are trying to…

NIST Achieving Better Laser Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Melt Pool Control By Implementing Laser Control

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) 3D printing uses a focused, high power laser to selectively melt geometric patterns into metal powder and build an almost fully dense, freeform object. The process,…

Researchers Look at Fatigue Response of DMLS 3D Printed Maraging Steel

Known to possess superior strength and toughness without losing its malleability, maraging steel is a 3D printable, low-carbon alloy based on Martensite steel. It’s a special class of exceptionally strong steels,…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 24, 2018

We’re sharing some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research and a cool 3D printed statue. Meld was listed as a finalist in the…

Optomec Study Examines Directed Energy Deposition vs. Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

Optomec is known for its LENS series of 3D printers, which utilize Directed Energy Deposition 3D printing technology. DED is a powder bed-based technology in which metal powder is continuously…

NanoSteel Wins RAPID + TCT Innovation Auditions for 3D Printing Tool Steel for Powder Bed Fusion

Metal 3D printing is gaining momentum, as technology continues to advance for making strong, solid parts with unique geometries for a wide variety of applications, ranging from medical and aerospace…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 3, 2018

We’re bringing you the latest business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an announcement from Stratasys about its new Vulcan Labs spinoff company. Optomec has appointed a…

Xact Metal Startup Launching New XM200C and XM200S Metal 3D Printers

Last year, we heard about Penn State engineering graduate Matt Woods, who launched a startup, Xact Metal, based on a new metal 3D printing technology he developed. The startup also developed the…

BASF Continues Momentum in 3D Printing with BigRep and Farsoon Partnerships, Expansion into Asia Pacific

Global chemical company BASF, headquartered in Germany, knows that setting up partnerships with other innovative companies is key to getting ahead in the 3D printing industry. In November, BASF 3D Printing…

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….

Boeing and Oerlikon Team Up to Develop Standard Processes for 3D Printed Titanium Aerospace Parts

While titanium is often the metal of choice when it comes to 3D printed implants, the strong, lightweight material also sees great use in manufacturing aircraft components. The aerospace industry is rapidly…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 30, 2018

As January comes to a close, we’ve got all the latest 3D printing news wrapped up for you in one location with today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Rize…

Sintavia is the First Company to Receive Approval to 3D Print Production Parts for Honeywell Aerospace

Due to the design complexity that 3D printing offers, the technology has found use in many aerospace applications. All kinds of aircraft today, from drones to jets and rockets, use 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 15, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some aerospace 3D printing, then moving on to business announcements, new releases, and 3D printed art. The European Space Agency has…

Metal 3D Printing: Laser Sintering vs. Bulk Sintering in a Furnace – Pros and Cons

Powder bed fusion (PBF) is by far the most widely used metal 3D printing process today. For evidence of how popular PBF has become, look no further than GE’s massive…

Sandia’s 3D Printed Solar Power Receivers Up To 20% More Effective Than Current Technology

The power of the sun, better known as solar energy, can be collected and harnessed with solar cells, and used to power 3D printers, modes of transportation, load-bearing carts, long-running motors, and…

CIPRES and AMT Partner Up to Provide High-Speed 3D Print Surface Finishing to European Customers

Surface finishing and coloring post processing solutions are necessary when it comes to producing quality 3D printed parts. In February, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) was awarded £624,000 by Innovate UK…

Simufact Additive Simulation Software Leads to Real Advances for toolcraft and Collaborative LightHinge+ 3D Printing Project

Last fall, simulation software company Simufact introduced its Simufact Additive solution for metal 3D printing users, to help eliminate wasted time and money by getting rid of failed prints. The…

Lloyd’s Register Certifies First 3D Printed Titanium Part for Oil and Gas Industry

Three years ago, global engineering, technical, and business services firm Lloyd’s Register (LR), which is wholly owned by UK charity Lloyd’s Register Foundation, invited companies from around the world to…

LLNL Researchers Discover Real Cause of Spatter During Metal 3D Printing Processes

So much about 3D printing is still a mystery – especially when things go wrong. Anyone who works with 3D printing is well-acquainted with the fact that the technology isn’t…

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing — Part One: Powder Bed Fusion

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…

Discovering the Four-Laser SLM 500 HL 3D Printer with SLM Solutions’ Director of Engineering

There are not many powder bed fusion machines on the market that already offer multiple laser build capabilities. SLM Solutions’ SLM 500 HL builds parts using four 400-watt lasers working…

Orbital ATK Successfully Tests 3D Printed Hypersonic Engine Combustor

Scramjet technology has been around for a while, but recently it seems like it’s everywhere. I love the name — it stands for “supersonic combustion ramjet” — but it also…