Effect of Build Orientation on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of SLM 3D Printed Titanium

One of the challenges of 3D printing is the ability to get repeatable results, like good mechanical properties and identical microstructure, using different build orientations. A lot of research has…

Two French Companies Collaborate to Make the Country’s First 3D Printed Mechanical Metal Watch

While there are those who have used 3D printing to make their own watch cases, watch bands, and watch chargers, others have taken the next step and actually made 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2018

We’re starting out with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to planes, automobiles, and camping, followed by some medical news. Renishaw just received a…

Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most…

HiETA Uses Renishaw Metal 3D Printer to Take Heat Exchangers From Prototyping to Commercial Production

UK metrology company Renishaw often works in metal 3D printing, and has a goal of making the technology more accessible and mainstream. Its RenAM 500M, a laser powder bed fusion…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Chloe Kow, Manager, Direct Metal Laser Melting, Star Rapid

British-owned rapid prototyping company Star Rapid, headquartered in China since 2005, was an early adopter of 3D printing technology, and underwent a rebranding campaign in January, changing its name from Star Prototype….

Renishaw Helps to Create 3D Printed Orbital Implant for Complex Surgery in Nepal

When a deadly, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April of 2015, killing thousands of people, the 3D printing community jumped right in to offer assistance, from a 3D printable…

Collaborative Project Aims to Improve Fuel Efficiency Through 3D Printed Automotive Components

Better fuel-efficient cars are a critical component in the fight for cleaner air, lower fossil fuel consumption, and the slowing of climate change – with the added benefit of drivers…

Renishaw 3D Prints Gift for HRH Anne, British Princess Royal

In case you’re not familiar with how the Royal Family goes about referring the membership, the Princess Royal is the title awarded by a British monarch to his or her…


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