SLM Solutions Helping to Create Guidelines for 3D Printing Spare Parts in Oil, Gas, & Maritime Industries

Last January, 11 companies – now at a total of 16 – began working together on two aligned Joint Innovation Projects (JIPs). Their objective – collaborate in developing a guideline…

Heraeus Creates Largest 3D Printed Gear Wheel Made from Amorphous Metals

Another historical milestone has been met in 3D printing—a technology known for outdoing itself on a continued basis—with the introduction of the largest 3D printed gear wheel ever fabricated in…

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…

Investigating Effects of Process Parameters on Surface Roughness of 3D Printed Down-Facing Surfaces

From titanium bone regeneration scaffolds and hydraulic components to nuclear components and flow reactors, selective laser melting (SLM), which is also known as DMLS and Powder Bed Fusion, is an especially…

TU Delft Researchers Develop Heat Accumulation Detection Procedure for SLM 3D Printing

Selective Laser Melting (SLM), a powder-based 3D printing technique also known as Laser Beam Melting or Laser Powder Bed Fusion, has been used to process metal in a variety of sectors,…

New Study Shows that SLM 3D Printing Has High Potential for Fabricating Metallic Glass Components

Metallic glass, also known as amorphous metal, was first introduced in the early 1960s, and since then, it seems that everyone wants in on the action. The material is valued for…

Using Two-Stage T6 Heat Treatment to Tailor the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Aluminum AlSi10Mg Alloys

While many aluminum alloy components are still fabricated using traditional casting technologies, there’s been plenty of research and development into 3D printed aluminum alloys as well. For metallic 3D printing, the…

Parameters of 3D Printed Tungsten Subject of New Study

One metal material that hasn’t been frequently 3D printed is tungsten. Tungsten, abbreviated as W, is a valuable material for its high corrosion resistance, which makes it ideal for equipment…

Wiiboox SLM250 3D Printer is the Latest in Company’s Large Printer Selection

Chinese company Wiiboox has been in business since 2014, and was founded with a focus on manufacturing, education, food, and scientific research. Based in Nanjing, with offices in Taiwan and South…

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