Titanium alloy Ti6Al4V

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Apple’s Steve Wozniak to 3D Print Satellite Chassis with Desktop Metal’s Titanium

Titanium is the lifeblood of metal 3D printing. As the technology was initially driven by the aerospace and weapons sectors, it has become the metal of choice for its high…

Tangible Solutions Offers Post-Processing for 3D Printed Titanium Orthopedic Implants

Last month, Fairborn, Ohio-based Tangible Solutions, which was founded in 2013 and manufactures 3D printed titanium orthopedic implants, announced that it was expanding its post-processing equipment portfolio, and its engineering…

Primus Aerospace Purchases VELO3D 3D Printer for Hollow Fuel Tanks

Defense contractor Primus Aerospace announced that they have bought VELO3D’s Sapphire powder bed fusion (PBF) printer. The Sapphire is unique for its ability to print low angles and without the…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 18, 2020: Sigma Labs & INS.OS, Raise3D, PrinterPrezz

In this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about a strategic alliance, a software launch, and FDA clearance. Sigma Labs and IN4.OS are teaming up for Factories of the…

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All-Electric Race Car Made Possible with Electron Beam Metal 3D Printing

Supported by Innovate UK, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) works to speed up industrial growth in the UK by creating and embedding future skills and developing and proving manufacturing processes,…

Metal 3D Printed Aircraft Engine Parts Get Depowdering Boost from Solukon

When you’re printing with powder, removal of that material at the end of the print process is a critical cost-saving phase. But that’s not the only reason it’s important to…

The Effects of Machining on Chemical Finishing of Titanium EBM Parts

Belgian scientsits have taken on a unique study in evaluating AM parts, releasing their findings in ‘Influence of Conventional Machining on Chemical Finishing of Ti6A14V Electron Beam Melting Parts.’ Acknowledging…

China: 3D Printed Vertebral Body Used to Reconstruct Upper Cervical Spine of 9 Patients

Primary osseous spinal tumors make up roughly 5% of all primary bone tumors, and reconstruction is required to restore the spine’s integrity and stability. However, it’s hard to reconstruct this…

Characterization of Conventionally Manufactured & 3D Printed Acetabular Cup Implants

The use of 3D printed porous titanium implants in the orthopaedics field is growing, as they feature a similar design to components manufactured with traditional methods, but have a better…

University of Washington Researchers Analyze Effects of Powder Reuse on 3D printed Metal Parts

Researchers from the University of Washington are exploring further complexities of material science in metal printing, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Electron beam additive manufacturing of Ti6A14V: Evolution…

Ti6A14V Titanium Alloy: Testing DMLS 3D Printed Samples Under Static Load

As 3D printing with metal continues to expand for industrial users around the world, so does the study of materials like powders, unique alloys, and a range of composites. In…