titanium alloys

China: 3D Printing Supramolecular Bioactive Interfaces for Osteoporosis Treatment

Chinese researchers are exploring ways to treat patients with osteoporosis, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘Enhanced osseointegration of three-dimensional supramolecular bioactive interface through osteoporotic microenvironment regulation.’ As…

China: Testing Titanium Alloy Scaffold Mimicking Trabecular Structures

Chinese researchers are looking further into the uses of titanium in bioprinting, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Mechanical behavior of a titanium alloy scaffold mimicking trabecular structure.’ Five…

High-Intensity Ultrasound Used for Grain Structure Control with Titanium Alloy Ti-6Al-4V

As 3D printing in metal continues to lead the next industrial revolution, engineers from Australia are taking research one step further in examining improved methods for improving mechanical properties. Choosing…

Metal 3D Printing Research: Using the Discrete Element Method to Study Powder Spreading

In the recently published ‘A DEM study of powder spreading in additive layer manufacturing,’ authors Yahia M. Fouda and Andrew E. Bayly performed discrete element method simulations to study additive manufacturing applications using titanium alloy (Ti6AlV4)…

Titomic Signs Agreement & MoU with GE Additive Company AP&C for Titanium 3D Printing Powder

It hardly seems possible that it’s now been two years since Australian metal 3D printing company Titomic unveiled its patented, innovative Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) process, which is adapted from…

Velo3D’s Metal 3D Printer Tackles Design and Build Limitations

After working under the radar for many years, California-based VELO3D finally emerged as one of the most promising startups in August 2018 with the release of its Sapphire metal 3D printer….

Sciaky Joins R&D Initiative to Combine Traditional Metallurgy with Wirefed Metal 3D Printing Techniques

Metal 3D printing solutions provider Sciaky, Inc., well known for its extremely popular Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) process, just announced that it has entered into a research and development initiative…

Processing Parameters in SLM 3D Printing: UK Researchers Test Ti6Al4V Cellular Structures

In ‘The influence of processing parameters on strut diameter and internal porosity in Ti6Al4V cellular structure,’ UK researchers from the University of Birmingham look further into strut size and porosity…

Titomic Signs MoU with China’s Lasting Titanium to Secure Supply of Metal 3D Printing Powders

Titomic, a top metal 3D printing company in Australia well known for its innovative Kinetic Fusion technology, announced that it has just signed its latest Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), this…

Student Takes A Look at Several Metal 3D Printed Antennas for Thesis Paper

In a thesis entitled “Design of Microwave Components using Direct Metal Laser Sintering,” a Waterford Institute of Technology student named Deepak Shamvedi discusses using 3D printing to fabricate several microwave…

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…

Finite Element Modeling Used to Study How Defects Can Effect Porosity in 3D Printed Lattice Structures

For applications that require lightweight structures able to maintain stiffness and strength, 3D printed lattice structure are often used. The complex forms are simple to 3D print, and their mechanical…

Subjecting 3D Printed Medical Ti6Al4V Implants to Laser Peening Could Increase Wear Resistance

When it comes to manufacturing biomedical implants, whether they’re 3D printed or not, titanium alloys are often used, and one of the most common is medical Ti6Al4V, thanks to its…

Captiva Spine Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Titanium Lumbar Cages

3D printing has been playing a big role in helping people with spinal conditions over the last few years, particularly in terms of implants and other medical devices. But none…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 12, 2018

For this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, EOS is introducing its latest 3D printer at IMTS this week, while CRP Technology’s Windform RL 3D printing material is…

3D Printing Golf Clubs and Equipment

Golf is a popular sport in corporate America and adds about $70 billion dollars a year to the American economy. Companies are always testing new products that will catch the…

Chinese Researchers Validate Effectiveness of Teenager’s 3D Printed Custom Knee Joint Replacement Prosthesis

When the cells in a person’s bone divide uncontrollably, a mass of invasive tissue, better known as a tumor, develops. While most bone tumors are benign, malignant forms occur most…

Titomic Announces New Board Member, Australian Patent for Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing Technology

Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic has been busy these last few months. In September, the company introduced the innovative Titomic Kinetic Fusion technology, which builds up titanium parts layer…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution…

University Team Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Automotive Components

3D printing is seeing increasing applications in the racing world, and whether racing cars, superbikes, or even concrete canoes, using the technology to design and build components for racing vehicles…

Brilliant Flash of Light Lets Scientists Study Structure of 3D Printing Material at Atomic Level to Reduce Defects

Additive manufacturing processes, while amazing and valuable, are not without their flaws, and lots of research has been conducted into how and why defects in 3D printing that can cause…

Surgeons in China Remove Patient’s Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as…

ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing

Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal…