WAAM technology

MULTI-FUN Consortium Aims to Improve Metal 3D Printing

As the focus continues to shine on metal additive manufacturing (MAM), 21 partners are coming together from eight countries (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Portugal and Belgium) in…

Mobile Smart Factories Seek to 3D Print Wherever, Whenever

Bionic Production GmBH has developed a very interesting initiative dubbed the Mobile Smart Factory, a modular shipping container-based production site, equipped with 3D printing devices to provide real-time and onsite …

Lloyd’s Register and TWI Publish Updated Guidance Notes for AM Certification

Since 2016, London-based engineering, technical, and business services firm Lloyd’s Register (LR) and research and technology organization The Welding Institute (TWI) have been working together to help manufacturers prove the safety…

Imperial College London & Additive Manufacturing Analysis: WAAM Production of Sheet Metal

Researchers from Imperial College London explore materials and techniques in 3D printing and AM processes, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Mechanical and microstructural testing of wire and arc…

Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing with Nickel Aluminum Bronze Cu-9Al-4Fe-4Ni-1Mn

Researchers from Canada and India are delving further into the science of materials in 3D printing, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Microstructural evolution and mechanical behavior of nickel…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 12, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got materials news, then some collaborations and an education story to share. First, KRAIBURG TPE is examining if its thermoplastic elastomers are suitable…

Generative Design, Digital Twin, WAAM 3D Printing Used to Optimize Industrial Robot Arm

3D printing specialist MX3D has been working on a metal AM technology to create large items, such as bicycles and bridges, using robots. Now, the Dutch startup has partnered up…

Aitiip: The Kraken 3D Printer Is A 20 by 8 by 6 Meter Manufacturing System

Whether you are a fan of pirate movies or not, most likely you know the Kraken as a fearsome but common sea creature of the deep, bearing eight legs and…

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…

LASIMM Hybrid Wire Arc 3D Printing and Milling Robot To Make 6 Meter by 2 Meter Steel 3D Printed Parts

Attempting to improve Europe’s industrial competitiveness, the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme has funded one of the world’s largest hybrid manufacturing machine, the Large Additive Subtractive Integrated…

Cranfield University Researchers Use WAAM Process to Produce Large-Scale Parts in Unalloyed Tungsten

Cranfield University is continuing its work with Wire and arc additive manufacturing, or WAAM: a novel process that uses an electric arc as the heat source, and high-quality metal wire as…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 12, 2018

Get ready, we have a lot of news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, running the gamut from metal powder 3D printing and new software to…

3D-Hybrid Introduces New Tools to Give CNC Machines Advanced 3D Printing Capabilities

As 3D printing technology advances and matures, it’s exciting to watch as its capabilities grow and expand into numerous industries. It’s also becoming clear, however, that as advanced as 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed…

After Successful Testing and Verification, 3D Printed WAAMpeller is Introduced to the Public

After over half a year of hard work, the 3D printed WAAMpeller – the first-ever ship’s propeller to be class-approved – has finally been verified and unveiled to the public…

3D Printing Complete on History-Making WAAMpeller Prototype

3D printing is still a new enough technology, and such a rapidly growing one, that it’s quite frequent to see new things being 3D printed for the first time. A…

Meet the WAAMpeller, the World’s First Class-Approved Metal 3D Printed Maritime Component

Last month, we learned about a project taken on by Autodesk in partnership with RAMLAB, the Port of Rotterdam’s new additive manufacturing lab. The two created a 3D printed prototype of…

RAMLAB Opening at RDM Rotterdam, Focuses on Accelerating 3D Printing

RAMLAB is not only unique in that it is a manufacturing lab, but it is serving a specific purpose as it was created for the maritime industry, and opens today,…