Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing News Briefs, July 31, 2021: Student Racing and More

We’re covering a software release and new composite materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by 3D printing used in Formula Student racing, to make metrology components, and to…

MX3D Installs Metal 3D Printed Bridge in Amsterdam

It has been a long wait, but, after two years of anticipation, Dutch 3D printing startup MX3D has finally installed its metal 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. When first announced…

AML3D to 3D Print Large-Scale Metal Tool for Boeing

Aussie company AML3D Limited (ASX:AL3) has received an order from The Boeing Company to 3D print a large-scale tool for the aerospace manufacturer. This is AL3D’s first order from Boeing,…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 12, 2021: Sigma Labs, Vallourec and Total, Imperial College London

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we have a software update to tell you about, followed by a 3D printing first in the offshore equipment sector. Finally, we’ll finish things…

Naval 3D Printing Grows with DNV Verification of 3D Printed Crane

The maritime sector is one of the more overlooked segments in 3D printing, with only a handful of companies really taking advantage of the opportunities there. A new business involved…

Naval Group Uses WAAM to 3D Print First Propeller Installed on French Navy Ship

While we often discuss the many rules and regulations involved with 3D printing for the aviation industry, make no mistake: things are just as exacting when it comes to 3D…

iKAD Engineering Buys Arcemy Wire Arc 3D Printing Module for Large Pipe Manufacturing

West Australian engineering firm iKAD Engineering (iKAD) is betting on 3D printing technology for large-scale pipe manufacturing by acquiring a highly specialized robotic, dual wire feed Arcemy module from Australian…

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…

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…

Metal 3D Printing in Germany: Exploring Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)

In the recently published ‘Plasma Multiwire Technology with Alternating Wire Feed for Tailor-Made Material Properties in Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing,’ authors Uwe Reisgen, Rahul Sharma, and Lukas Oster (all from…

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…

Collaborative Project Uses WAAM to 3D Print Stiffeners Directly on Airplane Fuselage Panels

Additive manufacturing is becoming widely used in the aerospace sector. The use to which the technology is being put to use in the manufacture of airplanes is becoming more diverse,…

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…

AML Technologies Receives Grant from Australian Government to Commercialize Its Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing Process

I think we can all agree that 3D printing technology is pretty cool, and while it can certainly be used to make fun things like Stormtrooper statues and holiday models…