Additive Manufacturing in 2019

Wohlers Talk

The additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry has been anything but dull, with stirring news nearly every week. It’s one thing to do it for prototypes, but it is dramatically more difficult to conform to manufacturing quality standards and procedures.

Additive manufacturing’s bright future

Leslie's Blog

2016 was an extraordinary year for additive manufacturing. Most vendors introduced truly manufacturing capable machines thanks to all the research and investment they could do when 3D printing was overhyped. GE made a lot of moves in additive manufacturing.

Working with additive manufacturing standards

Leslie's Blog

Standards are critical to the goal of helping users put additive manufacturing (AM) machines into more effective use across a global marketplace. The use of standards can help users manufacture parts faster. Helping additive reach its potential.

Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

Leslie's Blog

The next trend you’ll find with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the growth of additive services. SMS Research Advisors conducted a survey on additive manufacturing. And 47% said service bureaus offer access to additive expertise.

Caterpillar Inc.’s plans for additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

At the recent AMUG 2017 Conference, Stacey DelVecchio, Additive Manufacturing Product Manager at Caterpillar Inc., gave a presentation on why and how Caterpillar uses 3D printing/additive manufacturing.

Working with metal materials for additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

Perhaps more than any other manufacturing process, additive manufacturing works best when you match the material to the right additive process. Some of the challenges, though, are: –many additive processes suggest proprietary versions of materials.

3D Systems’ new focus on additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

With a new president and CEO, 3D Systems used the IMTS Show to announce it is taking its 3D printing businesses in a new direction—focusing on additive manufacturing for production.

Concept to Consumer in the Blink of an Eye! SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Additive Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

Here are three of our latest, super-cool tools you need to know how to use: Topology Optimization, Additive Manufacturing and the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace. The resulting Topology Optimization geometry is ideal for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).

2nd Annual Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Purple Platypus

Purple Platypus, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Additive Manufacturing Symposium June 20-21 at LACI in downtown Los Angeles. Day 2 will feature 3D printing solutions for medical device, entertainment, and consumer products (prototyping).

Additive manufacturing technology moves into production

Leslie's Blog

Is 3D printing /Additive manufacturing shifting out of prototyping? But really, prototyping is not going away. However, the conversation on how to create additive manufacturing (AM) systems for the factory operation is definitely heating up.

Moving Additive Manufacturing from Concept to Production

The Solidworks Blog

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining hundreds of additive manufacturing enthusiasts at the Dassault Systemes’ first-ever Additive Manufacturing Symposium in Chicago, which was part of the larger SCIENCE in the Age of Experience event being held May 15-18.

5 Places Additive Manufacturing is Unstoppable

Stratasys

As additive manufacturing technologies have advanced, 3D printed parts have moved decidedly outside the Research and Development arena and onto the production line. These pivotal processes are developing and producing concepts previously unattainable in the manufacturing world.

Additive manufacturing—after the hype

Leslie's Blog

How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you? Several companies recently have or will be introducing new additive approaches and equipment.

User views on metal additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

While many users of metal 3D printing / additive manufacturing want to keep their projects quiet for competitive reasons, the user market is large. Arcam is one the major vendors of metal additive manufacturing (AM) with customers in the aerospace and healthcare industries.

Additive manufacturing–your way

Leslie's Blog

It has developed a customer-focused Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem designed to help you design and manufacture better products, your way. It looks like Stratasys is also working on increasing the efficiency of design to 3D print experience.

BigRep Premieres Innovative 3D-Printed Prototype for E-Mobility: Showcasing a New Dimension of Additive Manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing

Berlin, 20 November 2018 – Opening a new dimension for Additive Manufacturing, these prototypes, designed by NOWlab , the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep’s large-scale 3D printers, include a groundbreaking prototype for an e-mobility application.

More additive manufacturing systems for production

Leslie's Blog

Some executives believe that the current state of additive manufacturing equipment is too focused on prototyping instead of production. But more companies continue to enter the space of additive manufacturing, especially for metal materials.

Here they come—faster additive manufacturing systems

Leslie's Blog

Additive manufacturing (AM) machines and 3D printers have a reputation for being slower than users desire when it comes to building a part. Speed depends on part design, material, and the selected additive build process.

Additive manufacturing helps build a system than blends multiple solar technologies

Leslie's Blog

A debate is going on in the additive manufacturing and manufacturing world, with some proponents pushing for the elimination of traditional manufacturing methods (such as CNCs and injection molding) in favor of solely additive manufacturing.

Iterative design and additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

In racing, a number of parts on race cars are prototypes. After each race, the engineers tweak one or more prototypes on additive manufacturing (AM) machines back at the shop and install them on the race car. More prototype parts are examined and tweaked, and then built on the metal AM equipment. You could view a race car as “a collection of prototypes moving together in close formation.”

Learn More About the Additive Manufacturing Symposium at SOLIDWORKS World

The Solidworks Blog

If you are there on the Monday, February 5th, and you are interested in Additive Manufacturing (AM), make sure you check out the Additive Manufacturing Symposium. The Additive Manufacturing Symposium kicks off at 10.30am after the first day’s general session.

Trends in metal additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

Interest in metal additive manufacturing (AM) continues to grow. According to the latest study from SmarTech Markets Publishing, the market for additive manufacturing (AM) of metal powders will generate revenues of around $1.2 This new report is titled “ Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders 2016: An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year Forecast.”. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Industries Leslie's blog Materials Rapid MFG Rapid Prototyping

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Roush Invests in New Additive Manufacturing Equipment

Additive Manufacturing

Product development supplier buys world’s largest powderbed additive system to expand reach in multiple industries. January 18, 2017) — Today Roush is the first service supplier in North America with the largest metal additive manufacturing system of its kind.

Six Essential Tools for SOLIDWORKS Users Working with Additive Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

Additive manufacturing, also commonly referred to as 3D printing, is a manufacturing process by which material is added, layer by layer, to build a part. The are many benefits of additive manufacturing. Designing for Additive Manufacturing in SOLIDWORKS.

PTI offers the hybrid Lumex Avance-25 for additive manufacturing needs

Leslie's Blog

One concern a number of engineers have about additive manufacturing and 3D printing is the finishing process. In the last year or two, a couple of hybrid machines that combine additive manufacturing and CNC machining have emerged in the market.

3D Systems strengthens its additive manufacturing product line

Leslie's Blog

The developers of additive 3D printing systems continue to focus on moving into manufacturing. 3D Systems has long had products that suit manufacturing applications, but its previous branded identity did not always emphasize that aspect of the business.

Andretti Autosport Shifts into High Performance Additive Manufacturing with Stratasys

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Additive Manufacturing is Transforming the Auto Sports Industry. Additive manufacturing gives the world’s top motorsports teams and manufacturers the ability to accelerate design iterations, workflows, and final part production. From quick prototyping to the production of extremely complex parts, the Stratasys F370 and Fortus 450mc can do both. Stratasys Reveals New Collaboration Agreement with Andretti Autosport.

America Makes Announces Complete, Qualified Database of Material Properties for Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM®) Additive Manufacturing of ULTEM™ 9085 Resin

Additive Manufacturing

America Makes proudly announces that Gold-level member, Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC. ( It yielded the creation of the first, public database of its kind to enable the widespread use of additive technologies in the production of aircraft interiors.

AMMP Offers Opportunities to Advance, Refine and Transition Additive Manufacturing (AM) Technologies

Additive Manufacturing

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences ( NCMS ) recently announced a new program called AMMP ( Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes ). manufacturers, and several leading universities. Dr. Boswell-Koller : Additive manufacturing has become an unstoppable force.

The Race to the Additive Manufacturing Finish Line

The Solidworks Blog

Additive manufacturing is the way of the future. Currently, there are a number of major players all competing to cross the additive manufacturing finish line and be deemed the top player of this $7.3 Demystifying Additive Manufacturing.

How to improve the design to additive manufacture workflow

Leslie's Blog

With 3DSPRINT we are giving engineers and designers the ultimate streamlined shared cloud and desktop platform experience that makes the design-to-manufacturing workflow faster, simpler and ubiquitously connected.”.

Granta Shares Details of Additive Manufacturing Schema

Additive Manufacturing

Cambridge, UK – February 15, 2018 – Granta Design today announced that it has released to the Additive Manufacturing (AM) community key details of the ‘Schema’ (the underlying data structures) behind its AM data management solution.

Additive Manufacturing at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

The Solidworks Blog

What usedto be known as Rapid Prototyping has matured to a point where it is becoming a viable method for production, referred to as Additive Manufacturing. The best place to see this ecosystem of additive manufacturing partners is the SOLIDWORKS World Partner Pavilion.

BMW Group invests €10 million in German Additive Manufacturing Campus

3D Printing Industry

million) in an Additive Manufacturing Campus scheduled to open early 2019. A 6,000 square meter facility, the new Additive Manufacturing Campus will focus on prototyping, series production of parts, and customized solutions for the automotive industry. Transport Additive Manufacturing Campus automotive BMW BMW Group Carbon cars Desktop Metal end-use production Hyundai Hyundai Mobis Jens Ertel Mini motocycles Munich Rolls Royce Udo Hänle xometry

3DEO tackles metal additive manufacturing barriers with educational webinar series

3D Printing Industry

3DEO, the Californian developer of Intelligent Layering metal 3D printing technology, is tackling the barriers of metal additive manufacturing in its first live webinar on March 28th. Matthew Petros, 3DEO CEO, will host the educational webinar “Metal 3D Printing Made Easy from Prototyping to Production” at 11 am (PST) to provide insight on how the […].

Materialise Brings Simulation for Additive Manufacturing to the Production Floor

Additive Manufacturing

In combination with the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, this software will bring simulation for additive manufacturing (AM) to the production floor by providing easy-to-manage simulation capabilities at lower price points. Easy-to-manage solution increases access to simulation.

Additive Manufacturing Researcher Xiayun Zhao Joins Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering

Additive Manufacturing

Her expertise builds upon the Swanson School’s significant research in the growing field of additive manufacturing. Her PhD dissertation was titled “Real-time Process Measurement and Control for Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing” and her advisor was Dr. David Rosen.