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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

DSM Adds 3D-Printing Grades to Digimat to Accelerate Adoption of Polymer Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

The combination of DSM’s high-performance AM grades with e-Xstream’s accurate printing process simulation solution will allow manufacturers and end-users to identify manufacturing issues before printing their material using DSM 3D printing thermoplastic grades.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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

Nano Dimension’s Electrifying Additive Manufacturing Survey Confirms 3D Printed Electronics as a Strategic Technology

Additive Manufacturing

Study Polled Engineers, Designers, Business Decision Makers; Findings Show Concerns of IP Theft and Long Lead Times to Receive Prototypes. Almost 70 percent of respondents said they worry about their intellectual property when they send their designs to third-party prototyping facilities.

DNV GL publishes first class guideline for maritime additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

2017 has been a standout year for additive manufacturing in marine and offshore operations. Desktop 3D printers can now be found in shipyard workshops and aboard rigs, where engineers use them to prototype and make tools and spare parts. However, it is the rise of metal additive manufacturing that has started to cause a real […].

Understanding SLS Additive Manufacturing

Xometry

Selective Laser Sintering, or SLS, is an additive manufactured process that uses a laser to fuse thin layers of nylon powder to create parts. SLS technology is an incredibly robust form of manufacturing. The post Understanding SLS Additive Manufacturing appeared first on Xometry.

DSM Sharpens Focus on Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

13 Nov 2017 – Royal DSM , a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announces a new approach for its additive manufacturing (AM) activities. Taking AM into the industrial manufacturing mainstream. “AM

Nanoscribe – Additive Manufacturing of Micro-Optics

Additive Manufacturing

Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen The German company Nanoscribe is developing and producing high-precision 3D printing solutions enabling the micro-optics industry to innovate by additive manufacturing. Nanoscribe enables 3D printing of micro-optics.

How to Choose the Best Additive Manufacturing Technology for Your Application

The Solidworks Blog

Many analysts predict that 2017 will be the year where the hype around 3D printing fades away and becomes a realistic and commercially viable way of manufacturing more than just prototypes. CAM SOLIDWORKS 3D printing Additive Manufacturing

Quality Assurance in Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys

At Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, we maintain strict quality assurance guidelines to ensure that every part we produce fulfills customer needs and represents our industry-leading standards. The typical process a prototype may go through is detailed below: Control from the Beginning.

Additive manufacturing salaries—experience pays off

Leslie's Blog

Additive manufacturing (AM) is being promoted as the beginning of a revolution in manufacturing. The revolution is to make manufacturing digital where everything is connected through a digital thread. Because AM can be connected to the cloud and other forms of “digitalness,” it is being viewed as a natural evolution of manufacturing. Thus, much effort and research is going on to turn what once was a prototyping tool into a production tool.

America Makes Announces Awardees of Directed Project Opportunity on Advancing Additive Manufacturing Post-Processing Techniques

Additive Manufacturing

Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining ( NCDMM ), America Makes and AFRL awarded $1.6M Additionally, the project team seeks to explore and pursue the fundamental reasons for how these findings change with respect to post-processing steps, such as HIP.

Carbon SpeedCell™: Additive Manufacturing Reinvented

Additive Manufacturing

REDWOOD CITY, CA – March 16, 2017 – Carbon ( www.carbon3d.com ), the Silicon Valley-based additive manufacturing company, today announced the launch of SpeedCell, a system of securely connected products designed to upend traditional methods of manufacturing.