Additive Manufacturing in 2019

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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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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.

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.

Integrating Next-Generation Technology: Additive Manufacturing Overview

The Solidworks Blog

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been in existence since the 1980’s. In its earliest form, the technology was limited to mostly prototyping applications. AM’s value truly lies in looking beyond initial costs and manufacturing.

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 Takes Flight with Marshall Aerospace

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

That’s why additive manufacturing is becoming a natural fit for their production processes and they’re now using 3D printed parts from Stratasys that are built-to-fly. Marshall’s ducting adapter prototype. 3D Printing - General Aerospace 3d printing additive manufacturing

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.

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).

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.

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part One

3DPrint.com

While additive manufacturing (AM) has historically been used for rapid prototyping, the field has greatly advanced, drawing AM into manufacturing and production of end-use products. For use as a. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D printer accuracy accuracy comparison eos FFF markforged MFj variability white paper

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.

Misconceptions of Metal Additive Manufacturing – Oxygen Content

Deelip

Before I explain this misconception, let me offer some background for those relatively new to metal additive manufacturing. In speaking to customers, I have noticed that manufacturers tend to hide this crucial fact from them.

Misconceptions of Metal Additive Manufacturing – Certification

Deelip

In my travels across India I often meet customers interested in metal additive manufacturing. I feel the need to set the record straight and have chosen this topic as the first misconception of metal additive manufacturing that I will address in this series of articles. At the risk of oversimplifying something as complex as metal additive manufacturing, I will say that there are essentially four main components at play: The 3D Printer.

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.

How Universities are Using Additive Manufacturing

Modern Tech

Additive manufacturing continues to be an asset in developing products in many industries due to the quick turnaround for creating prototypes which saves both time and money.

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).

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.

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.

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

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 […].

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.

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.”

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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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 benefits of combining traditional and additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

3D Systems On Demand is a service bureau fulfilling the needs of customers seeking prototyping and low-volume parts production. Offering a mixture of traditional and additive manufacturing processes, the company has capabilities in 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, metal die casting and plastic injection molding.

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.

Design for Additive Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Javelin Tech Tips

Additive manufacturing is no longer a bleeding edge technology; this powerful method is being used across countless industries , for applications ranging from rapid prototyping to jigs/fixtures and production end-use parts.

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.

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.”.

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.

Mercedes-Benz manufacturers Daimler shifts rapid prototyping up a gear with Ricoh additive manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

Multinational automotive corporation Daimler AG (ETR:DAI), headquartered in Germany, are adopting Ricoh additive manufacturing machines into their rapid prototyping process. The acquisition of a Ricoh. Transport 3D Printed car automotive autonomous cars Daimler Mercedes-Benz Ricoh Ricoh AM S5500P Ricoh Europe selective laser sintering self-driving SLS

EOS Sponsors Research Project Bringing Together Additive Manufacturing and Robotics

3DPrint.com

The award-winning industrial additive manufacturing solutions company EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions is undoubtedly a global leader in the world of 3D printing, with its innovative MeltPool Solution. View the entire article via our website.

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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.

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

Why Additive Manufacturing Works for the Aerospace Industry

3D Perspectives

The aerospace industry is leading innovation in additive manufacturing on several fronts, including applications, materials, processes and design. AM originally was used to make plastic models and prototypes for basic form and fitting applications, but not for functional testing.

Additive Manufacturing vs. Injection Molding: The Ultimate Showdown

Shapeways Blog

Research shows that the global market for additive manufacturing will reach $23.33 While the two techniques are similar in nature, additive manufacturing and injection molding are not synonyms. We’ll also reveal which one wins out as being the most effective way to meet robust manufacturing requirements. What is Additive Manufacturing? Then, the additive manufacturing machine reads this CAD data and begins the complex layering solution.