Additive manufacturing’s bright future

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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.

U.S. Army awards Rowan University $14.5M to develop cold spray additive manufacturing

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Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to develop cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM). Research ARL Army Research Laboratories cold spray cold spray additive manufacturing CSAM Rowan UniversityRowan University, New Jersey has received $14.5

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Additive manufacturing put to the test by new $1.5M x-ray CT system at Auburn University

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The National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) at Auburn University, Alabama, is now home to a $1.5 million x-ray CT system.

Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

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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.

NRC Canada to advance adoption of cold spray additive manufacturing

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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has launched a new initiative focusing on the research, development and adoption of cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM). Research cold spray additive manufacturing Luc Pouliot National Research Council NRC PolycontrolsIn partnership with Quebec-based surface engineering company Polycontrols, the NRC plans to open a specialized CSAM facility in February 2020.

U.S. Army awards Worcester Polytechnic Institute $25 million to develop materials for cold spray additive manufacturing

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Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL) to develop metal cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM) processes for the battlefield.

thyssenkrupp estimates additive manufacturing to reach value of $100 billion in ASEAN by 2025

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German multinational engineering group thyssenkrupp has presented a white paper on the potential of additive manufacturing in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. Providing insights and perspectives on the state of additive manufacturing in all ten member countries, the document predicts that by 2025 the industry will generate an incremental value of $100 […].

Job opportunity: Research Assistant/Associate in Design for Additive Manufacturing

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We’re delighted for our colleague at the IfM, James Moultrie, who recently won EPSRC funding for a new project “ Design for Additive Manufacturing “ Following his success, James is now looking for a researcher to join the project. 3d printing additive manufacturing 3D printing D4AM design for additive manufacturing EPSRC IfM institute for manufacturing James Moultrie job job opportunity University of Cambridge

Moving Additive Manufacturing from Concept to Production

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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


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.

Siemens to lead Germany’s industrial additive manufacturing plan

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Siemens has assumed the role of project management for Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) grant project Industrial implementation of digital engineering and additive manufacturing (IDEA). A collaborative venture, IDEA aims to reduce development and production times in powder-based additive manufacturing by approximately 50%.

America Makes and ANSI publish Additive Manufacturing Roadmap V2.0

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additive manufacturing development organization America Makes, and its partner the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have published the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0). An update of the original document published in March 2017, the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing V 2.0

Additive Manufacturing Open Cluster in Bavaria: TUM, Oerlikon, GE Additive & Linde Collaborate

Several heavy hitters on the international additive manufacturing scene have come together to form a research cluster. With the goal of researching AM processes from one location, a ‘single. 3D Printing Business 3D printing research and development Additive Manufacturing Institute additive manufacturing research Bavaria cluster collaboration GE Additive Linde Oerlikon The Technical University of Munich TUM

Opening of Addimadour metal additive manufacturing centre in France

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million euro investment, the French city of Bayonne has launched its new metal additive manufacturing center. Research Addimadour Bayonne Beam France French additive manufacturing Magic 2.0 machine research centerFollowing a 2.4 Known as Addimadour, the center will. Magic 2.0

UK’s first additive manufacturing apprenticeship launching this September

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This September, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), based in the UK, will launch what are described as the UK’s first additive manufacturing apprenticeships, with the goal of addressing skills shortages within the industry. The MTC is an independent research and technology organisation, aiming to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

Leading additive manufacturing academics give insights into 2019 plans and review latest 3D printing research

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3D printing experts from leading universities across the globe have given us an insight into what 2019 holds for additive manufacturing.

MTC calls for contributions to stem additive manufacturing skills shortage

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The UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is where 3D printing and traditional manufacturing converge. Established as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) in 2010, the centre is the product of a collaboration between Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham and TWI.

VDMA: Additive Manufacturing Working Group

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In 2014, VDMA created an association for AM, called Additive Manufacturing Association. Members are both from the industry and as well as from within research

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News digest: Innovate UK, Lockheed Martin, Photocentric, FIT Additive Manufacturing Group and more

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ARFL, Boeing, Thermwood apply Large Scale Additive Manufacturing to autoclave tools

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Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Division (ManTech) is collaborating with Boeing and Indiana-based machinery manufacturer Thermwood to produce low-cost responsive tooling using additive manufacturing. The U.S.

Key 3D printing industry insights offered by Additive Manufacturing Research (AMR)

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New York based Additive Manufacturing Research (AMR) are now offering analytical insights into the top 3D printing industries on a consultancy basis. Industry Insights 3D Printing additive manufacturing research AMR forecasting insights medicine metals plasticsIndustries currently within.

Line-up announced for 12th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing

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The line-up for the 12th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing has been announced featuring 19 speakers from leading research institutions and companies involved in the. Event airbus BMW International Conference on Additive Manufacturing International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Nottingham Oak Ridge National Laboratory University of Nottingham Xaar Xaar Dror Danai

Additive manufacturing—after the hype

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How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you? As the hype and the buzz die down, many companies and researchers in this field are busy developing improvements and new technologies.

America Makes and ANSI call for input on final additive manufacturing roadmap

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America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have released a preliminary final draft of the AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing. Research America Makes America Makes Roadmap American National Standards Institute AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing ANSI roadmap Standardization Roadmap for Additive ManufacturingAbove a year after Version 1.0,

TUT team decipher when additive manufacturing is feasible for end-use production

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A collaboration between researchers at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) Finland and industrial engineering firm Enmac Oy has yielded a model that can determine when to use additive manufacturing instead of conventional processes. Research Asko Uolevi Ellmanand Design for Additive Manufacturing DfAM Enmac Oy Eric Coatanea Matti Ahtiluoto Tampere University of Technology TUT

StaVari project looks to additive manufacturing for car manufacturing

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StaVari is a research project, led by German-based automotive engineering service provider EDAG Group, aiming to create a fully integrated additive manufacturing process chain for the production of automotive components. The project, consisting of nine other research partners, aims to produce the parts using a newly developed steel powder alloy, tailor-made for car body applications, […].

Research institutions collaborate with Local Motors for big area additive manufacturing of composite materials

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The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in Knoxville, Tennessee, has announced a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and 3D.

Additive manufacturing research review: defects, DfAM, post-processing and CLIP

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Design for Additive Manfuacturing (DfAM) training is explored at ETH Zürich. And Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers investigate the potential […]. Research Alexander Rubenchik Carbon Christoph Klahn Christopher Evans CLIP Curtiss Wright Surface Technologies David McGregor Felix H. Carbon‘s Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) 3D printed parts are put to the test.

America Makes and Air Force Research Laboratory Announce an Additive Manufacturing Modeling Challenge Series

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America Makes and Air Force Research Laboratory , Materials & Manufacturing Directorate Structural Materials , Metals Branch ( AFRL/RXCM ), proudly announce an additive manufacturing (AM) Modeling Challenge Series , comprised of four individual Challenges, with $150K to be divided among awardees.

FIT Additive Manufacturing Group teams up to save the reefs

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Boston Ceramics, a member of the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group, has released an update of its work for an initiative using 3D printing to help save the world’s coral reefs. Building upon several years research into the behavior and breeding of coral by international non-profit organization SECORE International, Boston Ceramics is helping to provide objects […].

WSU National Institute for Aviation Research joins Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

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ASTM International, a worldwide technical standards organization, has announced Wichita State University’s (WSU) National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) as a new strategic partner for its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence. Earlier this year, ASTM International and founding partners NASA, EWI, and Auburn University, established the Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence within EWI’s North American facility and […].

User views on metal additive manufacturing

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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.

3D Metalforge opens $1.8 million additive manufacturing facility in Singapore

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Singapore manufacturing bureau 3D Metalforge has opened the first end-to-end metal 3D printing facility in the country. The Additive Manufacturing Centre (AMC) was opened by CEO Matthew Waterhouse, 3DP Applications 3D Metalforge Innovation and Enterprise 2020 Laser aided additive manufacturing Matthew Waterhouse NAMIC research S.

Product life extension through additive manufacturing

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Bit by Bit researchers have submitted an article in response to a call for papers from the Journal of Industrial Ecology on the environmental dimensions of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. The article, Product life extension through additive manufacturing: The business model implications , is co-authored by Mélanie Despeisse and Simon Ford from the Bit by Bit project, and by Anna Viljakainen from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Better On-Demand Production and Scheduling in Additive Manufacturing

International researchers have come together to discuss challenges in meeting the needs of ‘prosumers,’ in additive manufacturing production around the world—particularly in relation to powder bed. 3D Printing 3D printing commerce additive manufacturing on-demand production AM processes AM workflow on-demand 3D printing on-demand manufacturing order

Canada’s Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing Network gains Arcam EBM machine

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Canada’s Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing Network (HI-AM) is advancing metal 3D printing for aerospace, automotive and the medical sector. Funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the HI-AM was set up in 2018 to address the challenges in metal 3D printing.

UTSA and SwRI to research degradation of additive manufacturing metals in oil & gas industry

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A group of researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) are collaborating on a project examining the hydrogen embrittlement of additive manufacturing materials. Research Brendy Rincon Troconis Southwest Research Institute SwRI The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA W.

Additive Manufacturing Takes a Step Closer to Mainstream- Part 2

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After the General Session concluded on Monday, the Additive Manufacturing Symposium kicked off. What he doesn’t know about Additive Manufacturing and the industry is not worth knowing. While the symposium took a break for lunch, the additive news continued.

Praxair grants support metal additive manufacturing academic research

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Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), producers of metal powder for additive manufacturing, has awarded their TruForm™ AMbition Grant to six universities. The additive manufacturing research […]. Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, Praxair is a leading industrial gas company and reported 2017 sales of $11 billion. The company has a current market capitalization in the region of $40 billion.

The Philippines opens two 3D printing research facilities to remain competitive within ASEAN

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The Philippines Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched two new 3D printing research: the Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (AMREL) and the Additive Manufacturing Center (AMCen). DOST established the facilities in order to aid the Philippines in developing its additive manufacturing industry and overtake other countries implementing AM within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations […].

NRC Canada Partnering with Polycontrols to Scale Up Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

Last year, we learned that Jean-Michel Lamarre and Fabrice Bernier of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada had started fabricating electric motor magnets using a process called cold spray. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D printed magnets 3d printing facility Canada cold spray additive manufacturing cold spray technology CSAM metal additive manufacturing metal powder 3d printing National Research Council of Canada partnership Polycontrols

Call for papers on additive manufacturing and 3D printing

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Last week we reported that the Journal of Industrial Ecology has an open call for papers on the environmental dimensions of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. In addition to this call we’ve found the following calls for papers that are currently open on the subjects of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing. International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.

Liquid metals show promise in speeding additive manufacturing

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The task of removing support structures for metal 3D printed / additively manufactured parts has always been a challenge. Now, new research indicates that metal additive designs can still include support without all the hassle of post processing.