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.

Uniti Sweden to apply 3D printing in landmark British electric vehicle production plant

3D Printing Industry

By combining a digital supply chain and additive manufacturing, Uniti Sweden is a startup seeking to change the way we make cars. This month, the startup announced plans to launch a pilot production plant for its electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK.

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Siemens and Interspectral launch metal additive manufacturing visualization software

3D Printing Industry

Siemens, Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, has partnered with Interspectral, a Swedish software company, to develop 3D visualization tools for metal additive manufacturing. “To To improve and ultimately industrialize metal additive manufacturing you need to capture, explore and understand large amounts of heterogeneous data from the process and increase domain knowledge,” said Andreas Graichen, Head of Additive […].

Sandvik Acquires Substantial Holdings in Beam IT—Expanding Additive Manufacturing Presence

Sandvik continues to add to their high-tech offerings, as well as expanding Sandvik Additive Manufacturing with the recent investment in Beam IT. The Sweden-headquartered engineering group, View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Business Metal 3D Printing Beam-IT investment metal 3d printing metal powder 3d printing Sandvik Additive Manufacturing

Hexagon acquires AMendate to provide generative design software for additive manufacturing

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AMendate, a German provider of fully automated topology optimization software for additive manufacturing, has been acquired by Hexagon AB, a Sweden-based global technology company. Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division revealed that AMendate will be joining the MSC Software arm of Hexagon, which provides computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software and services.

Siemens Opens Metal AM Facility in Sweden


Siemens has announced a $23.98M investment in a new metal additive manufacturing facility in Finspång, Sweden. Read the whole entry. » » usage

Second International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing EBAM 2018

Additive Manufacturing

The second International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing EBAM 2018 will take place from 11 – 13 April 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. 2nd International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing. Powder manufacturing and powder recovery.

Siemens Strengthens Footprint in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Siemens invests in innovative manufacturing technology. Acquisition of Materials Solutions in UK continues Siemens strategy for digitalization in manufacturing. One of the world leaders in materials and Additive Manufacturing processing and production.

3D Printing Industry News Sliced: Nano Dimension, Protolabs, Lockheed Martin, CRP, Prusa, Siemens

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This week’s edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest, answers: How is 3D printing helping to break the land speed record? Can bioprinters be used in rugged military environments? What is the largest 3D printed building in the world? And how can you create your own robot vacuum cleaner?

3D Printing News Briefs: May 1, 2019

The fourth Metal Additive Manufacturing. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories on events and business for you, followed by an innovative piece of 3D printed furniture. View the entire article via our website.

Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering – On Board with New Metallic Alloy Compositions for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Additive Manufacturing

Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering recently received an award from the Office of Naval Research ( ONR ) to design, develop and optimize new metallic alloy compositions for additive manufacturing (AM) that are resistant to the effects of Naval/maritime environment.

1st International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing EBAM 2016

Additive Manufacturing

1st International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing EBAM 2016. The first International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing EBAM 2016 will take place in Nuremberg, Germany. Powder manufacturing and powder recovery.

H.C. Starck Expands Additive Manufacturing Business

Additive Manufacturing

Focus on further development and expansion of production technology for spherical metal powders, a key material for additive manufacturing (industrial 3-D printing). Starck and Metasphere Technology plan to build a new production line for spherical metal powders in Lulea (Sweden).

From Mining Gear to Fuel Tubes for Nuclear Power Plants, Swedish Firm Sandvik Invests in 3D Printing

Lately it seems as if everyone wants a hand in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing space. We have seen both the number of 3D printer manufacturers and the number of companies turning to 3D printing as a... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Business 3d print fuel tubes sandvik sandvik 3d printing sandvik additive manufacturing sweden 3d printing sweden

Rapid.Tech – Additive Manufacturing in all its Facets

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Erfurt, April 2015: Over the past eleven years, Rapid.Tech has grown into one of the biggest events in the world for additive manufacturing and 3D printing. No other field of technology is developing as rapidly and successfully as additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing.

EBAM 2016 – 1st International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

The 1st International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing EBAM 2016 organized by the Chair of Metals Science and Technology ( WTM ) and the Cluster of Excellence of Advanced Materials ( EAM ), both institutions of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg , will take place in Nuremberg, Germany. International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing. Ulf Ackelid Arcam AB, Sweden. Ulric Ljungblad Arcam AB, Sweden.

GE to Develop Competitive Financing to Stimulate Growth in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

BOSTON– January 04, 2017 — ( BUSINESS WIRE )–Today GE (NYSE: GE) announced its GE Additive business will collaborate with GE Capital to sell and finance metal additive machines. We’re excited to be part of the additive revolution.”. GE Additive.

Siemens Completes First Successful Installation of 3D Printed Part in Nuclear Power Plant

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EOS Quality Leadership: Reproducible Part Quality in Plastics-Based Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — EOS , the global technology and quality leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, offers a quality management system that is unrivalled in the industry.

GE Plans to Invest $1.4B to Acquire Additive Manufacturing Companies Arcam and SLM; Accelerates Efforts in Important Digital Industrial Space

Additive Manufacturing

Lead in design and manufacture of highly valued parts. BOSTON, MA (USA) – September 6, 2016 – GE (NYSE: GE), the world’s leading digital industrial company, today announced plans to acquire two suppliers of additive manufacturing equipment, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions Group AG for $1.4

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3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2017

It’s getting closer to the end of December, which means the official start of winter is almost here. The days are getting colder, so why not warm your heart with stories of some interesting 3D. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing News Briefs: August 25, 2017

scan the world sla 3d printing slicer Somos stainless steel STARTT sweden technical education united kingdom VBN Components Vector 3SP 3D printer VibeniteHappy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing in Orthopedics: Lima Corporate Orders Five Arcam Q10 EBM Machines

In the world of industrial additive manufacturing, Sweden-based Arcam just announced receipt of an order for five of their electron beam melting machines to be delivered to Lima Corporate in Italy.

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Digital Metal Discusses Huge Interest, Serial Manufacturing in Fine-Detailed Metal 3D Printing

Sweden-based Digital Metal is proud to be small; after all, as the company tagline proclaims, “Small is the new big in additive manufacturing.” Featured Stories 3d printing interview 3d printing interviews Alexander Sakratidis Digital Metal exclusive interview Hoganas Hoganas AB Höganäs Digital Metal RAPID + TCT RAPID 2018 sweden

GE Healthcare Opens First 3D Printing Center in Europe

One of the biggest names in 3D printing right now is GE, and often when GE is talked about in an additive manufacturing context, its dedicated additive manufacturing division, GE Additive, is. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d printing centers 3d printing lab Amgen ge GE Healthcare Innovative Design and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center for Europe sweden

Frank Herzog, Founder of Concept Laser, Wins 2015 Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in Additive Manufacturing

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Award for Best CEO in the Additive Manufacturing Industry 2015 (Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). In 2015, three finalists were nominated for top CEO in additive manufacturing. Swedental, Gothenburg (Sweden) – 12 – 14 November 2015.

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week–February 6

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The international aerospace supply fair offers short business-to-business meetings that give suppliers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with purchasing agents from the largest aerospace manufacturers in the world. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing Event Future Review

Venture Funding for 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

As a company, we pay attention to venture capital funding for 3D printing and additive manufacturing companies. Back in July, Desktop Metal said that it had raised an additional $115 million in venture funding. 3D printing additive manufacturing money

3D-Printed Saxophone

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Olaf is an associate consultant at Wohlers Associates and a professor of mechatronics at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CAE Note: The following was authored by Tim Caffrey, senior consultant at Wohlers Associates.

Importance of Design for AM

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Lasertech, a metal additive manufacturing (AM) company in northern Sweden, asked me to design something that showcased metal AM, so I chose a small still. 3D printing additive manufacturing CAD/CAM/CAE

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Olaf Diegel's Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. 3D Design 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing 3d printed gift 3d printed supports 3D printing post processing EOS M 290 metal 3d printing Odd Guitars olaf diegel post processing proof of concept solidworks sweden topology optimization Wohlers AssociatesPost-processing. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from.

GE Additive Inaugurates New Facility in Germany

Additive Manufacturing

40,000 sqm ultra-modern facility in Lichtenfels, Bavaria is part of continued investment in Lean manufacturing sites, in response to growing customer demand for its technology and the shift to additive serial production. GE Additive Lichtenfels inauguration ribbon cutting.

Arcam AB Reports Strong 2014 Year-End Financials

Not every company involved in additive manufacturing is disappointing the markets this week. 3D Printing Business (ARCM.ST) 2014 financial reports 3d printing stocks 3d printing sweden arcam AB arcam stock ebm electron beam manufacturing Following a warning on Monday by 3D printing giant Stratasys, analysts and investors seem to have soured to stocks within this industry, with shares... View the entire article via our website.

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Volvo Trucks Cuts Production Time By 94% & Costs with Stratasys 3D Printing Systems

Volvo Trucks is a global truck manufacturer based in Gothenburg, Sweden, owned by AB Volvo, and the company is the world’s second largest heavy-duty truck brand. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Business 3d printed automotive parts 3d printed manufacturing jigs and fixtures 3d printed parts ABSplus additive manufacturing CADvision Pierre Jenny stratasys Stratasys Fortus 3D Production System trucks Volvo Trucks

Sandvik Invests in Metal Powder Plant

Additive Manufacturing

Stockholm, 6 February 2018 – Sandvik will invest about 200 million SEK in a new plant for manufacturing of titanium and nickel fine metal powders within the business area Sandvik Materials Technology.

GE’s AM Acquisitions

Wohlers Talk

Last month, GE surprised the world when it announced the company’s plan to acquire Arcam of Sweden and SLM Solutions of Germany for $1.4 Both companies offer additive manufacturing systems that produce world-class metal parts for medical, aerospace, and other industries. Greg Morris, GE Aviation’s leader of additive technologies, said that the company plans to sell Arcam and SLM machines to others, even to competitors of GE’s many businesses.

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Sandvik invests $25 million in materials for metal 3D printers

3D Printing Industry

The metal powders for additive manufacturing market continues to see increased competition in a new move from high-technology engineering group Sandvik (SAND:SS). Sandvik has announced plans to open a specialist additive manufacturing materials production plant in Sweden. The 200 million SEK ($25 million USD) facility will focus on the mining and production of fine metal powders made from titanium […].

GE Well Positioned to Accelerate the Additive Revolution

Additive Manufacturing

Advancing additive as both an equipment provider and end user. Developing a global network of additive capability. Designing and manufacturing high-valued parts. GE seeks to grow its new additive business to $1 billion by 2020. Additive Technology Center.

GE Selects More Than 400 Schools to Receive 3D Printers

Additive Manufacturing

By David Wilson | GE Additive. CINCINNATI–May 30, 2017– ( BUSINESS WIRE )–More than 400 schools will receive 3D printers as a part of the GE Additive Education Program , reaching more than 180,000 students around the globe. GE Additive. Source: GE Additive.

GE Additive Education Program Accepting Applications from Schools for 3D Printers

Additive Manufacturing

CINCINNATI — January 06, 2017– ( BUSINESS WIRE ) — GE is now accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program ( AEP ). Priority will be given to institutions with curriculum and/or research underway in the area of additive manufacturing.

Höganäs acquires groundbreaking metal powder production technology from Metasphere

3D Printing Industry

The metal powders for additive manufacturing market continues to see increased competition with the acquisition of Metasphere Technology by Höganäs. Based in Luleå, Sweden, Metasphere was founded in 2009 and uses a combination of plasma and centrifugal forces to atomize metal and produce spherical metal powder. The powder has a range of uses including surface […]. Materials alcoa ATO One Fredrik Emilson GKN Höganäs LPW Metasphere Technology PyroGenesis Urban Rönnbäck

GE Makes Significant Progress with Investments in Additive Equipment Companies

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Tender offer for Arcam AB of Sweden concludes with 76% ownership share. In addition, GE recently concluded its tender offer for the shares of Arcam AB of Sweden , first initiated in September, and purchased 76.15% of the company. Visit GE Additive at