Improving the Machinability of Aluminum

3E Rapid Prototyping

The machine-friendliness of aluminum has made it the number one metal for machining. Its material properties make it easy to mill, drill, cut and punch, while aluminum machined parts can be strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing. Despite this, aluminum is far from perfect.

ExOne licenses ORNL ceramic-metal 3D printing to make neutron imaging components

3D Printing Industry

Specifically, the method relates to the 3D printing of aluminum-infiltrated boron carbide (B4C), a material used to make components for neutron imaging. Leading binder jet 3D printer provider ExOne has announced that it has licensed a new method of additive manufacturing invented at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). A step up from industrial X-rays, neutron imaging is […]. Research Dan Brunermer Exone M-Flex Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL

Trending Sources

Materialise’s Aluminum Printing Makes Its Debut at Rapid Pro 2015


Now we can do this in even more ways by adding aluminum printing to our industrial repertoire – which was announced by Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen during the event. Lightweight Structures, Aluminum Printing and More at RapidPro Industrial.

3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed object, and an update. View the entire article via our website.

Test New 3D Printing Materials with Shapeways Pilots

3D Printing Industry

With its new Pilots page, Shapeways has embraced this same ideology, giving some customers the ability to work with fun new features and materials. … The original post Test New 3D Printing Materials with Shapeways Pilots appeared first on 3D Printing Industry.

The Full List of 3D Printing Materials Available at Sculpteo


At Sculpteo there’s more than meets the eye (or the site) when it comes to the materials we offer. There have a plethora of materials and finishes that you can offer you either directly online with our automatic quoting or just by contacting our sales team. Ceramic.

3D Printing Materials Market to Surpass $1 Billion Within 5 Years

3D Printing Industry

Leading market report publisher MartketsandMarkets is reporting that the 3D printing materials sector is going to reach $1.052 billion in global turnover by 2019. … The original post 3D Printing Materials Market to Surpass $1 Billion Within 5 Years appeared first on 3D Printing Industry.

Latest 3D printing technology manipulates liquid metal through magnetism for faster build speed

Leslie's Blog

The latest 3D printing technology to emerge for working with metal materials is MagnetoJet technology from new startup, Vader Systems. In a MagnetoJet machine, such as the Mk 1, aluminum wire is deposited into an 800°C ceramic chamber, where it is heated to a molten state.

How Long Does it Take to Get a High-Quality 3D Print in 100+ Materials and Finishes?


That’s why we want to explain to you how fast different materials are shipped, what you can do if you need a 3D print urgently, and how our production times are calculated. The fastest material we offer is “ Polyamide Priority ” which ships in only 48 hours. Materials

Top Four 3D Printing Materials for Jewelry Designers: Gold, Silver, Brass, Bronze


In this blog post we will have a closer look at the four best and most popular materials for jewelry designers. . Another great material for jewelry designer is brass , an alloy made from copper and zinc. Quite simply, it’s a material that looks great and comes at a low price.

Review: what materials can be 3D printed?


Transition from pure PLA to wood What materials to 3D-print ? Every now and then I am being asked about it, so here is a post on the many materials that can be 3D-printed at home. Read it as a short generic survey of usable materials.

ExOne Announces Six New Printable Materials for Use in Company’s 3D Printing Systems

Additive Manufacturing

ExOne targets printable materials to customers developing products but not requiring company’s post-processing services. Printable materials differ from qualified materials in that ExOne does not yet offer them for finished products printed at its PSCs.

ExOne 60

Reify Solus DLP 3d printer

DIY 3D Printing

Solus has been tested with resins from MakerJuice, Spot A Materials and propriatery formulations. The resin tank is made of acrylic and the peeling material is resistant to almost any chemical, so all resins that cure around 400nm should work.

Staff Picks: The Top 5 Blog Stories of 2015!


Material Monday: 3D-Printed Ceramics. Ceramics have a long and beautiful history in the world of art. This article intends to answer some of the most pressing questions about 3D-printed ceramics, and to mark the innovations in store for this 3D-printed material.

Dyed Alumide: Can You Handle All This Sparkle?


Starting today, we’re really excited to share a new, exclusive line of 5 colors to our Alumide material: Asphalt Black, Brick Red, Rusty Orange, Sparkly Blue and Moss Green. Up till now you’ve been ordering Alumide solely in its natural color, mat aluminum, but that’s about to change.

DIY 3D Printing: Printing with magnetic fields to get advanced.

DIY 3D Printing

The MagPrinter is designed to print maxels on the surface of any permanent magnet material from rare-earth based materials to ceramics, and even flexible materials. Rat Rig produces first European aluminum V-slot li. DIY 3D Printing.

Plan B open source 3DP powder based 3d printer with detailed construction guide

DIY 3D Printing

3DP printing requires no support material and prints at higher resolution than FDM printing. Printing in powder has the potential to be cheaper than most techniques, though more research into materials is needed and current objects printed on Plan B have a rougher surface.

12 Amazing 3D Prints from Our Community


Join us for a series of stunning 3D printed designs all the way from ceramic lamps to alien dresses! 1: Hollow 3D Printed Ceramics Lamps. We’re no strangers to ceramic 3D prints, but these eight 3D prints left us stunned once again. 6: 3D Printed Aluminum.

Three Main Types of Lasers for Cutting

3E Rapid Prototyping

This non-contact process uses a constant beam of light to create heat and pressure which then reshapes/distorts various materials with precision as the cutting head moves over the material surface. It can generally cut thin sheets aluminum and other non-ferrous metals.

The Year of 2016 in 3D Printing: 12 Months, 12 Highlights


January: Hollow 3D Printed Ceramics Lamps. We’re no strangers to ceramic 3D prints, but these eight 3D prints left us stunned once again. In May we were proud to announce a new member of our growing family of 3D printing materials and finishes: Chrome-Plated Brass!

DIMENSIONEXT: A New 3D Printing Process: Light-Directed.


Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is used as a method of coating material by depositing particles of various substances onto the surfaces of various manufactured items. The researchers used Light-directed Electrophoretic Deposition to produce an alumina ceramic-tungsten nano-particle composite.

The Most Common Misconception About 3D Printing: Why the Entry Barrier to 3D Printing Is Much Lower than Everyone Thinks


Choosing the right printing material? If you are unsure about which home printer to buy, if you need prints of a professional quality or if you need prints in materials that typical home printers cannot offer (metals, ceramics, multicolor, wood, etc.)

The Origin 3d printer by Zeni Kinetic

DIY 3D Printing

Easy bed leveling Internal plate aluminum frame. Dual filament bays for use with: PLA, ABS, HIPS, PVA and most other filament materials, up to 250C. The Origin is a new machine on the scene developed by Zeni Kinetic.

Manufacturing Technology: 3D Printing vs CNC

3D Innovations

CNC milling machines “take a block of solid material (e.g. aluminum or wood) and use sharp rotating tools or cutters to remove all parts that are not needed. Material Selection. CNC mills can work on a “huge variety of materials: metal alloys (e.g. aluminum, steel alloys, brass, copper), softwoods and hardwoods, thermoplastics, acrylic, modeling foams, machining wax (for creating a positive model for casting). Material Waste.

The Bronze Age Meets the Digital Age in the Art of Tim Belliveau

Shapeways Blog

Ceramics made from 3D printed molds at the European Ceramics Work Centre (Netherlands). We judge our success on how much control we have over the material,” says Tim Belliveau , an artist who has been blowing glass for more than a decade. ‘Artifacts’ 2018.

Art 71

Taking Your Product to the Finishing Line


Additive manufacturing can make materials come to life in a single print. In the examples below, you’ll be able to see how technology, material and product life cycle stage all contribute to the various options we can provide to get your product to the finish line.

Lost PLA Casting


We recently did some aluminum casting at the Inventables Beer and Making night. Beer and Making is typically a gonzo/hackathon type event, so we deliberately try to use materials on hand and try to learn for ourselves. We set it for about 1000°C for the aluminum.

Sand 56

3D Printed Drones are Making Drones More Affordable

Shapeways Blog

A Multitude of Materials. There is a wide range of materials available to use with 3D printers. For industrial 3D printing, some of the best materials are: Plastics (PET, Nylon, ABS). Aluminum. Ceramics.

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. This industry needs to make complex parts in low volumes from high-performance materials , while constantly seeking new ways to lower costs.

Engineers empower chefs with induction heating analysis using EMS for SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Induction heating is a process of heating an electrical conductor (usually ferromagnetic materials and metals) by electromagnetic induction. In the case of induction cooker, a cooking vessel usually made of a ferromagnetic material is heated by induction.

8 Examples of Useful, Aesthetic, and Innovative Household Items You Can Make With a 3D Printer


We printed it in Alumide (a mix of Polyamide with Aluminum particles) which gives this hanging flower pot the perfect look. We printed this object in our natural white Polyamide material. Luckily, it’s possible to 3D print this object in ceramics.

8 Examples of Useful, Aesthetic, and Innovative Household Items You Can Make With a 3D Printer


We printed it in Alumide (a mix of Polyamide with Aluminum particles) which gives this hanging flower pot the perfect look. We printed this object in our natural white Polyamide material. Luckily, it’s possible to 3D print this object in ceramics.

The Week in 3D Printing: formnext 2017 Edition

Shapeways Blog

Stratysys is debuting the J750 3D Printing Solution software , which allows users to design for printing in specific materials, while Sigma Labs is releasing web-based quality assurance software PrintRite3D INSPECT , and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is tackling improving print quality with a stable of software tools like Simufact Additive , a simulation tool for predicting and reducing distortion in powder-bed printing. Metal and Multi-Material Printing.

5 Best Standalone Smartwatch (Built-in Cellular LTE)

3D Printing Hub

Casing: Aluminum. Casing: Aluminum, stainless steel. Construction: Aluminum, stainless steel. Construction: Aluminum. As for the construction, the casing can be either aluminum or steel, depending on which you pick. Construction: Casing: Aluminum, stainless steel.

From Aerospace to Jewelry, Metal 3D Printing Is Hot

Shapeways Blog

TechCrunch reports that Desktop Metal developed a process called “microwave enhanced sintering,” combining metal and ceramic powders and a soft polymer. If you’re designing premium products and need high strength and durability, you can’t go wrong with metal.

8 Best Earplugs for Shooting

3D Printing Hub

Military durable materials, convenient carrying case, and waterproof. Foam or silicone is a great material as it is flexible and provides long lasting comfort. Most earplugs have aluminum cases, which is safer and more durable. Military durable materials.

New Zmorph Multifunctional 3D Printer As Company. - dimensionext


Because it has seven interchangable toolheads that mean it is able to print with a range of plastics, ceramics, chocolate and cake, as well as offering subtractive and formative fabrication with a milling and engraving toolhead. Pages. SECTOR NEWS. REPORTS. REVIEWS. SEARCH. PRINTEREST. ABOUT.