Aluminum Association to publish first additive manufacturing metal powder standard system

3D Printing Industry

Aluminum Association, a Virginia-based trade association and standards organization, has announced that it will release a ‘purple sheet’ to describe standards for aluminum powder in 3D printing. Each color of the rainbow sheet designates a distinct aluminum alloy and describes industry standards. Jerome […].

i.materialise Unveils Their Latest Metal-Based 3D Printing Material: Aluminum

When they’re not busy 3D printing components for lawnmowers or teaching their consumers how to optimize their jewelry design, the Belgium-based 3D printing service bureau i.materialise is usually. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed aluminum 3d printing materials 3d printing service bureau aluminum aluminum 3d printing aluminum powder belgium Direct Metal Laser Sintering i.materialise matierialise metal 3d printing

Using home microwave for lost PLA 3d printed aluminum parts

DIY 3D Printing

Lost PLA is method used to produce cement molds for metal casting and it is used mostly with molten aluminum. The mold is then used for metal casting. A second microwave with a top emitter is used to melt aluminum, which is then poured into the prepared mold.

Shapeways Introduces Their Newest 3D Printing Material – Aluminum!

While FDM printing has been very advantageous to designers prototyping products it isn’t always up to the task of creating really refined products for sale. 3D Design 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d metal printing 3d print aluminum 3d print materials aluminum metal 3d printing materials selective laser melting Selective Laser Melting (SLM) shapeways shapeways aluminum shapeways material shapeways materials SLM sls

Check Out “Heavy Metal,” the First Guitar 3D Printed in Aluminum

Aluminum is the most commonly found metal on Earth, and after oxygen and silicon, it is the third most commonly found element. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3d printed guitar 3d printed musical instruments aluminum 3d printing EOS M400 Heavy Metal metal 3d printing Odd Guitars olaf diegel selective laser sintering solidworks xilloc

Aluminum Price Drop: 3D Printed Aluminum Just Got Cheaper!


Good news for those of you who like printing in metal. After announcing a steep titanium price drop in 2016, this year also comes with good news: our aluminum prices just dropped! To find out your new aluminum price, upload your model(s) now and start saving big time!

HRL, nTopology, and Morf3D explore advanced design and materials with 7A77 – the world’s strongest additive aluminum

3D Printing Industry

Taking advantage of additive manufacturing requires exceptional design and production, but only if the materials used can meet the desired expectations during end use. Though metal 3D printing’s use in production has grown in recent years, there are still many applications where low strength AlSiMg dominates the market. With the launch of Aluminum 7A77.60L powder, […]. 3D Printing 7A77 generative design hrl HRL Laboratories Hunter Martin Morf3D nTopology

Five Ways to Improve Aluminum Die Casting Part Quality

3E Rapid Prototyping

Recognized for being incredibly lightweight and durable, aluminum is one of the most popular materials used in the production of functional parts and prototypes. This metal casting process that forces molten metal into a mold cavity under high pressure.

Shapeways & Montague Bikes Team Up to Make Aluminum 3D Printed Folding Bicycles

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed aluminum 3D printed aluminum components 3d printed bicycle 3d printed bike 3D printed folding bike 3d printed metal bicycle design Montague Bikes shapeways shapeways aluminumWe’ve written about numerous 3D printed bikes over time, from racing models to those made with very unusual materials and even some made in miniature. If you know any serious cyclists, you are. View the entire article via our website.

Performance 3-d Offers New 3D Printing Nozzles in Aluminum & Tool Steel

3D Printing Review

With that in mind, they are now also offering high-heat transfer aluminum and tool steel, which they promise is “tough as nails.” The Performance 3-d team takes on a variety of projects of all scopes, sharing their engineering and design experience in prototyping and manufacturing services.

How 3D Printing in Aluminum Really Works


A month ago, we informed you about our amazing increase in aluminum 3D printing size. Now it’s time to give you an insight on how 3D printing in Aluminum really works. The Technology: Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). The Material: 3D-Printed Aluminum.

AP&C to Offer Aluminum Alloy F357 Powder From April 2019

Additive Manufacturing

Frankfurt, Germany/ Saint-Eustache, Canada, November 13, 2018 – AP&C – a GE Additive company – has announced that it will begin production of aluminum alloy F357 powder in Q1 2019 with customer deliveries expected from April 2019. It’s great to add aluminum F357 to our portfolio.

Strong, Yet Light: Introducing Aluminum

Shapeways Blog

When you think about Aluminum, what comes to mind? Or maybe you think of everyday household items like Aluminum foil or soda cans. Aluminum was introduced as a pilot material last year, and since then we’ve been busy working with community members to perfect this amazing material.

Gear Up With 3D Printed Aluminum


After offering 3D printing in steel, titanium and even wood, we are now excited to announce the official trial of a new 3D printed metal that is perfect for strong & light parts: 3D printed aluminum. Introducing 3D Printed Aluminum. Examples of Aluminum 3D Prints.

Aluminum & Steel 3D Printer Filaments On Their Way — Sinterhard Launches Kickstarter Campaign

3D Printing Review

The team chose those particular metals as they are most commonly used in the Metal Injection Molding [MIM] and Ceramic Injection Molding [CIM] processes currently responsible for producing nearly $2 billion in small metal and ceramic industrial parts each year.

Shapeways’ 3D Printed Aluminum Yields Foldable Bicycle from Montague Bikes

3D Printing Industry

Already, we have seen end-parts for bikes manufactured with metal-based 3D printing, some of which were even produced to fit the measurements of the specific rider. 3D Printing Design Materials Metal 3D Printing News Prototyping TransportationBy Tyler Koslow.

ORNL Turns to Neutrons to Investigate Performance of Engine Cylinder Head Made from 3D Printed Mold and New Aluminum Alloy

A research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) worked with several industry partners to use a 3D printed sand mold and neutrons to investigate how a new high-performance aluminum alloy was. View the entire article via our website.

Designing Folding Bicycles using 3D Printed Aluminum: an interview with Mark Walker

Shapeways Blog

A month ago we launched our 3D printed Aluminum. I spoke with Mark to discuss the advantages of 3D printing with Shapeways and how Montague Bikes using our aluminum to prototype their unique bicycles that combine performance with compactness. What will you design and create?

An Introduction to Designing for Metal 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

Metal 3D printing is not intended to replace traditional metal manufacturing processes. Rather, it’s a manufacturing tool that opens up new possibilities for product designers. Each are fairly similar in how they build parts from atomized metal powders.

Joris Laarman Lab 3D Prints Cellular Aluminum Chair

3D Printing Industry

Joris Laarman Lab has become most notable for its work to 3D print a bridge in Amsterdam, through MX3D studio, but before this large-scaled metal welding robotic arm, the lab was implementing more traditional methods of metal 3D printing technology. 3D Printing Design Featured News

3D Printing with SPEE3D: It’s About Standard Parts and Low Costs, Not Sophistication

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Introducing new pilots: Aluminum, Interlocking Metal and Black Nylon

Shapeways Blog

Today we are launching 3 new pilot materials available for testing: Interlocking Metal , Aluminum and Black Nylon 11. Today, you can learn more about these programs and sign up through our new Pilots hub , our new destination for 3D printing innovation and boundary-pushing design.

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

The innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Metal 3D Printing 3d print molds 3d printed architecture 3D printed metal casting 3d printed molds 3d printed sand molds 3d printing molds aluminum Digital Building Technologies eth zurich molds molten metal topology optimization

3D Printing News Briefs: July 20, 2018

We’re starting out with some construction news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then following that with a little business, a little metal, and a little 3D design. Russian. View the entire article via our website.

Printrbot introduces new full metal Simple 3d printer

DIY 3D Printing

Over at Makezine there is a news that they are releasing the first full metal body machine, the metal Simple. Here is Brook explaining evolution of Printrbot from previous designs with many parts to metal body with only five major parts.

DIY Lost PLA Aluminium Casting of CNC Replacement Parts by Tailortech

DIY 3D Printing

Tailortech released a great step-by-step video on how he designed, 3D printed molds and metal casted the replacment parts for his CNC. aluminum cnc how to instructables lost pla casting metal casting replacement partYou can learn a lot of you want to do something simillar with lost PLA casting / investment casting. First video in three part series: Project Instructables page: [link].

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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.

Things You Should Know About Aluminum Extruded Medical…

Design 2 Part News

“Things You Should Know About Aluminum Extruded Medical Components” By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine. With proper finishing, including anodizing and hardcoating, they say, aluminum products are less porous and cleaner than stainless steel.

How Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Really Works


Direct metal laser sintering is one of the most fascinating 3D printing techniques, as it allows you to print your own designs in metals such as Aluminum or Titanium. Direct Metal Laser Sintering. But take a look for yourself: The Base Material: Metal Powder.

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2019

We’ve got plenty of business news to share in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, but first we’ll start off with something fun – the winners have been announced for this. View the entire article via our website.

Collaborative Project Aims to Improve Fuel Efficiency Through 3D Printed Automotive Components

Better fuel-efficient cars are a critical component in the fight for cleaner air, lower fossil fuel consumption, and the slowing of climate change – with the added benefit of drivers needing to. View the entire article via our website.

6 Incredible Materials You Can 3D Print in Now

Shapeways Blog

Here’s a quick guide to some of the most amazing materials you can design and 3D print with right now. We use a multi-jet process, printing and curing each layer one at a time to create high-definition designs that are perfect for model trains, miniature figures, and other small objects.

Printrbot Metal Plus 3d printer

DIY 3D Printing

Printerbot has a new flagship 3d printer: The Printrbot Metal Plus. Future tests and reviews will surely show that it is a design with high performance. Printrbot Metal Plus 3d printer. Here are videos of Printrbot Metal Plus in action: Printrbot Metal Plus homepage: [link].

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing in Metal: More than Jewelry!


The shine of 3D-printed jewelry can eclipse other 3D-printed metals that could open up options for your next 3D design. Learn more about 3D printing in metal and be amazed by some of our favorite 3D designs in aluminum, titanium, steel or copper.

3D Printing News Briefs: November 10, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Sketchfab has reached an important milestone, and Johnson & Johnson is opening a new technology innovation center in Texas. LPW has formed a. View the entire article via our website.

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Olaf Diegel Goes Heavy Metal with Nylon 3D Printed Skeletor Microphone

The design engineer works as a professor of product development at Sweden’s Lund. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed aluminum 3D printed microphone 3d printed nylon EOS FORMIGA P110 Odd Guitars olaf diegel Skeletor sls solidworks“Multitalented” is a good word to describe Olaf Diegel, but it may be a bit of an understatement. View the entire article via our website.

Rapid metal casting: Advantages and applications

3E Rapid Prototyping

It requires costly equipment and a high level of expertise, and is generally suited to large quantities of metal parts. It is, in many ways, the metal equivalent of injection molding, another process favored for mass production over short-run or prototyping.

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2018

Continuing with the week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, or rather formnext 2018 News Briefs, we’ve got more announcements coming from the huge trade fair, which just ended. View the entire article via our website.

Photo buildlog on how to cast metal with lost-PLA method

DIY 3D Printing

Here is detailed step-by-step buildlog or photo guide of how to cast metal (bronze) jewelry into mold produced with lost-PLA casting method. It goes from design to final product stage. bronze casting how to jewelry metal casting PLA

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Material advances in metal 3D printing

Leslie's Blog

But metal materials are enabling new designs as well as new mechanical properties. IDTechEx, for example, said that 3D printing of metals for the 2015–2025 timeframe will grow at a 32% rate. Thus, the purchase of titanium alloys is expected to reach 31% of the metals market.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Metalysis joins an international alloy technology partnership and CRP USA is exhibiting its WINDFORM 3D printing. View the entire article via our website.

The Incredible Shrinking Antenna: 3D Printing Reduces 100 Components to 1

3D Design 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing 3d printed aluminum 3d printed antenna 3d printed antennas antennas concept laser OptisysOne thing that 3D printing is particularly good at doing is making things smaller. I’m not just talking about high-resolution 3D printers capable of 3D printing on the nanoscale, although those. View the entire article via our website.