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.

RepRapper Tech Offering Aluminum PLA 3D Printing Filament

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From exotic metal powders to a host of formulations from PEEK to copper, getting the look, strength, and surface finish required of a 3D... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed aluminum 3d printing materials 3d printing metallic materials aluminum aluminum PLA filament metal filament RepRapperMaterials innovations for 3D printing are coming hot and heavy lately.

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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. With aluminum die casting, a cold-chamber machine is utilized. . Selecting the Right Aluminum Alloy.

How 3D Printing in Aluminum Really Works

i.materialise

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. To print your 3D model in aluminum, we use Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology (or DMLS).

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.” 3D Printing Articles News Article 3d print 3d printer 3d printer nozzle 3d printing aluminum printing nozzle Performance 3-d tool steel printing nozzle

Finuvo’s Aqua Hydrographics Printer Adds Powerful Pizzazz for Finishing 3D Prints

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Being able to finish your 3D printed products with some powerful and funky pizzazz, a required understated look with aluminum coating, or even printed wood or camo can be the difference between a rather... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D painting 3d print finishing 3D printed hydrographics 3d printing finish techniques Finuvo Aqua hydrographic hydrographic printing kickstarter water transfer printing station

Keep On (Monster) Truckin’: Speeding Towards the Finish Line

The Solidworks Blog

So Annie, Rob, and Sal decided to repurpose another piece that was being added to the chassis: the aluminum U-channels. Nervous, but still optimistic about finishing on time and giving Jonah the most incredible monster truck costume any kid has ever seen.

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

3D Printing Review

The stainless steel and aluminum powders they are starting with are also assured to produce high quality 3D printed parts and offer, respectively, moderate and low-sintering temperatures. Mixing Powders with Thermoplastic.

Made in America – American Aluminum (NJ)

Design 2 Part News

American Aluminum, Inc. American Aluminum uses three distinct metal casting processes to meet the requirements of its Customers – sand casting, die casting and permanent mold casting. Contact American Aluminum for all of your casting needs [link].

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.

Made in America – Florida Finishing (FL)

Design 2 Part News

Florida Finishing is a preferred American supplier of contract manufacturing services that you will find only at a Design-2-Part contract manufacturing show. . They are equipped to provide high quality painted surfaces on plastic, steel, and aluminum substrates.

Made in America – Cardinal Aluminum Co. (KY)

Design 2 Part News

Cardinal Aluminum Co. Cardinal Aluminum Co. You see, when you’re selecting an extruder of aluminum components, you should expect a lot more than just simple extrusions.

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

Materialise

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 Materials Overview: 100 Materials & Finishes Explained

i.materialise

We’ll talk about all 19 materials and more than 100 finishes that we offer here on i.materialise.com now! Polyamide powder can be mixed with Aluminum particles, which will give you a 3D printing material called ‘ Alumide ’. Each of these metals has several finishing options.

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. Aluminum: This new material is a lightweight, strong, high tolerance metal capable of interlocking parts.

MetalMaker 3D Launching Rapid Prototyping Service for Metal 3D Printed Parts On Demand

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Tomorrow, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, FABTECH, will begin at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. 3D Printing Business Metal 3D Printing 3d printing business news 3D printing rapid prototyping advanced manufacturing aluminum alloy FabTech foundry investment casting MetalMaker 3D on-demand 3D printing prototyping services startup trade show

6 Incredible Materials You Can 3D Print in Now

Shapeways Blog

Since launching in 2007, we’ve added over a dozen different materials and finishes. Aluminum: This is the only metal material other than steel that we can directly print (rather than 3D printing wax and creating a mold).

Printrbot introduces new full metal Simple 3d printer

DIY 3D Printing

Ubis Hot End with 0.4mm Nozzle Construction: Steel and Aluminum Body Finish: Powder Coated Print Bed: Semi-Auto Leveling via Software Belt: GT2 Pulley: Aluminum Rods: 12mm Product Weight: 8 lbs Print Software: Compatible with Repetier Host and Pronterface Update (1.3.2014.):

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

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It’s about a process of file checking, planning, printing, cleaning, finishing, quality-checking and packing your object. But since each and every material and finish is different, this overview that sums up the lead times for every material might come in handy.

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed -- March 18, 2017

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Sláinte! In this week’s St. Patrick’s Day edition of Stories We Missed, we’re talking about partnerships, 3D printing materials, and 3D printers themselves. Concept Laser and. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

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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.

DIY 3D Printing: Lobo 3d printer developed by Jeff Kerr

DIY 3D Printing

He will make plans for Lobo publicly available once he has finished the project. Rat Rig produces first European aluminum V-slot li. DIY 3D Printing. Manufacturing revolution on your desktop. Pages. My projects. 3D design and printing software. 3d printing books and documents.

DIY 3D Printing: Sculptify David 3d printer uses pellets for Fused.

DIY 3D Printing

Build Surface: Aluminum. Construction: Aircraft aluminum, Polycarbonate windows. Earthy look and finish, often used in synthetic decking. Rat Rig produces first European aluminum V-slot li. DIY 3D Printing. Manufacturing revolution on your desktop. Pages. My projects.

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How TheLaserGirls Create Faux-Steel Swords

Shapeways Blog

Keep in mind, this process yields an effect that is more akin to “silver” than “chrome,” especially in terms of achieving a mirrored finish. Liquitex Professional Spray Paint in Neutral Grey 3: ultra matte finish.

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

DIY 3D Printing

Finished bronze pendant Source: [link] Reddit thread by its creator about it with more details: [link] Here is very detailed video tutorial about same casting method for larger objects in aluminum: [link] Update: You can see more objects made by same maker here: [link].

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Make a DIY Waterjet Cutter From a Cheap Pressure Cleaner

DIY 3D Printing

It can cut thin aluminum, wood, and plastics. With right settings, it could potentially cut plastic 3d printed parts or use it as a sand blasting device for surface finishing. In my youth, I used to work at a local car wash place.

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Putting the Pedal to the Metal: Metal 3D Printing is Faster than Ever

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The good news for metal 3D printing doesn’t stop with our brand new finish for brass – Untreated Brass – because from now on you can also get aluminum and titanium prints in less time! We know that timing matters and that’s why: We have reduced our lead times for aluminum.

Next Generation AM

Wohlers Talk

The Varel site produces large aluminum, titanium, and carbon-fiber composite parts and assemblies for the Airbus A330neo, A350, A380, A400M, Eurofighter, and other aircraft. One of the biggest opportunities is to reduce cost in the post-processing and finishing of metal AM parts. The Next Generation AM project is also centered on the interests and needs associated with the additive manufacturing of aluminum parts. I visited Premium AEROTEC this week in Varel, Germany.

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

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Our gold comes with a high gloss finish, and you have the option to choose between 14 and 18 karats. Besides those options, we also offer three different color finishes for gold : yellow, white, or red gold. You can have your brass 3D prints with a basic finish: untreated brass.

How Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Really Works

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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. In fact, the 3D printed parts are constructed from very fine, granular Aluminum or Titanium powder.

3D Printing in Metal: More than Jewelry!

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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 in aluminum. The 3D printing technology that makes aluminum possible is called Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS).

How 3D Printing in Alumide Really Works

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This 3D printing material combines the design flexibility of polyamide (SLS) with the shine of aluminum. Alumide is a blend of polyamide (SLS) with aluminum powder. At this point, the alumide parts are ready if you chose a natural finish. Is it plastic? Is it a metal?

Dyed Alumide: Can You Handle All This Sparkle?

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Up till now you’ve been ordering Alumide solely in its natural color, mat aluminum, but that’s about to change. As with most post-finishing processes, extra labor is required. Because the aluminum particles in Alumide are randomly distributed, no part will look exactly the same.

What engineers wanted to know about additive manufacturing in 2017

Leslie's Blog

The e-Stage for Metal program automates support generation for titanium, aluminum and stainless steel parts. It’s the end of 2017. Retrospection is in vogue at this time. So, in case you were wondering what stories interested your fellow colleagues; we have a list.

Applications of CNC Machining in the Automotive Industry

3E Rapid Prototyping

The tool turns a block of material into a finished product by cutting it in the appropriate places, and can provide much greater accuracy than conventional machining. In some form or other, cars have existed since the nineteenth century.

Recreating Classic Cars with CAD: Tucker Torpedo Project Update

The Solidworks Blog

Since then Rob has finished the fabrication of the body panels and has turned his attention to some of the mechanical systems, like the turntable for the driver and passenger seats. The wheel was machined from a billet piece of aluminum by Bob Ida, Rob’s Dad.

Ghost Gunner is a desktop weapon making CNC that will raise a lot of controversy and fear mongering

DIY 3D Printing

It is a small simplified desktop CNC machine that can finish a specific type of metal gun receiver. Other parts to finish the complete gun one can purchase freely in the USA. Defense Distributed know for their work on 3d printed guns released the Ghost Gunner.

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

i.materialise

Our gold comes with a high gloss finish, and you have the option to choose between 14 and 18 karat. Besides those options, we also offer three different color finishes: yellow, white, or red gold. In May we introduced the newest brass finish: chrome-plated brass !

Lost PLA Casting

Buildlog.Net

We recently did some aluminum casting at the Inventables Beer and Making night. We set it for about 1000°C for the aluminum. Provide a place to pour the aluminum. Provide a a source of aluminum for the part to draw from when it shrinks.

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DARPA to develop best practices for 3D printing

3D Printing Review

Sometimes a printed item — even if it’s made from something common like aluminum — ends up having a very different microstructure had it been created with traditional, subtractive methods.

A few weeks ago InterPRO began 3D printing composite carbon fiber/nylon prototypes with the Mark One printer

Interpro Models

Aluminum throughout … did Apple lend a hand in this? The post A few weeks ago InterPRO began 3D printing composite carbon fiber/nylon prototypes with the Mark One printer appeared first on SLA, SLS, FDM, DMLS, MarkForged, Custom Finishing.

3D Printing in Steel: How to Get the Perfect Steel 3D Print

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In this article, we want to explain to you how steel 3D printing works, what color and finishing options you can choose from, and how you need to prepare your 3D design to get a great steel print! The flutes are then removed manually and the print is tumbled and polished for a smooth finish.

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SOLIDWORKS and Additive Manufacturing are a Pairing for Perfection

Javelin Tech Tips

Unfortunately, this meant our prior system of storing beans in an airtight container wouldn’t work for the new, oddly shaped aluminum pods. Finally, the striation line visualization puts everything in perspective, making it easy to choose a layer height suitable for the desired surface finish.