Shapeways Introduces Their Newest 3D Printing Material – Aluminum!

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Aerospace: Powder-Bed-Based Laser Melting with Metals (LaserCUSING®)

Additive Manufacturing

LaserCUSING from Concept Laser in satellite technology. The Koreasat-5A and Koreasat-7 antenna supports will be the largest volume parts so far produced by powder-bed-based laser melting of metals from Europe to be in orbit. Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH).

Metal 3D Printing Material Scalmalloy Could be the Aircraft Material of the Future

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Australian Researchers Explore the Superconductive Properties of 3D Printed Parts

One year ago, we covered the scientifically progressive plans of University of British Columbia quantum materials researcher Jennifer Hoffman, who has been optimistically working towards quantum 3D. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing News Briefs: June 15, 2018

We’re covering news from the medical and automotive worlds in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with a few other stories to get you into the weekend. In Taiwan, ITRI and Mackay. View the entire article via our website.

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.

Materialise’s Metal Heads: 3D Printing with Aluminum


We mean the guys that make sure our aluminum printing service runs smoothly. About three months ago, Materialise announced the availability of aluminum for its industrial customers. That was until it was acquired by Materialise, where he now runs the aluminum production.

An Introduction to Designing for Metal 3D Printing

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There are many metal 3D printing technologies out there like direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser melting (SLM), electron beam melting (EBM). Parts can be built from powdered aluminum, Inconel, titanium, stainless steel, cobalt chrome, and more.

4 Tailor-Made Materials Created For Additive Manufacturing

3E Rapid Prototyping

However, another means of achieving an optimized object is to optimize the material being used. This has given a rise to various materials made for 3D printing, all of which exhibit ideal properties achieved through precise control. NewGen SLM Materials.

QuesTek Wins Six SBIR/STTR Awards to Optimize Legacy Alloys and Design New Alloys Tailored for Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Army to develop technologies and design new alloys specifically tailored to the unique processing conditions and material-related challenges of Additive Manufacturing (AM). QuesTek Innovations LLC ( ) is a global leader in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).

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Pitt Engineers Receive $503,000 NSF Grant to Study How Aluminum Alloy Microstructures Form in Real Time

Additive Manufacturing

The proposal, “In-situ transmission electron microscopy of microstructure formation during laser irradiation induced irreversible transformations in metals and alloys” was awarded a three-year, $503,435 grant from the NSF Division of Materials Research.

SLM Solutions and Honeywell Partner to Qualify New Additive Manufacturing Technology to Reduce Printing Times

Additive Manufacturing

As part of the partnership, Honeywell’s Aerospace business will begin qualification efforts for aluminum builds using increased layer thicknesses of 60 and 90 micron on the SLM®500. Selective Laser Melting Machine SLM®500 (Photo courtesy of SLM Solutions). Lübeck, Germany Dec.

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How to Apply Material Science Principles to Optimize For Strength in 3D Printing

Shapeways Blog

With smart design and proper material selection, it’s surprisingly easy to make strong and durable 3D printed parts. In the world of engineering and material science, “strength” has a specific meaning. Toughness tells us how much energy a material can absorb without breaking.

Lawrence Livermore Reinventing Metal 3D Printing With New Direct Writing Process

Additive Manufacturing

However, the most popular metal printing processes, which use lasers to fuse together fine metal powder, have their limitations. Parts produced using selective laser melting (SLM) and other powder-based metal techniques often end up with gaps or defects caused by a variety of factors.

What is the best way to make a metal prototype?

3E Rapid Prototyping

Depending on the manufacturing process used for prototyping, prototypes can be made from a variety of materials. They may be made from aluminum, steel or any other material chosen by the engineering team. Material selection. Cons: Some material wastage.

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.

Concept Laser Breaks New Ground While Sticking with Tradition

Additive Manufacturing

Concept Laser to showcase its machine solutions for metal additive manufacturing at formnext powered by TCT 2015 in Frankfurt. Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). With LaserCUSING ® , finely pulverized metal is fused using a high-energy fiber laser.

Concept Laser to Present Unmissable Innovations at Euromold 2014

Additive Manufacturing

Concept Laser has announced a whole bunch of product developments. Oliver Edelmann, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing at Concept Laser: “An optimized exposure strategy improves both the level of quality and the build rate.” After cooling, the material solidifies.

Concept Laser-Creative Geometry Solutions for Spinal Column Reconstruction

Additive Manufacturing

The cages themselves are made of PEEK (polyetheretherketone), a highly biocompatible material, even for allergy sufferers. Its melting temperature is 335°C. Modern, laser-melted spine cages. Image courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). Concept Laser GmbH.

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

Additive Manufacturing

“European CEO” recognizes Concept Laser’s extraordinary growth. Award for Best CEO in the Additive Manufacturing Industry 2015 (Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). ” (Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). Concept Laser GmbH.

Concept Laser Shows the “AM Factory of Tomorrow”

Additive Manufacturing

For the formnext powered by TCT from 11/17 – 11/20/2015in Frankfurt, Concept Laser is announcing a special trade fair presentation (Hall 3.1 Frank Herzog, founder and CEO & President of Concept Laser: “Now, users are focusing on digital networking and automation.”

ConceptLaser-Digitization in Dental Technology

Additive Manufacturing

Increasingly, however, laser-melted implants, abutments, crowns and bridges are being used in the dentistry field. The company uses conventional denture production methods like 3-axis DSC milling machines and, since 2005, CAD/CAM techniques such as laser melting of metals.

Concept Laser Presents the New M2 Cusing System Featuring Numerous Innovations and a Modern Machine Design

Additive Manufacturing

Multilaser technology, improved 3D process monitoringand segmented exposure strategy for the laser melting of metals. Fresh ideas for 2015 from the pioneer of laser melting. Concept Laser is comprehensively upgrading its models in order to improve performance.

Concept Laser Reports Further Revenue Growth in the First Half of 2015

Additive Manufacturing

Large-scale laser melting systems boost incoming orders and revenue in the first half of 2015. Lichtenfels, September 04, 2015 – Concept Laser’s 15th anniversary in 2015 is a brilliant performance – and it has the figures to prove it. ABOU T CONCEPT LASER.

3D Printing Takes Off

3D Perspectives

By contrast, AM deposits the raw material—such as aluminum, nickel alloys, titanium or stainless steel—in powder form, 20 to 40 microns thick, which is then melted with a laser according to a 3D computer model. Written by Catherine Bolgar.

Manufacturing Technologies Growth Trends and Forecasts

3E Rapid Prototyping

The top vendors of machining technologies (CNC and laser) highlighted by Technavio’s industrial automation market research analysts in this report are Dalian Machine, DMG MORI, Haas Automation, JTEKT and Komatsu. Usage and Materials. Materials.

DIY 3D Printing: NASA is developing fully 3d printed CubeSat.

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With this technique, a computer-controlled laser melts and fuses metal powder in precise locations as indicated by a 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) model. Often, these instruments are made of different materials. Matrix of all 3d print materials and their propert.

Concept Laser: A Breath of Fresh Air at the IDS 2015

Additive Manufacturing

New, the M2 cusing from Concept Laser, also with 2 x 200 W laser technology, for dental laboratories. Materials expertise expanded for dental technology. It also results in extremely good surface quality (Photo courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels, Germany).

Premium Aerotec and Concept Laser Sign Cooperation Agreement

Additive Manufacturing

Premium Aerotec relies on Concept Laser as premium supplier. Airbus starts series production of metallic parts using machine solutions from Concept Laser. Image courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH. Achieving series production with a new production hall and Concept Laser.

Mapal Relies on Additive Manufacturing for QTD-Series Insert Drills

Additive Manufacturing

In this pioneering role, Mapal now relies on additive tool solutions with LaserCUSING systems by Concept Laser. Mapal offers four types of the inserts for steel, stainless steel, cast iron and aluminum. The new QTD-series insert drill are manufactured using additive laser melting.

Concept Laser Has Helped Shape “Additive Manufacturing” for 15 Years

Additive Manufacturing

Laser melting pioneer in a birthday mood; Concept Laser and LaserCUSING turn 15. Lichtenfels, 17.08.2015: Concept Laser , the pioneer of LaserCUSING and laser melting with metals, is turning 15. Image courtesy of Concept Laser GmbH).

Concept Laser: Additive Manufacturing with a Digital Process Chain in the Blok Group

Additive Manufacturing

The Blok Group relies on maximum build envelope for laser melting of metals. Investment in two laser melting systems from Concept Laser for a wide range of 3D printing components. Image source: Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels). Concept Laser GmbH.

How 5 Major Automobile Manufacturers Use 3D Printing

3E Rapid Prototyping

Compared to the usual carbon materials, flax has greater absorption and greater impact resistance, which can be advantageous on the street circuits with their bumps and crash barriers, on which Formula E takes place.

NASA Engineer Set to Complete First 3-D-Printed Space Cameras

Additive Manufacturing

With this technique, a computer-controlled laser melts and fuses metal powder in precise locations as indicated by a 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) model. Often, these instruments are made of different materials.

Airbus unveils ‘Light Rider’ motorcycle.

3D Printing Industry

It is the advanced materials and technology sector at Airbus and now it has found a stunning outside use for its Scalmalloy material. This corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy is almost as strong as titanium and comes with an even greater level of ductility.

Concept Laser Outperforms the Market – Sales Rise by 75%

Additive Manufacturing

Mechanical and plant engineering specialist Concept Laser sees above-average growth in 2014. “3D All image sources: Concept Laser GmbH, Lichtenfels, Germany. Concept Laser , as an owner-operated medium-sized business, is relying on organic growth. “We Concept Laser Inc.,

Concept Laser Founder and CEO Frank Herzog Named Finalist of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis (German Future Prize) 2015

Additive Manufacturing

His inclusion in the “circle of the best” is another milestone in the anniversary year of Concept Laser GmbH. This component was previously a milled part made of aluminum (Al) and is now a printed part made of titanium (Ti) with a weight reduction of approx.

ADAPT Welcomes New Member Concept Laser

Additive Manufacturing

We’re honored to be part of ADAPT and its mission to provide leading R&D data on metal additive manufacturing,” said John Murray, President and CEO of Concept Laser Inc. “We About Concept Laser. Concept Laser Inc. LaserCUSING® is a registered trademark of Concept Laser.

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Proto Labs Expands its Additive Manufacturing Services with Concept Laser

Additive Manufacturing

NYSE: PRLB) has chosen Concept Laser to be the anchor of its metal additive manufacturing center. Concept Laser metal powder-bed systems provide us with the ability to deliver on that promise to our customers,” said Rob Connelly, Proto Labs’ Vice President of Additive Manufacturing.

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Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) – Advantages of Wire AM vs. Powder AM

Additive Manufacturing

While there has been no shortage of metal additive manufacturing (AM)/3D printing coverage in the media over the past few years, there has not been a great deal of attention placed on the different metal AM processes relative to supply material (known as feedstock). Raw Material Used: Powder.

Concept Laser and RSC Engineering GmbH Announce a Strategic Partnership for Engineering of Laser-Fused Components

Additive Manufacturing

Partnership Between Concept Laser and RSC Engineering for Additive Design. Lichtenfels, December 8, 2014: Concept Laser and RSC Engineering GmbH (Cologne, Germany) have announced a strategic partnership for engineering of laser-fused components. Concept Laser GmbH.

GE Reaches Agreement to Acquire a 75% Stake in Concept Laser GmbH of Germany

Additive Manufacturing

Concept Laser is a leading global supplier of additive manufacturing equipment. GE to enhance Concept Laser’s product offerings. Concept Laser is a pioneer in the field of metal additive manufacturing. GE will retain Concept Laser’s management and employees.

Concept Laser GmbH-A World First: Additively Manufactured Titanium Components Now Onboard the Airbus A350 XWB

Additive Manufacturing

6, 2014: Laser melting with metals is increasingly gaining in importance in aircraft manufacturing. Previously this component was a milled part made of aluminum (Al); now it is a printed part made of titanium (Ti) with a weight reduction of greater than 30%. About Concept Laser.