Design Guidelines for Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Selective Laser Melting, Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Perchance I came across an excellent document on the design guidelines for Direct Metal Laser Sintering, also called DMLS, Selective Laser Melting, SLM, Laser Powder Bed Fusion and referred to as. 3D Design Featured Stories Metal 3D Printing 3D direct metal printing design guidelines design rules design rules DMLS Design rules SLM Direct Metal Laser Sintering DMLS selective laser melting SLM

3D Printing Metal End-use Part Applications

3D Printing Sponsored 3D direct metal printing 3dhubs Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing binder jet printing binder jetting 3d printer direct metal laser melting Direct Metal Laser Sintering DMLS fdm laser sintering material extrusionThis article describes the ideal use-cases for each process & comparison with other solutions to help you identify opportunities using 3D Hubs in your organization for metal 3d printing.

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Aurora Labs shares plans for 100x faster large format metal 3D printer

3D Printing Industry

3D Printers Aurora Labs DED Direct Metal Laser Melting direct metal laser sintering Directed Energy Deposition DMLS large format 3D printer large format printer Large Format Printing Technology LFP Technology Nathan Henry selective laser melting SLMAurora Labs (ASX:A3D) an Australian stock exchange listed developer of metal 3D printers has teased new plans of a forthcoming large format machine. Aiming to 3D print metal up to a size of 1.5m x 1.5m

Bossard Group continues 3D printing expansion with 30% stake in Ecoparts  

3D Printing Industry

Business 3D metal printing 3D Printing 3D printing business 3d-prototyp Bossard Group Ecoparts EOS M270 EOS M280 EOS M290 gas spraying German RepRap Henkel laminated object modelling selective laser melting selective laser sintering Swiss 3D printing Trumpf used deposition vonRoll infratec-Group

3D Printing News Briefs: June 16, 2017

3D printing awards, technology, programs, printers, partnerships, and new facilities – the 3D printing hive is abuzz with news on this lovely Friday! Desktop Metal was chosen by the World. View the entire article via our website.

Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany

3D Printing Business germany selective laser melting selective laser sintering Thyssenkrupp thyssenkrupp techcenter additive manufacturingEarlier this year, German industrial company thyssenkrupp announced its intention to open a new facility dedicated entirely to 3D printing. The announcement was made in April, and the company stated. View the entire article via our website.

Protolabs purchases GE Additive’s X-Line 3D printers for use from late summer 2020

3D Printing Industry

The build volume of the metal laser melting machine […]. Business Concept Laser M2 printer Concept Laser X LINE 2000R direct metal laser sintering GE Additive Ipsen vacuum heat-treat furnace Protolabs Solukon systemsDigital manufacturing company Protolabs plans to introduce GE Additive’s X-Line 2000R large-format 3D printers into its equipment portfolio in late summer 2020.

3D Printing in Automotive Applications: Tooling, Spare Parts, Race Car Components

Featured Stories 3d printed automotive applications 3d printed car parts 3D printed race car components 3D printed spare parts 3d printed tools advanced manufacturing automotive 3D printing Dubai 3D Printing Strategy ford ford 3d printing ford motor company Fortus 380mc Immensa Technology Labs Kentucky porsche Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Stratasys Fortus 380 mc toyota UAE 3d printing

Xact Metal Startup Launching New XM200C and XM200S Metal 3D Printers

3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Metal 3D Printing 3d printing startup Direct Metal Laser Sintering DMLS metal 3D printer metal 3d printers metal powder 3d printing new 3d printers powder bed fusion RAPID + TCT Selective Laser Melting (SLM) slm 3d printers Xact Metal XM200C XM200SLast year, we heard about Penn State engineering graduate Matt Woods, who launched a startup, Xact Metal, based on a new metal 3D printing technology he developed.

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Rice creates sintering laser from cheap Chinese cutter

3D Printing Industry

We love a good hack here at, so today we’d like to salute the bright minds at Rice University that have created a budget laser sintering printer from a Chinese CO2 laser cutter. The original post Rice creates sintering laser from cheap Chinese cutter appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3DP Applications Featured News Open source Research chinese 3d printing laser laser melting laser sintering

Acoustics Play a Role in Determining 3D Print Quality

A new research paper focuses on direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), also known as selective laser melting (SLM). 3D Printers 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing 3D printing quality assurance 3D printing quality control acoustics Direct Metal Laser Sintering DMLSMetal 3D printing is constantly under study to improve its quality and repeatability. View the entire article via our website.

Thyssenkrupp’s 3D Printing facility up and running

3D Printing Industry

Known as the “TechCenter Additive Manufacturing”, the facility is located in Mulheim am Ruhr boasts an EOS M290 metal 3D printing machine and a plastic selective laser sintering machine […]. Applications Design EOS M290 Hannover Messe Hans-Joseph Hoss Reinhold Achatz Ruhr selective laser melting Thyssenkrupp

An Introduction to Designing for Metal 3D Printing

The Solidworks Blog

There are many metal 3D printing technologies out there like direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser melting (SLM), electron beam melting (EBM). Metal 3D printing is not intended to replace traditional metal manufacturing processes.

Roush Invests in New Additive Manufacturing Equipment

Additive Manufacturing

Acquired by GE Additive in 2016, the Xline 2000R from Concept Laser has a build envelope of 800 x 400 x 500 mm for large-scale production, such as engine blocks. Product development supplier buys world’s largest powderbed additive system to expand reach in multiple industries. LIVONIA, MICH.

Intech Additive Solutions launches iFusion SF1 and iFusion LFMulti SLM metal 3D printers

3D Printing Industry

Intech Additive Solutions, a Bangalore-based manufacturer of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) systems, has launched its latest range of 3D printers at the Indian Metal Forming Exhibition (IMTEX 2020).

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

Additive Manufacturing

King QuesTek QuesTek Innovations Scandium selective laser melting Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I projects stainless steel 316L Ti-6Al-4V U.S.

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ECAM could be the low cost alternative metal 3D printing is looking for

3D Printing Industry

Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM) is a new metal 3D printing method in development as a low cost alternative to other techniques such as direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and selective laser melting (SLM). In place of a high temperature laser for melting metal feedstock, ECAM builds objects using a liquid solution of electrified metal ions, […].

Professor Gideon Levy Selected for AMUG Innovators Award

Additive Manufacturing

Previous recipients include technology creators Chuck Hull, Scott Crump, and Carl Deckard—inventors of Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Selective Laser Sintering, respectively—and Fried Vancraen, founder of Materialize. MILWAUKEE, WISC.,

New Details Emerge on Aurora Labs’ Sub-$40K & New “One Tonne” Metal 3D Printers

3D Printing Industry

David exclusively revealed that the machines are capable of operating in three modes: SLM (selective laser melting), SLS (selective laser sintering) and DED (directed energy deposition). By Davide Sher. Aurora Labs‘ first two low-cost metal 3D printers, the S-Titanium and S-Titanium Pro, are available for pre-order.

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What is the best way to make a metal prototype?

3E Rapid Prototyping

3D printed metal prototypes can be made using AM technologies like selective laser melting (SLM) and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). Sheet metal forming processes include laser cutting, punching, bending, spinning and welding.

New in Metal 3D Printing: Copper


At Stratasys Direct, we utilize Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) , a type of Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) technology.

Why Additive Manufacturing Works for the Aerospace Industry

3D Perspectives

The most common AM method for making metal parts is to lay a bed of powder and to melt it, layer by layer, with a laser or an electron beam, following a programmed design. Selective laser melting uses a single laser. By Catherine Bolgar.

Ensuring Superior Quality of Additive Metal Parts


Direct Metal Laser Sintering ( DMLS ) is expanding the world of metal manufacturing by enabling new designs previously not possible with traditional methods. DMLS builds in layers; a powerful laser melts powdered metal material one layer at a time in a build chamber.

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User views on metal additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

Honeywell , for example, uses Arcam’s Electron Beam Melting (EBM) additive manufacturing technology to build parts for aerospace use. Don Godfrey of Honeywell going over how the company uses electron beam melting in the production of aerospace parts.

3D Printed Rocket Engine Space Race Continues

DIY 3D Printing

Check out their KS campaign: NASA has developed a full size 3d printed copper engine NASA successfully laser sintered full scale copper rocket engine.

The economics of 3D Printing report

Capturing the Value

Overall, 20 build experiments were carried out on state-of-the-art polymeric Laser Sintering (LS) and metallic Selective Laser Melting (SLM) platforms. The final project report from the feasibility study led by Dr Martin Baumers at the University of Nottingham is now online. “ The economics of 3D Printing: A total cost perspective ” describes results of the work undertaken between the University of Nottingham, the University of Oxford, and Digits2Widgets.

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AMUG Awards Two Scholarships

Additive Manufacturing

Kate Schneidau and Chris Kaminsky to be Recognized at 2020 AMUG Conference. MILWAUKEE, WIS., 27, 2020 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced the recipients of its scholarships.

EOS – VOLUM-e Installs the First EOS M 400 System in France

Additive Manufacturing

Blangy-sur-Bresle/Lyon, May 10 2016 – VOLUM-e , subsidiary of the group MMB, just recently installed an EOS M 400 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) system, first high capacity system from EOS , the global technology and quality leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions.

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.

The U.S. Has Fallen Behind

Wohlers Talk

They include Direct Metal Laser Sintering from EOS (Germany), Electron Beam Melting from Arcam (Sweden), LaserCUSING from Concept Laser (Germany), laser melting from Phenix Systems (France), and Selective Laser Melting from MTT (UK/Germany). Ive had the opportunity to visit many organizations and conferences on additive fabrication (AF) over the past few years. Something that may be alarming to some has presented itself. The U.S.

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

Additive Manufacturing

Most of the coverage has been built on powder-based feedstock systems with minimal comparison to melted wire as the supply material. The laser is traced along an X & Y plane across a powder bed of evenly spread material laid down by a leveler or roller on a build tray.

Key Considerations for Weighing the Purchase of a 3D Printer

3D Printing Review

Clockwise, starting with robot: SLS, DLP, FDM, PolyJet, Stereolithography, Selective Laser Melting/DMLS, Electron Beam Melting. If you need functional models with some durability, a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) machine might be best for you.

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.

CRP Expands its Arsenal of Tools with the Next Generation of Three High-performance Machines

Additive Manufacturing

Three High-Performing sectors, three new challenges; CRP Group invests in the next generation of High-end machines for AM (Additive Manufacturing), CNC Machining, DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) and confirms itself as the right partner for High-Tech markets. By CRP Group.

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Six Essential Tools for SOLIDWORKS Users Working with Additive Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

The popular technologies for additive manufacturing include Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Selective Laser Melting (SLM), and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).

3D Printing resolution on plastic: the complete Q&A


For this post we will focus on our plastic material which utilizes Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology. How does the laser sintering factor the printing resolution? During the 3D printing process, the laser melts consecutive layers of polyamide powder to solidify the shape of the object. So the laser is working in X and Y dimensions and the printer builds the Z dimension by adding thousands of layers.

The world’s largest 3D-printed drone is also its fastest…

Design 2 Part News

By making use of several different printing techniques —filament extrusion, laser sintering, and laser melting tech— Aurora was able to deliver on its intent of creating a revolutionary jet-powered drone.

Strong, Yet Light: Introducing Aluminum

Shapeways Blog

Using a process called selective laser melting (SLM), the material is directly melted and fused from a bed of metallic powder that results in a solid alloy. It is similar to the selective laser sintering (SLS) process we use to manufacture Strong and Flexible Plastic.

Rapid.Tech – Additive Manufacturing in all its Facets

Additive Manufacturing

Frank Cooper (Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, GB) will focus on the direct metal laser melting (DMLM) of precious metals. For instance, new metallic materials for beam melting will be presented, among other developments.

All About SLS Printing: Advantages, Disadvantages, History, and more

3D Printing Hub

Identifying which technology comes third is far from definite, but a strong case could be made for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). SLS refers to selective laser sintering, which was developed in the mid-1980s by Dr. Carl Deckard and Dr. Joe Beaman. Much like other 3D printing technologies, SLS is an additive manufacturing method that uses a high-powered laser to “sinter” or solidify a powdered plastic material.

Oerlikon and Farsoon Technologies Establish Agreement to Accelerate Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in China

Additive Manufacturing

Farsoon Technologies is a total solution supplier of industrial grade plastic laser sintering and metal laser melting systems founded in 2009 by Dr. Xu Xiaoshu.

Redesigning Medical Instruments Using 3D Metal Printing

Additive Manufacturing

By Concept Laser. The component itself is printed by ES Technology on an Mlab cusing from Concept Laser in the space of three to four hours. Sutrue relies on machine technology from Concept Laser. The following interview is courtesy of Concept Laser-. C oncept Laser GmbH.

3D Printing resolution on Alumide: the complete Q&A


It uses a laser to sinter a thin layer of raw material powder. How does the laser sintering factor the printing resolution? During the 3D printing process, the laser melts consecutive layers of polyamide powder to solidify the shape of the object. So the laser is working in X and Y dimensions and the printer builds the Z dimension by adding thousands of layers. The X and Y dimensions are impacted by the diameter of the laser.