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).

GE Additive ramps up simulation capabilities with GeonX acquistion

3D Printing Industry

Adding to a string of 3D printing deals made in recent years, GE Additive has acquired simulation software developer GeonX. 3D Software additive layer manufacturing ALM arcam Concept Laser GE Additive GeonX Laurent D'Alvise meltpool Metrology Michel Delanaye Mohammad Ehteshami quality control selective laser melting simulation SLM Virfac

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Singapore: Researchers Study Effects of Spatter in Large-Scale SLM Printing

Ahmad Anwar, thesis student at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, explores undesired byproducts of 3D printing in ‘Large scale selective laser melting : study of the effects and removal. 3D Printing condensate defects large-scale 3d printing laser power metal vapor scan speed selective laser melting simulation SLM SLM 3D printing slm solutions spatter

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3D printed steel discovery could make “the next generation of structural alloys”

3D Printing Industry

Materials Advanced Materials Characterization and Simulation Hub AMCASH ductility Ji Zou Jing Wu Jixue Li Leifeng Liu Qian Yu Qingqing Ding selective laser melting SLM Steel steel alloy Stockholm University University of Birmingham Yu-Lung Chiu Yuan Zhong Ze Zhang Zhejiang University Zhijian ShenIn material development, strength and ductility can be considered as opposite ends of a rope. As the level of one property improves, the quality of the other lessens.

Altair announces Inspire Print3D simulation software for metal 3D printing

3D Printing Industry

Inspire Print3D from Altair is a “fast and accurate toolset to design and simulate the manufacturing process for selective laser melting (SLM) parts.” New software tools designed to enhance 3D printing technology, and particularly AI-based software, were a key theme during formnext 2019. Developed by the Solidthinking division of the multinational IT company, Inspire Print3D […].

3D Printing News Briefs: May 25, 2018

As you head into the weekend, we’re bringing you all of the latest business, materials, and software news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar announced a new executive, Wipro 3D was. View the entire article via our website.

The Winners of the Formnext Start-up Challenge Impress the Judges with Their Groundbreaking AM Innovations

Additive Manufacturing

The winners: AdditiveLab BVBA, Belgium, has developed simulation software for the additive manufacturing of metal components. German start-up “LMI – Laser Melting Innovations” impressed the panel with its low-cost metal printer targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises.

LLNL Researchers Develop Efficient Approach to Manufacture 3D Metal Parts

Additive Manufacturing

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing – using selective laser melting , namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters that result in parts with desired properties.

3D Metal Printing Improves Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Additive Manufacturing

By Concept Laser GmbH. This is based on the LaserCUSING process from Concept Laser , whose M2 cusing machine is used at Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik. We purchased our first AM machine from Concept Laser in 2013. Manufacture of laser-melted individual implants.

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HiETA Technologies chooses Simufact Additive for the Simulation of Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

Additive Manufacturing

Simufact Additive is a powerful and scalable process simulation environment for ‘first time right’ optimization of laser powder bed fusion processes. The simulation of 3D printing processes provides information about distortions and residual stresses in the component.

CERN’s Additive Manufacturing Workshop Chooses Simufact Additive for the Simulation of Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes

Additive Manufacturing

Simufact Additive is a powerful and scalable process simulation environment for ‘first time right’ optimization of laser powder bed fusion processes. The simulation of 3D printing processes provides information about distortions and residual stresses in the component.

Pitt Engineers Receive $500,000 Award From NASA to Develop Materials Model for Simulating Microstructure Evolution During Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

PITTSBURGH (December 12, 2016) … Additive manufacturing (AM) researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and simulation software company ANSYS, Inc. Paul Kovach | Director of Marketing and Communications | Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

Rosswag Engineering Adds Third SLM®280 to Expand Production and Aid Material Qualification Process

Additive Manufacturing

Rosswag Engineering has announced the acquisition of its third selective laser melting system from SLM Solutions. Selective Laser Melting Machine SLM®280 of Rosswag (Photo courtesy of SLM Solutions).

Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering-Research Aimed at Enhanced AM Modeling/Simulation Technology and New AM Qualification Standards

Additive Manufacturing

One grant will be used to develop enhanced modeling and simulation technology and the other, development of new qualification standards. Being able to predict this by simulating the process can help designers prevent failure of the designed part under consideration.

More additive manufacturing systems for production

Leslie's Blog

The machine will be a powder bed system with a laser (up to 4 lasers are possible) and the powder management capability to enable it to operate for 72 hours unmanned. A laser melting process, parts built in the machine will be 99.9%

LLNL Researchers Outline Physics of Metal 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

The powder bed fusion process, also known as selective laser melting (SLM), requires thin layers of a metal powder to be spread across a build area, where they are fused by a laser or electron beam based on a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) model.

Renishaw’s Enhanced Engineering at Euromold 2014

Additive Manufacturing

On the main booth, Renishaw will demonstrate the most recent developments in the manufacturing capabilities of its laser melting machines. Prototyping and manufacturing specialist, FTAS GmbH will showcase one of Renishaw’s AM250 laser melting machines at Hall 11, booth F104.

ADAPT – Upcoming Colorado School of Mines Additive Manufacturing Seminars

Additive Manufacturing

Subject : “ Characterization of laser-powder-bed interactions in selective laser melting “ Selective laser melting (SLM) plays an important role in the field of additive manufacturing, enabling the design of complicated geometries that can produce parts rapidly and efficiently.

How 5 Major Automobile Manufacturers Use 3D Printing

3E Rapid Prototyping

The part itself is an aluminium manifold inlet, printed using GE Additive’s Concept Laser X LINE 2000R. They ran simulations as a means of optimizing the design of internal flow passages in the housing, but needed to build a prototype to perform functional testing to validate the new design.

Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Subtractive Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?

The Solidworks Blog

This year at SOLIDWORKS World we don’t just have over 200 break-out sessions for you to gain additional insight into design automation, electrical design, simulation or PDM. Each layer is joined to the last by way of a binder, melting or curing.

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.

Yndetech Builds Fast-Growing Dental Implant Business in Italy with 3D Systems’

Additive Manufacturing

Today we are printing a complete portfolio of dental devices with this laser melting technology using 3D Systems’ cobalt-chrome material, including bridges, abutments, and implant bars,” explained Emidio.

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Concept Laser – “AM Factory of Tomorrow” Opens Up a Great Deal of Potential with Modular Machine Configurations

Additive Manufacturing

Lichtenfels (Germany), November 17, 2015 - At formnext powered by TCT from 11.17 – 11.20.2015 in Frankfurt, Concept Laser presented a new machine and plant architecture. This vision will soon be reality: Concept Laser has announced a market launch by as early as the end of 2016. “AM

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.

LPW Technology and 3DSIM Adding Intelligence into the AM Process at formnext Hall 3.1 Stand H18

Additive Manufacturing

Rapidly-growing 3DSIM, headquartered in the US, is developing state-of-the-art software systems that simulate the complex AM build process. And we’ll be unveiling our newly released simulation tools, exaSIM TM and FLEX TM ,’ adds Brent Stucker, CEO and Co-Founder of 3DSIM. ‘By

New LPW Technology – Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair Created to Mine, Process and Alloy Data, and to Model Novel Alloys for Optimising the Additive Manufacturing Process

Additive Manufacturing

As this technology is poised to disrupt the established techniques for fabricating metal components so collecting data, and simulating new compositions and microstructures, promises to transform the approach to generating novel high-performance alloys for applications in critical industries.

One Hundred Parts Down to One

Additive Manufacturing

By combining RF design simulation, mechanical engineering, and system optimization focused on AM, we provide metal 3D-printed antenna products at greatly reduced size, weight, lead-times, part count and cost—with as-good or better RF performance than conventionally manufactured systems.

Concept Laser, Honeywell Aerospace, and PADT Build Largest Academic Additive Manufacturing Center in Southwest at Arizona State University

Additive Manufacturing

By forming a partnership with Concept Laser , Honeywell Aerospace , and PADT, Inc. The lab has a Concept Laser M2 cusing and Mlab cusing machine which are dedicated to 3D metal printing, also known as metal additive manufacturing. About Concept Laser. Concept Laser Inc.

NASA 3-D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part

Additive Manufacturing

To prevent melting, hydrogen at temperatures less than 100 degrees above absolute zero circulates in more than 200 intricately carved cooling channels Cooling inlets are visible along the top rim of the chamber. by NASA.

LLNL Researchers – 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Laser Design

Additive Manufacturing

LLNL researchers are exploring the use of metal 3D printing to create strong, lightweight structures for advanced laser systems – an effort they say could alter the way lasers are designed in the future. By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces Scholarship Recipients

Additive Manufacturing

Currently he is conducting research, in partnership with 3DSIM LLC, on the simulation, optimization, and physical phenomena of laser melting processes. Claire Belson and Dr. Haijun Gong to join members at the annual conference. MILWAUKEE, WIS.,

Classic Car Meets Future Technology: VW Caddy Fitted with 3D-Printed Front-End Structure

Additive Manufacturing

In this joint development project known as 3i-PRINT , the involved companies covered every development step of the process, from design, simulation, optimization and manufacturing to post production of the part.

Concept Laser Presses Home the Point in 3D: In parallel rather than sequentially – economical series production in the “AM Factory of Tomorrow”

Additive Manufacturing

Concept Laser launches new modular machine architecture with numerous innovations that can be interlinked however you want. Unique features: Up to 4 x 1,000 W laser power, build envelope 400 x 400 x >400 mm 3 , automatic tool changeover and time-saving coating process.

All The 3D Print That’s Fit to Pitt: New Additive Technology Center Opens Near Steel Town

Additive Manufacturing

Everything seems to be white: the walls, the gleaming floors, even the noise from rows of laser-powered 3D printers near the entrance, quietly making everything from jet engine blades to oil valves. The laser power ranges from 400 watts to 1 kilowatt, enough to burn a hole in a wall. “It’s

Design for Metal AM by Renishaw – A Beginner’s Guide

Additive Manufacturing

Residual stress is a natural result of the rapid heating and cooling that is inherent to the laser powder bed fusion process. Each new layer is created by moving the focused laser across the bed, melting the top layer of powder and fusing it to the layer below.