Iro3D made quite a splash a few months ago when they announced their $5,000 metal 3D printer. While $5,000 might seem quite hefty, it’s quite a reasonable price for a metal printer. Now, Iro3D just announced that they’ve already shipped out quite a few of their new machines. With a move towards international shipping, the […]
Dutch researchers at University of Twente have invented a new form of metal additive manufacturing that allows a laser apparatus to print pure gold particles. The new technique, which they’ve dubbed LIFT (laser-induced forward transfer), uses ultra-short green laser pulses to melt tiny bits of metal from a nano-thickness film. Gold is an essential metal in […]
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Italy-based Aidro Hydraulics has found a new lightweight means of producing their HPUs (Hydraulic Power Units). While HPUs are a staple of many work sites and high-power operations, they also need to be light enough to carry. Companies had, so far, tried multiple options to lighten the manifold but Aidro’s new method allows them to […]
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Virginia-based Aeroprobe’s new metal printing technology is generating a lot of buzz for its ability to print without melting. MELD, a subsidiary of the larger firm, has been hard at work on a method that uses friction and pressure instead of traditional heating. As a result, it produces parts with significant structural advantages without the need […]
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NCSU researchers has just uncovered a novel new method of printing non-chrystaline metallic alloy constructs. In essence, this allows them to create large quantities of metallic glass. The technique employs the use of a laser-based powder bed technology acting on Iron grains to create a thicker layer than conventional methods allow. While researchers have produced […]
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While still in the prototyping phase, Aurora Labs’ large format technology is slowly reaching its goal. The large format printing tech aims to be the fastest printer of its scale. The current prototype has the ability to print simple objects on a slower mode. This milestone will then allow the company to make more adjustments […]
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As metal printing gets more popular, there were bound to be more desktop devices on the market. While it may seem costly, Iro3d’s desktop metal printer looks to be a promising instalment. The Seattle-based company has unveiled their new $5,000 printer publicly earlier this week. Even though it’s still in the beta phase it is […]
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One of the downsides of printing metals is that the end result can be porous and weak. This has long been one of the barriers holding back metal printing. However, it seems that a research team from Lawrence Livermore (among other universities) have developed a radical new way to print stainless steel. The end result […]
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For a while now, 3D printing has had an impact on aerospace applications and tech. From waste solutions to new materials, 3D printing has been a powerful ally. Naturally, companies are looking to develop their own printers to aid in the creation of their own technologies. That’s where Relativity Space comes in. The company has […]
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Despite advancements in metal printing, there are still some elements that considered unprintable. Until now, Aluminum along with its alloys, fell in this category. HRL Laboratories have developed a means for for making Aluminum weldable and thus also printable. They have dubbed the process “nanoparticle functionalisation”. Furthermore, they claim that they can apply this same method […]
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