Category Archives: Metal

Aidro Uses DMLS For Light-Weight Hydraulic Power Units

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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Aeroprobe’s Patented MELD Technology Metal Prints Without Melting

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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North Carolina State University Researchers 3D Print Glass Alloys in Bulk

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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Aurora Labs Makes Advances in Large Format Printing Technology

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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Iro3d Unveils Desktop Metal Printer Beta Version for $5,000

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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Far Stronger Low Carbon Stainless Steel With New 3D Printing Method

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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Relativity Space Developing New Technologies For Space Exploration Using ‘Stargate’ 3D Metal Printer

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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HRL Laboratories Produces Metal Materials Once Considered Unprintable

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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Added Scientific address skills shortage with UK 3D printing courses

Added Scientific is an official spin-out of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham, home to Xaar’s High Speed Sintering (HSS) process and a $28.6 million advanced manufacturing facility. For the first time since its incorporation in 2015, the company is delivering a program of 3D printing courses to the public, previously […]

Optomec Reveals ‘Recipes’ For Metal Printing to Aid in Optimal Manufacturing Quality

Metal printing is getting cheaper and more efficient as time goes on. While most news stories talk about technologies or materials, Optomec’s newest revelation goes in a different direction. The company that developed the famous LENS production technique has just unveiled what it calls ‘recipes’. Recipes are time-saving tools that aid customers in faster application […]

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