Category Archives: Metal

Betatype Engine Improves Orthopaedic Implant Internal Geometry

London-based Betatype are an advanced manufacturing company that found a new way to improve orthopaedic care. While current methods of developing implants already have a lot of 3D printing, the field still has areas of improvement. More specifically, Betatype identified a means of making crucial, metal orthapaedic implants far lighter and materially efficient with the […]

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Researchers Develop 6-Axis Metal Printer

Researchers from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) and the Norwegian independent research organization SINTEF have developed a new large scale robotic 6-axis metal printer. The new machine can process parts from all angles while managing complex codes and simulations. The researchers from both institutions tout is as an example of […]

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LIFT: Dutch Researchers Laser Print Pure Gold Structures

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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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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