Category Archives: DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

MIT’s online Additive Manufacturing course returns

After a successful first edition earlier this year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will run a further Additive Manufacturing course, led by Professor A. John Hart. First held in Spring 2018, enrollment is again open for Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production. Learn how to Design for Additive Manufacturing Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design […]

Sandia Labs apply design for additive manufacturing to build precision telescope

Using sub-par materials and inaccurate dimensions does not sound like the appropriate start to a precision engineering project. However, a team at Sandia National Laboratories has done just that, and made a functional telescope capable of “seeing” as accurately as one five times the cost. How did they do it? By leveraging the advantages of design […]

Bees put sting in Temple’s bioinspired 3D printed needle design

Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) tools, such as generative design programs and topology optimization, are changing the way our world looks. Airplane parts are now more organic-looking, taking on the shape of thick vines overarching a space, rather than the conventional blocks and right-angels. And, seeking inspiration for new materials and devices, researchers are increasingly […]

INTERVIEW: Terry Wohlers on the 2018 Wohlers Report, explosive growth in 3D printing

The Wohlers Report 2018 was published last week. As in previous years, I caught up with Principal Author Terry Wohlers to learn more. The Wohlers Report is always eagerly awaited and regarded by many as the definitive guide to our industry. The vast amount of data provided has launched a thousand power-point presentations, and makes […]

MTC calls for contributions to stem additive manufacturing skills shortage

The UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is where 3D printing and traditional manufacturing converge. Established as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) in 2010, the centre is the product of a collaboration between Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham and TWI. The centre’s privileged position in the market and well-cultivated contact […]

3D printing generative design tool from Desktop Metal makes waves at SOLIDWORKS World

Award winning metal 3D printer developer Desktop Metal has announced Live Parts, a new generative design platform to help customers get the most out of additive manufacturing. Instead of working with known shapes or objects, Live Parts 3D software takes a more organic approach, and 3D models are “grown” from a set of predetermined factors, such […]

DNV GL publishes first class guideline for maritime additive manufacturing

2017 has been a standout year for additive manufacturing in marine and offshore operations. Desktop 3D printers can now be found in shipyard workshops and aboard rigs, where engineers use them to prototype and make tools and spare parts. However, it is the rise of metal additive manufacturing that has started to cause a real […]

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 […]

3D Printing Rekindles the Spirit of Invention

3D printing is slowly working its way toward becoming a mainstream, volume manufacturing solution all over the world. We still don’t know what the full impact of the 3D printing revolution will be since new technologies, applications and hybrid systems continue to evolve. A revolution in 3D printing As exciting as 3D printing possibilities are, […]

State University of New York offers first of its kind Summer Additive Manufacturing Institute

SUNY New Paltz, NY, is to a hold a Summer Additive Manufacturing Institute for professionals July 31 – August 4 2017. The five day course is designed …