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GKN Powder Metallurgy enters 3D printing partnerships with EOS and PostNord

GKN Powder Metallurgy, the global engineering and metal powder manufacturing arm of British multinational GKN plc, has this week announced two significant metal 3D printing partnerships, one with leading German machines manufacturer EOS, and the other with Nordic logistics provider PostNord AB. Both partnerships are designed to extend company’s reach within the additive manufacturing industry as […]

IMTS 2018: Is Metal 3D Printing Taking Over?

Halfway through the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show, a large digital display flashed a number in excess of 125,000. Attendance is often the most telling indicator of interest and excitement for manufacturing. Of the 2,123 booths covering 1,424,232 sq. ft., only 51 companies represented additive manufacturing. When compared to RAPID+TCT (300+) or formnext (470+), the […]

HP Metal Jet launches at IMTS 2018, technical specifications and pricing

Multinational information technology company HP has released HP Metal Jet 3D printing technology. Working on the same basis as its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) binder jetting 3D printers, the new system marks HP’s first foray into the metal additive manufacturing sector. Dion Weisler, CEO and President of HP Inc., comments, “We are in the midst […]

HP Metal Jet: HP stellt Metall-3D-Drucker für die Massenproduktion vor

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Im Rahmen der IMTS 2018 stellt HP neue 3D-Druck-Systeme für Metalle vor: HP Metal Jet. Augenmerk legt der US-Konzern auf die Geschwindigkeit bei der Herstellung. 3D-Druck spielt in der Massenproduktion noch eine geringe Rolle. Trotz ein Anstieg der Marktanteile, macht die additive Fertigung in der Produktion noch einen kleinen Teil aus. Deswegen sieht HP ein [...]

Der Beitrag HP Metal Jet: HP stellt Metall-3D-Drucker für die Massenproduktion vor erschien zuerst auf – Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

GKN Aerospace verbessert Produktionszeiten dank additiver Fertigung

GKN Stratasys

GKN Aerospace ist ein britisches Unternehmen, welches 90 Prozent der Hersteller für Flugzeuge und Antriebsmotoren weltweit beliefert. Durch den Einsatz von 3D-Druck hat GKN die Produktionszeiten verbessert und Designbeschränkungen für verschiedene Werkzeuganwendungen beseitigt. Der britische Konzern entschied sich bei der Luftfahrt-Sparte mit dem 3D-Drucker-Hersteller Stratasys zusammenzuarbeiten. Nach Aussage von Tim Hope, Additive Manufacturing Center Manager [...]

Der Beitrag GKN Aerospace verbessert Produktionszeiten dank additiver Fertigung erschien zuerst auf – Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

£7 billion Melrose takeover bid sends GKN share price soaring, metal powder business in cross-hairs

3D Printing investment news for 2018 gets underway with a potential hostile takeover of leading British engineering firm, GKN Plc (LON: GKN). Melrose Plc (LSE: MRO) is a British investment company, who “specialise in the acquisition and performance improvement of good manufacturing businesses.” Less charitably, Melrose are described as “asset strippers” by Vince Cable, the […]

3D Printing Industry Review of the year June 2017

At the beginning of June 2017 Big Four auditor KPMG published a report debunking myths about Industry 4.0 and urging companies to “be bolder” with digital solutions, including additive manufacturing. Following on in this theme, this month saw the signing of a number of high profile partnerships, and the launch of projects seeking to turn manufacturing […]

Höganäs acquires groundbreaking metal powder production technology from Metasphere

The metal powders for additive manufacturing market continues to see increased competition with the acquisition of Metasphere Technology by Höganäs. Based in Luleå, Sweden, Metasphere was founded in 2009 and uses a combination of plasma and centrifugal forces to atomize metal and produce spherical metal powder. The powder has a range of uses including surface […]

GKN Driveline increases 3D printing for production after 70% cut in lead times

GKN Driveline services over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers, including work for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group and luxury car brands Maserati and Ferrari. After replacing traditional metal and plastic tools with custom made, 3D printed equivalents the GKN Driveline Florence plant has reported a reduction of almost 70% in lead times for car production. […]

GKN and GE Additive sign MoU for additive manufacturing collaboration

The metal additive manufacturing market saw increased collaboration today with news of a partnership between two major players in the metal 3D printing industry. GKN plc (LSE:GKN), a global engineering group, and GE Additive have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The collaboration will see GKN become development and production partner, working on a range of […]