Category Archives: DED

Innovate UK grants £6M to national aerospace additive manufacturing project

Independent research and technology organisation TWI, also known as The Welding Institute, has announced that it will lead the Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing (OAAM) project. With the contribution of several regional research institutions and global organizations, OAAM is an initiative set to provide the UK aerospace sector with large scale metal 3D printed components. The […]

RMIT applies metal 3D printing to aircraft maintenance and repair

Professor Milan Brandt at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University is leading a project applying metal 3D printing to service the Australian Defence Forces. Working with national aircraft support service RUAG Australia and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) Brandt’s team at RMIT is using laser metal deposition to cut down the cost of maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) operations. […]

U.S. DoE applies LENS additive manufacturing to discover better magnets

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Critical Materials Institute (CMI) are using metal additive manufacturing in the hunt for a new material with “exceptional magnetic properties.” Using Optomec’s Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process, the team is capable of sorting through innumerable cerium alloy compositions in search of a cheaper, more abundant alternative to rare-earth neodymium iron […]

NASA seeks commercialization of new nozzle specific metal 3D printing technology

Laser Wire Direct Closeout (LWDC) is a patented method of metal 3D printing developed by engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. Specially created for the additive fabrication of nozzles, the method is competitive in time and price against traditional manufacturing techniques. Now in the process of licensing, NASA is looking to […]

Aurora Labs shares plans for 100x faster large format metal 3D printer

Aurora Labs (ASX:A3D) an Australian stock exchange listed developer of metal 3D printers has teased new plans of a forthcoming large format machine. Aiming to 3D print metal up to a size of 1.5m x 1.5m x 2.5m (L x W x H) at a rate 100 times faster than existing systems, Aurora’s plans are […]

Chemical ghost signatures protect DED 3D printed parts from counterfeitting

IP protection is one concern that could stilt the growth of additive manufacturing for sensitive applications in high value industries such as aerospace, automotive and defence. Protection methods under investigation include embedding quantum dot signatures, microstructural manipulation and advanced encryption of the digital design files. The solution proposed by Dr. Sharon Flank et al. from InfraTrac, is […]

BeAM stellt neues Modulo 5-Achsen DED 3D-Druck-System vor

Das französische Unternehmen BeAM Machines SAS hat im Januar 2017 seine Niederlassung im US-Bundesstaat Ohio gegründet. BeAM Machines, Inc. wird Vorbestellungen für den neuen Modulo 5-Achsen DED (Directed Energy Deposition) 3D-Drucker ab dem Rapid + TCT Event im Mai entgegennehmen. BeAM stellt Systeme her, die sowohl zur additiven Fertigung als auch zur Reparatur von komplexen Metallbauteilen […]

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BeAM Machines prepares Solutions Center for serial production with Magic 2.0 additive manufacturing

Industrial metal 3D printer manufacturers BeAM Machines, headquartered in Strasbourg, France, has delivered its 5 axis Magic 2.0 machine to it’s Solutions Center in North America. …

Aurora Labs liefert ersten Metall-3D-Drucker der S-Titanium Serie aus

Das australische Unternehmen Aurora Labs hat den ersten 3D-Drucker seiner S-Titianium Reihe ausgeliefert. Der Hersteller hat erstmals 2014 mit einer Kickstarter Kampagne für Aufsehen gesorgt, über die ein Metall-3D-Drucker für AUD 4.499 beworben wurde. Die Kampagne musste allerdings wegen eines Streitfalls mit Kickstarter bezüglich des geistigen Eigentums zurückgezogen werden. Zu dem Zeitpunkt hatte Aurora Labs […]

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EFESTO druckt Metal bis über 2m Höhe

Der Weltgrößte Argon – LMD, Laser Metal Deposition, 3D-Drucker druckt Metal Teile mit einer Höhe von über 2m. Gemeinsam mit RPM Innovations, einem Spezialisten im Bereich des Laser Sinterns, hat EFESTO eine Serie von LMD 3D-Druckern entwickelt. Diese drucken Metalteile bis über 2m Höhe ohne Stützstrukturen in die Luft (Free-Form Fabrication). Bei der LMD, Laser […]

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