Additive manufacturing is rapidly rewriting the rules of how metal parts are made, and it’s doing it with the help of a new design language - Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM). Developed to take advantage of the enormous design freedom that comes with 3D printing, DfAM allows manufacturers to unlock a host of benefits - from highly complex geometry to the use of generative design tools to the ability to create internal features and channels [...]
3DGence announced a new industrial 3D printer for their INDUSTRY line, the F350. The 3DGence F350 production 3D printer Previously the company launched the F340 and F420. The new F350 seems to fit in-between the previous two models, as you might suspect. However, unlike most “mid models”, it isn’t just about a build volume that fits in-between. 3DGence has implemented an interesting combination of thermal capabilities as well. Each of the three INDUSTRY [...]
Japanese manufacturer SOLIZE has worked with multinational printing firm HP to 3D print spare parts for heritage models from Nissan’s NISMO line of sports cars. Using 3D modeling and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) platform, SOLIZE’s engineers have been able to design and 3D print discontinued parts for vehicles such as the Skyline GT-R on-demand. Working as part of Nissan’s Heritage Parts program, the firms effectively demonstrated how the carmaker could benefit from digitizing its [...]
Without the need to manufacture jigs, fixtures, or molds, engineers and designers can go from design to functional part in as little as a day. If needed, designers can print multiple versions of a part, then quickly iterate on the design based on functional testing results. The speed and accessibility of additive manufacturing allows design teams to go through dozens of design iterations in as little as a week. Once part designs are finalized, binder [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/e8gx655r1k?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Nylon & Polypropylene - Ultimaker Materials Series Part 3 Nylon is great for high impact strength and wear resistance. Polypropylene is a durable, chemical-resistant material great for bottle prototypes to hold liquids.
Let's take a look at the Makerbot Method Series. A performance platform, the Method bridges the gap between industrial 3D printing accuracy and desktop accessibility. The Method Series offers an entry into industrial applications at an affordable price. Built on the bedrock of proven FDM technology from Stratasys, the Method series leverages 21 industrial patents. This distinguishes Method from many of the other entry-level 3D printers on the market. Let's take a look at some [...]
Working more efficiently and effectively is a goal of essentially every organization, regardless of sector or industry. Using 3D printing, many companies around the world can increase productivity in warehouses, assembly lines, and factories, enabling them to achieve results otherwise impossible. Read on for real-world applications that companies are leveraging to increase their productivity. Support Tools and Quick Fixes In a fast-moving environment, time matters. Take Heineken’s bottling plant in Seville, Spain, for instance, which [...]
Get Your Start in Laser Powder Bed Metal Printing with Xact Metal This free online webinar with Xact Metal will take place on Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT. Join in to learn all about Xact Metal's mission to produce an entry-level LPBF printer (Laser Powder-bed Fusion) to be accessible to more companies, but without sacrificing accuracy, resolution, and high cost of start-up. Agenda Introduction to the State College PA based [...]