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24 01, 2020

3D Printing for Auto Racing Industry

By |2020-01-24T08:49:19-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology|0 Comments

In Motorsports, engineering teams are always under the gun to improve designs and enhance racing performance. To win races consistently teams must find innovative ways to reduce weight while maintaining the strength necessary to withstand extreme conditions. These conditions include high temperatures, along with the harshness and vibration that come with racing. Triple Eight Race Engineering turned to HP Multi Jet Fusion to print components and tooling for parts. In this first example, they sought out to improve the driver ergonomics of a racecar steering wheel. A racing wheel is an assembly consisting of an armature and grip, the hub [...]

17 01, 2020

3D Metal Printing for Mass Production

By |2020-01-17T08:49:42-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

reprint from While Desktop Metal is known for its office-friendly Studio System for prototyping, no doubt much is riding on the success of the Production System, which Desktop Metal claims is the world’s fastest 3D metal printer. The company goes on to say that the Production System is more than four times faster than any binder jet competitor and offers a 100 times speed improvement over any laser-based system – all at up to 20 times less cost than other 3D metal printers. It can churn through 150 metric tons of metal per year. Production Printer. Credit: Desktop [...]

15 01, 2020

Why Attend AMUG

By |2020-01-15T08:25:08-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events|0 Comments

Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing. AMUG is like no other industry event in that it is for the user, by the user. This is an all-volunteer-run event, and all attendees are active users of commercial additive equipment, so everyone is among peers. AMUG is a unique theme of learning and cooperation. Unlike a commercial trade show, corporate competitiveness is seemingly set aside for the week, as all attendees are there to openly get and share insights. [...]

10 01, 2020

A Metal 3D Printer Made for Machine Shops

By |2020-01-10T09:11:42-05:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

reprint from The additive manufacturing industry recently descended upon Frankfurt, Germany for Formnext 2019, to witness the disruptive technology debuting at one of the leading additive manufacturing conferences in the world. Among those making waves is Desktop Metal, which debuted a metal 3d printer binder jetting system designed for machine shops and metal job shops. According to the company, it is the first of its kind. They call it the "Shop System," and it allows for batch production of high-quality metal parts on the shop floor. What was perhaps most impressive was the Shop System's ability to produce various [...]

6 01, 2020

Can 3D Printing Produce Final Parts At Scale?

By |2020-01-06T18:17:46-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, CQTV|0 Comments Can 3D Printing Produce Final Parts At Scale? For years, 3D printing has improved product development through fast and cost-effective prototyping. But until recently, it was rarely considered a viable option for larger-scale production.

13 12, 2019

Production 3D Printing with HP Multi Jet Fusion

By |2019-12-13T09:24:40-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology|0 Comments

The release of the HP Multi Jet Fusion platform makes production 3D printing a reality, and the new Jet Fusion 5200 is on the forefront of this paradigm shift. For the first time, 3D printing was now a viable option for larger-scale production. Let's take a look at how the process works. The 5200 series features a printer, build unit, and processing station similar to the 4200 model but brings superior part predictability and reliability. For part predictability, the 5200 can be qualified to meet the process capability for a CPK of 1.33 or  IT13, allowing for consistent part tolerances. [...]

4 12, 2019

Take Aways from Formnext the Largest 3D Printing Show in the World

By |2019-12-09T09:09:22-05:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events|0 Comments

by Rob Hassold, Founder/CEO Cimquest With over 800 exhibitor booths, the Formnext 3D Printing show in Germany has grown exponentially in the last few years of our attendance to become an unmatched force in the industry. I had the pleasure of teaming up with our Director of 3D Printer Sales, Dave Macfie, in an attempt to conquer the show. There are so many news feeds on the Formnext show, but I am going to focus on the three main takeaways that bubbled up to the surface as I walked through the show for 3 days. Taking a lyric from Madonna [...]

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