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Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material

Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material
The 3D print range from motion plastics specialist igus, has been expanded with a new selective laser sintering (SLS) material that is particularly suitable for the additive manufacture of gear wheels. Characterised by a wear resistance of at least six times that of standard materials, the iglidur i6 material is well-suited for printing wear resistant parts, such as gears, offering a particularly long service life.
13th October 2017

Additive manufacturing: the latest promise in production engineering

Additive manufacturing: the latest promise in production engineering
Additive manufacturing processes are the major topic for the future of production engineering. Applications range from producing machine parts of metal through to 3D printing of concrete. Two international symposia, currently taking place at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), illustrate the bandwidth of high-tech additive manufacturing, and give insight into the multifarious expertise existing at the TUM.
13th October 2017

How to 3D print a house in 24 hours

How to 3D print a house in 24 hours
  The 3D building construction start-up Apis Cor with Russian developer Nikita Chen-iun-tai has recently printed a 38-square meter house in 24 hours. Chen-iun-tai has recently talked about this possibility at the Codex event 'World's top 50 innovators from the industries of the future', held in London on the 27th of September, 2017.
12th October 2017


Partnership will deliver metal additive manufacturing solutions

Partnership will deliver metal additive manufacturing solutions
Infosys and Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and additive manufacturing technologies have announced a strategic partnership to offer an end-to-end product development service using metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology. According to the companies, they are combining their engineering expertise and global resources to help customers accelerate their deployment of AM, also known as 3D printing, for volume production of end-use metal components. The two companies are currently working together on projects for customers located in Europe, Asia and North America.
2nd October 2017

3D printed rocket engine part made with two different alloys

3D printed rocket engine part made with two different alloys
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA's first 3D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, with more than one metal is more difficult.
25th September 2017

Classic car meets future technology

Classic car meets future technology
Altair, APWORKS, csi entwicklungstechnik, EOS, GERG, and Heraeus have used the front-end structure of a classic VW Caddy to demonstrate the full potential of industrial 3D printing within the automotive industry. The structure is very light, stable, and, at the same time, features a high degree of functional integration. In this joint development project known as 3i-PRINT, the involved companies covered every development step of the process, from design, simulation, optimisation and manufacturing to post production of the part. 
6th September 2017

Translucent building facades with integrated functions

Translucent building facades with integrated functions
Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed multifunctional and translucent facade elements that can be produced with a 3D printer. The technology permits complete freedom in architectural design and the easy realisation of innovative design concepts. The new facade also integrates functions such as ventilation, insulation and shading. The sample element, 60 centimeters wide and one meter high, is made of transparent plastic and makes a very intricate impression.
24th August 2017

Additive suite to be unveiled at EMO 2017

Additive suite to be unveiled at EMO 2017
Developer and supplier of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems, DP Technology, has announced the world premiere of the ESPRIT Additive Suite - a comprehensive 3D printing solution that delivers high levels of efficiency and accuracy, while simplifying the time-consuming additive manufacturing process into a few easy steps. The ESPRIT Additive Suite delivers machine-optimised job files and complete control of the additive manufacturing process for both direct metal deposition machines and 3D powder bed fusion systems.
17th August 2017

All the world's a 3D printed stage

All the world's a 3D printed stage
In the world of theatre 3D printing has already been used to create masks and furniture components, but it is now being used to print scenic design. This is taking place in Rome for Daniel Auber's 'Fra Diavolo' play, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, with conductor Rory McDonald, on stage at the Opera Theatre on 8th October 2017 and in replica until 21st October. WASP is a technology partner of this event. When asked to make the scene of the work, the WASP team was surprised, but as it always happens, it immediately accepted the challenge.
17th August 2017

Printing the human body

The global 3D bioprinting market is projected to reach $1,332m by 2021 from an estimated $411.4m in 2016, at a CAGR of 26.5%.
16th August 2017


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