• Posts Tagged ‘3D Printing’

    Offering previously unimaginable complex designs, additive manufacturing holds the promise of the next industrial revolution. But for mass production, speed needs to improve.   The production floor of the future will be strangely quiet. No hissing welder machines, clanging hammers or buzzing milling machines. Instead,...

    Rather than sticking with traditional plastics, industrial 3D printing is pushing technological boundaries to work with liquid metal, silicone and even glass. For all the benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, industrial use is frequently restricted to rapid prototyping rather than manufacturing due to...

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    After years of tests, researchers at the University of Illinois have just revealed a recipe for making your own bio-bots. The team explains each step of the 3D printing process, from the skeleton to the tissue and muscle actuator, as well as the tools required. Only eight days are needed to print these muscle-powered...

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    The German industrial mastodon has successfully made 3D printed power generation gas turbine blades using a metal-based powder consisting of high-performance polycrystalline nickel superalloy. The goal was 13,000 revolutions per minute at temperatures above 1250°C, for what is already being called a “breakthrough” by...

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    The adoption of additive manufacturing technology has accelerated in recent years thanks to advances in material science and design software. Use is growing in aeronautics and the automotive sector, and the nuclear industry is pushing into the game. In a December 2016 report on additive manufacturing, Gartner...

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    At the 2015 Euromold, DirectIndustry e-magazine met with 3D Ceram, a French company specializing in the 3D printing of ceramic objects. We subsequently discovered that ceramics could be made with lasers more rapidly than by the traditional process (find our article here). Two years later, CEO Richard Gaignon tells us...

    Robotic arms are already an integral part of mainstream industry, but the technology might also have a future in 3D printing. For example, Stratasys recently showcased new demonstrators that rely on industrial robotic arms. The Infinite-Build 3D demonstrator addresses the requirements of aerospace, automotive and...

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    3D printing is moving from prototyping to heralding a new era in customized production. This was the message last month at K Fair in Germany.   While it may have been over-hyped as a potential consumer product, 3D printing—better known in industry as additive manufacturing—was all the rage at Düsseldorf’s K Fair 2016....

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    A few years ago, says Tim Shinbara, vice president of technology at the Association for Manufacturing Technology, AM was no more than an attraction in the Emerging Technology Center at IMTS. But it made its way to the main show floor.   At the present time, AM/3-D printing is marginal for most industrial applications,...

    Showcased at IMTS, the AMIE (Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy) project from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated how AM can be used to create a symbiotic relationship between energy and the way humans live. The modular house is a single room that incorporates inexpensive...

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