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 Industry News 3D
 Renishaw Opens
Demo Center in California
Renishaw, a
West Dundee,
IL-based manu-
facturer of
advanced metal-
AM systems, has
opened an AM
Center in Newbury Park, CA. Working in collaboration with Ibex Engineering Services, the center is situated within Ibex’s head- quarters and allows visitors to explore, interact with and use Renishaw’s metal-AM systems.
Equipped to print high-precision titanium (Ti64Al4V) parts on Renishaw’s RenAM 500-series laser powder-bed fusion AM systems, the center provides a picture of the metal-AM process. Ancillary elements such as wet downdraft, heattreatment, sup- port, machining and inspection technology, and part-removal equipment work in concert with the AM system to ensure that parts are printed and finished to specifications.
Also available at the site are Renishaw’s InfiniAM Central software showcasing AM production-reporting functionality and QuantAM build-preparation software, which allows visitors to work through the development of a AM-machine build file, including material-parameter development.
enables AddUp to expand its portfolio of metal-AM tech- nologies to better satisfy the needs of its customers and to strengthen its worldwide geographic coverage. BeAM’s DED technology complements AddUp’s laser- beam-melting technology, covering specific market seg- ments, such as large, highly complex parts, component repair and feature addition, according to officials from both companies.
“Together, BeAM and AddUp will be uniquely posi- tioned in the AM market by offering their customers a comprehensive range of metal-AM solutions, with, in particular, training and con- sulting, 3D-printing systems and the making of parts for proof of concept,” says Vin- cent Ferreiro, AddUp’s CEO.
GF Machining Solutions,
3D Systems Enter Partnership
3D Systems, Rock Hill, SC, and Switzerland-based GF
Machining Solutions have announced their strategic cooperation for jointly devel- oped, integrated manufactur- ing solutions based on 3D printing.
The partnership, which includes development of a new generation of 3D-print- ing solutions, will combine 3D Systems’ metal-AM expertise with GF Machining Solutions’ subtractive-metal- manufacturing expertise, enabling more seamless and efficient workflow solutions through integration of 3D printers, materials, software and electrical discharge machining, as well as milling and laser equipment, accord- ing to officials from both companies. The result, according to the partners, will be the ability to meet customer demand for com- plex metal parts within tight tolerances at a lower total cost of operation.
The partnership launched at the International Manufac- turing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, IL, this past September.
   MIT Offers Online AM-Certificate Program
After a successful run earli- er this year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer another session of its online course, Additive Manu- facturing for Innovative Design and Production, led by Professor A. John Hart. Hart designed the syllabus to pre- pare professionals for imple- menting 3D-printing process- es in their organizations.
Joining Hart in instructing the course are five other MIT faculty members from the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engi- neering, Computer Science
and Materials Science. Addi- tive Manufacturing for Inno- vation Design and Production also will feature dozens of industry experts from compa- nies such as GE, Volkswagen, Autodesk and Deloitte.
AddUp Acquires BeAM
AddUp, a French produc- er of 3D metal printers and production lines, recently announced the acquisition of BeAM, a maker of direct- ed-energy-deposition (DED) technology, an AM process dedicated to the production of large parts and part repair.
The acquisition of BeAM
Financing for Digital Alloys from Boeing, Lincoln Electric and G20 Ventures
Digital Alloys, Inc., Burlington MA, provider of metal-AM technology, has announced $12.9 million in Series B financing led by G20 Ventures, Boston, MA, and joined by Boeing Hori- zonX Ventures, Chicago, IL, and Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, OH.
Digital Alloys’ Joule Printing technology uses wire feedstock and high deposition rates to print metal parts quickly and at a low cost, according to company officials. Initial applications include production of conformally cooled tools for the automo- tive and consumer-products industries, and the delivery of tita- nium parts for the aerospace industry.

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