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January 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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January 4, 2017
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Big Business for Metal-Powder Companies
The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week detailing recent forecasts showing that the global 3D-printing powder market will grow from $250 million in 2016 to $5 billion by 2025. Noteworthy is a statement by General Electric CFO Jeff Bornstein, who expects that 40 percent of the company's 3D-printing business eventually will come from providing 3D-printing services, including materials and powders.

Another significant finding presented in the article, taken from a recent KPMG report: 53 percent of "metals organizations" either already have invested or plan to invest in additive-manufacturing R&D, and another 40 percent are considering such an investment.


Industry News

Market for Rapid Prototyping Materials to Grow through 2021
3Diligent Adds Wax-to-Metal and Plating Options
Where 3D Printing Meets Industry 4.0
Trumpf, Siemens Partner on a Combined Metal-AM Solution
Sintavia Boosts its Aerospace, Defense Capabilities with New EOS Printer

You Ought To Know

Ansys, Univ. of Pitt to Study
DMLM Microstructures with Inconel 718

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering will partner with simulation-software provider Ansys, Inc., on a 3-yr. study titled, "Prediction of Microstructure Evolution in DMLM (Direct Material Laser Melting) Processed Inconel 718 with Part Scale Simulation." Funded by an Early Stage Innovations grant from NASA, the research will aim to develop "a simulation tool to predict the microstructure evolution and stability of Inconel 718," says principal investigator Dr. Albert To, director of the Ansys Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory. Applications, as described in this press release, include jet-engine parts. The goal is to enable simulation-based certification of AM parts, while reducing the expense of certification.


In This Issue

3D Metal Printing of Automotive Stamping Dies
Studying wire-arc additive manufacturing of draw dies for three automotive parts reveals how additive manufacturing may play a role in the metalforming arena.

Selling Replacement Parts
in an AM World: What the Music Industry Can Teach Manufacturers

Hint: Think licensing.

The Right Prescription for Medical
GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services thinks it has found just that, with its 10 3D metal printers and years of expertise positioning it well to serve that industry as well as aerospace and others.

In The Next Issue
  • An Inside Look at the Next Manufacturing Center
    at Carnegie Mellon University
  • AMUG User Conference Preview
  • HIP of Titanium Parts
  • Design for AM, Part II
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