3D Metal Printing Newsletter


March 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Collaboration Results in CarboPrint Composites
3D printing with carbon, the focus of a collaboration between Germany-based SGL Group and Pittsburgh-based ExOne, has led to the development of CarboPrint (metal-carbon) composites for additive-manufacturing applications.

"ExOne has formed a unique collaborative relationship with SGL Group, which developed a material that is ideally suited for our binder-jetting technology," says Rick Lucas, ExOne's chief technology officer. "It offers extensive knowledge on raw material and powder preparation, as well as versatile technologies for post-processing carbon components. ExOne, with our industrial binder-jetting technology, contributes competencies in 3D printing."

Industry News
Bossard Group Enters 3D-Printing Market
New Headquarters Enables Additive Industries to Consolidate Operations
3D Printing Can Accelerate Motorcycle Product Development
Oerlikon-Farsoon Announce Agreement to Increase AM in China
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AM Certification Program Announced
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have joined forces to develop an additive-manufacturing (AM) certification program. With America Makes as the lead sponsor, the three-tiered program combines UL's multi-tiered training program and Tooling U-SME's professional certification. The first tier is the AM Fundamentals Certification, with a review course and exam to be offered in April at AMUG and Rapid + TCT. Tier Two, the AM Technician Certification, is in the works and will be administered in person with a prep course and certification exam, and addresses technical details and the application of AM. UL leads the development of the review/preparation class and Tooling U-SME is working on the certification requirements and the exam. Additionally, more advanced certification tiers may be developed as part of this collaboration. Digital badges will be issued for all certifications.

Video: 3D metal printing of hydraulic manifold by Aidro Hydraulics


3D printing for manufacturing hydraulic manifolds results in lighter, smaller and more functional parts than conventionally manufactured manifolds. Watch video


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Laser Additive Manufacturing Conference, March 27-28, Schaumburg, IL
Presentations on when, where and how to use laser AM will cover design, materials, modeling and manufacturing. Applications will be discussed. Learn more about the event and register.


In The Next Issue
Youngstown State University Advances Additive—With $10 million in funding, a myriad of processes and equipment and an impressive faculty leading the charge, YSU research impacts aerospace and more.
Research Homes in on Laser-Powder Defects—Cutting-edge research at Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago uses high-speed x-rays to microscopically examine laser-powder deposition layer by layer, molecule by molecule. The ultimate goal: determining how defects form, and how to prevent them.
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