3D Metal Printing Newsletter


August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Report: Polymer Printing Most Popular, and 6061 Aluminum Most Popular Printed Metal
3D-printing technology worldwide continues to be dominated by polymer processes, including deposition modeling, followed by vat photopolymerization (stereolithography) and selective laser sintering. That's according to the latest Digital Manufacturing Trends report, covering 2018's third quarter and produced by 3D Hubs. Other data of note: the United States remains the top print country, followed by the United Kingdom; and among metal-based materials, 6061 aluminum leads in use, followed by Type 304 stainless steel. Read more.

3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour

August 8-9, Pittsburgh, PA
This event will provide opportunities to learn about the latest technologies and hear case-study presentations. Attendees also will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive plant tours at the GE Additive Customer Experience Center and the Carnegie Mellon NextManufacturing Center, to engage with company representatives, and to view a variety of 3D metal-printing machines in action. Learn more about the event and register.

Industry News
Today's News
Sciaky's EBAM Process Achieves Qualification for Satellite Fuel Tanks
Spirit AeroSystems and Norsk Titanium Announce Qualification
GE Additive Signs Agreement with Eaton
Advanced Powders and Coatings and Avio Aero Partner
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New at RAPID + TCT: Metal 3D Printer Employs Air-Fed Deposition

Spee3d drew a crowd at RAPID + TCT with its patented technology, in the form of a metals-based 3D printer employing air-fed deposition. Rather than using heat to melt metal powders, Spee3d employs supersonic deposition, where a nozzle accelerates air to as much as three times the speed of sound to deposit injected powders onto a substrate attached to a six-axis robotic arm. The kinetic energy of the particles, explain company officials, causes the powders to bind together to form a high-density part with normal metallurgical properties. Read more, and look for more new technology we spied at AMUG and RAPID + TCT in the Summer issue of 3DMP.

Video: Get Kids Interested in Metal AM

…through a new video from Aaron J. Fillo, an Oregon State University graduate student and science educator. Fillo, the creator and host of the Corvallis-Benton County (OR) Public Library's "Lib Lab" educational video series, explains metal additive manufacturing, focusing on the selective-laser-melting process.

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Webinar (Aug 16): Identifying Parts for Additive Manufacturing

As metal AM continues to expand as a viable production process, many companies are assessing the viability of producing parts with selective laser melting. Join our application engineering team as we discuss what types of parts, features and geometries are best suited to be optimized for AM and tips on what may make the process unfeasible. Attendees will learn how to assess their components and take the first steps toward implementing a metal-AM strategy. Learn more and register.

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A supplier of stamped automotive-exhaust components has employed AM prototyping to study fluid dynamics and evaluate environmental factors on proposed parts and assemblies.
Industry expert Todd Grimm discusses metal AM with Tangible Solutions, Inc., primarily a manufacturer of titanium medical implants.
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