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Additive Manufacturing as a development method

Recently the VDMA (German Additive Manufacturing Association) spoke with Dr Rinje Brandis from Krause DiMaTec GmbH, a young company with a dozen employees that belongs to the Horstmann Group.
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3D printing and designing – part 1 of 2

Imagine that a 3D printing design business (which we will call ‘3DWorx’) creates a design for a professional client that the client plans on printing out on their own. Is 3DWorx allowed to use this design for others?

3D printed propeller steps closer to completion

Using 3D printing techniques, a prototype of the world’s first class approved ship’s propeller with a diameter of 1,350mm has been manufactured. The propeller has been named ‘WAAMpeller’ and is the result of a cooperative consortium of companies that includes Damen Shipyards Group, Promarin, RAMLAB, Autodesk, and Bureau Veritas.

Advanced lattice creation for footwear production by AM

Footprint 3D is able to create lattice structures from original CAD files quickly using Simpleware’s lattice generation tools. This way, some common deficiencies found in the footwear industry – such as fit and the environmental impact of waste created in traditional molding processes – are tackled.

Product Liability in 3D Printing Processes – final part

This is the fourth and final part of the article that Klaus M. Brisch, LL.M. and Marco Müller-ter Jung, LL.M. – both lawyers with DWF Law in Germany – wrote for 3D fab+print about product liability in the field of additive manufacturing. Did you miss (any one of) the previous parts? Here you can read part one, part two and part three.

3D fab+print Additive Manufacturing Seminar at COMPAMED / MEDICA 2017

On November 13, the first day of MEDICA 2017, there will be an afternoon Seminar dedicated to Additive Manufacturing for medical applications, organized by 3D fab+print.
Outstanding functionality and ease of use will be the trademarks of the new inv3nt xtraM large-scale 3D printer.

The inv3nt principle: Large object printing made easy!

Developer Jochen Keuschnig has complete confidence in the inv3nt large-scale 3D printers: "Not everyone can ‘do big‘. When it comes to 3D printing, a tenth of a millimetre can make all the difference! Various elements in 3D printers frequently cause problems. Thanks to our experience in mechanical engineering, we are often in a position to solve them.”

Product Liability in 3D Printing Processes – part three

This is the third part of the article Marco Müller-ter Jung, LL.M. and Klaus M. Brisch, LL.M. – both lawyers at DWF Law in Germany – wrote for 3D fab+print. The two lawyers focus on the topic of product liability in the field of additive manufacturing.

Product Liability in 3D Printing Processes – part two

One basic condition for understanding the special requirements of product liability in the field of 3D printing is a good understanding of the term ‘product’ as well as the existing liability system. The term ‘product liability’ refers to a manufacturer’s liability for damages that are caused by a product that was produced by the manufacturer.

AM systems that are pricewise tailored to small and medium-sized businesses...

For twenty years, O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH from Dieburg, Germany, has been manufacturing systems for laser deposition welding, and by now, they also offer a powderbed system. In this interview by Peter Trechow from VDMA Germany (the German Additive Manufacturing Association), manager Uri Resnik explains O.R. Lasertechnologie's target users and fields of application.
Product Liability in 3D Printing Processes – part one

Product Liability in 3D Printing Processes – part one

In this new article for 3D fab+print, the authors concentrate on the subject of product liability in the field of additive manufacturing. They tell about how within the production process, errors can occur at many stages, e.g. when using a faulty file, incompatible raw material or incorrect settings on the 3D printer. This is part one of three.
Dr. Luciano Paulino da Silva

3D bioprinting to be tested in agricultural research

In the Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology (LNANO) of Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, in Brasília, DF (Brazil) mimicking nature and manufacturing leaves, seeds and even more complex structures – of animals, plants, or microorganisms – could soon become reality.

Brexit’s Impact on Contractual Relationships with UK-based Companies

A huge number of contracts used in different industries, for instance, in the field of additive manufacturing, refer to EU laws or have the EU as territorial scope. Great Britain’s decision to leave the EU leads to considerable legal uncertainties.

The inv3nt delta 3D printer offers a lot of build space...

If space is limited, but you absolutely need a FDM 3D printer for large print objects with edge lengths of more than 400 millimetres, the inv3nt delta is a very good choice. This FFF/FDM 3D printer was recently launched on the market.
legal and technical aspects at the Association of German Engineers

Current discussion on legal and technical aspects at the Association of...

An insight into the work of the technical committee 105.5 (FA 105.5) named ‘Legal Aspects of Additive Manufacturing’, which was formed within The Association of German Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure or ‘VDI’) in 2016. This technical committee is comprised of legal experts, engineers, technicians, scientists and company managers working in the sector of advanced manufacturing.