Additive manufacturing with metal is one of the most complex and impressive production processes in the world. The technology of so-called metallic 3D printing is gaining importance in the industrial field. Recently 3D fab+print spoke with Mr Gregor Graf and Mr Stefan Ritt from SLM Solutions about this and many other topics.
One technology that is often referred to in the context of additive manufacturing and 3D printing is engineering simulation. In contrast to additive manufacturing – which can directly create physical products from virtual designs – engineering simulation allows engineering professionals to virtually investigate the behavior of products and assemblies.
With all the news about 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing a sort of FoMO is spreading. To help companies decide if they should implement 3D printing into their business, 3D fab+print summarised what you need to consider in order to decide whether your business could currently benefit from additive manufacturing.
Altair Engineering GmbH develops a software that guides construction engineers toward an optimal design for additive manufacturing by virtue of numerical methods and artificial intelligence. In this interview, manager Dr. Pietro Cervellera explains where he sees the biggest advantages as well as weaknesses of additive manufacturing.
SPONSORED CONTENT Sinterit, the manufacturer of the first desktop laser sintering 3D printer, now offers a sieve that cleans the powder and facilitates multiple uses...
In my previous blog, I have discussed copyright and the situation of 3D print service providers in this respect. I wrote that the 3D print service provider that allows employees to scan everything the commerciall acting customer provides, is facing a problem, and that this also applies to the printing of a file from the customer by an employee.
trinckle 3D GmbH develops software for additive manufacturing. Customers of the Berlin start-up can individualize 3D components with their cloud software in a mostly automated design process, while also involving their final customers.
The race is on for drupa 2020, the international flagship fair for printing technologies. Exhibitors from all over the world are invited to present their innovations from 16 until 26 June 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany: online registration for exhibitors via www.drupa.com is now open.
Seen from a legal perspective, 3D print service providers are in a special position. Lawyer Hub Dohmen discusses this with a focus on copyright, IP law that has quite a lot in common with the subject.
The company 3YOURMIND GmbH focuses on efficient workflows in additive manufacturing. On their web platform, users can first do a plausibility check for their 3D construction, then look for a suitable manufacturing services provider.
On Wednesday, May 10, GABA – the German American Business Association – organise an event on how additive manufacturing and smart manufacturing are revolutionising the world. Manufacturers will be challenged to learn from their data not only to gain an edge in production, but to develop adaptive complementary options and services for their products, generating new revenue streams.
When thinking about the relationship between the titanium, aerospace and 3D printing industries, words like ‘dynamic’ and ‘disruptive’ spring readily to mind. These three interdependent industries are in a mutually reinforcing upward spiral: increasing demand for more efficient jet engines and lighter aircraft structures is forcing a rethink of how these aircraft are constructed; this is driving new manufacturing methods, especially 3D printing.
The third Forum ‘3D Printing and Law: expert conference on quality assurance and IT-security in additive manufacturing’ was hosted by DWF Germany and took place in Cologne, Germany, on March 21, 2017.
In additive manufacturing (AM), metal powder is a critical contributor to both part performance and part cost. Lucy Grainger from Renishaw stresses that we therefore need to look after it carefully to maintain its quality and minimise waste. The complete article will be published in the upcoming edition of 3D fab+print magazine, but here’s already a sneak preview...
There are many different 3D printing techniques. The best known techniques are: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography (SLA), and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). FDM is the most popular contemporary technology to create products, and dddrop has chosen this 3D printing technique for several reasons.