What is the Future of 3D Printing Materials?

What is the Future of 3D Printing Materials?

Additive Manufacturing, AM, technologies have advanced significantly in recent years and are transforming the way manufacturers operate. AM, commonly known as 3D printing, is one of the fastest growing industries in the US today and these conditions are ripe for innovation, especially when it comes to printing materials! As the famous quote says “necessity is the mother of invention” and this is true of 3D printing materials! The growth in…

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3D Printing Enables Customizable Medical Prosthetics

Glaze Prosthetics produces customized prosthetics using HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology. Glaze Prosthetics is looking to make a difference with its customizable 3D-printed prosthetics for patients around the world. One of the most exciting developments in manufacturing is shifting the application of 3D printing from strictly prototyping to actual production manufacturing. In doing so, the process is creating new opportunities that would have been impossible in the past. Among those taking early advantage of this…

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Markforged makes Inconel 625 available on Metal X

by Sam Davies Markforged Markforged has announced the availability of Inconel 625 on the Metal X additive manufacturing platform. Inconel 625 becomes the fifth material Metal X users are able to access after 17-4PH stainless steel, H13 tool steel, A2 tool steel and D2 tool steel. The material is said to be highly resistant to corrosion and high temperatures and suitable for application in the chemical processing, offshore and aerospace industries. Nieka Systems, a…

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Developing 3D printed protective glove for workers

A UK-based team of engineers from Jaguar Land Rover are putting their skills to work by designing a lightweight 3D printed glove that can be worn by people working on the company’s production line. The glove—part of the team’s effort to create next-gen protective workplace gear—could help to prevent musculoskeletal disorders caused by production line duties. Today, musculoskeletal disorders, including carpal tunnel, tendonitis and more, account for roughly 30% of…

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3D Printing is Making Headway in Composite Manufacturing

BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Within the field of 3D printing, there is increasing emphasis on functionality as the industry shifts away from the stereotype of rapid prototyping, and materials are not exempt from such scrutiny. For instance, within the field of metal additive manufacturing, metals such as titanium with excellent tensile strength and low density are ideal for lightweighting applications, and as such demand for these materials is continually increasing….

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Markforged 3D Printers Are Saving Auto Manufacturer Time & Money

Jim Vinoski – Contributor Manufacturing – I write about all facets of manufacturing. Prototype tooling IMAGE COURTESY MARKFORGED, INC. The ongoing hype about 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM) moving into true manufacturing is almost entirely focused on the production of finished goods. But that’s just one measure of the capabilities of AM, which shows increasing promise in a number of areas of manufacturing. One of those areas is tooling…

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HP MULTI JET FUSION ENHANCES COMPLEX PART ASSEMBLIES

CUSTOMER AT A GLANCE HP Inc. creates life-changing technology solutions for people and companies all over the world. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. THE CHALLENGE HP created these assembly nests to help during the manufacturing process of air manifolds inside a 3D printer. Parts are placed over these tools to ensure proper ergonomics and ease of assembly on the…

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HP’s Center of Excellence Points to the Future of 3D Printing

The company’s 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, will help advance Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet technology, in the interest of a digital manufacturing future. 6/20/2019STEPHANIE HENDRIXSON  Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing HP’s Center of Excellence houses approximately 100 industrial 3D printing systems, including the recently introduced 5200 Multi Jet Fusion platform. The facility provides a large-scale factory environment for customers and partners to collaborate on…

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