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Arcam CEO Magnus René Discusses Industrialization of the EBM Process, On the Heels of GE Announcement

In the aftermath of GE Aviation’s announced $1.4 billion acquisition of Arcam AB and SLM Solutions), investors showed confidence in the two metal 3D printer manufacturers and – as was to be expected – remained somewhat skeptical as to the short and medium term benefits of this deal for GE, with the stock losing a […]

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colorFabb Releases New steelFill Filament

Announced at the AM Show in Amsterdam end of June this new steelFill specialty material is available as from today. With steelFill colorFabb is adding a fourth metal based filament to its portfolio, after successfully announcing bronzeFill in 2014, copperFill later that year and brassFill in early 2015. As with these other filaments, the key […]

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What is APWorks’ Scalmalloy®RP?

Scalmalloy®RP is Airbus Group’s unique second-generation aluminum-magnesium-scandium alloy (AlMgSc) powder. It was developed for rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing (e-manufacturing) – including the additive layer manufacturing (ALM) process – and displays high strength in layer-wise-generated 3-D near net-shape parts. Airbus Group’s continued work in AlMgSc alloy technology has resulted in development of the Scalmalloy® alloy […]

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GE to acquire both SLM Solutions and Arcam Metals

GE Plans to Invest $1.4B to Acquire Additive Manufacturing Companies Arcam and SLM; Accelerates Efforts in Important Digital Industrial Space Expands design envelope to substantially reduce product cost Enables productive new model for services cost and delivery Lead in design and manufacture of highly valued parts Enter a fast-growing industry where GE can build a […]

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Optomec Presents 3D Printed IoT Devices with Aerosol Jet Printing Technology

Conformal Sensors, Antennas, and Circuitry Printed onto 3D Structures Show Real World IoT Applications Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, announced today that Dr. Kurt Christenson, Senior Scientist for Optomec, will give a presentation titled “Aerosol Jet Printing of Antennas and Sensors for […]

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LUMEX Presents Larger LUMEX Avance-60 to UK Market

The news has passed a bit under the radar, as Japan-based Matsuura does not seem to be particularly experienced in online media marketing techniques, however the company just  announced the UK launch of the LUMEX Avance-60, the larger sister model to the unique hybrid (SLM additive and CNC subtractive) LUMEX Avance-25. Since the Avance-25 has been present […]

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EOS Answers Metal AM QC Issues with Successful Pilot for Process Monitoring Tool

EOS completed the pilot phase for EOSTATE MeltPool, a process monitoring and analysis solution for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). Turkey-based pilot customer TUSAS Engine Ind. Inc. (TEI) will use the automated, intelligent and real-time process monitoring tool for quality inspection on engine parts. Serial production with industrial 3D printing systems aims for high-quality and reproducible component quality at the […]

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GE’s advanced turboprop engine will have a number of 3D-printed parts. The engine will burn up to 20 percent less fuel and achieve 10 percent more power than other engines in the same class. Image credit: GE Aviation
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3D Printed Turboprop Engine By GE to Power Next-Generation Cessna Denali Plane

Textron Aviation unveiled a new business aircraft powered by a partially 3D printed turboprop engine, built with GE, integrating several additively manufactured parts. The jet features many of the comforts of a private plane, but at an entry-level price. Named Cessna Denali, the Textron plane will have the largest cabin in its class—seating up to eight people—and an […]

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PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, Md. (July 29, 2016) An MV-22B Osprey equipped with a 3-D printed titanium link and fitting inside an engine nacelle maintains a hover during a July 29 demonstration at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. The flight marked Naval Air System Command’s first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing techniques. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
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US Navy Marks First Flight with 3D printed, Safety-Critical Parts

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), a division of the US Navy, marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, July 29. An MV-22B Osprey completed a test flight outfitted with a titanium, 3-D printed link and fitting assembly for the engine nacelle. This link and […]

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APWorks and SAP Collaborate to Accelerate the On-Demand Industrial 3D Printing Process

APWorks and SAP aim to transform the manufacturing supply chain with 3D Printing. The fully owned Airbus subsidiary – which has been experimenting with the state of the art in AM – announced the signing of a co-innovation agreement with german enterprise software giant SAP, which aims to accelerate the adoption and standardization of industrial 3D […]

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