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H.C. Starck Introduces AMPERPRINT Metal Powder Program for AM

German metal powder producer H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH, based in Laufenburg and Goslar, is introducing its new AMPERPRINT range of gas atomized metal powders which is specifically designed for additive manufacturing. In alignment with its customers’ needs and latest market developments, H.C. Starck offers high-alloyed AMPERPRINT nickel, cobalt and iron …

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TRUMPF Introduces EHLA Extreme High-Speed Powder Fed Metal AM Technology

The laser system manufacturer TRUMPF is putting the new EHLA method into series production (in German, EHLA stands for extreme high-speed laser deposition welding), which can be integrated in the company’s TruLaser Cell metal powder fed AM systems. EHLA is significantly faster than conventional laser deposition welding. “For EHLA, we …

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VDMA’s Working Group Additive Manufacturing Becomes Honorary formnext Sponsor

formnext powered by tct and the Working Group Additive Manufacturing within Germany’s industry federation of mechanical engineers (VDMA) have just entered into a new partnership which will see the Working Group Additive Manufacturing serve as honorary formnext sponsor. This partnership will enable the mesago exhibition to further expand its expertise in specific …

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voestalpine Invests €50 Million to Expand Metal AM Activities to Asia and North America

After the successful start of the voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center in Düsseldorf, Germany, this past year, the voestalpine Group’s High Performance Metals Division consistently continues its international expansion of this pioneering technology. In April 2017, a new research center for 3D printing of highly complex metal components started up operations …

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GE AVIO AERO Brindisi Will Produce 3D Printed Components for ATP Jet Engine

Avio Aero, a GE Aviation business that designs, builds and maintains aviation engines, will produce, at its Brindisi plant, the additive-manufactured components of the General Electric ATP (Advanced Turboprop) engine, for the General Aviation market. The additive manufacturing machines will be installed at the Brindisi facility from 2018 and the first …

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South African Consultancy Firm Urges Mining Companies to Adopt 3D Printing

As reported in a recent article by Mining Weekly online – which quotes information technology consultancy and systems integration firm Wipro energy and natural resources director Louise Steenekamp – mining organizations are beginning to realize that industrial 3D printing of equipment used in mines could make operations more cost effective and reduce the frustrations of equipment downtime. The current methods of producing tooling and components are often time-consuming, expensive, …

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ARRK Expands AM Operations in UK, Poland and France with New ProX800 Industrial Systems

ARRK Europe, a leading product development and prototyping center, has made further investment in its Gloucester Prototyping Centre, with the installation of a new 3D Systems ProX800 stereolithography machine. ARRK’s head of Prototyping and 3D Printing Operations in Europe, Craig Vickers made the announcement which follows earlier investment at the …

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