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Renishaw to Launch New Four Laser RenAM 500Q for Metal Production at formnext

Global engineering and additive manufacturing (AM) technology company, Renishaw, returns to Formnext in 2017, to take the next step in bringing additive manufacturing to mainstream production. From November 14th – 17th in Frankfurt, Germany, the company is exhibiting its latest developments alongside current hardware and software offerings, to unlock the …

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Ampower Study Calculates Break Even for In-house AM of Titanium, Aluminum, Steel

German AM consultancy Ampower Insights published a white paper which gives a detailed calculation of production costs and introduces the ratio of cost per unit of volume for an easy comparison of technologies and materials. Today, the in-house production cost ranges between 0,86 €/cm³ for aluminum alloy AlSi10Mg to 3,20 €/cm³ …

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Germany Based ACTech Purchased by Materialise

Materialise has officially taken acquisition of ACTech, a Germany-based leader in producing limited runs of highly complex cast metal parts. The transaction brings together the metal competencies of Materialise, a leading provider of additive manufacturing solutions and software, with those of ACTech into a comprehensive metal manufacturing offering. ACTech has over …

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Cucuyo 3D Printed Cafè Opens at PAMM Museum in Miami

The latest edition to PAMM’s dining program, STARR Catering Group introduces Cucuyo, a fusion of art and culinary expertise. Named after summer childhood memories of catching glowing click beetles in the backyard, the cocoon shaped café was designed by South Florida’s celebrated Berenblum Busch Architects (BBA) and manufactured by Amsterdam-based …

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NASA Tests First 3D Printed Rocket Engine Part Made with Two Different Metal Alloys

Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA’s first 3D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of …

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