Additive manufacturing News for November 2013

Additive manufacturing News Archive

LPW Technology researches powder for AM LPW Technology researches powder for AM

LPW Technology, a supplier of PM for additive manufacturing (AM) applications, has acquired a Freeman Technology rheometer to research new powders and improve product performance.

New company formed to research graphene AM

Canadian Graphite producer Lomiko Metals and Graphene Laboratories Inc formed Graphene 3D Labs Inc to focus on the development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D printing.

Metal 3D printer could print miniature components Metal 3D printer could print miniature components

A team in the US is asking for investment in a small 3D printer that makes components from precious metal clay.

Sigma Labs extends contract to test AM aerospace parts

Sigma Labs Inc has extended its contract with Honeywell Aerospace to further demonstrate the capabilities of its PrintRite3D technology to make additive manufacture (AM) components.

Renishaw holds AM focus day

Renishaw is collaborating with WEAF (West of England Aerospace Forum), to hold an Additive Manufacturing Focus Day at its headquarters in Gloucestershire, UK on 28 November.

rp+m expands 3D metal printing capabilities

rapid prototype + manufacturing (rp+m) says it can now 3D print metal prototypes and end parts, using an EOSINT M 280 direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) system.

3D printing of plastic and titanium parts for racing bicycles

RaceWare Direct, a start-up company, has leveraged additive manufacturing technology to build their business.

2014 AMUG conference to focus on metals

The 2014 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference, which takes place in Tucson, Ohio from 6-10 April, will include a full metals theme for the first time.

Laser deposition technology creates thin metal films Laser deposition technology creates thin metal films

Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed a short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and helping reduce precious metal costs.

Optomec introduces benchtop version of aerosol jet system Optomec introduces benchtop version of aerosol jet system

Optomec has launched the Aerosol Jet 200 benchtop, suitable for research applications, such as prototyping small electronic devices, or developing and certifying new printable inks.

Solid Concepts builds world’s first 3D printed metal gun Solid Concepts builds world’s first 3D printed metal gun

Solid Concepts has made the world’s first 3D printed metal gun using a laser sintering process.

AM market to reach US$3.5 billion by 2017

According to a new market research report, the additive manufacturing (AM) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.5% from 2012 to 2017 to reach US$3,471.9 million by 2017.

Webinar on metal 3D printing

MetalForming magazine, the publication of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), will run a webinar on 12 December covering 3D printing with metals.