ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Compression Molding

Hybrid, large-format additive tooling: Lighter, faster, less costly molds for big parts

Additively manufactured cores, CFRP face skins produce large tools for prototype, low-volume aerostructure parts.

Peggy Malnati
Contributing Writer

Additive Manufacturing

Airtech expands large-scale additive manufacturing operations

This is Airtech’s second large-scale 3D printing machine installation, which designs, tools and builds with reduce touch labor, leadtime and improved quality.

Carbon Fibers

ElectraFly, AnalySwift win U.S. Air Force STTR grants

Winning concept proposals include CBAM fabrication of aircraft parts, use of an infusion process for larger parts and development of an integrated computational blade engineering (ICBE) framework. 

Additive Manufacturing

Continuous Composites opens demonstration facility for 3D printing composites

The new building demonstrates the company's patented Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D), and reflects the relationships it has built over the years with industry members.
#continuousfiberAM

Additive Manufacturing

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

composites 3D printing, robotics

Moving continuous-fiber 3D printing into production

With patents proliferating and production applications emerging, 3D printing with continuous fiber reinforcement is poised for significant market growth.
#peek #formula1 #airbus

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Videos / Podcasts

Additive Manufacturing

Continuous Composites opens demonstration facility for 3D printing composites

The new building demonstrates the company's patented Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D), and reflects the relationships it has built over the years with industry members.
#continuousfiberAM

Additive Manufacturing

Episode 33: Ethan Escowitz, Arris Composites

CW Talks checks in with Ethan Escowitz, co-founder and CEO of Arris Composites, to learn about the Additive Molding technology his company has developed.
#northropgrumman #automation #outofautoclave

Additive Manufacturing

Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike

Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.
#sustainability

Machining/Drilling

Using sensor data to improve composite parts and processes

nebumind software builds digital twins from manufacturing data to trace defects, compare manufactured parts, qualify processes, develop tolerance windows for process monitoring and more.
#composites4_0

Thermoplastics

Combining AFP with 3D printing for flexible parts production

Electroimpact creates a multifunctional manufacturing cell for complex, aero-quality continuous fiber composite parts.
#feature

Additive Manufacturing

Nedcam adds CEAD AM Flexbot for 3D printing using DSM materials

The two companies will explore new applications in tooling, large-sized and circular end-use parts.

Design/Simulation

Thermwood demonstrates vertical layer print additive technology

The new approach for large scale 3D printing was validated via Thermwood’s LSAM system and printed parts up to 5 by 10 by 10 feet.

Additive Manufacturing

Airtech expands large-scale additive manufacturing operations

This is Airtech’s second large-scale 3D printing machine installation, which designs, tools and builds with reduce touch labor, leadtime and improved quality.

Defense

ElectraFly, AnalySwift win U.S. Air Force STTR grants

Winning concept proposals include CBAM fabrication of aircraft parts, use of an infusion process for larger parts and development of an integrated computational blade engineering (ICBE) framework. 

Additive Manufacturing

Continuous Composites opens demonstration facility for 3D printing composites

The new building demonstrates the company's patented Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D), and reflects the relationships it has built over the years with industry members.
#continuousfiberAM

Infusion

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood demonstrates novel 3D printing approach for large vessel molds

Thermwood 3D-printed and trimmed five-foot-tall sections that were then bound together and bolted to form a complete female mold. The entire mold section, made of four printed pieces, weighs 4,012 pounds and required 65.5 hours to print.
#layup

Additive Manufacturing

Henkel, Carbon partnership offers additive manufacturing solutions

The combination of Loctite materials and 3D-printing expertise opens doors for the adoption of high-performance additive manufacturing at scale for industrial customers.  

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Additive Manufacturing

Teton launches Smart Slice simulation 3D printing tool

The software automatically optimizes slicing parameters for 3D printers, reduces print iterations and provides near instant feedback on the viability of a user’s project.
#automation #composites4_0

Defense

Hexcel launches electrically conductive PEKK-based carbon fiber material

HexPEKK EM is a high-performance material for additive manufacturing that meets electromagnetic shielding, radiation absorption requirements. 
#pekk

Design/Simulation

Rize debuts RIZE 2XC, adaptive workplace 3D printer

In addition to meeting supply chain flexibility, the desktop composite 3D printer offers a safe and sustainable materials portfolio.
#sustainability

Additive Manufacturing

TCPoly thermal conductive filaments for 3D printing

The Ice9 product offerings are composed of carbon-based fillers and ceramic filler parts.

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood's LSAM 1010 offers lower-cost, walled large-scale additive option

The LSAM 1010 uses the walls from the company’s larger LSAM systems with the gantry, control and sub-systems from the similarly-sized LSAM MT.
#cuttingtools

Materials

Cincinnati Inc. to offer BASF 3D printing materials for SAAM HT

BASF’s ABS plastic, carbon PET and recycled PET are now offered for use with Cincinnati Inc.’s Small Area Additive Manufacturing Machine.
#peek #precursor