ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Additive Manufacturing

Fortify expands fiber-reinforced photopolymer 3D printing line for end-use part applications 

Company adds new FRP printers and open access software to enable new advanced materials, including Flux Core and Flux 3D.

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Thermoplastics

Purdue University to establish Thermwood LSAM research laboratory

Industry-funded research to pursue large-scale composite thermoplastic additive manufacturing, with the goal of providing services to enhance, encourage and expand the adoption of large-scale AM for diverse industrial applications.

Carbon Fibers

Continuous Composites demonstrates CF3D technology for Lockheed Martin, AFRL WiSDM project

Continuous Composites carbon fiber wing spar structural performance achieves 160% design limit load with no damage detected, offers potential for aerospace-grade composite printing.
#lockheedmartin #continuousfiberAM

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood completes first LSAM 1010 system

Large-scale additive manufacturing system simultaneously prints and trims via a single, large gantry and offers speeds up to almost three feet per second. 

Additive Manufacturing

Impossible Objects, Ricoh 3D partner to produce high-strength 3D-printed composite parts

New material options for industrial customers across Europe to remove barriers to printing parts for drones, aircraft, automobiles, athletic gear and more.
#peek

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 #feature

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Videos / Podcasts

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood presents low-cost LSAM Additive Systems

LSAM Additive Printer is built around a 30-mm print head while retaining all features and print quality known to the company’s large flagship LSAM systems.

Aerospace

Contactless measurement of temperature, pressure in composites

Magnetic microwires enable contactless measurement of temperature and pressure during cure and in service.
#trends #composites4_0

Additive Manufacturing

Invar, wire additive manufacturing expand aerocomposite tooling options

Invar facesheets and backing structures are candidates for large-format 3D printing to more quickly and efficiently produce aerostructures tooling.
#workinprogress #boeing

Additive Manufacturing

3D-printed prefab homes aim to disrupt construction market

California startup Mighty Buildings’ award-winning prefabricated building production process relies on large-format 3D printing, UV-curable resins, digital design and automation.
#trends #sustainability

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

Carbon Fibers

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.
#infrastructure #northropgrumman #automation

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

Additive Manufacturing

Purdue University to establish Thermwood LSAM research laboratory

Industry-funded research to pursue large-scale composite thermoplastic additive manufacturing, with the goal of providing services to enhance, encourage and expand the adoption of large-scale AM for diverse industrial applications.

Testing

Continuous Composites demonstrates CF3D technology for Lockheed Martin, AFRL WiSDM project

Continuous Composites carbon fiber wing spar structural performance achieves 160% design limit load with no damage detected, offers potential for aerospace-grade composite printing.
#lockheedmartin #continuousfiberAM

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood completes first LSAM 1010 system

Large-scale additive manufacturing system simultaneously prints and trims via a single, large gantry and offers speeds up to almost three feet per second. 

Additive Manufacturing

Impossible Objects, Ricoh 3D partner to produce high-strength 3D-printed composite parts

New material options for industrial customers across Europe to remove barriers to printing parts for drones, aircraft, automobiles, athletic gear and more.
#peek

Construction

LafargeHolcim France acquires stake in 3D-printed concrete specialist XtreeE

XtreeE’s current portfolio includes high-performance, 3D-printed concrete applications. Next steps include R&D work in continuous fiber-reinforced concrete.
#infrastructure

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Media announces The Cool Parts Showcase

Contest seeks entries in three categories to highlight the best in 3D printing.

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Additive Manufacturing

Fortify expands fiber-reinforced photopolymer 3D printing line for end-use part applications 

Company adds new FRP printers and open access software to enable new advanced materials, including Flux Core and Flux 3D.

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood presents low-cost LSAM Additive Systems

LSAM Additive Printer is built around a 30-mm print head while retaining all features and print quality known to the company’s large flagship LSAM systems.

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood advances LSAM capabilities with automatic print temperature monitoring 

Thermal Sensor Layer Automation system uses a non-contact temperature sensor for continuous temperature data, ensuring precise fusion between large-scale thermoplastic printed layers.

Additive Manufacturing

Teton SmartSlice 2.0 offers improved functionalities

Simulation tool for 3D printing provides more ergonomic user features, including view displacement options, tooltips and 10 new material options.

Additive Manufacturing

Anisoprint launches Aura 2.1 slicing software for continuous fiber 3D printing

New features include “masks” giving users greater control over fiber reinforcement in an easy-to-visualize manner.
#continuousfiberAM

Aerospace

Stratasys carbon fiber material for 3D printer line is more functional, lightweight and versatile

ABS-based carbon fiber material for the Stratasys F123 Series 3D printer line is 15% stronger and 50% stiffer compared to standard ABS.