ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing: New Polypropylene Powder for Selective Laser Sintering

Developed in conjunction with Braskem.

Heather Caliendo
Senior Editor, Plastics Technology

Additive Manufacturing

Arevo introduces high-speed AM system, closes Series B financial round

The financing round and high-speed AM system for large continuous carbon fiber composite structures follow Arevo’s 3D-printed bicycle campaign.

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.

Additive Manufacturing

DSM and Nedcam to Develop New Applications for Large-Size 3D Printing

Collaborating with DSM on material and 3D printing technology, Nedcam will offer commercial 3D printing production services to manufacturers looking for large-size applications, using DSM’s optimized pellet materials.

Additive Manufacturing

Orbital Composites, ORNL collaborate to advance robotic polymer and composite AM

The research will focus on the development of a commercially-ready system capable of robotic overprinting on pre-manufactured non-planar surfaces, with multi-material polymers and continuous fiber. 
#automation #composites4_0

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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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.

Carbon Fibers

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.

Prepregs

C-FREX exoskeleton depends on CFRP for unpowered movement

C-FREX uses a novel design and CFRP to overcome the heaviness and weakness of metallic exoskeletons.
#insidemanufacturing #layup #autoclave

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Creates a Window of Automation Opportunity

For this Omaha shop, periodic part inspection required an automated turning cell to pause production. Printing a plastic parts collection chute for delivery outside the cell solved this problem, and it turns out the shop has found 3D printing to be valuable in many other ways.

Thermoplastics

Electroimpact’s 6-axis continuous fiber 3D printer, one part of future multi-functional manufacturing cell

The Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing (SCRAM) system 3D prints with continuous fiber tape or filament and seamlessly swaps end effectors for large-scale pellet deposition and CNC machining.
#trends #outofautoclave #paek

Additive Manufacturing

Essentium Supplying Texas with 3D Printed Face Mask Kits

To date, Essentium has produced more than 60,000 3D printed face mask kits for the State of Texas.

Additive Manufacturing

Drone Manufacturer Applies 3D Printing for More Efficient Engines

Cobra Aero's metal 3D printer has been running "practically non-stop" since it was purchased last year. Two major wins for this process.

Carbon Fibers

Arevo introduces high-speed AM system, closes Series B financial round

The financing round and high-speed AM system for large continuous carbon fiber composite structures follow Arevo’s 3D-printed bicycle campaign.

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.

Additive Manufacturing

Orbital Composites, ORNL collaborate to advance robotic polymer and composite AM

The research will focus on the development of a commercially-ready system capable of robotic overprinting on pre-manufactured non-planar surfaces, with multi-material polymers and continuous fiber. 
#automation #composites4_0

Additive Manufacturing

CRP Technology produces composite sensor housing box

Commissioned by IMAL s.r.l., CRP applied its carbon fiber-reinforced Windform XT 2.0 material, which retains an 8% increase in tensile strength and 22% increase in tensile modulus. 

Carbon Fibers

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.

Aerospace

Aramis optical strain gage targets material and structural testing

Trilion Quality Systems’ non-contact and material-independent measuring system is cheaper, more accurate, less labor/time-intensive and is said to provide 100 times more data.

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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

Thermoplastics

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

Additive Manufacturing

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

Carbon Fibers

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.
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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