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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.

ATL/AFP

Borflex releases compacting AFP roller range

Applicable to thermoset or thermoplastic prepregs, the Fiberroll compacting roller range ensure optimal surface appearance, rugosity and geometry while avoiding material adherence.

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.

Infusion

New book covers practical issues associated with resin infusion processes

Author details the mechanics of materials for the construction of laminates manufactured with the aid of pressure, computer simulations and infusion strategies and more.

Carbon Fibers

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

Carbon Fibers

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.

Prepregs

HexPly XF surface materials satisfy high-quality wind blade surface finish

Suitable for prepreg and infusion processes, Hexcel’s HexPly XF reduce shell manufacturing time by up to 2 hours and removes all surface defects prior to painting.
#outofautoclave #windblades

Additive Manufacturing

Enhanced Digimat software offers improved composite 3D printing simulation capabilities

Manufacturers are able to analyze the production cost of polymer-based AM parts against conventional processes and validate composite microstructures via CT scanning.
#composites4_0