Seven Teams Awarded; 44 Organizations Teaming to Advance Additive Manufacturing Technologies Youngstown, Ohio — July 21, 2016. America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), is proud to announce seven awardees of its most recent Project Call for additive manufacturing (AM) Read More
3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
This is a channel about 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) for manufacturing professionals. AM is a fast-moving area of manufacturing technology and there are a wide variety of technologies use to 3D print or build objects, such as stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM), digital light processing (DLP), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and more. At Advanced Manufacturing Media, we partner with RAPID - the leading conference and exposition for 3D printing -- and cover all AM methods, including emerging ones, such as Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM).
Hot fire tests performed on 3D Metal Printed rocket engine injectors NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, responsible for pioneering space exploration as well as rocket advancements for travel to the moon and space shuttle propulsion, is taking additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to the next level. As part of its efforts leading the development of Read More
There are pros and cons to using a scaffold for tissue printing. Ultimately, it's not a matter of choosing one method over the other, but using them to complement each other. A little over a year ago while working on an article about the commercialization of bioprinters and their collateral materials, I had a conversation about using a scaffold vs. scaffold-free tissue Read More
LEXINGTON, Mass.--Desktop Metal today announced strategic investments from GE Ventures and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. To date, the company has raised $52M and other investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, Stratasys and Lux Capital. The investments will fund product development, hiring, and business operations as Desktop Metal Read More
NEW YORK & PITTSBURGH--Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has opened its state-of-the-art, 3D printing metal powder production facility. Located at the Alcoa Technology Center, the world’s largest light metals research center, the Company will produce proprietary titanium, nickel and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts. Alcoa also has invested Read More
When I talked recently with Severine Valdant Zygmont, president of biomedical at Oxford Performance Materials, about the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s new draft guidelines for 3D-printed medical devices, she commented they would be useful for other manufacturers interested in diversifying into her world. Her opinion got me thinking about suppliers in the automotive Read More