With today’s focus on lightweighting, hollow parts made from composite materials, such as ducting, fuel tanks, mandrels, and rocket shrouds, are in higher demand than ever before. The composite ducting market in the aerospace and defense sector alone is expected to reach $864.7 million by 2024, according to a recent report from Stratview Research.Manufacturing composite 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).
Avi Reichental is CEO of Techniplas, a supplier to companies such as BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Fiat. The company has developed a solution using 3D printing and AI to make parts up to 47 percent lighter. Using AI technology, Techniplas is able to automatically calculate how to minimize the amount of material used to create parts that are just as strong as traditionally produced Read More
Rock Hill, S.C, and Cologne, Germany, Aug. 29, 2019 – 3D Systems and Toyota Motorsport GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp., announced that they have entered a partnership to change automotive engineering. TMG provides services to external clients as well as members of the Toyota family from its testing and development facility located in Cologne, Germany. 3D Read More
Fort Collins, Colorado, and Youngstown, Ohio, August 28, 2019—Wohlers Associates and America Makes are partnering to offer a one-day design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) course for managers and executives. Following the success of previous DfAM courses conducted for engineers and designers on four continents, this course is the company’s first foray into educating Read More
BROOKLYN, NY—August 1, 2019— MakerBot, a global 3D printing company, has launched METHOD X, a manufacturing workstation engineered to challenge traditional manufacturing with real ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material, a 100°C chamber, and Stratasys SR-30 soluble supports to deliver exceptional dimensional accuracy and precision for complex, durable parts, according to Read More
Customized System Enables Layer-by-Layer Quality Assessment in Real TimeAUBURN, AL – Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has begun in-process inspection of additive manufactured parts utilizing a customized digital radiology vault and specialized additive manufacturing systems designed by Auburn University researchers. The new system was acquired Read More