AM, AI, automation and more are driving medical manufacturing advances.Well into the 21st century, the medical industry faces a host of intriguing challenges, from aging populations to a growing range of personalized and at-home diagnostic and care devices—all set against a backdrop of increasing digital collection, transfer and storage of sensitive patient data.Medical 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).
Laser welding is a superior technology for repairing defects in tooling, plastic injection molds, stamping dies, blow molds, turbine blades, and nearly any tooling component made of stainless steel, aluminum, copper alloy, cast iron, and all tool steels. Now, pulsed laser welding is being used to repair 3D printed parts as well.The use of 3D printing, or additive Read More
Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has supplied Bastion Cycles with an AM250 system to improve its in-house additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities. The Australian bike manufacturer has used the machine to allow customers to completely customize their bike frames and follow the production process from beginning to end. Bastion Cycles designs, develops, trials Read More
MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel—Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is now using 3D printing from Stratasys to manufacture flight-ready parts for several of its military, civil and business aircraft—while producing specific ground-running equipment at a lower cost than aluminum alternatives.Marshall already has several pieces of 3D-printed ductwork flying on Read More
LEO Lane, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based software company, is positioning itself as a resource for manufacturers to get more consistent results from 3D printing.“In an industrial setting, you must have consistency,” said Lee-Bath Nelson, a LEO Lane vice president and co-founder. “Software is well suited to provide consistency.” With additive manufacturing, “we’ve shifted from Read More
3DMEDNET, publisher of the journal 3D Printing in Medicine, produced a webinar with useful information for anyone in the throes of setting up and running an in-hospital 3D printing service. The presenter was Robert Wesley, a master’s prepared bioengineer and biomedical engineer who runs the 3D printing center at the Washington University Medical Campus in St. Louis, which Read More