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GE Patents Have a Novel Ear for Validating 3D Printing Quality

Posted on June 7th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Airbus conventional versus additive part

Image by Airbus via GEreports.com

3D printing may have revolutionized part design and manufacture, but uses a deposition process sensitive to consistent material delivery. By ‘listening’ to parts during the additive manufacturing cycle, engineers at GE have devised a new method of assuring parts are free from defects and voids which could cause premature failure. Continue reading “GE Patents Have a Novel Ear for Validating 3D Printing Quality” »

Sintering Innovations To Be Seen

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

3D Printing Glass

Image by KIT via KIT.edu

Whether in technique or application, innovations in additive manufacturing continue at a record pace. Recent material developments could now have you seeing better. Continue reading “Sintering Innovations To Be Seen” »

Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

adidas Futurecraft 4D

Image by adidas via adidas.com

Spring is in the air, but this year more than flowers and trees will be using light and oxygen to grow. Adidas has partnered with Carbon 3D to harness them in manufacturing individualized performance footwear. Continue reading “Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen” »

What’s Next, a 3D Printed House? Umm, Yes.

Posted on April 5th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

3D printed concrete house

By picman2 [CC0 Public Domain], via pixabay

Mature and inexpensive as a building material, concrete has long been a staple in both commercial and residential construction. If you thought precast components set the bar for speed and efficiency, you haven’t considered 3D printing. Continue reading “What’s Next, a 3D Printed House? Umm, Yes.” »

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