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GE Goes Big for Additive Manufacturing – One Cubic Meter to Be Exact

Posted on June 28th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

GE Additive sintered part

Image by Airbus via GE Reports

In another first from the Paris Air Show, GE is upping the ante when it comes to direct laser sintering additive manufacturing by previewing a technology demonstrator machine dubbed “ATLAS”. In development for the last two years and setting a new record for volumetric capacity, the new machine extends potential application of additive manufacturing to companies in the aerospace, automotive, power, and oil and gas industries. Continue reading “GE Goes Big for Additive Manufacturing – One Cubic Meter to Be Exact” »

Rapid and Additive, But Forging?

Posted on June 21st, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Forging

Image by Ann Mills via Ann Mills Photography

Forging is not typically a term associated with 3D printing processes so was surprising to see when French 3D printing company Prodways recently announced its new technology. While the process does involve metal deposition, can it legitimately be classified as ‘forging’ if a hammer or press is never involved? Continue reading “Rapid and Additive, But Forging?” »

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” »

NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

NASA Space Fabric

Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech [PD NASA] via NASA.gov

Every seasoned business traveler knows the importance of breathable fabrics for comfort during the journey and if it doesn’t fit in the carry-on rollaway, you pick it up at your destination. However, when planning for exotic destinations like Mars, NASA can now use additive manufacturing to print custom fabrics along the journey and for more than just spacesuits. Continue reading “NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond” »

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