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Chicken and Egg for Powdered Metal

Posted on December 14th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image by Pezibear [CC0 1.0 Universal], via Pixabay

Forecast to grow more than 17X over the next ten years, is it the demand for nickel-based powders or their availability at volume that’s fueling penetration for additive manufacturing? Continue reading “Chicken and Egg for Powdered Metal” »

When “Good Enough” is No Longer Enough

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image by Gabriel Peyré via Gitbooks

Engineering is about approximation – knowing what phenomena you can and cannot ignore to sufficiently model your problem. For additive manufacturing, it appears the approximation of triangles have lost their usefulness. Continue reading “When “Good Enough” is No Longer Enough” »

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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By Chris New via GE Reports

… buy, buy again. With its acquisition bid for SLM Solutions falling through, GE sets its sights on Concept Laser Gmbh. Continue reading “If at First You Don’t Succeed…” »