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Siemens Proves Proficiency of Printing Powder

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Siemens 3D printed turbine blade

Image by Siemens via Siemens.com

Think it’s not possible for the operating temperature of a gas turbine to exceed the rupture temperature of the metal it’s made of? Well, Siemens has proven the physics of cooling is not only faster to produce with additive manufacturing, but every bit as reliable. Continue reading “Siemens Proves Proficiency of Printing Powder” »

Study Shows Tamping Better for BAAM

Posted on February 1st, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

When it’s time to go big or go home in additive manufacturing, how have researchers successfully addressed long deposition times for thermoplastics leading to reduced material strength between layers? Continue reading “Study Shows Tamping Better for BAAM” »

2016 Top Innovators – Whose List is Right?

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

top innovation companies

Image by bella67 [CC0 Public Domain], via Pixabay

With innovation being an important – and topical – driver of a company’s cachet, the new year always provides ample opportunity to reflect on the previous year’s top performers. Who do you believe though when the experts don’t agree? Continue reading “2016 Top Innovators – Whose List is Right?” »

Additive Manufacturing’s ‘Less Filling’ Tastes Great for Renault

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Renault Trucks

Image is a derivative of “3D printing for the design of engines of the future” by Renault Trucks, used under Standard YouTube Service. Image is licensed under CC BY by Kenneth Klapproth.

Curious to learn how engineers at Renault Trucks were able to shave 120kg of weight off their 4 cylinder Euro 6 engine? Continue reading “Additive Manufacturing’s ‘Less Filling’ Tastes Great for Renault” »

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