Largest 3D printed rocket engine
Orbex has publicly unveiled its Prime rocket for the first time. Designed to deliver small satellites into Earth's orbit, the rocket is made from a specially-formulated lightweight carbon fibre and aluminium composite and includes the world's largest 3-D printed rocket engine.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Elkem Silicones Business Development Manager Karsten Schlichter about the 3D printing of silicone for healthcare on 25 January 2019.
Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal
Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal to Bring Metal Additive Manufacturing Repair Solutions to U.S. Government Agencies: Optomec announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal. The agreement will enable Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping systems to US government facilities.
Optomec acquires Huffman, leader in metal additive manufacturing
Optomec announced that it has acquired Huffman. Huffman's equipment and software are in production at virtually all major manufacturers of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, who use its metal deposition capabilities to restore worn or damaged components at substantially lower cost than newly-made spare parts.
Update from IDTechEx Show! USA 2018
Aluminum on the way to titanium strength
Scientists have proposed a technology that can double the strength of composites obtained by 3D printing from aluminum powder, and advance the characteristics of these products to the quality of titanium alloys: titanium's strength is about six times higher than that of aluminum, but the density of titanium is 1.7 times higher.
TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
TRUMPF are a manufacturer of machine tools and industrial laser systems; some of their products are fiber lasers. IDTechEx had discussions with TRUMPF at SPIE Photonics West 2018 (USA) and LASYS 2018 (Germany).
Siemens invests in new 3D-printing facility in UK
Siemens is to make a €30 million investment in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for Materials Solutions Ltd., its Additive Manufacturing, or 3D-printing specialist.
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core discussed Materialise's Software business unit with Thomas Moens and Stijn De Rijck.