6 Jul 2020
SLM Solutions uses powder bed fusion techniques to provide metal 3D printing solutions to its customers. Its selective laser melting machines feature multi-laser options, bi-directional re-coating and closed-loop powder handling to achieve increased build speeds for complex and dense metal parts.
24 Jun 2020
DMG Mori (Additive Manufacturing division)
DMG Mori produces machines for the additive manufacturing of metal parts using Directed Energy Deposition. This profile focuses on its additive manufacturing activities.
13 May 2020
New Technology Revolutionises 3d Metal Printing
Selective LED-based melting is the name of the new technology that a team has developed for 3D metal printing and has now applied for a patent. The technology is similar to selective laser melting and electron beam melting, in which metal powder is melted by means of a laser or electron beam and built up into a component layer by layer.
15 Apr 2020
Metal Additive Manufacturing Keeps Getting Bigger
The adoption of metal additive manufacturing is progressing in numerous sectors, with notable use-cases and success stories appearing. The next-generation Sapphire® machine from VELO3D will print up to 1 meter in height, making it the world's tallest laser-powder additive manufacturing system
24 Jul 2019
BASF Ultrafuse 316L - Metal filament for industrial 3D printing
With Ultrafuse 316L, BASF 3D Printing Solutions launches an innovative metal-polymer composite for Fused Filament Fabrication into the market. It enables the safe, simple, and cost-efficient production of fully metal parts for prototypes, metal tooling, and functional metal parts in the simplest 3D printing process.
5 Jul 2019
Steel powder developed for additive manufacturing
A steel powder has been developed for additive manufacturing which decisively simplifies the production of complex components. In a spin-off funding programme, work is now being done on market maturity.
13 Feb 2019
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.
1 Feb 2019
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Elkem Silicones Business Development Manager Karsten Schlichter about the 3D printing of silicone for healthcare on 25 January 2019.
17 Jan 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.
18 Dec 2018
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.
29 Nov 2018
Update from IDTechEx Show! USA 2018
17 Oct 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.