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.
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.
Reinventing metal 3D printing with new direct writing process
Metal 3D printing has enormous potential to revolutionize modern manufacturing. However, the most popular metal printing processes, which use lasers to fuse together fine metal powder, have their limitations.
The latest from the world of 3D Printing
Rachel Gordon spent two days at TCT Show, a large 3D printing trade show in Birmingham, UK, to catch up on the industry developments and see the latest machines in action.