"3D printing technology" tag

The first 3D-printed Airbus

Airbus and Autodesk‘s design studio, The Living, have designed and developed the largest 3D-printed metal part for a commercial airplane in history, what they call a “bionic” partition that is 3D-printed from a…

3D printing industry’s need of metal

Colossus of the aluminum and metals industry Alcoa is going to build a new additive manufacturing center with a $60 million price tag in Pittsburgh. Its purpose: To serve as the main production site…

Singapore to develop 3D printing

The Singapore government have formed a National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) to support the country’s 3D printing infrastructure. The new cluster was launched by Mr S Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister’s…

A 3D-printed rocket engine turbopump tested by NASA

NASA has tested a 3D-printed rocket engine turbopump which is described as “one of the most complex, 3D-printed rocket engine parts ever made.” The pump was designed by the engineers of Marshall Space…

Investing on 3D printing to grow

The foundry Keech Australia invested on 3D printing and is now reaping the rewards. Keech Australia chief executive Herbert Hermens says the company’s revenue, now about $50 million, has grown about 10 per…

3D printing: status and marketing forecasts

Since 3D Printing was first commercialised (in the 80’s) it has grown reasonably slowly, being adopted mostly for small scale prototyping. In 2009, Stratasys’ key patent expired, the market place became flooded with…

A Robot drawing infrastructures without humans

Dutch designer Joris Laarman has created a new research and development company called MX3D, which specializes in building six-axis robots that can 3-D print metal and resin in mid-air. In 2017 he will…

3D printing metal using tiny drops of copper

Researchers from the University of Twente in (Netherlands) have come up with a method to 3D print in metal using tiny drops of copper and gold with the help of a laser. The…

A simulation to optimize metal additive manufacturing

Challenges of Simulating Additive Manufacturing Equipment The ability to produce increasingly complex customized products led the growth of additive manufacturing (3D printing) in industry. With a single piece of equipment, powder and a CAD file,…

Lasers, the new way in lightweight construction

As many joining and cutting processes are possible only with lasers, these kind of technologies have a particularly important part to play here, as several exhibits from the Aachen-based Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology…

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