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The Chunker “chunk-based slicer” proposed for cobot 3D printing

In a paper recently published in Rapid Prototyping Journal, scientists detail a new slicing approach for multiple 3D printers working on the same object. In place of the typical layer-by-layer approach, this team proposes the “Chunker” that breaks CAD models down into chunks that are designated to different mobile additive manufacturing systems. According to the social... Read More »

PrinTracker: Researchers discover ways to trace 3D printed guns using 3D printer fingerprint

Oct 16, 2018 | By Thomas The wide release of the 3D-printed gun blueprints has become an issue for policymakers. With 3D printers, a person could download a schematic for a firearm online, and create a gun on the spot. No serial number to trace the 3D printed guns, which will become cheap and accessible for... Read More »

Researchers Investigate Parameters of Non-Vacuum Electron Beam Welding for 3D Printing Metal Parts

EBF3 manufacturing system. Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication, also known as EBF3, is a wire feed metal 3D printing technique developed by NASA for aeronautics. It has a higher deposition rate than other rapid manufacturing methods, is well-suited for manufacturing reactive alloys, like aluminum and titanium, and can print complex geometric shapes with no material waste. Wire... Read More »

Georgia Tech and Beida 3D print engineering strength origami

A 3D printing research collaboration between Georgia Institute of Technology and China’s Peking University (Beida) has yielded transformable structures that can support up to 100 times their own weight. A continuation of previous studies demonstrating self-assembling tensegrity structures, the results of this research is a step forward for engineering applications of origami structures. Origami assemblies tuned to be... Read More »

Jurong Bird Park Hornbill with cancer saved by 3D-printed prosthetic casque

via mothership The approach consisted of performing a surgical resection of the casque and replacing it with a 3D prosthetic. It took almost two months of designing and discussion before a model was deemed a perfect fit for the hornbill. To do so, the veterinary team engaged the help of Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology... Read More »

3D Systems releases ProJet MJP 2500 IC 3D printer for investment casting

3D Systems has released the ProJet MJP 2500 IC, a wax 3D printer for investment casting (IC). An ideal choice for customized metal parts, and low volume production, the system takes only a fraction of time and cost to produce 100% wax patterns, compared to traditional methods. Mike Stanicek, Vice President of Product Management at... Read More »

Solukon Launching Metal Print Post-processing Machine With Siemens

Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH is teaming up with Siemens to release the SFM-AT800S post-processing system. The machine will allow users to finish up their metal prints and clean up the powder residues the process incurs. The system also features the latest developments in smart powder removal technologies. Metal print post-processing systems can help mitigate some of the issues of... Read More »

Lufthansa Technik opens Additive Manufacturing Center

Oct 16, 2018 | By Thomas Lufthansa Technik has set up a dedicated Additive Manufacturing (AM) Center with the aim of bundling and expanding the competence and experience the company has gained in past years. “The new AM Center will serve as a collaborative hub where the experience and skills that Lufthansa Technik has gained... Read More »

Revving up for AM

Post-build CNC machining and simulation using NX D3D: In terms of capturing loading and constraint conditions, how was this accomplished? FG: It all starts with a simulation in a virtual wind tunnel, a so-called CFD simulation. For that purpose, we used a digital twin of the complete Chiron with all its outer and inner surfaces... Read More »

Xjet Opens Additive Manufacturing Center Gives Details on Nanoparticle Jetting 3D Printing We Interview CEO Hanan Gothait

316L Stainless Steel part A number of journalists and partners have been taken on a whirlwind tour of Israel by Xjet. The ceramics and metal printing company wanted to show us their homeland as well as their new Carmel 1400 AM System and the opening of their Additive Manufacturing Center was the occasion. We stay... Read More »

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