Tag: 3D Printing Technology

ASTM, Innovate UK, BSI & MTC to develop international additive manufacturing standards

Jan 9, 2019 | By Thomas Global standards organization ASTM International is partnering with Innovate UK, BSI (British Standards Institution) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to create technical standards needed by the additive manufacturing industry.   ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence – in which the UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (the MTC) is... Read More »

Using sugar as a bed adhesive for 3D printing

Jan 8, 2019 | By Cameron Kapton, stick glue, painter’s tape, and Aqua Net hairspray. What do all these things have in common? They’re all used as bed adhesives on FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printers. Getting that first layer to adhere to the print bed is critically important; most 3D printer operators will relate... Read More »

University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide awarded $57K to research 3D printing with tungsten

Jan 8, 2019 | By Cameron The Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded a $57,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide Corporation to investigate effective methods of 3D printing with tungsten carbide powders. Laser sintering technologies that work well on steel and titanium alloys cause tungsten to crack; tungsten is... Read More »