At RAPID + TCT a few weeks ago, Farsoon Americas displayed aluminum heat-exchanger parts for a newly designed autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), with Farsoon having helped engineer the part’s structural integration and contributing to manufacturing using its dual-laser FS301M laser powder-bed fusion machine. Engineers achieved a build time of 96 hr. with build-layer thickness of 0.05 mm. As-printed parts reportedly feature excellent size accuracy and surface quality, and require post-process heat treatment, wire cutting and sandblasting.
from RAPID + TCT, Markforged unveiled Eiger Fleet, a cloud-based
software solution designed to accelerate the adoption of
additive-manufacturing (AM) operations at scale. Eiger Fleet helps to
transform AM from a small-scale operation to a large globally connected,
distributed manufacturing fleet by giving organizations a secure,
cloud-connected and centralized source of control over their Markforged
3D printers, users and part production, according to company officials.
Learn here how Vestas Wind Systems A/S uses Eiger Fleet to manage the production of parts and tools on Markforged 3D printers for the company’s global fleet of wind turbines.
met with Mantle officials at RAPID + TCT, as the company, which earlier
this year debuted its TrueShape hybrid manufacturing process targeting
the tooling market, announced $25 million in Series B funding. Mantle
will use the new financing to increase its hardware, software,
materials-science and manufacturing teams to accelerate the development
and installation of its first commercial systems in early 2022.
Earlier this year the firm debuted its TrueShape hybrid manufacturing process, targeting the tooling market. Mantle’s process enables creation of tight-tolerance features printing high-hardness steels, and reportedly enables users to deploy new tools within only a few weeks, rather than months using more conventional processes.
unexpected side effect of the pandemic: a global shortage of
semiconductors that has disrupted the production of all sorts of
consumer products, from cars to electronics. Here we explore three
semiconductor AM options that have demonstrated advantages.
The Challenges of 3D Printing Superalloys
Aviation, aerospace and heavy industries have begun looking at AM of
superalloys as potential game-changing technology. AM can deliver
complex, previously unmanufacturable, innovative designs that boost
product performance while reducing supply-chain delays and associated
Coming in 3DMP's Fall 2021 Issue
RAPID + TCT Wrapup
Case Studies: Metal 3D Printers in Action
FDA vs. ISO 13485: What Metal-AM Providers Need to Know
Metal AM of Turbochargers
Metal Stamper 3D Prints Die Sections and Transfer Tooling
Digital Data Thread Brings AI to AM
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