Aconity3D, based in Germany with U.S. operations (AconityUS) headquartered in El Paso, TX, specializes in the buildup of customer-specific laser powder-bed additive manufacturing (AM) systems, based off of core Aconity3D machines. The firm’s flexible application-specific systems feature a modular architecture that allows implementation of a variety of sensors aimed at improving the information rate drawn directly from the AM process. The result: efficient, automated industrial production.
Aconity3D machines feature AconityStudio remote machine control;
full-overlap, multi-laser configuration; master/slave operation for
selective laser preheating; multi-material options; and inline process
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3D Systems has added to its Direct Metal Printing (DMP) portfolio the DMP Flex 350 Dual and DMP Factory 350 Dual—two-laser machines designed to halve build time and lower part-production costs. The machines reportedly maintain the benefits of DMP single-laser configurations, including flexible application use and quick-swap build modules (DMP Flex 350 Dual); integrated powder recycling (DMP Factory 350 Dual); and a central server to manage print jobs, materials, settings and maintenance to enable 24/7 productivity.
Showcased at Formnext was a primary structure bracket printed from AlSi10Mg powder on the DMP Factory 350 Dual. Print time using 30-μm layers was reduced by 37 percent as compared to a single laser, and by 30 percent on 90-μm layers.
3D printing builds to near net or finished dimensions, vacuum heat
treating is an absolute necessity. Vacuum levels that approach 1 X 10-6
Torr produce clean and oxide free surface conditions that are
metallurgically stable. Critical temperature control is also a must to
avoid cracking and producing a strong and ductile part.
At Formnext, GE Additive debuted its Amp cloud-based, process-management software platform for users of the company’s AM machines, while also announcing limited release of the first two modules; Print Model and Simulation & Compensation, for Concept Laser M2 machine users, with wider release planned for the second quarter of 2022. Amp integrates tools needed to manage, process and manufacture metal-AM parts on one platform. The idea is to break down silos between CAD, build prep, simulation, compensation and inspection data. With centralized data, users can access tools that simulate how the manufacturing process unfolds in real time and see the estimates for cost and time for a part throughout the process.
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Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 2022.
That’s the consensus from attendees and exhibitors, as the first live RAPID + TCT showcased plenty of new technology and services.
Stamper Finds Multiple Uses for Metal 3D Printing
Egar Tool and Die must be able to quickly produce dies to meet customer
requirements, and quickly retool for different jobs. To help meet those
challenges, the company invested recently in metal 3D printing