from 3D printing is expected to nearly double by 2020. That means
employers and managers are looking for a well-trained and skilled
workforce to integrate this technology into their workplace. With the
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3D Systems announced it has been awarded a contract by
America Makes and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in a project
that aims to address corrosion difficulties common to naval sea system
and other DoD platforms exposed to saltwater environments. According to a
2018 study by Logistics Management Institute, corrosion costs the U.S.
Navy more than $8.5 billion annually, accounting for more than 20
percent of total maintenance costs.
In a collaborative arrangement, 3D Systems will conduct research and
development of the Corrosion Performance Design Guide for Direct Metal
Printing of Nickel Alloys. The company received the award based on its
ability to collect corrosion data and apply its expertise on the effects
of various production practices associated with parts built via direct
Coming to FABTECH? Check out the 3D/Additive Manufacturing pavilion in the South building, and 3D Metal Printing magazine at booth A3944. Held November 11-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, FABTECH is North America’s largest sheet metal forming and fabricating event, and is expected to attract more than 48,000 attendees and 1700-plus exhibitors.
A Composites Weekly podcast explores
this ever-present metal AM challenge with Dr. Anthony Rollett,
co-director of the NextManufacturing Center and professor of Materials
Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
Experience our additive manufacturing systems live at Formnext – including the world premiere of our new TruPrint machine. Take advantage of our decades of experience in Additive Manufacturing by meeting with our product and industry experts to find the right solution for every metal application. Visit TRUMPF at Formnext from November 19 – 22 in Frankfurt, Germany in booth E.61, hall 12.0. For more information, click here!
that additive manufacturing (AM)-related sales by large public
companies expect to surpass $2.7 billion next year and $3 billion in
20201, Envision Capital Group LLC has posted what it believes to be four major industry trends in 2020:
The divergence of metal 3D printing toward either affordable machines or machines for mass production
A rise in development and availability of AM process control software
The first trials of binder jetting as a technology
A widespread acceptance of high-grade plastic and composite printing in manufacturing fields.
metal AM continues to expand as a viable production process, many
companies are assessing the viability of producing parts via the
selective laser melting. In 3D Metal Printing’s free webinar, Selecting Parts for Additive Manufacturing,
the SLM Solutions North America application-engineering team discusses
what types of parts, features and geometries are best suited to be
optimized for AM, and tips on what may make the process unfeasible.
Attendees gain an overview of how to assess their components in order to
implement a metal AM strategy.
Registration is open for the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) 2020 Education & Training Conference, March 22–26 in Chicago, IL. The conference, set for its 32nd year, targets owners and operators of industrial AM technologies used for professional purposes, and attracts users all along the experience spectrum.
AM professionals from around the globe will converge in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 19 for the opening day of formnext 2019, the world’s largest AM event. Show organizers expect to draw nearly 30,000 visitors representing aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and more. In addition, more than 600 exhibitors representing 32 nations will be on hand to show and discuss their wares and services.
...at RPG Industries, a full-service multiprocess machine shop, tool builder and production manufacturer in Western Ohio. "We always strive to stay at the leading edge of technology," says company owner Robert Ginsburg, "and that’s where 3D metal printing fits."