Army Arsenals Include Additive Capabilities

August 7, 2019

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Army Arsenals Include Additive Capabilities
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Army's Additive and Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Rock Island, IL. The Army is bringing next-generation manufacturing capabilities to its arsenals, depots and plants to improve equipment readiness and warfighting capabilities.





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Neil Mantle, Head of Additive Layer Manufacturing at Rolls-Royce said: ”We are delighted to be working with SLM Solutions and using their quad-laser machines. Rolls-Royce continues to develop our additive layer manufacturing capability to ensure we are at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.  We knew that transferring our expertise and knowledge gained from single laser machines to multi-laser platforms would require a close working relationship and SLM Solutions have provided this.”




 
Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing Teams With Elementum 3D
Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM), Statesville, NC, has announced a partnership with Erie, CO-based Elementum 3D, provider of additive manufacturing (AM) materials. The agreement combines KAM’s AM technology with Elementum 3D’s advanced materials such as aluminum 6061 powder, a previously unprintable aerospace and automotive aluminum alloy.



Army Selects 3D Systems to Develop World's Largest Metal 3D Printer
3D Systems, Rock Hill, SC, has been awarded a $15-million contract by the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to create the world's largest and fastest metal 3D printer.


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Penn State Offers Course on Legal Issues in AM
When you have the freedom to create anything, how do you protect your design while ensuring that you are not trespassing on any existing intellectual property? When it comes to AM, such concerns are intensifying, according to officials at Penn State College of Engineering, where a new graduate course addresses these issues.

ArcelorMittal Partners With IAM 3D Hub
ArcelorMittal, a Luxembourg-based steel producer and mining company, announced that it has become a new partner of Barcelona, Spain-based  IAM 3D Hub. The membership allows ArcelorMittal to leverage the IAM 3D Hub end-to-end solutions platform as it develops new metal materials for 3D printing.


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The Future of Automotive With Lighter Vehicles
The Destiny of Manufacturing podcast presents press expert Jeff Fredline, from Meco Corp., who shares his insights on the future of automotive with lighter vehicles having autonomous controls, and their impact on manufacturing processes. Also discussed during the podcast: the importance of training and workforce development.



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Industry News
Today’s News
GE Additive Ships First Concept Laser M Line Factory to U.S.
Additive Manufacturing Plays Increasing Role in Hot Stamping
Heat Treating Specialist Adds Hot Isostatic Press for AM Applications
Global AM Could Exceed $23 Billion by 2026


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Head to Greenville, SC for the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) PEAK South Conference taking place Monday, October 28. This conference for women working in manufacturing (and the men who support them!) will offer learning and networking opportunities, including a keynote presentation, plant tours, breakout sessions led by experts, and more!





Spring 2019
In This Issue
Prototype Propels Rocket Design and Build
AM delivers a large Inconel 718 prototype part that cuts weight by 60 percent and reduces lead time by half--crucial in development of the Vulcan Centaur rocket.

Key Considerations for Metal AM Process Parameters
To proceed from a design concept to final part, one must account for optimization of various processes and process parameters along the way. Even when one manages to select an AM technology and material for an application, each system offers a wide variety of processing parameters. Thus, adoption of metal AM requires an understanding of the complete AM process cycle.





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The 3rd annual WiM Automotive South Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in Greenville, SC. This day-long conference will include keynote presentations by industry leaders like Carrie Uhl, VP of Purchasing and Supply Chain with Magna International, an engaging panel discussion, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more!




Coming in the Summer 2019 Issue
Binder Jetting in Barcelona
That’s just what HP is doing as it opens an AM R&D Center in Barcelona, Spain, to extend development of its Metal Jet and nonmetal 3D printing technology.

Wire DED for Printing Large Metal Parts
…takes a major leap forward at the new Lincoln Electric metal AM facility in Cleveland, OH. The goal: metal deposition rates exceeding 100 lb./hr., based on technology developments in materials, data analytics and automation.


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