The Center for Additive Manufacturing at Auburn University, Alabama, is now home to a $1.5-million X-ray CT system for the nondestructive testing of 3D printed parts, essential to the university’s programs to produce “mission critical” parts for aerospace and aviation industries. The new system, acquired through a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, includes a customized digital radiology vault from Pinnacle X-Ray Solutions that accommodates additive manufacturing (AM) machines designed and built by Auburn researchers to fit within the X-ray vault.
Considering metal 3D printing for your next project? Our comprehensive guide
covers everything you need to know to build quality, production-grade
parts, including how to select the right material, design for the
technology, and enhance parts with post-processes like machining and
an AM technology provider with U.S. operations in West Dundee, IL,
recently teamed with Hillsdale, MI-based Cobra Aero, an engine
manufacturing company, to optimize Cobra’s design processes for aircraft and motorcycle engines.
The Ford Motor Co., which opened its $45-million Advanced Manufacturing Center late
last year in Redford, MI, continues to accelerate its AM efforts. This
includes printing of brake parts, which could be a money-saver for the
with leading additive manufacturers at WESTEC 2019, Sept. 24-26 at the
Long Beach Convention Center. New this year is an Additive Manufacturing
Exhibit Pavilion, a dedicated space for evaluating additive
manufacturing and 3D printing as well as a full-day Additive
Manufacturing Seminar (registration required)!
AlphaStar Corp. has released Version 9 of its Genoa 3DP AM simulation suite.
The suite uses multi-scale progressive failure analysis to simulate the
AM process from material characterization to process simulation and
in-service qualification of a printed part.
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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!
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
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 Next 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.