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April 4, 2019

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3D Solution for Complex Geometries
Check out this demonstration of the Velo3D Sapphire system used for aerospace parts and medical implants.

GE Aviation to Propel 3D Printing in Auburn
GE Aviation in Auburn, AL, the aerospace industry’s first site to mass produce a jet engine component using 3D printing technologies, announced a $50-million expansion expected to create 60 jobs.

High-Performance Vacuum Debind and Sintering Furnaces
Centorr Vacuum Industries is a manufacturer of high performance vacuum debind and sintering furnaces for the 3D Additive Manufacturing furnace market, as well as units for Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding. Available with either metal or graphite hot zones, these units can process all of the most common metals including Fe-Ni, 316-L, 17-4PH, and Inconel powders and feedstocks as well as a variety of other materials including titanium, tungsten carbide, tool steels, and superalloys. The new Sintervac AM™ operates at pressures of 0-15 torr as well as positive pressures of argon, nitrogen, or forming gas for increased flexibility of processing binder-jetted parts, while the Workhorse AM™ is used for the heat treat, annealing, and tempering of laser-sintered parts. For more information, contact the sales department at 603-595-7233, sales@centorr.com or www.centorr.com.

XJet Part Holds Promise for Future Electronic Applications
At AMUG 2019, XJet Chief Business Officer Dror Danai teased the future of the company's Nanoparticle Jetting technology, showing a printed ceramic-metal part. This capability offers the potential, perhaps a few years down the road, for electronic applications.

Scholarship Winners Recognized at AMUG 2019
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group  (AMUG), at the opening of AMUG 2019 in Chicago, IL, recognized the recipients of this year’s AMUG scholarships: Wenchao Zhou, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Arkansas (U of A), winner of the Randy Stevens Scholarship; and Victoria Sears, pursuing a master’s degree in Bioengineering at the University of Michigan (UM), winner of the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship.

Vacuum Heat Treating Services for 3D Metal Printing Technologies
Solar Atmospheres provides commercial vacuum heat treating services for 3D metal printing technologies. Our vacuum furnaces can produce the critical temperature uniformity (+2°F) when needed and the vital heating and cooling data by thermocoupling parts directly.  Solar operates plants in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and California.

SLM and Identify3D to Develop End-to-End AM Solutions
SLM Solutions, headquartered in Germany, and Identify 3D, San Francisco, CA, have announced plans for expansive collaborative efforts.

TCT Conference @ Formnext Issues Call for Papers
The TCT Conference @ Formnext, November 19-22 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany, has announced its call for papers on a range of topics.

Meet Our Dedicated Team of AM Metal Powder Experts at RAPID + TCT
In 2018, Praxair Surface Technologies’ TruForm Advance Team created over 200 new custom alloys for customer applications in our TruForm Center for AM Advancement. Visit us in booth #1152, May 21-23, and discover the latest AM metal powder trends.

New Printing Process Lends Itself to Simplified In-Process Quality Controls
At AMUG 2019 in Chicago, IL, Digital Alloys provided 3D Metal Printing magazine with an overview of its Joule Printing technology. The process promises simplicity and fast production of parts.

Sigma Labs Reveals Proprietary In-Process QA Technology
Sigma Labs, at AMUG 2019, provided 3D Metal Printing magazine with a close look at PrintRite3D, the company’s proprietary in-process quality-assurance technology for laser-powder-bed printing, designed to lower additive manufacturing (AM) production costs through real-time monitoring, analysis, feedback and control.

Orbex Builds World’s Largest Single-Piece Rocket Engine 3D Printed on the SLM®800 Selective Laser Melting Machine
Chris Larmour, CEO of Orbex, reveals Europe's most modern, environmentally friendly and reusable launch vehicle. Of partnering with SLM Solutions to 3D print the world's largest single-piece rocket engine Larmour stated, “This allows us to build reliably in a repeatable manner at a reduced cost."

Plan Now
June 12-13, Mexico Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference, Safi Valle Hotel, Monterrey, Mexico
The North American market for 3D printing is exploding, and—according to Allied Market Research—Mexico is expected to be the continent’s fastest growing adopter of 3D printing technology, with a compound annual growth rate of 27.3 percent from through 2022. Conference attendees will interact with industry experts and learn about 3D printing equipment and materials, and production applications in aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries.

Industry News
Today’s News
Stratasys Expands 3D Printing Capacity with Velo3D Printer
Exact Metrology Now Represents GOM CT
GE Additive Selected by GA-ASI to Accelerate Metal Additive Growth
Markforged Raises $82 million to Bring Industrial 3D Printing to Mass Production
French Aerospace Company to Open $76-million AM Facility

RAPID + TCT 2019 - See the Latest 3D Technologies
Known worldwide as North America’s most important additive manufacturing event, RAPID + TCT is where the entire community convenes to share what’s new and solve their toughest manufacturing challenges. See the latest 3D technologies from 350+ exhibitors, learn real-world additive manufacturing solutions from industry experts, and network with 6,000+ attendees.

Winter 2019
In This Issue
formnext 2018 Recap: AM Technology Galore
Booth after booth showcased what’s new and exciting.

Six Points to Consider for Better Powder
Users must find ways to drive control consistency and measure results. Here’s a roadmap for doing just that.

Coming in the Spring 2019 Issue
RAPID + TCT PreviewGet the lowdown on this major North American 3D printing event, May 20-23 in Detroit, MI, and see what new technology will be on display.

AMUG Wrapup—AMUG’s stellar conference package combined with education-based exhibits delivers a heap of must know AM info...find out what the editors of 3D Metal Printing saw and heard.

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