New Ways to Design and Build Rocket Engines, Courtesy of AM

September 4, 2019

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New Ways to Design and Build Rocket Engines, Courtesy of AM
This half-hour episode of Into the Impossible profiles the Additive Rocket Corp., which employs metal additive manufacturing (AM) coupled with advanced design and test processes to create thrust chambers for the space market. The company's revolutionary methods allow for the design and production of specifically tailored and mission-specific propulsion solutions.





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Moscow Company Tackles Back Pain via AM Titanium Implants
In Moscow, Russia, implant manufacturer Conmet employs AM to produce titanium-alloy interbody cages, spinal implants that insert as space holders between vertebrae to restore the natural height of vertebral segments. The cages, designed to treat patients with herniated discs, are produced on a Trumpf TruPrint 1000 AM machine. Trumpf also has supplied titanium powder, substrate plate, recoater tool and software. This is one of two TruPrint 1000 machines at Conmet—the other was commissioned in early 2018 to produce dental and craniomaxillofacial implants.

Conmet now plans to purchase a TruPrint 3000 to kick off full-scale production of its spinal implants, according to Trumpf officials.





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AM Transition to Full-Scale Digital Manufacturing Brings Pitfalls, Opportunities
As 3D printing previously transitioned from prototyping and tinkering to low-volume production, the industry is in the midst of another: from low-volume production to full-scale digital manufacturing. That is a major takeaway from Additive Action: 3D Printing as an Accelerator for Digital Manufacturing, an executive briefing from market-intelligence firm Quocirca.

The report examines developments in the 3D printing market and identifies the opportunities, pitfalls and potential of 3D printing as a key enabler of Industry 4.0. Market challenges include regulatory uncertainty and the need for a qualified talent pool.

The briefing explains the history of 3D printing technology and the evolution of market demand. It looks at the current and likely future impact of the entry of major conventional print-industry players into the market, their strategies, and the ways in which the development of new partner ecosystems are driving innovation at pace and scale. A complimentary executive summary and table of contents is available.




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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WESTEC 2019: The Leading West Coast Manufacturing Event
Connect 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)!
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Colorado School of Mines Builds Iron Man Costume
Colorado School of Mines students offer their takes on how they used AM to build an Iron Man suit for the Mythbusters TV show.





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PEAK South 2019 – Registration Now Open
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!




See AM and 3DMP at FABTECH in Chicago
...at McCormick Place, November 11-14. With more than 48,000 attendees and 1700-plus exhibitors expected, the sheetmetal forming and fabricating event also features the 3D/Additive Manufacturing pavilion in the South building, and 3D Metal Printing magazine at booth A3944. AM exhibitors include Altair Engineering, Baker Industries, Desktop Metal, ExOne, Markforged, MSC Software, Quintus Technologies, Xometry and many more. The FABTECH website provides a full updated exhibitor list as well as event details and registration.

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Industry News
Today’s News
Digital Metal Launches Two Superalloys
Wohlers Associates and America Makes Offer DfAM Course
Thyssenkrupp Becomes First 3D Printed Parts Company to Gain DNV GL Approval
Additive Industries' Aerospace Customer Commits to Six AM Systems
Air Force Develops Steel for Additive Manufactured Parts


Spring 2019
In This Issue
Market Report: Aerospace
All systems go for increasing 3D printing opportunities.

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





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WiM Automotive South 2019 – Register Today!
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 Fall 2019 Issue
Previews of FABTECH (November 11-14 in Chicago, IL), including the 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion; and formnext (November 19-22 in Frankfurt, Germany).

Using multiple lasers adds complexity to an AM build. Courtesy of Velo3D, here are some of the challenges, and how they can be overcome.


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