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.
right metal powders help keep your operation productive. So, don't
compromise when choosing a supplier. Look for expertise, capacity and
quality that match your vision for a growing operation. This free AM Metal Powder Buyers Guide has key questions to guide your conversations with metal powder suppliers.
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.
It’s time to simplify and bring your purchasing process into the 21st century. You must modernize to survive. If you are still using outdated purchasing processes, wasting employee time, or losing company money, read this whitepaper for five ways to modernize purchasing.
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
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.
...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
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)!
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!
...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
Collaborate with leading manufacturing experts at SOUTHTEC,
in the epicenter of Southeast manufacturing. Find ideas for new
products and the latest technology to build them. Connect with
like-minded professionals who can help your business thrive. Experience
the power of Southeast manufacturing by attending SOUTHTEC!
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,
Using multiple lasers adds complexity to an AM build. Courtesy of Velo3D, here are some of the challenges, and how they can be overcome.