Paper Offers Guidance on Proper Handling of Powder-Condensate Waste

April 7, 2021

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Paper Offers Guidance on Proper Handling of Powder-Condensate Waste
Sintavia LLC has published an overview of proper handling procedures for powder-condensate waste generated as part of the powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM) process. The paper, Overview of Disposal Procedures for Powder Condensate, was written by Ashley Wallace, Sintavia’s quality and environmental health and safety engineer, in collaboration with the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) and Triumvirate Environmental.

“Knowing where each condensate stream is going is just as important as the proper preparation of each type of waste,” says Wallace. “As Sintavia has grown, we have recognized that proper disposal of all of our waste streams must be a priority.”

AMUG For Users, By Users
AMUG is an all-encompassing technology users group dedicated to the advancement of additive manufacturing technology. The AMUG Conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.

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3D Metal Printing Magazine Launches Revamped Website
3D Metal Printing magazine, a PMA publication, has just launched an all-new website,, boasting a user-friendly interface and a responsive format reaching across PC, tablet and smartphone platforms, and offering an unprecedented amount of technical information related to metal AM. With this website launch, followers of 3DMP have a whole new level of access to all magazine content, searchable by technology type, company, issue date, author, keywords and more. And, by logging in, users can identify their favorite articles and develop custom content lists.

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Wayland Additive Launches Calibur3 Metal-AM System
Wayland Additive has launched its AM system for metal, the Calibur3, using the firm’s NeuBeam process which, according to company officials, effectively neutralizes the electron-beam (EB) powder bed fusion process to offer greater flexibility than laser-based AM processes while overcoming the stability issues experienced by some users of traditional EB systems.

NeuBeam reportedly is a hot-part rather than a hot-bed process, enabling creation of parts free of residual stresses due to high temperatures applied only to the part and not the bed. Thus, the process ensures free-flowing powder post-build (no sinter cake) and stress-free parts with reduced energy consumption.

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Join 3D Metal Printing Magazine for an Educational Webinar Series
Now in its sixth year, the 2021 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour returns as an online virtual webinar series, scheduled for June 22 and 24. This premier metal-AM event brings together industry experts, AM users and suppliers to learn about the latest developments in 3D metal printing.

Conference highlights include:  
  • Keynote: Process Standardization, Data Collection and Transference—Joe Veranese, vice president and CIO, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM)
  • Keynote: Making the Business Case for Metal AM—Michael Rosplock, Enerpac
  • Design for AM—Dr. Tim Simpson, Penn State University
  • Panel Discussion—Working with Service Bureaus, moderated by Cullen Hilkene, CEO, 3Diligent Corp.
  • 3D Printed Parts in the Rail Industry, Brett Heher, lead mechanical engineer, Wabtec Corp.
Register now!

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Holo Introduces PureForm Platform to Print Pure Copper Parts in Volume
Holo Inc., a volume-production AM company located in Newark, CA, has launched its PureForm high-resolution AM platform, enabling production of high-performance pure-copper parts directly for customers.

“The challenge today with metal 3D printing is that the technologies are either too expensive and unable to scale for production, or low-resolution technologies, which limit applications,” says Arian Aghababaie, Holo co-founder and chief strategy officer. “Holo’s PureForm technology enables us to produce high-resolution components directly for our customers, at a fraction of the cost of existing AM technologies and in production volumes.”

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Metal AM Yields High-Performance Servo Valves, Aids Sustainability Quest
Domin, a UK-based company that has developed a range of fluid-power products, has, with Renishaw metal-AM technology, produced a high-performance servo valve. Producing the valve via AM helps Domin in its quest to reduce CO2 emissions, as use of each of these valves delivers system efficiencies that reportedly save 1000 kg of CO2 as compared with alternative products.

The company employed a four-laser Renishaw RenAM 500Q AM system to print electrohydraulic valves, designed for demanding servo applications and marketed as small, light, affordable and high-performance products.

Industry News
Two Scholarship Recipients to be Recognized at 2021 AMUG Conference
Uniformity Labs Appoints Metals-Industry Leader Franks to Board of Directors
Essentium Expands Leadership Team, Doubles Headcount
Apply for the Fourth National Metalworking Reshoring Award
Trumpf Acquires Lantek to Expand Software Business

Winter 2021
In This Issue
Service Bureau Laser-Focused on Small Parts, Specialty Alloys
With slightly less than two years under its belt, AM service bureau Tronix3D not only has enjoyed astounding success printing pure nickel electronic and aerospace parts, but it’s leading the way in developing data-collection technology to fuel parts-certification efforts.
What’s New in AM Software
Binder jetting has been a particular hot spot in the software realm, with new products and partnerships enabling users to get a better handle on this AM process. Read ahead for more on that as well as the latest on other new supply-chain, simulation and quality-control software.

Coming in 3DMP's Spring 2021 Issue
  • Industry Outlook—a contributed op-ed from Markforged
  • AMUG Preview
  • Analyzing Laser-Beam Quality During LPBF
  • Market Report
  • Understanding Pore Formation
Industry-Related Terms: Bed, Case, Center, Scale
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms



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