Australian Army announced a $1.5-million investment to a 12-month pilot
of metal cold-spray technology from Spee3D. The program includes
training soldiers in 3D printing on machines installed on-base and
deployed in the field for multiple Army exercises.
Spee3D, which partnered with the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (AMA)
and Charles Darwin University (CDU) to deliver the program, collaborated
with CDU to form AMA in 2017. AMA will train soldiers in all the skills
needed to design and print parts, from CAD software to printer
operation, part post-processing, testing and certification.
…at a Siemens Steam Turbine Factory in Germany, using a Gefertec machine. The 13 min. 46-sec. video shows the machine printing a replacement axle for a large remote-controlled car, finish-milling of the printed axle, and testing it under load.
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additive manufacturing program at Somerset (KY) Community College (SCC)
has successfully 3D printed Type 316L stainless steel metal parts on
several low-cost desktop printers, and then successfully welded the
parts together using the gas-tungsten-arc process. SCC employs a
version of the extrusion-based bound metal additive manufacturing
process, by customizing low-cost FDM printers and upgrading them for
printing using metal-infused filaments (provided by Virtual Foundry and
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Machine Products (DMP) has entered the world of metal additive
manufacturing (AM) as the Duncan, OK, supplier to the oil-and-gas
industry has purchased a Velo3D Inc. Sapphire
printer and accompanying Flow preprint software and Assure
quality-management software. Primarily involved in precision machining,
DMP acquired the printer in response to increasing demand from customers
for improved part performance and shorter lead times, and will take
delivery in the second quarter of this year.
DMP has received orders to 3D print a minimum of 1500 parts for downhole
tools used in onshore and offshore exploration. This order easily could
increase by 10 times in the next 24 mo., according to Chris Billings,
“The conditions under which downhole tools must perform are hostile and include extreme-pressure and high-temperature situations, requiring a robust and dependable manufacturing solution,” Billings says, noting that the company will employ metal AM to replace investment casting as the manufacturing process for these tools. “We know that AM is essential for our future expansion. We chose Velo3D because its Sapphire printer can handle the most geometric complexity, and its support-less process doesn’t require customers to redesign their parts. This will enable us to bid on a larger portfolio of projects.”
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The spring 2020 issue of 3D Metal Printing, with bonus
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wrapup as well as a focus on Powders for AM, in addition to editorial on
industry technology, trends and news.