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February 2, 2022

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Aconity3D
WATCH: Customized AM Machines and Consulting
 
 
Aconity3D, based in Germany with U.S. operations (AconityUS) headquartered in El Paso, TX, specializes in the buildup of customer-specific laser powder-bed additive manufacturing (AM) systems, based off of core Aconity3D machines. The firm’s flexible application-specific systems feature a modular architecture that allows implementation of a variety of sensors aimed at improving the information rate drawn directly from the AM process. The result: efficient, automated industrial production.

Aconity3D machines feature AconityStudio remote machine control; full-overlap, multi-laser configuration; master/slave operation for selective laser preheating; multi-material options; and inline process monitoring.


EOS
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If you’re looking to expand your knowledge in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, EOS’ Additive Minds consulting team has the perfect solution for you. The Additive Minds Academy consists of individual online learning modules as well as more extensive learning paths to help you achieve your 3D printing goals.
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3D Systems
Dual-Laser Machines Enable Rapid 24/7 Production
3D Systems has added to its Direct Metal Printing (DMP) portfolio the DMP Flex 350 Dual and DMP Factory 350 Dual—two-laser machines designed to halve build time and lower part-production costs. The machines reportedly maintain the benefits of DMP single-laser configurations, including flexible application use and quick-swap build modules (DMP Flex 350 Dual); integrated powder recycling (DMP Factory 350 Dual); and a central server to manage print jobs, materials, settings and maintenance to enable 24/7 productivity.

Showcased at Formnext was a primary structure bracket printed from AlSi10Mg powder on the DMP Factory 350 Dual. Print time using 30-μm layers was reduced by 37 percent as compared to a single laser, and by 30 percent on 90-μm layers.



Solar Atmospheres
Sponsored
Vacuum Heat Treating 3D Metal Printed Components
Since 3D printing builds to near net or finished dimensions, vacuum heat treating is an absolute necessity. Vacuum levels that approach 1 X 10-6 Torr produce clean and oxide free surface conditions that are metallurgically stable. Critical temperature control is also a must to avoid cracking and producing a strong and ductile part.





GE Additive
Cloud-Based Process-Management Software for GE Additive AM Machines
At Formnext, GE Additive debuted its Amp cloud-based, process-management software platform for users of the company’s AM machines, while also announcing limited release of the first two modules; Print Model and Simulation & Compensation, for Concept Laser M2 machine users, with wider release planned for the second quarter of 2022. Amp integrates tools needed to manage, process and manufacture metal-AM parts on one platform. The idea is to break down silos between CAD, build prep, simulation, compensation and inspection data. With centralized data, users can access tools that simulate how the manufacturing process unfolds in real time and see the estimates for cost and time for a part throughout the process.



AMUG
Sponsored
2022 AMUG Conference – Join Us
The AMUG Conference brings a unique experience to additive manufacturing where attendees are eager to share insights. Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels. Register now and save $400. Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 2022.




Industry News
AddiTec Named Meltio Sales Partner for North America, Introductory Technology Webinar Set
AMGTA Grows to 40 Members, Adds Höganäs as Founding Member
Webinar Explores Integration of Metal AM Into Overall Production Workflow
New 3D Systems Software Boasts Robust Topology Optimization, Machine Learning
Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D QA Software Certified for Aconity3D AM Machines
Huge Parts for Turkish Aerospace Industries via Huge Sciaky DED Printer
Desktop Metal AM Machines Headed to German Automaker for Volume Production


Rapid TCT
Sponsored
RAPID + TCT 2022 – Experience the Next Level of Additive Manufacturing
Join us for North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event, May 17-19 in Detroit, MI. 

Witness product announcements, experience hands-on equipment demos, learn real-world AM applications from the most respected experts and network with thousands of industry peers.
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Fall 2021
In This Issue
Big Thumbs Up for RAPID + TCT 2021
That’s the consensus from attendees and exhibitors, as the first live RAPID + TCT showcased plenty of new technology and services.

Stamper Finds Multiple Uses for Metal 3D Printing
Egar Tool and Die must be able to quickly produce dies to meet customer requirements, and quickly retool for different jobs. To help meet those challenges, the company invested recently in metal 3D printing technology.




Coming in 3DMP's Next Issue
  • AMUG (April 3-7, 2022, Chicago, IL) Preview
  • Directed Energy Deposition
  • Software for Metal AM
  • Metal-AM Powders
  • Formnext Wrapup


Industry-Related Terms: CAD, Core, Die, LASER, Model, Surface
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