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BMW Produces The First Mass-produced, 3-D Printed Metal Component

Most of us have never heard of the Altair Enlighten Awards, but if you work in the automotive engineering field, it’s kind of a big deal. Held annually to recognize the auto industry’s work in the field of light weighting, the big winner this year was GM’s truck division for cutting 450lbs from their 2019 Silverado pickups. But the buzz at this years event, held in Traverse City Michigan, ...

The CIA-Backed, Silicon Valley Startup’s 3D Printed Carbon-Fiber Bike

Carbon fiber revolutionized the bicycle industry with it’s lighter than titanium, stronger than steel properties, but the time and cost to produce carbon bikes combined with quality control and environmental issues have relegated carbon bikes to the realm of the “money-is-no-object” marketplace. Now, a Silicon Valley startup with financial backing from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the ...

New 3D Printing “Manufacturing Innovation Center” To Open In Maryland

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announced plans to open a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing innovation center in Hartford County, Maryland. The new facility will focus on developing next-generation breakthroughs in additive manufacturing materials and processes for automotive, aerospace, medical and military applications. Working with the Army Research Laboratory, the ...

MX3D Unveils World’s First Robotically 3D-Printed Steel Bridge

In what is being heralded as the beginning of a new era in architecture and enhanced manufacturing, MX3D, an innovative Dutch R&D startup, has unveiled the very first robotically 3D-printed stainless-steel bridge, opening the door to unlimited opportunities for engineers and architects. Three years ago, Amsterdam-based MX3D started working on this dream project and claimed that they would ...

3D Printing Breakthrough: Revolutionizing Production of Magnets for Electric Motors

To manufacture the high-performance magnets used in electric motors, engineers will typically use processes like powder compaction for sintered magnets or injection molding for bonded magnets. These various processes take up time and require multiple steps. A talented pair of Canadian researchers wants to streamline this time-consuming process and completely revolutionize how these powerful ...

S10-E13: Adding Additive Manufacturing Capabilities Within or Outsourced for 1 Piece to 100,000

Listen Now - Shane Fox, Co-Founder and CEO of LINK3D.co discusses how software is now being used to streamline and optimized additive manufacturing for companies of all sizes with both in-house solutions and outsourced solutions. If you wish to outsource, your business can have parts produced in any of 160 manufacturing centers across 32 countries with access to over 1,000 printers ...

U.S. Military Takes 3D Printing Seriously: Budget Expanded

The U.S. military is known for stimulating many important manufacturing sectors domestic and abroad. Big machinery, weapon systems and infrastructure all require businesses to design, develop and manufacture these products. Now, the latest military budget for 2018, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), was proposed and the $639.1 billion budget includes an increased spending on 3D ...

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies: Combining the Benefits of CNC Machining and 3D Printing

Somewhere in between conventional and 3D printing is a technology known throughout the industry as ‘Hybrid Manufacturing’. This form of manufacturing combines the unique production techniques of subtractive and additive manufacturing offering plenty of benefits for manufacturers. These two techniques used together deliver the precision of subtractive manufacturing while giving the freedom of ...