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Using Artificial Intelligence For Better 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, has helped manufacturing take giant leaps in the past few years. But one of the deficiencies in additive manufacturing is consistency. Subtle deviations in the geometric specifications of identical parts, even subtle variations, are a serious issue for precision applications like the aerospace industry. 3D printing has done wonders to save time with rapid ...

HRE Wheels Partners With GE Additives To Produce The First 3D Printed Titanium Wheel

Unsprung weight is a real issue for high-performance automobiles. Unsprung weight is defined as anything directly connected to the wheels such as tires, brake assemblies, differential, solid drive axles, hub motors, and of course the wheels themselves. Any reduction in unsprung weight has a tremendous effect on the performance of the vehicle. Aluminum and magnesium alloys are the materials of ...

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 ...