3D printing post-processing gets a productivity boost
Mitsubishi Electric’s range of automation products have helped to create the first fully automated Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved post-processing machine for 3D printed plastic parts. Sheffield-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to further advance its innovative chemical vapour smoothing machine, PostPro 3D, by developing an integrated automation solution.
Collaborative 3D printer to change motorcycle design
The meeting between HONDA R&D Europe and WASP is hoping to produce breakthroughs in motorcycle modeling that will improve industrial development processes. Currently in the two-wheeler industry, the creation of a new prototype is achieved through manual modeling of an industrial clay and 3D printing.
FDM 3D printers to produce aircraft parts for OEMs
UK-based Senior Aerospace BWT has enhanced its capability in additive manufacturing by installing Stratasys FDM 3D printers to spearhead the design, production and deployment of 3D-printed interior aircraft parts for its customers.
Ultimaker presents the Ultimaker Transformation Summit
Ultimaker organises the Ultimaker Transformation Summit. This free online summit, being held 20th-23rd April, will feature vision keynotes, product launches, and demonstrations. A fully customised, interactive showroom brings the Ultimaker ecosystem to life.
SAF technology for production-scale 3D printing
Stratasys has shared the first details about its upcoming line of powder bed fusion-based 3D printers. The new H Series Production Platform will be powered by Selective Absorption Fusion technology specifically designed to meet the needs of volume manufacturing. Commercial availability of 3D printers based on SAF technology is currently expected in the third quarter of 2021.
3D Printing Holds The Key To ‘Right To Repair’ Law
3D printing could be the answer for manufacturers affected by a new law requiring them to provide spare parts for fridges, washing machines and televisions. Ministers have confirmed that, from this summer, consumers will have a right to repair on goods they buy. It means manufacturers will be legally obliged to make spare parts for products available to consumers for up to a decade.
3D printing system for multi-material designs
DELO has collaborated with Infotech to help with the production of components with different physical property ranges for 3D printing systems. The core of the new system is a special dispensing unit that can be equipped with up to three different dispensing valves.
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing safety
As additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing technologies continue their rapid penetration across multiple industry sectors, businesses and organisations are being urged to improve their knowledge about the potential health and safety risks posed by the processes, and what can be done to mitigate these.
3D printing and titanium: a life-changing combination
3D printing is delivering customisation options that make it possible to create almost any shape using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. In fact, the possibilities of 3D printing are so gamechanging, it is even possible to create carbon copies of our own skulls. Sandvik’s additive manufacturing and metal powder specialists are exploring the potential of AM in the medical field, and are preparing for the future of medical imp...
Stratasys acquires stereolithography 3D printer provider
Stratasys has announced it has acquired UK-based RP Support (RPS), a provider of industrial stereolithography 3D printers and solutions. RPS’ complementary technology further expands Stratasys’ polymer suite of solutions across the product life cycle, from concept modeling to manufacturing.