In 1984, Charles Hull invented the first 3D printer, which used stereolithography to build up a plastic product layer by layer. Over 35 years later, additive manufacturing (AM) is drastically altering a range of industries, from manufacturing to the medical sector.
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America Makes, the public-private partnership that the Obama administration set up to foster research and innovation in additive manufacturing, achieved a significant milestone late last year: an online portal to track gaps in additive manufacturing (AM) standards.
Siemens connects healthcare providers and medical designers to produce components through additive manufacturing in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Dedicated in-house labs create and optimize laser welding processes for electric motors and batteries.
Design engineer Glen Dobbs has talent, curiosity, resourcefulness, and perhaps the most important attribute of all—a big heart. Dobbs is the President and CEO of LoganTech, a manufacturer of several lines of communications devices for nonverbal and visually impaired individuals.
The primary driver was the need for a metal 3D printer suitable for higher production levels. That means getting the build rates as high as possible while bringing the cost per part down.
As part of its continued drive for improvement and innovation, Webster Industries recently converted from solid wire to metal-cored wire in its robotic, fixed automation and semi-automatic welding operations.
Essentium Inc., a developer of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced the second in a series of findings from independent global research on the current and future use of industrial 3D printing.
Be it due to a breakage or malfunction of tooling or a part, manufacturers will likely acknowledge that it’s not unusual for one or more production line(s) to be down, waiting for a replacement item at any given time.
Use of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is expanding, with users looking to do more metal printing, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing said, citing a survey of users of the technology.