Honeywell and SLM Solutions qualify parameters for 3D printing thicker aluminum aerospace parts 

German metal 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions has worked with the aerospace division of multinational manufacturing conglomerate Honeywell, to produce a parameter set for 3D printing aluminum F357.  Developed as part of the companies’ ongoing partnership, the material reportedly provides  3D printed parts with considerably improved properties compared to those created through die-casting methods. In

Bilsing Automation adopts Fraunhofer ILT’s DED 3D printing technology

The Turkish division of gripper manufacturer Bilsing Automation has announced the implementation of DED 3D printing technology from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) into its workflow. The advanced process, aptly named extreme high-speed Laser Material Deposition (LMD), is already being used by industrial partners in countries such as Germany, China, and the UK,

Fabbrix debuts the ELEMENTO V2 3D printer – technical specifications and pricing

Fabbrix, a division of Crea3D, has debuted its new ELEMENTO V2 3D printer. The large format FFF printer is aimed at professionals working in automotive, arts, architecture, and packaging. It features a set of dual extruders, automatic bed leveling, and a multitude of quality of life features wrapped up in an open materials philosophy. The

Sculpteo and BASF launch new 3D printing materials for automotive customers

Paris-headquartered 3D printing service bureau Sculpteo has worked with the Forward AM division of its parent company BASF, to launch a new collection of high-performance 3D printing materials.  Designed to be utilized in the automotive industry, each of the three newly-released materials has properties which specifically target production constraints within the sector. Strong, resistant to

6K Additive commissions two UniMelt microwave plasma systems with opening of new factory

Advanced materials specialist 6K has announced that its AM division, 6K Additive, will be commissioning the first two commercial UniMelt microwave plasma systems in its new manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania. The two systems are expected to deliver a total of 200 tons of feedstock powder per year, including engineering-grade materials such as nickel super alloys

ADDere produces rocket combustion chamber using Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing Technology

ADDere, the additive manufacturing division of Wisconsin-based Midwest Engineered Systems, has used 3D printing to produce a full-size rocket thrust chamber assembly. Utilizing its Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing (LWAM) technology, ADDere was able to seamlessly merge the combustion chamber and nozzle components into one fully integrated product.  “It’s so rare that we get to show

Intellect SEEC Announces Sentiment Analysis API for Financial Services

Intellect SEEC, the insurance software division of Intellect Design Arena Ltd, announced today the launch of its Contextual Sentiment API on Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace. This API uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology to provide real-time text analysis and score/measure the contextual emotional response to a product/brand or a service. Financial

New ABB Robotics software enables 3D printing without manual programming

ABB Robotics, the robotics division of Swiss-Swedish multinational electrical equipment firm ABB, has introduced 3D printing software to its robotics simulation program.  With this new feature, the company states that users will be able to program ABB robots to begin additive manufacturing production in 30 minutes. Available as an add-on in its RobotStudio software, ABB

ADDere produces high mass parts using Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing

ADDere, an additive manufacturing division of Wisconsin-based manufacturing company Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., is using Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing (LWAM), to produce industrial parts for the aerospace and trucking industries. “Currently, the AM focus has been on powder-based metal systems,” said Scott Woida, President of ADDere. “That focus had a lot of potential markets stuck

The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Was a Bold, Beautiful Failure

Photo: Division of Work & Industry/National Museum of American History/Smithsonian Institution Hip Hip Hooray! The opening of the first transatlantic cable was celebrated with a wide range of souvenirs, including watch fobs, earrings, pendants, charms, letter openers, candlesticks, walking-stick toppers, and tabletop displays. On 16 August 1858, Queen Victoria and U.S. president James Buchanan exchanged