Tag Archives: additive manufacturing

Printable Steel Powder Targets Molds, Tools

An improved additively manufactured steel suitable for use in injection molds may be on the way. NanoSteel, a producer of nanostructured steel materials based in Providence, Rhode Island, [..]

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Additively Manufactured PEKK Finds Aerospace, Medical Niches

One of former president Barack Obama’s most important legacies in manufacturing policy is America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), an initiative to advance additive manufacturing. [..]

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SABIC Seeks Patent For Conformal Cooling Via Additive Manufacturing

SABIC is seeking to patent the concept of creating conformal cooling channels in mold inserts with additive manufacturing processes such as laser sintering.  A U.S. patent application titled [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Injection Molding , ,

Airbus Targets High-Heat Resins With Proprietary SLS Process

Airbus is commercializing a new additive manufacturing technology designed to permit greater use of high-performance engineering plastics such as polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyetheretherketone (PEEK), PBT-type polyester, various polyamides, [..]

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Space Station Uses 3D-Printed Bioplastic

Polyethylene made from sugarcane is now being 3D-printed in Outer Space. Braskem developed a special grade that can be produced in a zero-gravity 3D printer developed by U.S.-based [..]

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Stratasys, Siemens Target Composites in 3D Printing Collaboration

The Holy Grail for additive manufacturing and 3D printing is volume production. The process has failed to meet the hype of publications such as the Economist and the [..]

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Solvay Uses Polimotor 2 To Test Additive Manufacturing

Solvay is using the Polimotor plastic-engine project as a testbed for developing what it feels will be a big business opportunity in additive manufacturing. A plenum chamber for [..]

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Is Metal Injection Molding Obsolete? Hardly

A headline on a 3D printing Web site announces: “Ricoh makes metal injection molding obsolete with new highly efficient metal 3D printer”. OK, it’s still silly season in [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Metal Injection Molding (MIM) ,

Is There Any Fire Behind The HP Smoke?

HP Inc., one of two successor companies to Hewlett-Packard, this month announced a few details on its much-anticipated venture into the 3D printing business. Here are a few [..]

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Can Injection Molding Save Stratasys?

Stratasys, the global leader in additive manufacturing, this morning reported very disappointing quarterly financial results, reflecting the plunge in its MakerBot business, global economic weakness, and increased competitiveness [..]

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