French manufacturers moves into metal 3D printing arena

French manufacturers moves into metal 3D printing arena

At a recent symposium in Charleville-Mézières, France, 3D printing companies came together to discuss, demonstrate, and experiment with metal 3D printing technologies. The event was organized by French metal additive manufacturing firm Platinium 3D. Among the topics discussed at the conference were the impact of metal 3D printing on the French manufacturing industry and overall […]

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LASERFLEX Conflux metal 3D printer combines PBF with new process

LASERFLEX Conflux metal 3D printer combines PBF with new process

ECN , a Netherlands based research institute, will showcase a new metal 3D printing technology at formnext 2017. ECN says Direct Multi Metal Printing is combination of a powder bed approach and a new process. Adding this new process to conventional Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) has several advantages ECN tell us. These include a “low […]

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Fewer bad vibrations mean faster 3D printers

Fewer bad vibrations mean faster 3D printers

The same item printed at accelerated speed without the algorithms (top), at regular speed without them (bottom left), and at accelerated speed WITH them (bottom right) While the capabilities of today’s 3D printers may be impressive, the machines still take a long time to print all but the smallest of items. Led by associate professor […]

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3D-printing spiders and flying drones: The blue-sky plan to rebuild Mosul

3D-printing spiders and flying drones: The blue-sky plan to rebuild Mosul

17 pictures The 5 Farming Bridges proposal was designed for the Rifat Chadirji Prize for Architecture competition Following the expulsion of the so-called Islamic State in the area, Vincent Callebaut Architectures has unveiled a blue-sky proposal to regenerate the war-torn city of Mosul, Iraq, using high-tech 3D-printing technology involving spider-like robots and drones. Callebaut envisions […]

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