To ensure that Germany remains an attractive location for the production of injection-moulded tools and plastic components, toolmakers and component producers rely on innovative technologies and procedures that save time and minimise expense. German plastics processors need to make as much use of innovative and economic processes as they can, to be able to meet the cost pressures brought about by lower prices from Eastern European and Far Eastern producers effectively.
FWB Kunststofftechnik GmbH has been working closely with LBC Laser Bearbeitungs Center GmbH, a producer of metal parts using Additive manufacturing. This cooperation has resulted in the present method for realising tool inserts for injection-moulding components.
Markforged’s Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) process for printing metal unlocks a new era of metal parts production. 3D metal print-farms will shorten development time, closing the gap between prototyping and production. In the next two years Markforged will achieve the technological leap to true digital metal manufacturing. It’s time for mechanical engineering to enter the digital age.
3D Platform showcased their extreme Benchy print that became quite popular on Reddit.
scale your print size from large to small with 3D Platforms.
John Good talks us through these 3 main categories at Rapid 2017
3D Platform Launches PRO Electronics Rebuild Program Give your x1000 or Workbench Machine the PRO Boost Rockford, Illinois, USA – April 25, 2017 – 3D Platform (3DP), a global leader in manufacturing large-format, industrial-strength 3D machines
3D Platform’s new line of high flow extruders and 6 mm diameter filament reduce print times and increase throughput from 2 kg/day to 2 kg/day. Using larger filament also allows customers to print stronger parts.
Achieve a mirror finish for your 3D prints in a few easy steps.
Creativity in 3D printing has expanded well beyond additive art and sculptures with 3D Platform enabling artists to unleash their creativity and bring big ideas to life.
3D Platform launched a new line of High Flow Extruders that change the rules of additive manufacturing
Rapid 3D have been appointed the official agents for EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions for the SADC region.
We’ve also been developing a “Design for Additive Manufacturing” (DfAM) workshop to help engineers, product designers and factory managers come to grips with the skills required, when designing for Additive Manufacturing.
The resulting material can withstand ultrahigh temperatures in excess of 1700°C and exhibits strength ten times higher than similar materials.
Previously, The extremely high melting point of many ceramics adds challenges to additive manufacturing as compared with metals and polymers. But now, the invented preceramic monomers are cured with ultraviolet light in a stereolithography 3D printer forming 3D polymer structures that can have complex shape and cellular architecture. These polymer structures can be pyrolyzed to a ceramic with uniform shrinkage and virtually no porosity by heating.