7
Nov

LaserProFusion – the technology for tool free injection molding

EOS continues to drive the industrialization of additive manufacturing (AM) and will present its newest solutions at this year’s formnext. With LaserProFusion, EOS introduces a revolutionary technology for polymer additive manufacturing: nearly one million diode lasers melt the material, building up the part layer by layer. This build process is so productive that it can serve as an injection moulding

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5
Nov

Volvo Group 3D Printing for Lighter Engines

A team of Volvo Group engineers from Renault Trucks in Lyon has succeeded in building and running an engine with some vital 3D-printed components. As a result they were able to reduce both the number of components in the engine and the weight by about 25 %. This could lead to greater payloads and lower fuel consumption if it should

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1
Nov

Windows and protective barriers for heavy grade coaches and buses – Arow Global

Windows and protective barriers for heavy grade coaches and buses make up the main product line of Arow Global, a Wisconsin based company specializing in transportation window systems. The company strives for design simplicity, robustness, and excellence to keep drivers and passengers safe and secure on the road. “We wanted stuff that was useable, so we didn’t want to just

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24
Oct

How Saint-Gobain Increased Productivity with Markforged Technology

Discover how Saint-Gobain improved the overall workflow of production activities after putting their Markforged X7 to use. Here’s an all-too common scenario for manufacturers: A simple customer request for a design change escalates, resulting in hundreds of hours of labor and significant costs to change over a production line to meet the new demands. That was the situation at a

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21
Oct

Winning races with 3D printing – EOS & Pankl Sucess Story

What do DMLS and motorsports have in common? High performance and high speed!!! EOS have been working together with Pankl Racing Systems in Austria. Their AM Competence Center is filled with EOS DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) machines – EOS M 290s, EOS M 400 and EOS M 400-4 – and was recently expanded to make room for the EOS

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17
Oct

Dunlop Systems & Components – Markforged Case Study

Dunlop Systems and Components utilized Markforged 3D printer solutions to produce custom tooling for their facility, saving tens of thousands of dollars. THE CHALLENGE Dunlop Systems is a British automotive manufacturing company based just outside of Birmingham, specializing in Anti-Vibration Solutions including automotive air suspension components and electronic control systems for OEM and aftermarket vehicle applications. Mark Statham, Production Engineering

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2
Oct

Reinventing a High-Performance CPU Cooler with Additive Manufacturing

A Disruptive Innovation of Thermal Management High heat loads limit the miniaturization of portable computers, power electronic devices and high-power LED lighting. Most ambitious technological solutions from the lab are not ready for mass production and deployment in consumer products. But industrial 3D printing, or so-called additive manufacturing, can bridge the gap for thermal management components and keep lossy electronics cool

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27
Aug

Optical Tomography Enables Considerable Savings in Quality Assurance of AM Parts

End-To-End Monitoring During Series Production Components produced for the aerospace industry must satisfy strict quality assurance criteria. Especially in series production environments, there are high standards for component quality and hence process stability and reproducibility. End-to-end quality assurance is therefore crucial throughout the entire production chain. Just a few years ago, there were no well-established testing procedures for additive manufacturing,

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22
Aug

Additive Manufacturing Generative Design: The Bionic Designer Era

Many of you are probably familiar with the series of Movies “Ironman”, where Mr. Stark, an incredibly smart and successful person with amazing skills on science, engineering, design, business, saving the world from chaos, etc… designs and produces an incredible suit with the help of Jarvis, his personal robot assistant with outstanding capabilities of voice and mind recognition, automation, design,

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15
Aug

How to prepare for the Qualification of Additive Manufactured Parts

Irrespective of the industry, there has been an increase in the awareness and discussions with customers and suppliers regarding the qualification of additively manufactured parts and process. In recent years, there is also an increase in the creation and release of Additive Manufacturing (AM) related standards. Organizations such as SAE, ASTM, and FDA etc. are providing guidance for AM device/part

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