Additive Manufacturing

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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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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12
Aug

Improving the Additive Manufacturing Process Performance during Serial Production

Aerospace has become one of the leading industries when it comes to the application of Additive Manufacturing in serial production for safety critical parts. Reasons for this can be found in the unique design possibilities as well as the functional integration which can be realized by AM. Therefore AM offers not only clear advantages regarding production costs but also enables

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15
Jul

Which is better? FDM versus SLA 3D Printing Technologies

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is used to describe one of many processes available that involve the conversion of a digital file into a solid, three dimensional object. A 3D printer will repeatedly lay down or fuse successive layers of material together, tracing the file’s cross sectional shape until a physical object takes form. There are many 3D

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18
Jan

Get an inside look into the complex world of manufacturing medical implants

Medical implants are one of the most highly regulated and technically complex engineering sectors. Get an inside look into the complex world of manufacturing medical implants. In 2018, Executive Engineering installed an EOS M290 Metal 3D Printer in their Cape Town facilities, and together with their customer, LRS Implants took the lead in local additive manufacturing of orthopaedic implants. In

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