3D Printing Metal

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Repair Anywhere with Mobile Metal 3D Printing

A new tactical-model, container-size metal 3D printer is ready to deploy anywhere and 3D print critical metal parts in a matter of hours.

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Pittsburgh Engineering Students Welcome Giant 3D Printer for Metal

Already slated to produce spare parts for the U.S. Army, the University of Pittsburgh's new Gefertec is bigger than some students' apartments.

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HP Launches Metal 3D Printing System for Mass Production

HP has just announced HP Metal Jet, an advanced metal additive manufacturing technology that will enable high-volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts at a significantly lower cost than other 3D printing methods.

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Futuristic Metal 3D Printed Motorcycle Frame Teased by BMW

Carmaker BMW showed a 3D printed motorcycle frame at their Digital Day 2018 in Munich, an S1000RR superbike with a frame and swing arm fabricated using metal powder laser melting.

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Stratasys Reveals Plan to Develop Metal 3D Printing Platform

Stratasys has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing platform that will aim to displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing. 

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Researchers use X-rays to Understand and Avoid Metal 3D Print Defects

Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers used X-rays to learn more about 3D printing defects and understand how to print 3D metal parts without defects.

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Iro3D is Developing a Desktop Metal 3D Printer That Only Costs $5,000

The Seattle-based company iro3D is developing a desktop metal 3D printer that will cost just $5,000. The printer is reportedly capable of producing strong, high carbon steel objects, and was recently debuted on Joel Telling's "3D Printing Nerd" YouTube channel. 

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Renishaw Metal 3D Printed Sundial Installed in Berkeley Castle Gardens

Inspired by the 12th-century Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK, this metal 3D printed sundial is a high-tech slice of history. Installed on a pedestal in the castle grounds, visitors can enjoy the 'dial for themselves.

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TRUMPF Unveils TruPrint 5000 Metal 3D Printer at Formnext 2017

The machine tool and laser manufacturer TRUMPF has just launched its latest Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) 3D printing system: the TruPrint 5000.

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Could Vader Systems Transform Metal 3D Printing?

Vader Systems is a start-up run by a family. Together they'e invented a liquid metal 3d printer which could transform additive manufacturing.

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Arcam Announces CoCr Process and New EBM Technology

Announced at Formnext 2016, new CoCr process allows customers in orthopedic industry to realize the full potential of Arcam’s EBM technology.

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3D Printed Titanium Hips that Last Longer with Less Pain

Porous 3D printed titanium hips can mimic the quality of real bones, and potentially extend the life of a hip replacement.

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Light Rider: World’s First 3D Printed Motorcycle

Another world first in additive manufacturing, a 3D printed motorcycle called Light Rider. It's street legal, with a €50,000 euro price tag.

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3D MicroPrint: Laser Sintering Technology to 3D Print Tiny Metal Parts

3D MicroPrint is a new micro laser sintering technology for small, precise metal parts, ideal for automotive, medical and jewelery applications.

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Carbon-reinforced Parts 3D Printed for Luxury Catamaran

As if 3D printing carbon-reinforced parts weren't hard enough, Swiss Scheurer GmbH did it big - and they did it on a luxury catamaran.

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3D Printed Metal Parts to be Frozen for Fault Testing

Metal 3D printing is now common in applications that require high strength parts, but checking these parts for faults is still a challenge. A professor from the University of Cincinnati aims to solve this problem by freezing them in ice.

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Siemens and Interspectral Developing 3D Visualization Tool AM Explorer

Siemens' gas turbine business in Finspång, Sweden, is collaborating with Interspectral to accelerate industrialization of metal additive manufacturing by developing a 3D visualization tool called AM Explorer. 

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Desktop Metal Unveils Upgraded Production System at Formnext 2018

During Formnext 2018, the Massachusetts-based startup Desktop Metal announced a number of improvements to its Production System metal 3D printer, including accelerated print speeds and a larger build volume.

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Mitsubishi Enters the Metal 3D Printing Market with New Additive Manufacturing System

The Japanese electronics manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing process. Dubbed as "dot forming technology," the technique combines laser, CNC, and CAM technologies to produce near-net metal parts.

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GE Additive Honors Oktoberfest with 3D Printed Titanium Beer Stein

For this year's Oktoberfest, GE Additive’s Customer Experience Center in Munich wondered what would happen if you combined the annual festival with stainless steel and titanium 3D printing? The result is a pretty cool German beer stein and a happy boss.

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