Tagged with " 3D metal printing"
Apr 15, 2015 - 3D-Druck News, Metalldrucker

NIST Releases Additive Manufacturing Metal Powder Report to Hopefully Improve Manufacturing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901. It’s now part of the US Department of Commerce, and it’s one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories.

Congress established the agency to bring the US up to snuff in measurement infrastructure with the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals of the time. Now NIST-generated measurements support technologies from the nanoscale to enormous and complex projects like earthquake-resistant skyscrapers and wide-body jetliners.
(…weiter auf 3dprint.com)

Mrz 12, 2015 - 3D-Druck News, Metalldrucker

3D Printing Titanium & the Bin of Broken Dreams (Part 3)

While I was in Cincinnati, I visited MicroTek Finishing — a major player in the metal 3D printing world. While there, I spoke with Tim Bell, who related an anecdote about his time at Morris Technologies, the aerospace 3D printing giant that was acquired by GE in 2012. Tim was a product development leader at Morris, and he talked of a large bin that they had in their shop. It was called the “Bin of Broken Dreams”, and into it went an endless stream of failed parts.
(…weiter auf 3dprintingindustry.com)

Mrz 11, 2015 - 3D-Druck News, Metalldrucker

3D Printing Titanium & the Bin of Broken Dreams (Part 2)

My prototyping partner, DRT Medical— Morris, prints titanium parts on an EOS M280 — the workhorse metal 3D printing machine for American job shops. Based on my research, EOS’s market penetration outmatches each of their competitors by five to one. As of November 2014, EOS only lists eighteen service-ready M280s in the US, but their data is clearly incomplete; I wouldn’t be surprised if the real number was triple that. Moreover, the vast majority of DMLS machines are purchased by OEMs, who use them for internal capacity only, and my suspicion is that the proportion of EOS machines behind closed doors is similarly large.
(…weiter auf 3dprintingindustry.com)