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Get your Metal AM parts “First time right” with Simulation

The AM Chronicle team had an interesting discussion with Nils Keller and Chandan Mishra from Additive Works GmbH and Lodestar Innovations Pvt. Limited respectively on the optimum usage of Simulation to achieve a “first time right” process with Metal Additive Manufacturing. […]

The Benefits of Part Identification for 3D Printing by Omer Blaier

Additive Manufacturing (AM, AKA 3D printing) exists for more than three decades, and over the last years AM technology tremendously matured and evolved. With that being said, most manufacturing companies are not benefiting from all the capacities of industrial 3D […]

SUTD Researchers Develop Simple Method To 3D Print Milk-Based Products

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) developed a method to perform direct ink writing (DIW) three-dimensional (3D) printing of milk products at room temperature by changing the rheological properties of the printing ink. 3D printing of […]

UAB Researchers Develop New Method Of Surface Engineering Polymer Soft Materials

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham – UAB has developed a new method of surface engineering polymer soft materials that has potential to accelerate bio-integration, while potentially contributing to other scientific uses, such as […]

Additive Manufacturing enhances performance for Renault DP World F1 Team

Before the Italian Grand Prix the AM Chronicle team had this exclusive opportunity to interact with Pat Warner, Advanced Digital Manufacturing Manager at Renault DP World F1 Team who shared interesting insights on the how Additive Manufacturing has become critical […]

Delft University of Technology’s 3D Printed Porous Magnesium Scaffolds Show Potential As Bone-Substituting Material

Researchers from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have discovered 3D printed biodegradable magnesium scaffolds which could have promising applications in the regeneration of critical-sized bone defects. While the approach isn’t without its limitations, the researchers believe the […]

Unispectral Using Micro 3D Printing To Mass Produce NIR Filter Adapters

Unispectral, an Israeli Samsung-backed company, is an important player in the IR inspection market, producing miniature tunable Near Infrared (NIR) filters for camera systems to give them biometric authentication capabilities. Unispectral’s technology is used for many applications, including camera-based material […]

3D Printing in Healthcare – Point of Care Labs

3D Printing has been established as a game changing technology in the field of Healthcare, where it enables more patient-specific treatments. With the image processing and visualisation capabilities of advanced software, it is now possible to covert the data from […]

Advances of Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace Application

Additive manufacturing (AM) is being established as a fabrication technology that brings revenue to Aerospace Industry throughout its supply chain and repair operations. Aerospace contributes for almost 20% of AM revenue and has been growing annually at about 1.6%. This […]

Customized Medical Solutions in Orthopaedics

We currently see wide applications of 3D printing and custom solutions in orthopaedics – pre planning surgery models in complex trauma and revision surgeries, patient specific guides for accurate implant positioning or for precise resections and tailor-made implants for complex […]

Legal Aspects Involved In 3D Printing

3D printing is one of the priority areas of technology Globally. There exists an abundant literature which addresses how IP laws may theoretically be affected by the development of 3D printing. This literature often identifies the challenges for IP enforcement […]

Illusory Material: Reimagining Product Design With Multi-Material 3D Printing

A voxel-based design project by MIT designers Jiani Zeng and Honghao Deng Stratasys multi-material, multi-color PolyJet 3D printing process is arguably one of the most artful processes in the AM world. Designers and artists have used the technology to create […]

3D printing poses challenges to traditional IP strategy

The automotive industry remains at the forefront of manufacturing technology, with sporting events such as F1 acting as test-beds for exciting innovation. At the same time, consumer demand for cleaner, safer and more automated vehicles is also driving change in […]

Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in Airline Interiors

Additive manufacturing (AM) – more commonly known as 3D printing – promises to revolutionize manufacturing processes around the world and offers aviation new opportunities to create stronger, lighter structures, for both the airframe and the cabin. AM is slowly but […]

How laser inversion enables multi-materials 3D printing

3D printing uses digital manufacturing processes to fabricate components that are light, strong, and require no special tooling to produce. One of the most widely used manufacturing processes, selective laser sintering (SLS), prints parts out of micron-scale material powders using […]

From Surgical Robots To 3D Printers, This Is How To Do Surgery In Space

With plans to put humans on Mars in the near future, a medical emergency beyond the stars could spell disaster. Nina Louise Purvis looks at how to fix this problem. Earlier this year, it was reported that an astronaut in […]

3D Printed Latex Rubber Breakthrough

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a novel process to 3D print latex rubber, unlocking the ability to print a variety of elastic materials with complex geometric shapes. Latex, commonly known as the material in gloves or paint, refers to a […]

3D Printing: Layer Upon Layer Of Customization

In 2016, additive orthopedic production was responsible for nearly half a billion in revenue opportunities for printer hardware and software, materials, clinical engineering services, outsourced production, and other segments. This production area is estimated to grow at a 26% compact […]

Benefits Of 3D Printing In Automotive Design

Success and growth depend on constant innovation to stay ahead of the competition. In fact, last May Harvard Business Review found that ten times more is spent on R&D than on advertising around the world today. But for many traditional […]

Military applications of 3D printing on the rise

Although the technology is still in its early stages of development as something beyond its early years as a curiosity, it already is being used in aerospace and defense, primarily for prototyping under the term “additive manufacturing,” but also for […]

Additive Manufacturing, redefining healthcare for an empowered post-COVID world

Healthcare is the most trusted industry today, owing to its frontline role in the fight against COVID-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Following this, the world witnessed an alarming increase in […]

Tissue engineering moves closer to 3D printing inside the body

Tissue engineering is an emerging field in which cells, biomaterials and biotechnologies are employed to replace or regenerate damaged or diseased tissues. Currently, this is achieved by generating a biomaterial scaffold outside of the body, maturation in a bioreactor and […]

Uses and prospects for 3D printing in pharmacology

Three-dimensional (3D) technology is considered one of the promising areas of medicine. The world has already seen printed anatomical prostheses, hearing aids, heart valves, biological tissues and many others. Therefore, innovative 3D scanning and printing systems have the potential to […]

Simplifying Additive Manufacturing using Hard Steels

Martensitic steels are some of the strongest, least expensive and most lightweight forms of these types of metals. However, until recently, working with this metal has been a complex manufacturing process only used by certain industries. That could soon change, […]

The Role Of Occupational Therapists In 3D Printing & DIY Assistive Technology

Researchers from Belgium and The Netherlands offer the details of their recent study ‘Makers in Healthcare: The Role of Occupational Therapists in the Design of DIY Assistive Technology,’ exploring the benefits of 3D printing in clinical practice. Assistive technology, usually […]

Today’s problems will be solved in 2030 through automation and integration

Under the brand AM Solutions the Rösler Group offers solutions especially for the requirements in additive manufacturing. The focus is on the surface technology know-how built up since the 1930s – in addition to solutions for unpacking and de-powdering, as […]

3D Printing Software Categories & AM Workflow

Effectively implementing 3D printing in a production environment requires software tools for design, simulation, pre-processing, distribution, manufacturing, inspection, and quality. Printer manufacturers (OEMs) provide software with their printers, but it often does not include all the functionality necessary for industrial-scale […]

VDMA Survey Indicates Positive Expectations From The AM Industry

 “Despite the currently noticeable effects of the Corona crisis, the mood in our industry remains one of confidence.“ This is how Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the VDMA’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group, summarizes the results of a recent member […]

Empowering Businesses, Building Sustainable Growth With 3D Printing

Touted as one of the key pillars of Industry 4.0, 3D printing technology is now an essential part of progressive business solutions and processes. It is where IT merges with manufacturing, culminating in digital manufacturing. Businesses that have adopted 3D printing, […]

3D Printing Has Entered The Nuclear Realm

3D printing has been making parts for nuclear plants for a few years now. In 2017, Siemens achieved the industry breakthrough with the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation of a 3D printed part in a nuclear power […]

International Researchers Review Emerging 3D Printing Medical Devices During COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers from the US and Australia take a comprehensive look at how 3D printing technology is being used to help during the current pandemic, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘COVID-19 and the Role of 3D Printing in Medicine’. […]

3D Printed Food: A New Frontier In Personalized Nutrition

Advances in food printers provide opportunity for flavor, texture and nutritional content customization. 3D printing today goes beyond layering food into shapes. The Digital Food Processing Initiative (DFPI) based in the Netherlands is testing new food printing technology, which can […]

3D Printing & Architecture

Architects and builders are testing the waters with a trio of 3D printing ideas. How much of an impact will 3D printing have on architecture and the buildings and structures surrounding us over the next 50 years? Here are some major […]

First, Do No Harm

Rapid Application Group is a 3D printing service bureau based in Tulsa in Oklahoma, USA. They have been using 3D Systems SLS 3D printers to print urgently needed parts for the fight against COVID-19 like face shields and masks. These […]

Could 3D Printers Create the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators?

SLAC scientists and collaborators are developing 3D copper printing techniques to build accelerator components. Imagine being able to manufacture complex devices whenever you want and wherever you are. It would create unforeseen possibilities even in the most remote locations, such […]

3D Printing Minerals To Better Product Fracture Formation

Cracks are everywhere, and they often mean trouble. In the foundation of your house, in your windshield, in the tectonic plates below your feet. But, surprisingly, scientists don’t actually understand them as well as they would like. Many people are […]

Scientists Use A Little Math To 3D Print The Strongest Kind Of Steel

Scientists from Texas A&M University and the U.S. Air Force say they’ve developed a way to 3D print the strongest kind of steel, along with many other metals. By using a steel powder melted into place by a laser, this […]

Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing Can Be Used To Build Very Large Parts To Near-Net Shape

WAAM’s ability to produce near-net-shape parts without tooling, molds, or furnaces reduces production time. Wire-arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) is a method of 3D-printing large metal parts by combining robotics and arc welding. As with powder bed AM, parts are built […]

A Nano 3D Printer That Prints Nano-Sized Objects

In a recent article, wrote about an Israeli 3D printing startup that’s developing their flagship machine “capable of micron-resolution printing, with the capability to print thousands of parts in a single build.” The ability to 3D print objects at […]

SLA 3D Printing: How Strong Is Resin?

SLA 3D prints aren’t known for their strength. Find out how resin compares to other 3D printing materials and just how strong it can be. The Tough Guy? It’s a given that SLA 3D printing produces highly detailed and accurate […]

‘Fake Fingerprints’ Bypass Scanners With 3D Printing

New research used 3D printing technology to bypass fingerprint scanners, and tested it against Apple, Samsung and Microsoft mobile products. New research has found that it’s possible to use 3D printing technology to create “fake fingerprints” that can bypass most […]

Relativity Space’s Focus On 3D Printing And Cloud-Based Software Helps It Weather The COVID-19 Storm

Just like in almost every other industry, there’s been a rash of layoffs among newer space startups and companies amid the novel coronavirus crisis. But Relativity Space has managed to avoid layoffs — and is even hiring, despite the global […]

How 3D Printing Is Playing A Role In Coronavirus Testing

The coronavirus pandemic which has infected more than half a million people and killed at least 25,000 has been an obstacle for the global supply chain following the shutdown in China. Though China has begun to restart its factories, in […]

Now Copper Can Be Used As A 3D Printing Metal

3D printing technology was revolutionary when it was first introduced to industrialists and scientists. This was a boon for engineers and developers as it was now possible to create more sophisticated pieces of equipment and prototypes with ease and precision […]

3 Lessons 3D Printing Is Learning From COVID-19 Response

3-D printing (additive manufacturing) technologies are being put to use around the world for adaptable, localized, speedy, on-demand stop-gap supply manufacture. Some of these uses are more realistic — and more helpful — than others. On-demand manufacturing absolutely has a […]

What Are The Possibilities Surrounding DfAM?

The concept of design for manufacture (DfM) is not a new one. It implies that the method of manufacturing is considered during the entire design and development stages of products and components in order to optimise their functionality in relation […]

Switching to AM components has brought cost advantages in every single case

With its innovative, energy-efficient sand blasting system, BMF GmbH – Bernstein Mechanische Fertigung from Grüna has not only won innovation awards at state and federal level since its foundation in 2007, but has also convinced many customers. In an interview […]

3D Printing Solutions For Micro Manufacturing Components

You don’t need a pandemic to tell you that the world is ultimately ruled by the small things, whether it’s superbugs or parasites or bacteria-eating viruses. At the end of the day, humans are just vessels for hosts of different […]

What to Look for in AM Training

Seth Godin, accomplished author said, “You’re born with talent.  You earn a skill.”  TBGA wants to help you acquire skill in AM.  Get there faster.  Make fewer mistakes.  Make bigger promises.Consistency – IP and Ownership The material presented is owned […]

Magod Laser expands into Additive Manufacturing

Enthusiasm is the key of pioneering any new technology – and Swamy Magod and his brother Rajendra Magod had plenty to go around. They have spent past 23 years using their expertise to benefit Indian society by offering cutting-edge technologies […]

The Importance of Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is gaining ground rapidly and is now being used to produce many certified aerospace components. Initial concerns with density, porosity and grain structure have now been largely overcome. AM components now have microstructures equivalent to forged components, […]

Metal AM To Grow Annually By 25% says Ampower

At Formnext 2019, the Germany based Additive Manufacturing consultancy – Ampower, published an industrial metal Additive Manufacturing market and technology report. The report focuses on industrial metal Additive Manufacturing and provides a deep dive into the current state of the […]

Mapping future direction for bioprinting research

The way research in bioprinting will be taken forward has been laid out in a roadmap for the field. Leading researchers define the status, challenges and opportunities in the field, and forecast the required advances in science & technology to […]

Achieving Operational Excellence in Metal AM

In traditional manufacturing, it is common practice to implement strategies of Operational Excellence (OpEx) to reduce operational costs, increase production efficiency, and therefore profitability. However, in Metal Additive Manufacturing (Metal AM) it’s not as easy to apply such efficiency-driven methods […]

Applications of 3D Printing in the Energy Industry

Over the past few decades, 3D printing has presented a potential solution to that problem, but only recently has the technology seen widespread development. Also called additive manufacturing, 3D printing has so far been most useful for companies developing and […]

Can ‘printed’ parts make oil and gas operations smarter and greener?

Additive manufacturing could boost efficiency and help to decarbonize oil and gas operations It could also mean equipment makers and suppliers reinventing their business models to integrate just-in-time manufacturing DNV GL is leading collaborative projects to evaluate applications of additive […]

The Engineers at GE who brought 3D Printing Inside The World’s Largest Jet Engine

Boeing’s new 777X wide-body passenger jet underwent its maiden flight on January 25, taking to the skies powered by two GE9X engines from GE Aviation, said to be the largest and most powerful commercial jet engines ever built. Stefka Petkova […]

Selecting spare parts suitable for additive manufacturing: Some practical Guidance

An industrial products manufacturer has a large portfolio of spare parts in its portfolio. It has 10 year service contract with its customers implying that the company must be able to deliver spare parts on time for 10 years to […]

Why Automation is Essential for Scaling Up Digital Manufacturing

As a part of our global expert series at AM Chronicle – Gil Lavi shares his insights on Why Automation is Essential for Scaling Up Digital Manufacturing. Gil Lavi is the Founder and CEO of 3D Alliances, a consulting company that […]

Binder Jet 3D Printing: Studying Print Speed & Effects on Surface Roughness & Density

International researchers study different features that affect binder jetting, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘The Effect of Print Speed on Surface Roughness and Density Uniformity of Parts Produced Using Binder Jet 3D Printing.’ Binder jetting continues to be […]

Five Global Trends in Additive Manufacturing for 2020

The end of the year and the end of a decade marks a good time for reflection and great time to ponder the upcoming year ahead. The authors have teamed up to bring their practical work experience in both conventional […]

3D printing has potential to cut cost of optical silica fibres

Australian and Chinese engineers develop method for printing optical silica preforms that can be drawn into fibres it’s no exaggeration to say that optical silica fibres are among the most important materials for the world economy. High-speed Internet depends on […]

Frank Carsten Herzog provides insight on Future of Digital Technologies

At a promotional event on 26 September 2019 in Lichtenfels, the FADZ Research and Application Centre for Digital Future Technologies (Forschungs- und Anwendungszentrum für digitale Zukunftstechnologien) demonstrated its affirmation of the importance of basic and advanced vocational training for digital […]

Opportunities for AM in brewing and beverage industry

Over the past six months, GE Additive’s CEC Munich team has been working with Bamberg-based Kaspar Schulz GmbH – the oldest brewing equipment manufacturer in the world. The limited-edition 3D-printed Masskrug designed and manufactured at GE Additive Munich for last […]

Additive manufacturing is a disruptive technology

Dr. Alba Mena Subiranas, Vice President Maintenance & Reliability Solutions at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, explains in an interview what her Additive Manufacturing division is doing and how she envisages additive manufacturing in 2030. Would you please briefly introduce your […]

AM 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 […]

Additive Manufacturing Education Part 3: Curriculum reveiw

With advances in Additive Manufacturing technologies, the engineering education curriculum will have to be re-engineered to address AM implementation challenges. This article surveyed key initiatives proposed for changing the paradigm of AM education and presented necessary amendments in undergraduate and […]

Additive Manufacturing Education Part 2: Chronological review

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has  garnered  a  lot  of  interest  from  industries,  government  agencies,  and institutions  around  the  globe. Manufacturers are relying on this technology to significantly re-invent product design and manufacturing cycles. Additive Manufacturing technologies in particular offer significant technological […]

STEPL examines opportunities for AM in Tooling Industry

Exploring the full potential of Additive Manufacturing in Tooling at STEPL Sridevi Tool Engineers have always been at the technology adoption forefront and we keep looking for innovative technologies in the modern tool-making world.  Realising that the Metal Additive Manufacturing […]

Additive Manufacturing Education Part – 1: Introduction

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Education Additive manufacturing (AM) is a set of processes by which physical objects are made from digital files generated by computer-aided design software. The term encompasses seven different technologies such as powder bed fusion, material jetting, […]

How to prepare for Qualification of AM 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 […]

How to innovate a gaming CPU cooler with Additive Manufacturing

The future of thermal management Excess heat limits the miniaturization of portable computers, power electronic devices and high-power LED lighting. Ambitious technological solutions from the lab are often not yet ready for mass production and deployment in consumer products. Industrial […]

What industries use 3D printing?

If 3D printing were a human being, it would be on the verge of adulthood. All the broad outlines are already there, but it might well still have some surprises up its sleeve. Here we take a look at the […]

“We Are Definitely Aiming at AM Serial Processes,” says Raphael Hoffmann

Credit:  VDMA‘s interview with Raphael Hoffmann, Managing Director and co-founder of H&H Gesellschaft für Engineering und Prototypenbau. Since its foundation in 1996, H&H Gesellschaft für Engineering und Prototypenbau mbH has been dealing with additive manufacturing. Starting with a diploma thesis, the two brothers Markus and […]

Indian AM Industry and Objectify on a high growth path.

We had the opportunity to meet Ankit and Arpit Sahu who are the Co-Founders of Objectify Technologies Pvt. Ltd which has become one of the forerunners of the Indian AM Industry offering both metal and polymer solutions. There share their […]

Data-Driven Machine Learning Software AMOptoMet for Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing industry has reached a stage where it has started delivering on the hype of the last five years. The Industry has seen 18% growth in 2018, standing at $9.3 billions in revenue. Optimized processes, increased confidence from […]

Ace Micromatic bolsters their technological offering with Additive Manufacturing

Amace solutions pvt. ltd. is the brainchild of two leading machine tool manufacturing companies in India – Ace Designers Ltd. and Ace Manufacturing Systems Ltd. (AMS). They are an integral part of the larger Ace Micromatic Group. Businesses from across […]

eSUN looking at the future with printing of medical insoles

Established in 2002, Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co., Ltd. is Shenzhen based high-tech enterprise which is committed to industrialization of biodegradable materials, such as PLA and PCL. So far, eSUN has become one of the largest provider of 3D printing filaments and is now poised to enter the marketing with further development of SLA and SLS materials. We had […]

Maintenance-free 3D printed grippers make packaging machines effective

When an eagle grasps prey, it adapts its grip to the respective size in a lightning fast move. The packaging industry can only dream of this flexibility. Their metal grippers, which for example put the lid on cream jars, are usually limited to […]

“With additive manufacturing, we can travel entirely new roads,” says Paolo Matassoni

Credit:  VDMA‘s interview with Paolo Matassoni, product development manager at ANDRITZ KAISER. As product development manager at ANDRITZ KAISER GmbH in Bretten, additive technologies have fascinated Paolo Matassoni early on. In their application, he has always explored new roads. Today, his team uses […]

Accelerating the manufacturing process with Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)

Classical Design for Manufacturing and assembly has been the traditional established practice for conventional engineering. However, in the recent years, Additive Manufacturing (AM), has been a New benchmark to the bar of engineering and is gaining commercial traction. The industries […]

Additive Manufacturing: The most important trends at a glance

If 3D printing were a human being, it would be on the verge of adulthood. All the broad outlines are already there, but it might well still have some surprises up its sleeve. Here we take a look at the […]

BeAM showed rapid developments in five short years

Founded in 2012, BeAM is a company that has been developed rapidly since its inception. Headquartered in Strasbourg, France, BeAM delivers a new generation of (Directed Energy Deposition) DED Solutions. Its technology and clients develop and industrialize their manufacturing and […]

India’s only dedicated Additive Manufacturing Technology Tradeshow

2018 has been positive for the Additive Manufacturing industry in India which is also evidenced by its growth and validation from the mainstream manufacturing industry. In this scenario a dedicated AM focussed show becomes paramount to showcase and represent the […]

In the AM sector, it is less about Motion Dynamics and more about Drive Precision.

Credit:  VDMA‘s interview with Annika Mehl, Business Development, Harmonic Drive AG. Harmonic Drive AG is a leading supplier of drive technology with 450 employees at more than 20 locations worldwide. In the area of additive manufacturing, the company is present as […]

Introduction to Quality Management in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing, is one of the most exciting technological innovations in decades – imagine having the ability to print anything you want to the exact specification you need. The process of making a product layer by layer instead […]

3D printing with Silicone: A major breakthrough in the field of AM

One of the greatest breakthroughs in the field of additive manufacturing in recent years was the addition of silicone as a material for 3D printing. Let’s have a look on how silicone joined the family of 3D printing. Introduction The […]

I3DPn Exclusive: An Interview with President and Chief Executive Officer of RIZE

In an exclusive interview with I3DPn team, Andy Kalambi, President and CEO of US-based additive manufacturing company RIZE, talks about the company’s latest innovations and technologies in 3D printing. He throws light on his vision for the company, as well […]

Top 6 Trends in Indian Medical 3D Printing Industry.

While there have been many developments in the Medical 3D Printing Industry in 2018, through this review article, we present the top 6 trends in the Indian Medical 3D printing industry which pave the way for more to come in […]

I3DPn 2018 Review – 3D Printing poised to reach new heights in 2019

The year 2018 witnessed a massive evolution in the 3D printing industry, as companies involved in the space have certainly explored new frontiers. It was the year of centres for excellence for 3D printing. In 2018, the sector saw strong […]

3D Printing influence on supply chain and logistics

Manufacturing when there is a demand- A method to solve logistic related costs The word 3D printing is a 3 decade year old word. At the infant stage, 3D printing was stereotyped as an advanced manufacturing method and not seen […]

Embedding Conformal Cooling Channels in Injection Moulding using Metal Additive Manufacturing

Introduction Cooling of the core insert is the greatest problem in most moulding applications. With no core cooling, heating of the core is therefore unavoidable. Current fabrication methods place severe limitations on the configuration of the cooling channels used for […]

Intech develops AMOptoMet – Parameter Development Software

India based metal AM service provider, Intech DMLS Private Limited has created new parameter development software termed as AMOptoMet which they launched at Formnext 2018. It has been developed to serve as an integral part of any powder bed fusion metal […]

Shree Rapid Technologies to bring state-of-the-art 3D Printing technology to India.

Shree Rapid Technologies is the company that brings the state-of-the-art Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing & Rapid Manufacturing technologies from industry pioneer 3D Systems Inc, USA to India. The company is mainly focused on Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Manufacturing systems. In […]

AM Contributes Significantly Towards Achieving Sustainable Process Chains

Credit:  VDMA‘s interview with Roland Ladewig, General Manager, ExOne GmbH ExOne GmbH from Gersthofen develops and builds binder jetting systems. In this interview, their general manager Roland Ladewig explains which materials can be processed in the inkjet-based 3D print technology, where […]

Imaginarium is striving to make design and manufacturing accessible for all

Imaginarium India is a leader in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing technology, having pioneered game changing applications for over 40 industries. Housing the largest set up of 3D printers in the country, Imaginarium has helped disrupt the manufacturing sector by […]

Topology Optimization: A Complementary tool for Additive Manufacturing

Developments of designing tools have created a paradigm shift, both in the architectural and automotive industry. Traditional stone/brick-based architectures are being replaced by modern skyscrapers and bulky automotive parts by light-weight composite structures. In addition, rapid industrialization across the world […]

Additive Manufacturing for Tooling: Applications and Benefits

Credit: Article adapted from report written by Arjun Ramesh. Manufacturing is the process of converting raw materials into finished product that confirms to end user requirements through a series of value addition process. Basically, manufacturing processes can be classified into […]

New Wheel Innovations with Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is eating its way up into the automotive sector.  The development has come to such an extent that 3D printed car is longer a dream.  The prototyping bubble to which AM was restricted to has broken and burst. […]

Indian 3D Printing Network Report – Formnext 2018

This year, the leading global exhibition and conference on additive manufacturing, Formnext 2018 sets a record with the participation of more than 600 exhibitors. With around 27,000 visitors, the fourth edition of the show took place in Frankfurt, from 13-16 […]

Indications of Indian AM Industry going global

It was an eye-opener of sorts visiting the Formnext show, and a validation of the fact that how this industry has grown in the past 3-4 years and seems to be getting stronger.  As part of the Indian 3D Printing […]

Atmospheric gases: enablers behind the additive manufacturing future

Additive manufacturing (AM), or the process of creating a product or component part layer by layer instead of using traditional moulding or subtractive methods, is leading a transformation in manufacturing technology. So often used interchangeably with the term 3D printing, […]

Trends in Additive Manufacturing: An interview with Ajay Parikh from Wipro 3D

In an interview with I3DPn, Ajay Parikh, VP & Business Head at Wipro 3D, has discussed about the trends in additive manufacturing. He mainly focused on the end-use adaption speed, how rapidly the technology is evolving and how the ecosystem […]

Interview with Dr. Vincent Morrison, AIM3D GmbH, Rostock “Our Goal Was an Uncomplicated, Cost-Efficient AM Technology

AIM3D GmbH, a young company in Rostock, is driving its own additive manufacturing technology with composite extrusion modeling (CEM), and building corresponding systems.

The Lack of Standards Still Scares Away Potential Users

With their headquarter in Düsseldorf, GMA Group belongs to the US group Mistras whose more than 6,000 employees at 100 locations world wide control and back up systems and offer testing services in their own laboratories as well as at their customers


“Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing Market to reach US$1,783.9 Million by 2025; Burgeoning Automobile and Space Industries Spur Market’s Growth – Transparency Market Research”

voxeljet AG Fuels the Future of Additive Manufacturing

FRIEDBERG, Germany – By harnessing the scalability of powder binder jetting, voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) (“voxeljet”) and its partners are bringing additive manufacturing to the next level through the large-scale production of complex sand molds and cores for a leading German automotive manufacturer. The solution for automated core printing promises to be the world’s most potent and integrated additive manufacturing solution.

Evolution of 3D Printed Jewellery

This article examines the Evolution of 3D Printed Jewellery. Despite being considered technologically backward, many jewelers have started adopting AM.

Interview with Dr. Gärtner, protiq GmbH “We need a practical regulatory framework”

In 2010, Protiq GmbH started as a specialist for additive manufacturing within the Phoenix Contact Group. By now, the company located in the Westphalian Blomberg has matured into a marketplace for industrial 3D printing, offering their customers a completely digital process chain.

Korean 3D Printed Airless Bike Tire with Lattice Structure (K-AMUG)

The airless bike tire was printed with a 3D printer with flexible TPU material and applying the Lattice pattern structure of DfAM with support from K-AMUG

Metal Printing is High-tech – and a Technology with a Future!

Interview with Ralf Gumbel, Managing Director of Koenig & Bauer Metal Print GmbH, Stuttgart

Pioneers of Metal Additive Manufacturing in India

Intech DMLS has been a pioneer and visionary leader in Metal Additive Manufacturing in India. Sridhar Balaram, MD, Intech DMLS shares his insights.

The convergence of 3D Printing & Metal-Injection-Molding

From visiting over 4000 manufacturing sites and working with manufacturing CEO’s over the last 15 years, one thing is clear Manufacturers that embrace new technology and process improvement continue to succeed.

We Should Not Regard Additive Manufacturing As A Stand-Alone Technology

Interview with Carsten Merklein, head of the Additive Manufacturing Department at Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

3D Print Establishes Itself in Mechanical Engineering

Frankfurt, July 2nd, 2018 – Additive manufacturing technologies (so-called 3D printing) are of increasing importance to mechanical engineering – not only for the production of prototypes but as a serious additional manufacturing technology.

Skills Gap A Major Barrier To Expanded Use Of Additive Manufacturing

For all the talk about additive manufacturing being a game-changer for the industry, it hasn’t seen the adoption one would have expected. On issue at the root of the problem is a lack of talent that understands the technology, processes and equipment.

Interview – Discussing Potential of Additive Manufacturing with Stephan Kühr, 3YOURMIND

In this interview, founder and manager Stephan Kühr of 3YOURMIND explains his perspective on the biggest potentials for improving additive manufacturing.

Interview – Mr Sumeer Chandra shares HP’s 3D strategy for India

Mr Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP inc, India shared his views with Aditya Chandavarkar, Co-Founder, Indian 3D Printing Network about HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and their strategy and future plans in India.

Interview – Tobias Röhrich imagines a fully automated Metal AM chain.

Tobias Röhrich explains the existing range of materials, why a new design is not necessarily indispensable, and how he imagines a fully automated additive process chain.

Key for Selective Laser Melting – Gas Flow Management

In this interview, product manager Christian Radau explains why gas flow management is important for selective laser melting, and where he sees potential for optimization as well as added value for users and final customers.

Produce Better Hydraulic Components with Metal 3D Printing

Complex hydraulic components made via metal 3D printing can incorporate details that would be difficult or impossible to duplicate through conventional machining, and weight and size are reduced without compromising performance.

HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing makes grand entry into India

HP launched its Multi Jet Fusion system globally in mid-2016 and has been successful in taking this technology to different locations since with 65 resellers and counting. 2017 saw a major expansion across the Asia-Pacific region including India with a […]

Interview: Inspira 3D shares their disruptive ideas for Medical 3D Printing in India

The applications and benefits of Medical 3D Printing are well known and have been proved in many isolated case studies and stories across the world. However, apart from some rare instances, Medical 3D Printing has not made much headway in the  Indian healthcare industry. However recently due to the efforts of some medical centres and other allied stakeholders, Medical 3D Printing is surely and slowly gaining traction.

5 Brands Reinventing Jewellery with 3D Printing

Imaginarium reviews 5 brands reinventing themselves with 3D Printed Jewellery. Take a good look at this list of online jewellery brands that are stepping their game up with this cutting edge technology.

5 Trends in 3D Printing for 2018 by Materialise

2017 has been an exciting year for the 3D printing industry. There have been plenty of new players appearing on the scene, as well as countless new collaborations and innovations. Materialise with the help of their industry experts and visionaries is anticipating some key trends for 2018.

3D Printing for education

3D printing is a new and exciting technology that enables learning by designing and making a real object, an object we can touch and feel. We can design practically anything and create the most incredible objects with only imagination being the limit. This can be used in virtually all fields and this can revolutionize our education system.

3D printing in healthcare – Applications and Current Scenario In India

The applications and benefits of 3D printing aka Additive Manufacturing (AM) in health-care settings are well known and have been proved in many isolated case studies and stories. Still apart from a few rare instances, there has not been much enthusiasm about this disruptive technology in Indian healthcare industry. I know this from my personal experience as a active provider of tertiary healthcare service in the capital city and as well from the numerous personal and professional interactions with the industry experts.

From FormNEXT

World 3D print community has recognized and liked the TCT FormNEXT and we can see this in its growing popularity evidenced by participation and visitor footfall. FormNEXT provides window to the year ahead and this year event has not only done it again as expected but also was in full Form from first day to the last hour. The Event draws together AM experts, OEMs, Allied services, industry seeking to change, Tech enthusiasts and general visitors for a tech exposure.

The Role of 3D Printed Molds in the Injection Molding Industry.

The majority of plastic products in the world today are manufactured by injection molding. With the right combination of 3D printers and injection molding machines, it is possible to create molds in-house to produce small, functional parts in production plastics.For low-volume production (approximately 10-100 parts), 3D-printed molds save time and money. They also enable a more agile manufacturing approach, allowing engineers and designers to easily modify molds and continue to iterate on their designs with low lead times and cost.

Demystifying 3D Printing

We all live in an age that is witness to what many are calling the Third Industrial Revolution – 3D Printing. 3D printing, more professionally called additive manufacturing, has the potential to move us away from the era of mass production and bring us to a new reality of customizable, one-off production.

Entering the third dimension in manufacturing – The UAE has what it takes to carve up an outsized role in this digitized world

While the UAE has a relatively small population compared to industrial nations like the US, China, and Germany, it is home to a dynamic economy, progressive government and modern infrastructure. As well as a determined thirst for growth that few countries in the world can match.

Technology overview: Direct Metal Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) also commonly known as 3D printing, enables the freeform fabrication of 3D structures directly from digital data generally in a layer by layer methodology. In recent years AMhas become a significant complimentary technology to the conventional subtractive and formative manufacturing processes. Due to the high level of digitization and automation involved in AM processes, the technology plays a significant role in the Industry 4.0 manufacturing ideology.

X marks the spot – find ideal process parameters for your metal AM parts

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) is a highly versatile additive manufacturing (AM) technique for producing complex metal components direct from CAD, without expensive tooling and with minimal waste. The choice of processing parameters used to melt and solidify the metal powder is fundamental, as the thermal history of the alloy affects both its integrity and its strength. Selecting parameters that suit the material in question and the specific component to be built are critical to success, particularly in series production applications.