Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 02 | 2023

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Chinmay Saraf

Technical Writer, AM Chronicle
Chinmay Saraf is a scientific writer living in Indore, India. His academic background is in mechanical engineering, and he has substantial experience in fused deposition-based additive manufacturing. Chinmay possesses an M.Tech. in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing and is enthusiastic about 3D printing, product development, material science, and sustainability. He also has a deep interest in “Frugal Designs” to improve the present technical systems.

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The round up of last weeks additive manufacturing news includes partnership between Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Spare Part 3D to define technical feasibility and economical attractiveness of  spare parts; launch of Formlabs New Automation Ecosystem; construction of Kolkata’s first 3D Printed structure at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers by Tvasta and invitation of application by RRCAT for developing commercially viable solution of laboratory developed LAM-PF-DED system. 

RRCAT Invites Expression of Interest for Incubation of “Laser Additive Manufacturing System using Powder-fed Directed Energy Deposition (LAM-PF-DED)”

RRCAT has invited applications from industry and start-ups for incubation of “Laser Additive Manufacturing System using Powder-fed Directed Energy Deposition (LAM-PF-DED)”.

Petroleum Development Oman and French Startup Spare Parts 3D Tie Up to Fast Track Additive Manufacturing 

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the national oil company for Oman, has partnered with the French startup Spare Parts 3D (SP3D), to assess the 3D printability of 150,000 unique spare parts.

PDO at Adipec

Tvasta Constructs Kolkata’s First 3D Printed Structure at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) 

Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, which specializes in Construction 3D Printing, has constructed Kolkata’s first 3D Printed structure at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited, a nationalised shipyard. This is the first project in a series of potential large-scale construction projects using 3D printing for GRSE.

Formlabs Launches New Automation Ecosystem to Eliminate 3D Printer Downtime and Reduce Cost Per Part

Formlabs introduced Form Auto, Fleet Control, and High Volume Resin System — three new products that together make up the Formlabs Automation Ecosystem.

DNV ’s Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Standard Updated With New Edition 

DNV has published a new edition of DNV-ST-B203 Additive manufacturing of metallic parts. The standard, which is the result of a joint industry project, now includes baseline requirements for the most established Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies for metal parts

Virginia Tech received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to buy a computerized solid state metals printing machine 

Virginia Tech has received a 2023 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant to purchase cutting-edge 3D metal printing technology to boost education and research in advanced manufacturing and new materials development.

Braskem Acquires taulman3D Expanding its Portfolio of Materials for Additive Manufacturing Applications 

Braskem announced the acquisition of taulman3D. taulman3D filaments and polymers are available globally, through distributors on 6 continents.

Simplify3D Releases Version 5.0 with Breakthrough Performance, Automation, and Intelligence

Software provider Simplify3D has announced the release of version 5.0 of its paid slicing software.

Indian Company Vispala donated 3D-printed prosthetic hands, developed by TU Delft to the Victims Of The War In Ukraine 

The Indian technology company Vispala has donated a consignment of 3D-printed prosthetic hands, developed by TU Delft, for Ukrainians injured in the war.

Photo: Ministery of Health Ukraine
Photo: Ministry of Health Ukraine

NTU Singapore converted waste paper into better battery anodes using AM 

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a technique to convert waste paper  ( Additively Manufactured Kraft Paper ) , from single-use packaging and bags, and cardboard boxes, into a crucial component of lithium-ion batteries.

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Chinmay Saraf

Technical Writer, AM Chronicle
Chinmay Saraf is a scientific writer living in Indore, India. His academic background is in mechanical engineering, and he has substantial experience in fused deposition-based additive manufacturing. Chinmay possesses an M.Tech. in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing and is enthusiastic about 3D printing, product development, material science, and sustainability. He also has a deep interest in “Frugal Designs” to improve the present technical systems.