Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 18 | 2022

Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 18 | 2022

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.

Bringing you up to speed with the week that went by in the world of Additive Manufacturing with the AM Chronicle weekly news update

The round up of last weeks additive manufacturing news includes launch of 3D printing initiative by President Joe Biden, launch of new 3D printer for fashion and design industry by Stratasys, $1.5 million contract by US Air Force to Optomec and much more.

President Joe Biden to announce voluntary 3D printing initiative called “Additive Manufacturing Forward”

President Joe Biden announced the launch of a new voluntary initiative to boost the use of 3D printing in domestic supply chains. The initiative will be called “Additive Manufacturing Forward” and foster the development of technology in USA.

 

GE Renewable Energy invests in COBOD in bid to help “drive the energy transition”

GE’s wind turbine manufacturing division, GE Renewable Energy, has announced a “minority investment” in construction 3D printing specialist COBOD.

Tekna Materials increased order intake for materials by 69% in Q1 2022

Tekna Holding increased order intake for materials by 69% to CAD 6.1 million when compared to the first quarter of 2021. The materials order backlog increased by 54% in the same period as customers are securing their supply chain for long-term commitments.

Optomec Receives $1.5M Air Force Contract for Additive Repair of F35 Large Titanium Blisks

The US Air Force has awarded Optomec a $1.5 million contract to develop a Metal Additive Manufacturing system and process that enables the repair of oversized titanium components used in aircraft engines.

Essentium and Vorum Advance Biocompatible 3D Printing for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Industry

Essentium, announced that it has collaborated with Vorum solutions for the global O&P market to introduce a line of biocompatible 3D printing materials.

Nuburu and Essentium to develop blue laser-based wire feed metal 3D printers

Nuburu, a developer of high power and high brightness industrial blue lasers, and Essentium, which makes industrial additive manufacturing systems have announced a partnership to develop and manufacture a blue laser-based metal AM platform. The new Essentium printer will enable manufacturers to create production-grade metal parts with high resolution and fast throughput.

Woodside Energy partners with 3D Metalforge for additively manufactured components

Woodside Energy Ltd has signed an agreement with 3D Metalforge (3DMF) to supply additively manufactured parts, production technologies and digital part library development services.

Stratasys Introduces State-of-the-art 3D Printer for High-end Fashion and Design

Stratasys Ltd. a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, today announced the industry’s first 3D printer designed specifically for printing direct-to-textile.

 

 

FTI Ras Al Khaimah aims to scale Additive Manufacturing in the Middleeast

Falcon Technologies International Ras Al Khaimah aims to scale Additive Manufacturing in the Middleeast

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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.