Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 38 | 2022

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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.

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 AMTech announcing the 3D Printing Startup challenge; 3D Printed LEGO Duck; Development of drone integrated 3D printing of construction materials by researchers; Concurrent Technologies Corporation was awarded a $5.2 million U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to build world’s largest additive manufacturing machine and much more.

AMTech announces 3D Printing Startup Challenge to promote the startup ecosystem in the region

AMTech announces 3D Printing Startup Challenge to promote the startup ecosystem in the region

AM Chronicle announces the 3D Printing Startup Challenge in partnership with AM Ventures and ASTM International to promote the startup ecosystem in India, Asia, and the Middle East. The startup challenge will be hosted at AMTech – India’s Leading Additive Manufacturing Tradeshow scheduled for 2-3 December 2022.

Researchers develop drones that can 3D print while flying

Researchers have created a team of drones that can 3d print while they are flying. These flying robots can coordinate and make decisions about how to print objects that are bigger than themselves – expanding the horizons of the construction industry.

Drones 3d printing cement structures

First official 3D printed LEGO piece is a tiny functional duck

LEGO launched first official 3D printed LEGO part. The 3D printing technology enables the company to produce certain parts in certain parts.

 

Concurrent Technologies Corporation Working on AFRL Contract to Build World’s Largest Additive Manufacturing Machine

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) was recently awarded a $5.2 million U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contract that involves building the world’s largest additive manufacturing (AM) machine. The project intends to overcome the limits of current AM (3D) equipment to build longer parts for critical defense applications.

Matsuura Machinery USA partners with Purdue University to foster convergent manufacturing developments

Matsuura Machinery USA and Purdue University have announced a collaboration to advance a new approach to integrated subtractive and additive manufacturing for multi-materials, referred to as ‘convergent manufacturing’.

3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

Framatome has completed the installation of the first 3D-printed, stainless steel fuel component at Vattenfall’s Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden. In collaboration with German pump and valve manufacturer KSB, the Atrium 11 upper tie plate grids were designed, manufactured, and installed in Forsmark unit 3 for a multi-year irradiation programme.

Framatome’s 3D-printed Atrium 11 upper tie plate grid (Image: Framatome)

Researchers Uncover How to 3D-Print One of the Strongest Stainless Steel

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Argonne National Laboratory has identified particular 17-4 steel compositions that, when printed, match the properties of the conventionally manufactured version.

Deep Blue Aerospace deploys Farsoon metal 3D printing technology for rocket combustion chamber manufacture

Farsoon has revealed that Deep Blue Aerospace has been using its FS621M to explore rocket engine applications for metal 3D printing.

Essentium and Braskem enter partnership to unlock sustainable additive manufacturing at scale with polyolefin materials

Essentium announced today it is partnering with Braskem, one of the largest producers of polyolefins in the Americas, as well as a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale.

UNSW Sydney Researchers develop new 3D printing process that offers novel energy storage design options

A team from University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney has developed a way to 3D print strong, high-conducting solid polymer electrolytes into custom shapes.

New Technology by Chromatic 3D Materials 3D Prints Ultra-Smooth Polyurethane Parts in Single Step

Smooth-Mode technology, developed by Chromatic 3D Materials, enables 3D printing of durable rubber parts with ultra-smooth surfaces at commercial volumes. High-quality polyurethane parts, such as seals, gaskets, grommets, and bladders, can now be 3D printed without post-processing requirements or surface finishing, said the company.

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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.