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.
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 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.
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 (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 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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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