Bringing you up to speed with the week that went by in the world of Additive Manufacturing
The main news highlights of the week are adoption of additive manufacturing by US Airforce, TIPE conference featuring the leading women in 3D printing, 3D printing and nanotechnology for water purification, New ASTM standards for additive manufacturing, CE certification to Shell for pressure vessels, Carbon Source program for upcycling 3D printer waste and more.
US Air Force officials in Virginia recently employed Additive Manufacturing to create a component needed to reactivate vital refueling equipment after nearly a year of idleness. In addition to this, Air Force will also use additive manufacturing to develop several other equipment’s with additive manufacturing technology and empower its supply chain.
TIPE 2022, a non-profit that supports women leaders in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, will feature a lineup of more than 100 women in 3D printing and AM professionals over four tracks: technology, industry, people, and economics.
Xact Metal will display their XM200G printer line. The printer is an high speed metal printer and has improved performance over the other metal 3D printer of the same company.
A major California-based rocket business has ordered two NXG Xll 600s in order to make its space missions more inexpensive and efficient by developing lighter, faster, and more resilient space components.
Researchers developed 3D printed devices containing nano TiO2 that can be used to extract As(III) from water. 3D printing technology was used to create macrostructures with particular functionality, which was critical earlier.
Sinterit, the market leader in small SLS 3D printing, announces a successful collaboration with Forward AM, a brand of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH. The firms’ collaboration is focused on developing the compact SLS segment, as well as related materials and hardware, as well as industrial applications.
ASTM International, a global standards maker, announced its third round of financing to promote research that would assist accelerate standards in additive manufacturing (AM). This investment which includes additional in-kind contributions will support the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) goal of aligning technical standardization with the rapidly evolving AM industry.
Carbon Source, a subsidiary of CarbonMeta Technologies, a Washington-based resource reclamation company, has released the news that the establishment of a “Plastic Upcycling Partner Program” for 3D printing service providers and makerspaces.
Al Seer Marine, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s International Holding Company (IHC), has announced the establishment of a 3D printing additive manufacturing unit. The boat builder said that the 3D printing would be used for in-house manufacture of autonomous vehicles and vessels, allowing engineers to create parts with more complexity in shorter time frames.
Shell is the first firm in Europe to receive CE certification from a third-party organization for an in-house 3D printed product. Shell and LRQA (previously Lloyd’s Register) have validated a three-dimensionally printed pressure vessel in line with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED). This is the result of a four-year effort to demonstrate the use of 3D printing in the energy business.
SAI Global has certified Caracol and its Robotic Large Scale Additive Manufacturing process for the production of aircraft parts with the globally renowned AS/EN 9100:2018 standard, ushering in 2022 with wonderful news.
Hypersonix Launch Systems, an Australian firm, is building a new space launch vehicle, the majority of which will be constructed using a 3D printer, including the hydrogen engine. The development news was covered by all major media houses in Australia.