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 •  April 2

Shrinkage, warpage, and residual stress are a constant threat to typical metal powder additive manufacturing part creation and can lead to expensive and time-consuming repeat redesigns and iterations of the part. Additive manufacturing (AM) is finding its way into nearly all industries. Its dominance in thermoplastics is growing, and it will soon...

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 •  March 16

The processes for 3D printing and additive manufacturing of large-scale industrial-quality parts, both metal and plastic, keep getting better and more production-ready. OEMs in many industries are incorporating 3D-printed end-production parts into their products, not only in the long-time leaders for this trend -- aerospace and medical -- but also...

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 •  February 8

Thanks to a number of factors, desktop 3D printing is finally moving out of makers' basements and into professional offices and factories. We've all seen the results of desktop 3D printing. And let's be honest, the results have often been less than impressive. Things like homemade toys and models have a certain cool factor, but once that wears off...

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 •  October 4, 2017

Siemens PLM and HP Inc . have created a partnership to advance their 3D printing tools for industrial design and production. Siemens has created an HP-certified additive manufacturing (AM) software module. The module, Siemens NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion, is now an extension to Siemens’ solution for additive manufacturing.

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 •  September 14, 2017

A new thermoplastic material could enable battery makers to integrate cooling channels into a battery’s case, resulting in a lighter pack with higher energy density. The new material, known as BayBlend TP4065, brings a new wrinkle to battery development because it can stand up to liquid coolants without degrading. As a result, battery makers can...

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 •  July 7, 2017

Suppliers aim for big growth in applications ranging from automotive interiors to home appliances. DuPont accelerated its efforts in the nascent field of structural electronics last week, teaming with a supplier that makes molded parts for automobiles and home appliances. The partnership sets the stage for the growth of so-called “in-mold...

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 •  May 17, 2017

Compressing the product development cycle is a primary goal of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Increasingly, designers who use AM processes are looking for ways to skip steps and build prototypes faster. Achieving this goal, however, will require new materials. Israel-based Stratasys has unveiled two new printing materials that may fit...

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 •  May 4, 2017

Hybrid approach enables engineers to cut weight in high-load, high-volume auto applications. In a new twist on automotive lightweighting, engineers from Eaton Corp. are combining steel with carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics to cut weight in high-load, high-volume powertrain applications, such as differential housings and transmission gear...

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 •  April 13, 2017

Increasingly, digital manufacturing companies that offer molding services for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts are finding their customers are demanding more speed than ever. Insert molding technology helps them trim turnaround time from Increasingly, OEMs are seeing a change in the timelines of the companies they sell to....

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 •  February 12, 2017

Japanese engineering plastics suppliers are turning to foaming as a process to realize further lightweighting in automotive and other transportation applications. Kaneka, for example, recently introduced developments in the foaming of polycarbonate alloys and now, fellow Japanese company says it has been successful in chemical foaming of its...