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  • FIT and Caterpillar - additive manufactured part

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    ARTICLE: Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloys

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. Introduction For decades, additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing (3DP), has grown and proliferated worldwide into a multibillion dollar industry encompassing many different technologies and types of materials. AM methods embody a group of emerging technologies that create a functional 3D object from any one of a variety […]

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    BECKER to Produce Automotive Aluminum Parts with Liquid 3D Printer

    BECKER CAD-CAM-CAST, a tier one supplier of engineered aluminum automotive components, ordered a Mk1 liquid 3D printer from Vader Systems. This is the first order for the printer, which uses MagnetoJet technology to 3D print components from molten aluminum. “VADER’S printing technology is a game changer for cost-effective, low-volume production of aluminum components,” said Michael Becker, CEO of […]

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    HRL Breakthrough Enables 3D Printing of High-Strength Aluminum

    HRL Laboratories, LLC, developed technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys — including Al7075 and Al6061 — which were previously not amenable to additive manufacturing. This opens the door to the additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys for aircraft and automobile parts. Nanoparticle Functionalization Additive manufacturing of metals typically begins with alloy powders that are […]

  • 3D printed part – Aeromet International

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    British Firms Explore Additive Manufacturing Parameters for Aluminum Alloy

    Renishaw and Aeromet International Limited announced a collaboration to establish additive manufacturing process parameters and material properties for Aeromet’s A20X® aluminum alloy. The two companies will work together to optimize the processing techniques for the high-performance alloy on Renishaw metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems. They are also investigating a range of heat treatment regimes to deliver optimum […]

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    New Method Combines 3D Printing with Aluminum Casting for Damage-Tolerant Components

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Rice University have developed a new manufacturing method that combines 3D printing with traditional casting in order to produce damage-tolerant components composed of multiple materials. The A356/316L composite components have showed a significantly greater damage tolerance than aluminum alone. “This scalable processing strategy can be used to fulfill specific component functions, giving […]

  • Titanium 3d-printed components

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    Boeing to Implement 3D-Printed Titanium Structural Components

    Norsk Titanium AS received an order for 3D-printed titanium structural components from Boeing. The parts, which are being produced by the company’s proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD™) process, are the first 3D-printed structural airplane components to to be approved by the FAA. It has been reported that the use of these 3D-printed components could eventually save Boeing up to $3 million […]

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    FIT AG and Caterpillar Inc. to Develop Technologies for Additive Manufacturing

    FIT AG, specializing the development of additive manufacturing, and Caterpillar Inc. entered into a strategic alliance, under which the companies will focus on design and printing for additive manufacturing of aluminum and titanium parts. The alliance will bring together leaders in their fields to take advantage of the benefits of additive manufacturing specifically in the […]