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    Alcoa Opens 3D Printing Metal Powder Plant

    Alcoa opened its state-of-the-art 3D printing metal powder production facility, located at the Alcoa Technology Center, the world’s largest light metals research center. The company plans to produce proprietary titanium, nickel, and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts. Alcoa has also invested in a range of technologies to further develop additive processes, product design, […]

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    Airbus Light Rider is the First 3D-Printed Motorcycle from Aluminum

    APWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus Group, has worked at the forefront of additive layer manufacturing (ALM) and advanced materials since its launch in 2013. The company produces bionically optimized metal parts for a wide range of industries, from aerospace to automotive and robotics. APWorks has now introduced the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle, made […]

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    Designing Folding Bicycles using 3D Printed Aluminum

    Mark Walker of Montague Bikes worked with Shapeways for the production of 3D printed aluminum parts for their line of foldable bicycles. Montague Bikes is a mid-sized company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company is involved in researching, developing, designing, and testing bikes, which they also distribute. The 3D printing capabilities has enabled the company to […]

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    Aluminum Extrusions Frame 3D Printer

    Ultimaker is one of the big name producers of 3D printing equipment for hobbyists and tinkerers. In homage to the manufacturer, a software engineer from Austin, TX, designed and built a 3D printer based on the Ultimaker2 utilizing aluminum extrusions as its frame. By adding an aluminum frame, he was able to create a printer […]