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  • 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 […]

  • The materials characterization lab at Sintavia

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    Sintavia Develops Process for 3D Printing F357 Aluminum

    Sintavia, LLC, a leader in the metal additive manufacturing industry, developed full end-to-end parameters for producing 3D printed parts in F357 aluminum, as well as other Al-Si alloys, for use in precision manufacturing. The proprietary process for printing F357 aluminum powder was developed specifically to address aerospace and automotive industry needs for components with low […]

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    ORNL 3D-Printed Excavator Project Advances Additive Manufacturing R&D

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers partnered with industry partners and university students to design and produce the world’s first 3D-printed excavator as part of Project Additive Manufactured Excavator (AME), which will focus on using metal additive manufacturing to develop heavy construction machinery. The prototype will leverage large-scale additive manufacturing technologies and explore the feasibility of printing with metal […]

  • UC Rusal

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    Rusal to Develop 3D Printing Technology for Aluminum Alloys

    UC Rusal and Sauer GmbH, a member of DMG MORI, a worldwide leading manufacturer of metal-cutting machine tools, signed an MOU to develop the 3D printing technology for industrial use of aluminum and aluminum alloys. According to the agreement, the 3D printing technology will be used to print aluminum parts applied by customers in the machinery-producing, aerospace, and […]

  • Alcoa

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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, […]

  • Airbus AP Works Light Rider motorcycle

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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 […]