Metal Additive Manufacturing news round-up

January 16, 2015

Listed below is a selection of metal Additive Manufacturing based stories from our sister publication, www.metal-am.com.

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E-Newsletter headlines, January 16 2015 edition

Growth in orders at SLM Solutions exceeds expectations

SLM Solutions Group AG, leading provider of metal Additive Manufacturing technology based in Lübeck, Germany, has stated that 2014 exceeded all expectations for the intake of new orders. As of December 17 a total of 53 machines ordered reflected 112%…..

Turbomeca uses metal Additive Manufacturing for helicopter engine components

Turbomeca, one of the world’s leading helicopter engine manufacturers, has begun using metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) for serial production of engine components at its facility in Bordes, France. The company has announced that it is using….

Sandvik to increase its Additive Manufacturing research

Sweden’s Sandvik AB is increasing its research spending on Additive Manufacturing technology, according to a report published by Bloomberg. In an interview with Mikael Schuisky, Operations Manager for Additive Manufacturing at Sandvik, the company….

Arcam order intake up 55% in 2014

Sweden’s Arcam AB, a manufacturer of Additive Manufacturing equipment based on Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology, reported further orders in December 2014 that resulted in a total order intake for the year of some 42 EBM systems, up 55% on…

Chinese Navy installs Additive Manufacturing systems on warships

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) navy is reported to have installed Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems on a number of its ships to replace critical small components. According to PLA Daily, the system was recently put to use for the on….

Over 3,000 Additive Manufactured medical orthopaedic truss implants from 4WEB

4WEB Medical, based in Texas, USA, announced at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, November 2014, that surgeons have now implanted over 3,000 of the company’s 3D-printed orthopaedic truss implants. The company’s….

Metal Additive Manufacturing on show to public at UK museum

The Additive Manufacturing division of Renishaw plc has collaborated with Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), United Kingdom, on a free exhibition that will explore the topic of 3D printing. The exhibition, 3D: Printing the Future…

Partnership between Concept Laser and RSC Engineering announced

Concept Laser and RSC Engineering GmbH have announced a strategic partnership for engineering laser-fused components. RSC Engineering, based in Cologne, Germany, is a design consultancy with expertise of incorporating the benefits of metal Additive Manufacturing…

HC Starck and rp+m sign development agreement for Additive Manufacturing technology

Materials supplier HC Starck and Additive Manufacturing specialist Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) have signed an agreement to develop a range of new technology materials, alloys and products for Additive Manufacturing (AM). The agreement will….

Development of platinum-based metallic glass powder for Additive Manufacturing

Japan’s Tanaka Holdings Co Ltd, has announced that its subsidiary Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo KK, which operates the Tanaka Precious Metals Group’s manufacturing business, has succeeded in the development and formation of platinum-based metallic…

Renishaw announces new EVO system for production Additive Manufacturing

Renishaw has announced it is developing a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) machine specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first AM system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw. The new machine….

EOS offers Additive Manufacturing consulting services

Additive Manufacturing (AM) machine maker EOS has announced the introduction of its new Additive Manufacturing Consulting Service. The company is offering a range of services to meet the specific requirements of its customers, from initial advice on…

3D Systems to acquire software developer Cimatron for $97 million

US based 3D Systems has announced a definitive agreement in which it will acquire all outstanding shares of software developer Cimatron for approximately $97 million. Cimatron, headquartered in Israel, has subsidiaries in Asia, North America and…

Researchers develop efficient method to measure residual stress in AM parts

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, USA, have developed what they claim is an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion Additive Manufacturing. Residual stress….

China develops first space-based metal Additive Manufacturing system

Scientists in China have developed a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) machine, the first of its kind in China, that will allow astronauts to produce a range of items made from stainless steel, titanium alloy and nickel-based superalloy, whilst in space….

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