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Unbounding 3D printing at scale with new sustainable materials

By its very nature, additive manufacturing is considered a sustainable technology. The sustainable advantages of 3D printing could play an important, even decisive role for producers and manufacturers towards series applications. For material manufacturers...

Can ceramic AM add value to the automotive and aerospace industries? From R&D to commercial applications.

As far as ceramic AM is concerned, one vertical industry where the growth potential is assured is the healthcare industry. This comes as no surprise when we know that this vertical industry is the...

(Critical) Challenges raised and solved by high-performance polymers for AM – Key examples in the automotive industry

In an industry where the growth of AM is often highlighted through a strong focus on metals, it should be noted that polymers remain the widely used material group, all applications combined. Industries such...

Software: Is AI the “magic word” designed to make your product design less boring?

In our recap of the year, we observed that technology companies have been continuously working on more robust software solutions across the manufacturing workflow; software solutions that can streamline workflows and integrate with existing...

Dossier: Understanding the complexities and opportunities of Multi-Laser Additive Manufacturing

One thing fans of Star Wars and fans of laser games would likely agree with, is that lasers are super cool. Why? You could ask. Because of speed. More lasers mean more agility and...

“Blockchain technology has just overcome its days of extreme hype.” The journey now needs to converge AM & Sustainability

Just fourteen years ago, blockchain appeared onto the scene of the financial market as the power behind cryptocurrencies. Over time, the technology found its place within supply chains, but was limited to pilot projects...

How to post-process resin 3D printed parts?

Like in almost any Additive Manufacturing process, post-processing is an essential stage that should be conducted to obtain the final 3D printed part with the desired properties in resin 3D printing technologies. Whether we...

Understanding the wave of lay-offs in the AM industry and where the current demand for talent lies

With the development of smart devices, 3D printing, robotics, AI, 5G, quantum computing and the Internet of Things, day-to-day work in manufacturing is continually evolving. That means the demand for physical labor is decreasing,...

Olaf Diegel and John Barnes on the little wins of the 2022 AM market, and questions AM users are asking themselves

“Any destination in the AM maturity model is the perfect place where to be.” Taking one’s first steps into AM or evolving in this industry calls for a range of methods or processes that all...

AM Shapers: the triple bottom line and the confluence of forces changing the manufacturing landscape of (3D printed) valves

Given the present economic situation, it’s hard to have a decent conversation about oil and gas without having to complain about current price fluctuation. Yet, if we look at the bigger picture – and...