Printing and 3D manufacturing

November 20, 2017

In my view, the most interesting product shown at last week’s Formnext show was the Carmel 1400 AM from XJet, which can be used to print either ceramic or metal. This technology is the bridge between 3D printing and graphics inkjet, sometimes referred to by the 3D crowd as being 2D.

The Carmel 1400 on XJet’s stand at Formnext 2017

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GE shows off first Atlas beta and acquires GeonX

November 21, 2017

GE has revealed the first beta machine from its Project Atlas, which stands for Additive Technology Large Area System. The aim of this project is to develop the next generation large additive machines, which in turn will be used to produce large complex metal parts.

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Sabic launch high strength 3D filament

November 15, 2017

Chemicals manufacturing company Sabic has launched a new FDM filament at the Formnext show. The Lexan EXL AMHI240F filament is said to have good impact resistance compared to other filaments. It’s said to be suitable for aerospace, consumer and automotive applications. Continue reading “Sabic launch high strength 3D filament”

Heidleberg hits half year mark

November 14, 2017

Heidelberg has released its financial results for the first half of its financial year from April to September, recording a net result after taxes of €28 million, the first profitable half year in ten years, demonstrating the strategy of turning to digital technology to turn the company around is paying off. Continue reading “Heidleberg hits half year mark”