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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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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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”

Additive or industrial printing?

November 13, 2017

This week we have two trade shows to choose between, Formnext in Frankfurt and InPrint in Munich, both interesting in their own right and ostensibly targeting different markets but both involving printing technology as a manufacturing process.

Formnext is the main European show for 3D printing.

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UK researchers 3D print electronic circuits

November 9, 2017

Researchers at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM), which is based at the University of Nottingham, have developed a new method to rapidly 3D print fully functional electronic circuits. The process can produce electrically-conductive metallic inks and insulating polymeric inks in a single inkjet printing process complete with LED UV curing. Continue reading “UK researchers 3D print electronic circuits”