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.
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.
EOS used last week’s Formnext show to unveil its latest 3D printer, the P500. This is designed for mass producing polymer parts. Continue reading “EOS launches P500 polymer 3D printer”
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”
Materialise is planning to launch new software for metal additive manufacturing, but in the meantime the company has shared details of the updates to some of its other offerings which will be at Formnext. Continue reading “Materialise updates Magics software”
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.
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”
Ricoh will use next week’s Formnext show in Frankfurt to launch a new PBT material for its AM S5500P 3D printer. Continue reading “Ricoh launches new 3D material”