3D-Hybrid announces new revolutionary tools that will simplify metal additive manufacturing (AM) as printing tools for existing CNC (metal-cutting) machines. The tools lower the cost of metal AM, increase speed, and offer new capabilities like multi-material parts. What makes 3D-Hybrid so attractive is that its Arc tool will start at only $50,000. Make more money with your existing machines today!
Anyone in product development can confirm: progress is not always linear. Going from an idea to a reality takes careful consideration, implementation and verification, often with rounds of redesign and refinement in between. And while we rely on the function of a product, we engage with the form, making each aspect meaningful to the overall user experience.
SOLIDWORKS World provided a great opportunity to get closer to some of the most innovative and popular industrial trends today. Building on the success of the Design for Additive Manufacturing learning path introduced at SOLIDWORKS World 2017, this year’s breakout sessions were dedicated to Additive Manufacturing. Events like the Additive Manufacturing Symposium make it easier for everyone to get a comprehensive overview of the latest and greatest 3D printing technology from industry experts.
As a pioneer in the area of additives, DMG MORI demonstrates its process competence in the powder bed method as well as in the area of powder nozzle technology with three universal process chains all from one source. The starting point of the additive revolution is in both cases the finest powder in different materials in grain sizes of less than µm diameter. As a system, DMG MORI offers its customer the LASERTEC 3D hybrid series for the combination of laser deposition welding and machining on one machine as well as the LASERTEC 3D models solely for laser deposition welding within a process chain with separate machining centres. The LASERTEC SLM machines round off the powder bed technology portfolio – including CELOS SLM as well as a universal software solution for CAM programming and machine control with uniform user interface.
3D Systems announced 3DXpert™ for SOLIDWORKS. By combining the tools that designers need from 3D Systems’ 3DXpert with SOLIDWORKS from Dassault Systèmes, 3D Systems provides a distinct and exclusive advantage to all SOLIDWORKS users. The new 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS product enables SOLIDWORKS users to prepare and optimize designs for both plastic and metal additive manufacturing.
Over the past thirty years, Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology has become a familiar route for validating CAD before committing to costly manufacturing tooling and processes. It may come as a surprise to some just how broadly the range of roles AM technology now plays in mechanical design and manufacturing, thanks to the swiftly changing professional desktop 3D printer ecosystem.
EOS, one of the world’s leading technology suppliers in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Continental. With the purchase of several EOS M 290 systems, Continental is investing in industrial 3D printing as a production technology. The company is deploying the EOS systems to produce metal components in series and has also received key support from EOS in installing the systems, training employees, developing applications, and launching manufacturing capacities.
Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has worked with the Friends of Berkeley Castle to create an additively manufactured sun dial for historic Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK. Because sun dials are specific to one latitude and longitude, a bespoke product was essential for the project to be successful. Renishaw used its own additive manufacturing technology to produce a precise final product. The finished sun dial was unveiled at the Friends’ Summer Party in August 2017 and will be displayed in the Castle’s garden on a pedestal.