Additive Manufacturing of metals originated in the early 1990's through a process known as direct metal laser sintering. This process uses laser toolpaths to weld powdered metals into three dimensional parts. While effective, the technology has major barriers to entry due to the volatile nature of metal powders. These powders are reactive and can cause [...]
HP brings decades of experience in 2D printing and materials science to the 3D printing market. With the development and release of this platform, they seek to address the demands for increased speed, throughput, and productivity in additive manufacturing. The HP Jet Fusion 4200 is made up of the printer, build unit, and processing station. [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/k4j6ybp1i3?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Cimquest now represents HP’s Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printing Technology. This transformative solution eliminates many of the barriers of traditional 3D printing, providing low costs per part, largescale outputs, and superior mechanical characteristics.
Additive manufacturing is the poster child of the engineering world right now. There are other posts on the web and on the ANSYS blog talking about this and what the opportunities are that it brings. But we need to talk about the changes that must be made to the whole product development process. It’s pretty [...]
Bound Metal Deposition Uses MIM to Create New Metal 3D Printing Process by Dave Macfie and Shawn Spinneweber, Cimquest The advent of metal 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has promised to dramatically change the way products are made. The benefits are: the reduction or elimination of up-front tooling and increased complexity due to [...]
Companies in certain industries sometimes require customized end-use parts, used to either replace older parts or improve upon infrastructure. While necessary, the cost and time barriers associated with one-off parts can cause for engineering teams to postpone or even eliminate projects altogether. Siemans Mobility based in Germany develops technology for vehicles and infrastructure for transport [...]
A kitting tray 3D printed using thermoformed plastics. There’s a good chance you interact with multiple thermoformed products on a daily basis, whether that be in your grocery store, your car, or probably even your fridge. But what does it mean if something is thermoformed? Thermoforming is a conventional plastics forming process where [...]