Additive Manufacturing

JUL 2018

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is the magazine devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing and digital layering technology. We cover the promise and the challenges of this technology for making functional tooling and end-use production parts.

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AM / IMTS 2018 ON DISPLAY additivemanufacturing.media 47 Stereolithography Process Enables Design of Fuel Injector Protolabs, a provider of on- demand 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fab- rication and injection molding services, highlights its stereoli- thography (SL) capability. The company displays a 3D-printed aerospace part designed by Blume Engineering that serves as a fuel injector and nose cone adapter for a small ramjet engine. During the de- velopmental stages of the project, the design team took advantage of the quick-turn prototyping and precision build capabilities of the SL 3D printing process. In addition to stereolithography, Protolabs also offers PolyJet, selective laser sintering, Multi Jet Fusion and direct metal laser sintering 3D printing services. Protolabs | West, Level 3, Booth 432327 Metal Deposition System Enables Closed-Loop Operation Formalloy offers its X-series laser metal deposition system for additive manufacturing, featuring options including closed-loop control, variable-wavelength lasers, and Form- feed powder feeders for gradient/bi-metallic structures. The X series offers improved quality, better powder efficien- cy and the ability to print with a range of metal alloys, the company says. Each machine features the Formax metal deposition head and customizable build volume with as many as five axes of motion. According to Formalloy, the X series utilizes scanning technology to monitor build quality and accuracy in real time, and then auto-correct errors to achieve a part that is free of defects. The Formax head offers high powder effi- ciency and has built-in quick-release features for ease of maintenance and component swaps. The X series is said to offer a cost-effective solution for metal part production, repair and cladding to a diverse set of industries. Formalloy | West, Level 3, Booth 432406 ZEISS 3D ManuFACT Improving Yield in Additive Manufacturing 3D printing processes – additive manufacturing – are becoming increasingly a part of the industrial production chain. Medical technology, aerospace, and automotive industries are leading the way in innovation and implementation. ZEISS 3D ManuFACT is a holistic inspection solution, each step having significant impact on overall yield. Find out more at www.zeiss.com/metrology/solutions/additive-manufacturing Attend ZEISS 3D Printing Session at IMTS on September 12, W192-A or visit booth E135502. From Powder to Performance. ZEISS 3D ManuFACT // INNOVATION MADE BY ZEISS

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