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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JULY 2018 Additive Manufacturing IMTS 2018 ON DISPLAY 50 Metal 3D Printers Use Wire Form Process Gefertec's GTarc3000-3 and GTarc800-5 metal 3D printers are designed for large-scale production and for research and development applications. The models are available with three- or five-axis systems and printing vol- umes ranging to 3 m³. These models use the company's "3D metal print" (3DMP) process, a wire arc additive process said to provide users with a greater range of design options. According to the company, wire stock enables safe handling and efficient storage, and reduces net waste. Additionally, wire is avail- able in a wide material selection. Thirty materials, including aluminum, steel, titanium and nickel alloys, have been tested with the process. Gefertec GmbH | South, Level 3, Booth 338966 Printer Delivers Functional Parts at Low Operational Cost CADBlu offers the ProJet MJP 2500 Plus 3D printer from 3D Systems, which is designed to provide professional- grade 3D printing capabilities at an affordable price and in a compact footprint. The printer's industrial print head and print parameters increase print speeds to improve efficien- cy and productivity. Driven by 3D Sprint client software, the printer is said to deliver functional parts with speed, ease and low oper- ational costs. The EasyClean system enables removal of supports from MultiJet printed parts in under 30 min. without manual labor. CADBlu | East, Level 2, Booth 121641 AM Machine Approach Replaces Conventional Manufacturing Impossible Objects' Model One additive manufacturing machine is capable of 3D printing composite materials using a process specifically designed for volume production of functional parts at scale. This process is intended as a replacement of conventional manufacturing methods. The machine uses an approach that relies on high- speed 2D printing methods and long-fiber, reinforced sheets of carbon, Kevlar or fiberglass. The sheets are fused with Nylon 12, PEEK and other material combinations. The approach is said to deliver strong, lightweight functional parts at scale. Impossible Objects Inc. | West, Level 3, Booth 431606

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