Additive Manufacturing

MAR 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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MARCH 2018 Additive Manufacturing NEWS 10 Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson / Senior Editor Roush Takes Delivery of Large- Scale Powder-Bed System Roush, a product development supplier headquartered in Livo- nia, Michigan, is the first supplier in North America with the Xline 2000R, a large-scale powder-bed metal additive system. The Xline 2000R from Concept Laser, ac- quired by GE Additive in 2016, has a build envelope measuring 800 × 400 × 500 mm for large-scale production, such as engine blocks. In addition to the Xline 2000R, Roush has also added fused depo- sition modeling with large-frame machines from Stratasys; direct metal laser melting equipment from EOS; and capabilities in design for additive and topology optimization to its existing stereolithography, selective laser sintering and rapid prototyping services. Keynote Speakers Announced for 2018 AMUG Conference Todd Grimm and Dr. Ing. Dominik Rietzel will discuss additive manu- facturing applications, trends and technologies as the featured key- note speakers for the 2018 AMUG Education & Training Conference. The event takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, April 8-12, 2018. Todd Grimm, president of T. A. Grimm & Associates and AMUG's AM industry advisor, will open the conference on Monday, April 9. Grimm's presentation, "Light at the End of the Tunnel," will blend industry updates with observations of a palpable shift in expectations and attitudes in the AM industry. Dominik Rietzel, head of BMW Group's Additive Manufacturing Center (Non-Metal), will take the stage on Thursday, April 12, with his presentation titled "Additive Man- ufacturing on the Road. A Journey from Prototyping to Production." CECIMO and EPMA Sign Partnership Agreement CECIMO and the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) have ageed to exchange informa- tion on advocacy activities in AM, in an effort to better coordinate their own actions and look for opportuni- ties on EU project proposals. CECIMO represents companies in the AM ecosystem in Europe, and engages with policymakers to create frameworks to promote these technologies. Meanwhile, EPMA works to increase awareness of metal powder AM technolo- gy through research programs, workshops, benchmarking and exchange of knowledge. EOS Opens Production Plant EOS has expanded its production capacity and relocated its sys- tem manufacturing facilities to Maisach- Gerlinden, German y, just west of Munich and closer to its headquarters in Krailling. With the 9,000-square-meter facility, EOS is boosting its production capacity in 2018 to manufacture as many as 1,000 systems per year. GE Additive Appoints CEO GE Additive has appointed Jason Oliver CEO and vice president. As CEO, Oliver will lead the GE Addi- tive operations including Concept Laser, Arcam and GeonX, reporting to David L. Joyce, GE vice chairman. GE Additive leader Mohammad Ehteshami will transition to an advisory role focusing on additive product strategy until his retirement later in 2018. Rize Names President and CEO Rize has appointed Andy Kalambi its president and CEO. Kalambi comes to Rize with more than 25 years' experience in executive and general management, sales and business development across industries and global geographies. Most recently, he served in multiple roles at Das- sault Systèmes. Sintavia to Additively Manufacture Flightworthy Parts Sintavia, a Tier One metal additive manufacturer, has received internal approval to manufacture production parts for Honeywell Aerospace via powder-bed fusion. Sintavia is said to be the first company to procure this approval, covering all programs within Honeywell Aerospace. Amerimold to Highlight AM Registration has opened for Amer- imold, the annual event for the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. More than 200 suppli- ers of equipment and services for mold manufacturing are expected to exhibit, including 3D printing equipment providers and additive manufacturing (AM) service bu- reaus. The show takes place June 13-14, 2018, at the Suburban Collec- tion Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

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