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  • Researchers Create a Superior Titanium Alloy Using Laser Powder Bed Fusion

    Scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have made a breakthrough in the design of a titanium alloy. Thanks to additive manufacturing (AM), they were able to successfully create an alloy with superior mechanical qualities. The project arose from modeling showing that though it is...
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  • Laying the Groundwork for Industrial 3D-Printed Parts in Oil And Gas Applications

    Keeping oil and gas production facilities running smoothly is widely acknowledged to be among the toughest challenges in any industry. Critical process control components inevitability fail under the stresses of the high-pressure, severe service conditions in the oil and gas (O&G) environment...
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  • NASA 3D printed a rocket nozzle weighing about 2 tons, boldly entering the blank field of additive manufacturing technology

    NASA 3D printed a rocket nozzle weighing about 2 tons, boldly entering the blank field of additive manufacturing technology According to the market understanding of 3D Science Valley, the RAMPT project (Rapid Analysis and Manufacturing Propulsion Technology) is funded by the Game Changing (GCD) p...
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  • What affects metal powder reusability in AM?

    In the last ten years, metal additive manufacturing has taken hold in the industrial sector. Still largely used for prototyping, the technology is slowly reaching a state of maturity that will enable series production of end-use parts. Metal AM processes often rely on powders (sometimes metal wir...
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  • What is 3D Printing?

    What is 3D Printing? 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material...
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  • Buying a 3D Printer: 5 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself

    You are a professional or a maker and you have decided that you are interested in buying a 3D printer. You’ve seen how the technology can help you make custom parts, lower cost prototypes or design components faster, so it’s time to take the next step: selecting the right 3D printer! But what do ...
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  • A 3D-Printed Robot Hand Capable of Playing Famous Video Game Super Mario Bros from Nintendo

    Engineers from the University of Maryland have used additive manufacturing to develop a 3D-printed robot hand capable of playing one of the most famous video games from Nintendo. Although it may seem like science fiction, the project is already a reality and has achieved very successful results. ...
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  • How residual stress can cause major build failures, and what you can do to prevent it

    Fig. 1 Examples of parts detaching from the build due to residual stress (Courtesy Alexander Liu) Residual stress is one of the most common causes of catastrophic build failures in metal Additive Manufacturing. A recent LinkedIn post by Alexander Liu, a well-known metal AM trouble-shoote...
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