Category: Materials and Processes
A collection of all Materials and Processes articles.
February 24, 2016
Applications engineer Katy Ashby explains that simulation has the potential to encourage growth in the additive manufacturing industry by helping companies move away from empirical testing that is both costly and time consuming.
February 23, 2016
America Makes developed the Additive Manufacturing Technology Roadmap to identify measurable and meaningful challenges that, when met, promote inquiry, knowledge-sharing and technical advancements across the industry.
October 8, 2015
AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, as a service to its members, participates in researching,compiling and disseminating market intelligence within the manufacturing technology sector. The next step in this endeavor is Tech Trends, an initial document created by AMT to better support awareness of current and trending manufacturing technologies.
April 20, 2015
A learn-as-you-go approach has helped this custom molder grow its 3D printing capabilities.
February 1, 2015
Additive manufacturing demands different thinking about the metal stock.
October 2, 2014
MS&T 14 - Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing
October 12 - 16, 2014
May 13, 2014
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with machine tool manufacturer Cincinnati Inc. to develop a large-scale additive manufacturing system capable of printing polymer components as much as 10 times larger than can currently be produced and at speeds 200 to 500 times faster than existing AM machines.
May 13, 2014
EOS has expanded its materials portfolio to include two new metal alloys: EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel 316L.
May 13, 2014
There is an abundance of media outlets that speak to additive manufacturing (AM)/3D printing (3DP) as an inherent enabler to the manufacturing industry. However, there are also enablers for AM to be fully realized and more pervasively accepted. If one could draw a path from today's capabilities to what AM is being touted as providing tomorrow, you could identify both obstacles and enablers. That discussion space could be divided into three areas: materials, processing and economics.
November 13, 2013
One of the most important sites in the United States for advancing industry's understanding of additive manufacturing belongs to an institution once associated with the atomic bomb. In Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Manufacturing Demonstation Facility (MDF) - part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - is using resources as sophisticated as a $1.4 billion neutron source to examine the material structure of parts produced through direct metal laser sintering, or through electron beam melting performed on the facility's own Arcam machines.