In the course of my diligent efforts to keep you good people up to date on the state of additive manufacturing (AM), I come across many interesting news items. I’ll gather them up every so often and present them in a Rapid Ready Roundup (like this one). You can find the last Roundup here.
Today’s Roundup is focused on the happenings at EuroMold 2013. We already brought you news of 3D systems new product announcements. We’ll start today with some materials news from Stratasys. The company’s newest material is named Nylon 12, and it works in the Fortus line of AM systems. According to Stratasys, Nylon 12 offers up to five times greater resistance to breaking and better impact strength compared to similar materials. Continue reading
The news just keeps rolling out from Euromold. Additive manufacturing (AM) systems are on the rise, and EOS is adding to the possibilities offered by the technology with the announcement of two new industrial 3D printers. The EOS P 396 works with plastic material, and the EOS M 400 builds in metal.
According to the company, the EOS P 396 offers improvements over older AM systems by increasing material efficiency by up to 30%. Secondary processing times have been reduced thanks to a new point pyrometer and a low wearing, high speed recoater. The new point pyrometer measures the temperature of the powder surface with the intention of improving coating precision. Primary processing times have also been reduced with the introduction of a new, CO2, 70 W laser. Continue reading
Euromold is underway, and that means new product reveals and company announcements about future endeavors. As the largest design and manufacturing conference in the world, Euromold draws vendors and attendees from around the globe to hear about advances in technology, and see the latest innovations. Additive manufacturing (AM) has become an integral part of the conference, thanks to its growing impact on parts production, rapid prototyping, and end-use product manufacturing.
3D Systems is first off the blocks this year to showcase its newest products: the ProJet 4500 and ProJet 5500X. The ProJet 4500 offers high resolution, full-color plastic prints, and the ProJet 5500X advances 3D Systems’ dedication to multi-material composites printing. Let’s take a closer look at each in turn. Continue reading
For the last 20 years, Frankfurt, Germany has been the site of the EuroMold trade fair. Thousands of attendees from around the world attend the conference to learn about the latest trends in manufacturing, and to meet industry leaders. EuroMold 2013 estimates nearly 55,000 attendees will take part in workshops and visit the show floor, where more than 1,000 vendors will show off their latest products.
Running alongside EuroMold again this year is the International Wohlers Conference, a series of informative seminars hosted by Wohlers Associates, an additive manufacturing (AM) consulting firm. This year’s International Wohlers Conference will focus on business and investment opportunities in AM. Continue reading