Category: Technical Briefs
Investigating the advancements that enable additive today written with an engineering perspective by the technical community.
August 18, 2015
Have you ever wondered how U.S. National Labs are affecting the manufacturing world? Watch the interview with Dr. Lonnie Love, Oak Ridge National Lab, to learn about their mission and currents projects, including a 3D-printed Shelby Cobra that earned them a visit from President Obama.
August 20, 2013
Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) is a proprietary laser additive manufacturing (LAM) technology that offers surface protective cladding and/or coating solutions to protect against wear and/or corrosion. With its close loop feedback system, five-axis motion capability, and DMDCAM 3D-software, DMD can clad/coat expensive high performance metals onto low cost substrates of different geometries. This allows for substantial savings on material costs while improving performance of the parts.
December 10, 2012
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is currently one the most popular additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for the fabrication of end-use parts. SLS applications are constantly increasing across multiple industries going from the fabrication of consumer products like custom cases for smartphones to custom parts for military aircraft and even sophisticated implantable medical devices. The layer-by-layer technology that pioneered rapid prototyping applications is rapidly evolving into a rapid manufacturing mature process.