May 23, 2019
New Imaging Technologies (NIT), a specialist supplier of imaging sensors and cameras, headquartered in Paris, France, has demonstrated the use of i...»
May 22, 2019
To showcase how its customers can keep their Additive Manufacturing part data secure, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, is demonst...»
May 22, 2019
Sintavia, LLC, has announced that it has signed a term sheet to form a joint venture with Howco Group in support of the development of Additive Man...»
May 22, 2019
Optomec, a supplier of production-grade metal, Directed Energy Deposition (DED) systems, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, will demons...»
With two decades of experience in part production using Additive Manufacturing technologies, 3T Additive Manufacturing Ltd, based in Newbury, UK, today enjoys a strong position as an international developer and supplier of cutting edge metal AM components.
At a time of transition for the company, Metal AM magazine’s Nick Williams and Emily-Jo Hopson met with outgoing CEO Ian Halliday and his successor, Nigel Robinson, to discuss the evolution of the metal AM industry to date and the business’s plans for further expansion.
Natural resources and national strategies: How metal Additive Manufacturing is taking off in Australia
Australian expertise is today becoming much more commonplace on the international AM scene. From technology and materials suppliers to application developers, companies are growing on the back of world-class research and education facilities, and a business environment where innovation and international trade are rewarded.
Combine this with an abundance of AM-relevant natural resources and, as Alex Kingsbury explains, an environment has been created in which AM is thriving.
Additive Manufacturing is not a cheap production process. The software, machine time, materials and expertise required to make the most of the technology all come at a significant cost. The resulting financial pressures may give rise to the temptation to select a material on its price and view advanced topology optimisation as a luxury.
As Jon Meyer, APWORKS, and John Barnes, The Barnes Group Advisors, demonstrate, the unique capabilities of AM mean that basing material choice on cost without considering the impact of material performance on the mass of the part is a false economy, limiting the competitiveness of AM and the potential of an application.