April 18, 2019
Cummins Inc., Columbus, Indiana, USA, is set to expand its Additive Manufacturing capabilities by implementing GE Additive's new, high-precision Bi...»
April 17, 2019
Electric Superbike Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, has collaborated with K3D, part of The Kaak Group, Terborg, the Netherlands, to develop and p...»
April 17, 2019
Nabertherm GmbH, Bremen, Germany, has announced the appointment of Timm Grotheer as its new Managing Director. Grotheer, who previously served as M...»
April 16, 2019
Elcan Industries Inc., Tuckahoe, New York, USA, has established a new lab and particle testing laboratory. The facility features advanced lab equip...»
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.