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Rich in creativity and rooted in a long artisanal manufacturing heritage, one would imagine that there can be few sectors as perfectly suited to embrace the potential of metal Additive Manufacturing than the jewellery industry. In reality, however, the sector continues to hold back on the full-scale adoption of AM, despite numerous successes.
In this article, Michela Ferraro-Cuda considers progress to date in the adoption of precious metal AM in the jewellery industry, and showcases a number of leading designers who have leveraged the technology’s potential for innovation and differentiation
In January, Boeing’s new 777X aircraft made its maiden flight, powered by two GE9X engines from GE Aviation. Whilst this was a major moment for both companies, it was also a huge milestone for Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB), and the culmination of decades of process and material development work at the driving force behind the technology, Arcam AB.
Whilst the many turbine blades used in the GE9X engine are the highlight of the first chapter in the story of PBF-EB, there is also a lingering sense of unrealised potential. Here, Joseph Kowen considers the story to date and highlights a new generation of firms working to increase the technology’s adoption.
A new wave of AM machine manufacturers focused on Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) is looking to capitalise on what is perceived as a process with significant untapped market potential.
One of the most prominent of these newcomers is Freemelt AB, a developer of open-source machines designed to help broaden the PBF-EB material portfolio and application areas.
As Metal AM magazine’s Emily-Jo Hopson-VandenBos reports, co-founders Ulric Ljungblad and Ulf Ackelid have no doubt as to the opportunities ahead.
It is far too easy to overuse superlatives when speaking about hypercars or Additive Manufacturing. When the discussion combines both – Bugatti’s new driver-focused Chiron Pur Sport and a high-performance AM component that truly pushes today’s processes to their limits – the result is worthy of a closer look.
In the following in-depth case study, Bugatti and APWORKS explain the requirements, development and production of the Chiron Pur Sport’s exhaust finisher and share insight into some of its hidden details, from lattice structures to nature-inspired honeycomb reinforcements.