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In addition to 31 pages of the latest industry news, this issue of Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine includes the following exclusive features:
Additive Industries: Moving towards automation and integration in metal Additive Manufacturing
Additive Industries b.v., based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, announced at the RAPID 2015 event in Long Beach, USA, that its new metal Additive Manufacturing system, MetalFAB1, will be launched later this year. Dr Georg Schlieper visited the company for Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine and reports on the vision behind the development of its new machine, as well as the AddLab ‘open innovation’ consortium that has proved to be so successful in The Netherlands.
Advances in aerospace applications: MTU produces Airbus A320neo borescope bosses with Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing technology is rapidly making gains in the aerospace sector, particularly in the field of aero engine construction. Munich-based MTU Aero Engines is the first company to use this technology for the serial production of borescope bosses used in the new PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine from Pratt & Whitney and fitted to the Airbus A320neo aircraft. In this report Metal AM magazine reviews the development of the technology at MTU and the close collaboration with EOS that helped to ensure the success of the project.
AMPM2015 conference report: Innovative materials, powder characterisation and metallographic testing
The AMPM conference series, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), was initiated in 2014 and ran in parallel with the PM2014 World Congress in Orlando, Florida. The second conference in the series was held in San Diego, California, from May 17-20, 2015. In this exclusive report for Metal AM magazine Dr David Whittaker reviews a number of key papers from the conference, ranging from a presentation on the activities of America Makes to developments in the production and characterisation of metal powders for AM.
Rapid.Tech 2015: Germany’s conference and exhibition on AM targets an international audience
The Rapid.Tech Conference and Exhibition was first held in Erfurt, Germany, eleven years ago and since then this annual event has attracted ever more visitors. Originally a German language event, the organisers have in recent years worked hard to increase its international appeal and this year the conference was held both in German and English with simultaneous translation. Dr Georg Schlieper reports for Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine.
Concept Laser’s QMmeltpool 3D: In-situ quality assurance with real-time monitoring down to the micron level
Concept Laser, based in Lichtenfels, Germany, is a leading provider of manufacturing equipment for metal Additive Manufacturing using its patented LaserCUSING® technology. In this article the company reports on the development of the next generation of its quality assurance monitoring system, QMmeltpool 3D, which will be available on its M1 and M2 cusing machines from 2016. The system, states Concept Laser, promises to make a significant contribution to detecting process defects at an early stage as well being an indispensable tool for process optimisation.