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In addition to over 35 pages of the latest industry news, this 84 page issue of Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine includes the following exclusive features:
GKN Aerospace: The development of Additive Manufacturing at a global Tier 1 aerospace supplier
Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine was recently invited to visit the GKN Aerospace facility at Filton, Bristol, UK, to discover the business’s global development activities in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and to view the company’s on-site AM centre.
Dr Robert Sharman, Head of Additive Manufacturing at GKN Aerospace, and Tim Hope, Manager of the Additive Manufacturing Centre at Filton, hosted the visit and outlined the company’s current activities and future aspirations in the field of AM for aerospace applications.
Modelling the mechanical behaviour of additively manufactured cellular structures
One of the most promising aspects of Additive Manufacturing is the design freedom it enables. One manifestation of this design freedom lies in our ability to manufacture cellular structures such as lattices and honeycombs. Implementing cellular structures with AM, however, poses a range of design and manufacturing challenges.
In this article Dr Dhruv Bhate, from Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc. (PADT), focuses on a key area connecting design and manufacturing to final part implementation – the mechanical behaviour of these structures and the challenges and approaches to developing a reliable way to predict it.
Cost and practicality of in-process monitoring for metal Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing gives industrial designers the freedom to create ever more complex and customised products. However, with the increasing adoption of the technology by sectors such as aerospace, where product failure can have catastrophic consequences, component verification is becoming a critical issue.
In the following article Dr Chris Hole, from the UK’s TTP Group plc, reviews the challenges of verification in an industry that is associated with low volume runs of complex, often highly customised components with sophisticated hidden internal structures.
Additive Manufacturing at World PM2016: Advances in the processing of aluminium and magnesium alloys
The Additive Manufacturing of light alloys was the focus of three separate technical sessions at the World PM2016 Congress, held in Hamburg, Germany, from 9-13 October, 2016. The event, which was organised by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA), covered all aspects of metal powder processing technologies. This report reviews three of the key papers from these sessions, two relating to the AM of aluminium alloys and the third to the AM of a magnesium alloy