Metal AM‘s 20 most-read news stories of 2019

December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, here are our twenty most-read metal Additive Manufacturing news stories of the year:

No. 1

Ford produces largest ever metal additively manufactured automotive part

Ford Performance, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, has collaborated with a team of research engineers based in Europe to design and manufacture what is said to be the largest metal additively manufactured… Read more

No. 2

Kennametal launches Additive Manufacturing business unit

Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has formed a new Additive Manufacturing materials and production business unit, Kennametal Additive Manufacturing, as part… Read more

No. 3

Fraunhofer IFAM gas turbine development showcases potential of powder bed AM

Together with the H+E-Produktentwicklung GmbH in Moritzburg, Saxony, Germany, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in Dresden, Germany… Read more

No. 4

Spirit AeroSystems to deliver its first additively manufactured commercial aircraft part

Spirit AeroSystems, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, USA, has announced the development of its first additively manufactured structural component for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner… Read more

No. 5

Farsoon develops advanced pure copper Additive Manufacturing process

Farsoon Technologies, headquartered in Changsha, China, has announced the development of a pure copper Additive Manufacturing process using the company’s metal laser sintering systems… Read more

No. 6

New metal Additive Manufacturing process uses water as binder

Rapidia, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has developed a new metal Additive Manufacturing system which uses a water based metal or ceramic paste fed through print heads… Read more

No. 7

3D Systems to develop ‘world’s largest, fastest’ metal AM system for U.S. Army

3D Systems, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, has been awarded a $15 million contract by the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL)… Read more

No. 8

World’s lightest cycle gear wheel additively manufactured and tested by Tour de France racers

CeramicSpeed, Holstebro, Denmark, and the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) in Taastrup, have collaborated to additively manufacture a lightweight titanium pulley wheel for a race-bike… Read more

No. 9

Xerox enters metal Additive Manufacturing with acquisition of Vader Systems

Iconic printer and photocopier manufacturer Xerox, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, announced during its 2019 Investor Day that it has acquired metal Additive Manufacturing… Read more

No. 10

Liebherr begins serial metal Additive Manufacturing of aerospace components

Following approval by Airbus, Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, headquartered in Lindenberg, Germany, has begun the serial metal Additive Manufacturing of components for the company… Read more

December 16, 2019

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

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Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal powders in Additive Manufacturing: An exploration of sustainable production, usage and recycling
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