Expert Interviews

Expert Interview: Sintavia President Doug Hedges on Achieving Serial Production with Metal 3D Printing

21 March 2019 13:22

Sintavia is an independent manufacturer that provides metal additive manufacturing services for critical industries such as aerospace and defence and oil and gas.   With a focus on the serial production of metal parts using additive manufacturing, the company provides a unique, end-to-end service that comprises not only production and post-processing, but also testing, metallurgy …

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Expert Interview: Solvay’s Brian Alexander on Developing High-Performance Polymers for 3D Printing

13 March 2019 8:39

With the demand for high-performance polymers for additive manufacturing growing rapidly, large materials companies are looking to stake their claim in the market. And as the industry gears towards production applications, there is a greater need for engineering-grade materials able to meet the demanding applications across a range of industries. Indicative of the overall rise …

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Expert Interview: Carbon’s Co-Founder Philip DeSimone on Moving Towards High-Volume Production with 3D Printing

07 March 2019 14:13

Carbon has experienced a meteoric rise since it was founded in 2013. Over the last six years, the company’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) technology has been adopted by customers across a range of industries, from aerospace and automotive to consumer goods and medical. Fast forward to 2019, where the venture-backed, Silicon Valley-based company is …

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Expert Interview: Jabil’s Rush LaSelle on the Future of Additive Manufacturing

28 February 2019 10:24

Once described as the manufacturing giant most people have never heard of, Jabil is in fact one of the world’s largest manufacturing solutions providers. With more than 100 facilities in 29 countries and 190,000 employees worldwide, the $22 billion company offers a wide range of manufacturing services, spanning industrial design, supply chain and logistics.   …

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Expert Interview: A Look at Nexa3D’s Ultra-Fast, Industrial-Grade SLA 3D Printers

21 February 2019 8:37

  When it comes to industrial 3D printing, speed and part accuracy are key. As the adoption rate of 3D printing continues to increase across industries, 3D printer manufacturers are continuously striving to improve the print times of their machines and the quality of parts produced. One such company is Nexa3D, a manufacturer of industrial, …

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Expert Interview: ANSYS’ Chief Technologist on Achieving Metal 3D Printing Success with Simulation

13 February 2019 14:10

Metal 3D printing can be a tricky business. With potential issues including thermal distortion, residual stresses, cracking and warping, the printing process for metals is often difficult to predict, much less control. This is where simulation software comes in.   Simulation software can be used to design and simulate metal parts and processes, with the …

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Expert Interview: AMendate on its Automated Topology Optimisation Software for 3D Printing

06 February 2019 10:16

Additive manufacturing is ideal for creating highly complex, lightweight structures that would otherwise be impossible with traditional processes, especially when coupled with design tools like topology optimisation.   Creating lightweight parts is a key imperative for many industries. In aerospace, for example, lightweight components can significantly reduce aircraft fuel consumption, while in motorsports they can …

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Expert Interview: Armin Wiedenegger, voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH

31 January 2019 13:52

Metal 3D printing is continuing to make inroads into manufacturing. Today, the technology is increasingly becoming an effective production solution for high-value, low-volume applications in a range of industries. However, the continued evolution of metal 3D printing greatly depends on the development of new materials.   One company advancing material development for metal 3D printing …

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Motorsports, Performance Racing and 3D Printing: an Interview with Carbon Performance’s Revannth Murugesan

18 January 2019 9:26

The world of performance racing and motorsports is defined by innovation. Where performance and speed are key criteria, maintaining engineering excellence is crucial. As such, the sector is increasingly looking towards technologies like additive manufacturing to drive innovation.   One company leveraging this development is Carbon Performance, a UK-based startup that manufactures high-performance components using …

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How Ford Motor Company is Innovating 3D Printing for the Automotive Industry: Expert Interview with Harold Sears

08 January 2019 9:18

What does the future of automotive production look like? Ford Motor Company may just have the answer.   In the summer of 2018, the car manufacturer opened its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Michigan. The 135,000-square-foot facility, worth a reported $45 million, brings together an array of technologies, including collaborative robots, VR and AR.   3D …

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