21 September 2018 11:27
[caption id="attachment_6051" align="alignright" width="300"] Duncan McCallum, Digital Alloys CEO[/caption] The rise in metal 3D printing in the last year has been well documented. With new players entering the market at a rapid speed, Digital Alloys is one company contributing to this evolution. Founded in 2017, Digital Alloys has developed its patented Joule Printing technology for high-speed metal additive manufacturing. The technology promises faster production speeds, lower costs and high-quality parts rivalling conventional manufacturing. Having successfully secured a $12.9 million Series B funding round this year, the company certainly seems well on ...
07 March 2018 10:31
Dominic Parsonson is a senior additive manufacturing specialist and expert at Fuji Xerox Australia and works with industrial companies and educational institutions to identify and implement additive manufacturing solutions. Having worked in the additive manufacturing industry for a number of years, we were pleased to be able to speak with Dominic to discuss his thoughts on the future of additive manufacturing and its impact on key industries, including manufacturing, healthcare and education.   How did you originally become interested in additive manufacturing? The first time I came across a 3D printer was in ...
24 July 2017 8:19
Since earning his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe in 2008, Dr Bastian Rapp has risen to become the world’s leading authority on the application of 3D printing for microfluidics and related technologies. As the founder and head of NeptunLab, at the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, his work focuses on the development of microfluidics for biomedical applications and biotechnology. Bastian was kind enough to sit down with us to discuss the role 3D printing has played in his work and what he sees ...
13 July 2017 14:22
Above: (Left to right) DyeMansion's Powershot C for depowdering, DM60 for colouring, and Powershot S for surface finishing    At AMFG, helping our users develop an efficient post-processing stage is a key part of what we do. That's why we're always interested in any new technology and processes that will streamline and enhance this stage of 3D printing project workflows. Recently, we've been extremely impressed with DyeMansion's new systems for colouring and finishing SLS prints. The Munich-based team offer a range of post-processing services that focus exclusively on powder-based 3D printing technologies, providing ...
30 June 2017 12:48
One of the most intriguing developments in additive manufacturing in recent years has been in the pharmaceuticals sector: the use of 3D printers to generate medication in tablet form. We were honoured to sit down with one of the pioneers of this technology, Dr Alvaro Goyanes, to discuss its inception, the progress it has made, and what we should expect from his ongoing research at FabRx in the years to come.     How did you originally become interested in 3D printing? 3D printing is now widely used to create many different types ...
22 May 2017 9:37
  Almost everyone involved in the world of manufacturing will have browsed Spencer Wright’s blog or manufacturing newsletter at some point. Spencer is a longstanding expert in workflows for metal additive manufacturing and head of research & partnerships at nTopology. Spencer was kind enough to sit down with RP Platform to discuss his background in both AM and conventional manufacturing, his current work designing optimised workflows, and how he sees the field evolving in the near future.   How did you originally get interested in 3D printing? I became interested in metal printing just ...
31 March 2017 9:14
Professor Neil Hopkinson has been deeply involved in additive manufacturing since 1993, have worked and conducted research at the University of Sheffield, Loughborough University, De Montfort University, 3D Systems and the University of Nottingham. In January 2016, Neil was appointed Director of 3D Printing at Xaar -- the world leader in industrial inkjet technology -- in order to help broaden their 3D printing capabilities. Neil is the inventor of High Speed Sintering (HSS) -- a new, highly efficient approach to AM that uses inkjet printheads and infrared heaters to print ...
13 March 2017 10:39
  Philip Cotton is one of the UK’s leading experts in 3D printing in education and the founder of 3Dfilemarket.com -- a space for designers to share cutting-edge, fully printable designs. Philip currently teaches Product Design at Ladybridge High School, where he provides pupils with hands-on experience of 3D printing and its applications. He was winner of the 3D Printshow Educational Excellence award in 2013 and 2014, and is widely in demand as a consultant and writer on 3D printing and its potential applications across the field of education. Through the ...