15 October 2019 10:04
Over the last 12 months, many railway companies, including Deutsche Bahn, Bombardier and Angel Trains, have invested in 3D printing or have been ramping up their 3D printing capabilities.    16 per cent of companies in the logistics and transportation sector are now using 3D printing to manufacture spare parts, according to a recent report by EY.    What is driving this adoption?    In this week’s Application Spotlight, we’ll be looking at the drivers behind the increased adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) in the railway industry, alongside exploring the most exciting use cases.    Take a look ...
09 July 2019 13:37
[Image credit: EOS]   3D printing is now being used across many industries for prototyping, product development and production. From automotive to construction, industries can benefit from faster lead times, greater design freedom and toolless manufacturing offered by 3D printing.   However, many companies remain hesitant about embracing 3D printing, often out of a lack of understanding of how the technology is currently being used in their sector, and uncertainty as to whether it is the right time to invest.   [toc] The adoption of 3D printing across industries To help companies better understand how 3D ...
23 June 2017 8:53
Much was made in the manufacturing industry press when General Electric (GE) acquired Arcam AB in September 2016. Following a failed acquisition of SLM, GE would acquire a second AM bureau, Concept Laser, in December of the same year, and partner with Stryker in June 2017. GE’s Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt described the developments as part of a wider move towards operating as a ‘digital industrial company’, with AM as a key component of this evolution. So what is the rationale behind a global manufacturing company investing in AM ...
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 ...