23 January 2020 10:12
Brackets, although fairly simple parts, are a popular choice for 3D printing. For one, 3D printing enables bracket optimisation, helping to improve the performance of a part as well as a structure in which a bracket is used.    In today’s Application Spotlight, we explore the key benefits of using 3D printing for brackets, as well as dive into some exciting applications in the aerospace and automotive industries.    Take a look at the other applications covered in this series:   3D Printing for Heat Exchangers   3D Printing for Bearings   3D Printing for Bike ...
25 July 2019 13:51
[Image credit: Bowman Additive Production]    This week, we continue our Application Spotlight series by looking at bearings, critical components that are used to reduce friction between moving metal parts.    In this article, we’ll dive into the benefits 3D printing provides for the design and production of bearings, and explore how bearing manufacturers use these benefits to produce radically new bearing components.   Take a look at the other applications covered in this series:    3D Printing for Heat Exchangers     3D Printing for Bike Manufacturing    3D Printing for Digital Dentistry & Clear Aligner Manufacturing   3D Printing for Medical Implants   3D-Printed Rockets ...
17 July 2019 12:15
[Image credit: Conflux Technology]   The range of industrial applications for 3D printing is growing by leaps and bounds.    However, despite this growth, there remain a lot of gaps in understanding of the true capabilities of 3D printing. Supporting this fact is AMFG’s latest State of the 3D Printing Industry Survey 2019 report, which found that the lack of knowledge around 3D printing remains one of the biggest challenges for 3D printing service providers today.    To shed light on how 3D printing is being used in industrial applications today, we’re launching a weekly Application ...