07 December 2018 11:16
[caption id="attachment_6914" align="alignright" width="250"] Simon Fried, Nano Dimension Co-Founder and President[/caption] The world of electronics is a young yet burgeoning area for 3D printing. From drones and satellites to laptops and smartphones, electronic devices are playing an ever-greater role in our lives. However, to operate, these devices depend on electronic components such as printed circuit boards (PCBs), antennas and sensors.   3D printing is redefining the way these components have traditionally been designed in part by providing faster product development and greater design complexity, most notably in the area of non-planar (i.e. ...
27 November 2018 11:37
Before and after: 3D-printed parts following post-processing using PostProcess Technologies' automation solutions. Image credit: PostProcess Technologies   [caption id="attachment_6748" align="alignright" width="300"] Jeff Mize, CEO of PostProcess Technologies[/caption] Post-processing is a vital stage of the additive manufacturing process - and yet perhaps the most time-consuming. According to one statistic, current post-processing methods account for between 30-60% of the additive manufacturing process.   One key reason for this bottleneck is that post-processing is still primarily a manual process. One company that aims to transform this is PostProcess Technologies. With its main headquarters in Buffalo, New ...
23 October 2018 11:16
Ceramics 3D printing remains a relatively new and often overlooked area of additive manufacturing. However, the versatility of the material makes ceramics 3D printing ideal for a range of industrial use cases, from bearings and semiconductors to aerospace and jewellery applications. It’s no wonder, therefore, that steps are already being taken to make ceramics 3D printing fully viable for AM production.   Nanoe is a French-based company that provides industrial-grade technical ceramics for 3D printing. It’s also the first to offer technical ceramic filaments (Zetamix). We spoke with Nanoe’s CEO, Guillaume ...
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 ...
18 May 2018 11:57
The annual Wohlers Report has become the most highly anticipated guide to the additive manufacturing industry since its first publication 23 years ago. With 76 co-authors in 32 countries, the report represents knowledge and expertise from the largest global network of AM professionals. As new players enter the market, from system manufacturers and material producers to software and service providers, Wohlers Report 2018 is undoubtedly the go-to guide for the latest insights and forecasts into the world of 3D printing. This year is no different, with the 2018 edition highlighting ...
30 April 2018 10:10
[caption id="attachment_3146" align="alignright" width="234"] Ian Campbell Loughborough University[/caption] Professor Ian Campbell is a Professor at Loughborough University, which is pioneering the field of design for additive manufacturing research. With an extensive background in design engineering, Professor Campbell has published over forty academic journal articles, is the editor of Rapid Prototyping Journal and has been an Associate Consultant for Wohlers Associates since 2014. We were pleased to be able to sit down with Professor Campbell and discuss the importance of design for additive manufacturing, the role of automation in AM and how mass customisation ...
05 December 2017 11:07
The Markforged booth at formnext was arguably one of the trade fair’s busiest this year. Over the course of four days, visitors, curious about the company’s latest technologies, gathered in droves to see Markforged’s latest Metal X 3D printer and its industrial printer series. And after featuring the company’s 3D technology as one of our top technologies to see at formnext this year, we were naturally pleased to have the chance to speak with Ibraheem Khadar, Project Manager at Markforged, at the event.   [caption id="attachment_2212" align="alignright" width="300"] Markforged's booth at formnext ...
24 November 2017 16:40
Following the success of formnext last week, AMFG is taking a closer look at some of the innovative companies that showcased at the Frankfurt trade fair. This week, we're speaking with Dr. Konstantin Rybalcenko, Development Manager at Additive Manufacturing Technologies, to talk about the company's revolutionary new technology, his experience at formnext and his thoughts on the future of additive manufacturing.   Post-processing is a critical stage in the additive manufacturing process - and yet, many post-processing techniques remain manual. As a result, post-processing is often a labour-intensive and costly element in the manufacturing ...
22 August 2017 14:00
Today on the blog, we sit down with Dr Billy Wu of Imperial College to discuss 3D printing’s applications in research and education, how Imperial’s students are turning their 3D printed prototypes into business opportunities, and his team’s revolutionary new metal printing method.   Was there a specific moment where you decided 3D printing was something you wanted to pursue? I’m a lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering here at Imperial. I’ve actually been here for 12 years, since my undergrad. I’m in design engineering now, but I started out 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 ...