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Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is a process to create, layer by layer, a physical object as a three-dimensional part using a variety of materials that include plastics, metals, ceramics and more. It is widely used in medical, aerospace and for prototyping applications, and continues to expand into many other industries.

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Special Focus Issue: Additive Manufacturing
In this Special Focus Issue of Digital Engineering, learn about the latest innovations in additive manufacturing, including multi-material printing, post processing costs, print simulation, and more.
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AM Gets Sustainability Stamp of Approval
New research shows the production method is gaining momentum for helping enterprises meet their broader sustainability goals.

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AMFG Partners with OECHSLER
The plan is to implement a new order stream and online ordering portal.

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Nanoscribe Introduces 3D Printing by 2GL
3D printing by 2GL (2-photon grayscale lithography) combines two-photon polymerization with a voxel tuning process, the company reports.

AMFG Partners with Dyndrite
AMFG’s automated workflow software has been enhanced by Dyndrite with the capability to 3D nest multiple CAD files for...

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Stratasys Sells Direct Facility in Texas to Cumberland Additive
Stratasys Direct is the company’s on-demand parts service bureau.

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HP Bundles Set to Drive Production-scale AM
HP integrates key design and process engineering software with Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet offerings for wider accessibility.

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Automaker Purchases Stratasys 3D Printing System
Toyota will use the new F3300 for new production support, including parts and fixtures, and also for prototyping applications.

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Nexa3D Unveils Desktop Post-Processing and Three Resin Materials
xCURE Desktop System reduces curing time; new photopolymer resins expand applications in aerospace, automotive, and dental markets, company reports.

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NUBURU Completes U.S. Air Force Contract
Demonstration of blue laser-based area printing marks milestone to develop scalable 3D printing manufacturing systems, Nuburu reports.

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6K Additive Partners With Metal Powder Works
MPW’s DirectPowder process can produce powders through its process that provides consistent powder size and shape, the company reports.

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HP and Materialise Team Up to Drive Volume 3D Printing
HP Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet technology integrate into Materialise CO-AM software platform.

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Additec Unveils Hybrid3 Multi-Tech Manufacturing Platform
The Hybrid3 combines liquid metal jetting and laser-directed energy deposition capabilities alongside computer numerical control machining. 

nTop and Autodesk Fusion Join Forces
The companies showcased the direct implicit model import at Formnext 2023.

Engineering Toys—To Infinity and Beyond
As engineering design tools and methods advance, so does the toy industry in the design and production of toy products.

Shapeways Reinforces Partnership with AM Solutions
Shapeways joins beta partner program for the C2 liquid color smoothing technology.

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BigRep Announces HAGE3D Acquisition
BigRep notes that the companies jointly offer a comprehensive portfolio of industrial 3D printers.

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