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Laser beams as guide for 3D painting-printing

Laser beams as guide for 3D painting-printing | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Vienna University of Technology.

 

There are many ways to create three dimensional objects on a micrometer scale. But how can the chemical properties of a material be tuned at micrometer precision? Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology developed a method to attach molecules at exactly the right place. When biological tissue is grown, this method can allow the positioning of chemical signals, telling living cells where to attach. The new technique also holds promise for sensor technology: A tiny three dimensional “lab on a chip” could be created, in which accurately positioned molecules react with substances from the environment.

Full article at 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.201290098/abstract

 

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Additive Manufacturing to Become The Most Important Manufacturing Technology?

Additive Manufacturing to Become The Most Important Manufacturing Technology? | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
ORLANDO, FL, Aug. 8, 2012 — When additive manufacturing guru Terry Wohlers speaks, the laser industry listens.

 

“I would challenge you to name an industry that won’t be impacted,” Wohlers asserts in LIA’s video interview. “I truly believe that additive manufacturing will develop to become the most important, the most strategic and most useful manufacturing technology ever — to exceed injection molding, all kinds of castings, CNC milling, die casting or blow molding. Name your favorite manufacturing process — this will become bigger and more used by a much, much wider audience than any other technology available.”

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Additive Manufacturing Puts Its Clean-Tech Face Forward in Federally Funded Development Program

Additive Manufacturing Puts Its Clean-Tech Face Forward in Federally Funded Development Program | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Some days ago I talked about NAMII (the new National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Defense in Youngstown, Ohio ).


The NAMII should serve as the pilot institute for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation introduced by President Obama earlier this year. Each institute will integrate capabilities and facilities required to reduce the cost and risk of commercializing new technologies and to address relevant manufacturing challenges on a production-level scale. The institutes will bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies, and regional and state organizations to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially relevant manufacturing technologies with broad applications.

 

They now lable it as "green" and "clean" so it looks even better.

 

Ken Church, president of nScyrpt Inc., one of the 40 AM companies involved with NAMII said recently: “We, the United States, must be the leaders in additive manufacturing, because it could lead to an industrial revolution. This is something the whole world is doing, and will be doing, and we have to be out front.”

 

It's a pity the US are pretty behind...

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Why Is Additive Manufacturing Important? Resume of advantages

Why Is Additive Manufacturing Important? Resume of advantages | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
One of the important ideas showcased in this year’s Emerging Technology Center is additive manufacturing. 3D Systems, ExOne, Objet and Renishaw are all companies exhibiting in the ETC, located in Booth N-650.

 

In this article the author explains in short the main points of AM from my point of view:

* "The promise of additive manufacturing is found not in its potential to replace machining of any existing process, but in its potential to extend the capabilities of manufacturing"

*" The most established use of additive manufacturing has been making prototypes. However, now that additive equipment is increasingly demonstrating its effectiveness  additive manufacturing promises to deliver many more advantages as well"

    - Design Freedom     - Low quantity economy     - Material efficiency     - Predictable production     - Reduced assembly

 



 

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La tercera revolución industrial: la Fábrica del Futuro

La tercera revolución industrial: la Fábrica del Futuro | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Artículo del director de Fundación PRODINTEC sobre la tercera revolución industrial: Additive Manufacturing.

 

En la foto vemos el taller de Sinterizado Laser de poliamida y derivados, con una máquina EOS P100 y una EOS P395.

 

También disponemos de una EOS M270 y M280, una Objet 330 y una Connex 500, y una ZCorp Z510, normalmente para tareas de prototipado.

Gracias Iñigo!

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Laser sintered guitar bodies

Laser sintered guitar bodies | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

All of us already know that Additive Manufacuring enables customization and bespoke products.

 

In this case Olaf Diegel createsfantastic guitar bodies which are then converted into fully functional guitars nby adding off the shelf high quality parts. Polyamide laser sintering makes it possible.

 

From New Zealand with love...


Thanks Olaf!!!

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Mobile Labs Build On-the-Spot Combat Solutions

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For the first time, the Army is deploying special scientists and self-contained, mobile laboratories to the warzone capable of designing and producing problem-solving inventions for soldiers operating in remote outposts in Afghanistan.

 

Of course, it is equiped with 3D printing CNN machines, and engineers.

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http://www.janes.com/products/janes/defence-security-report.aspx?ID=1065975050

 

 

The US Army's Rapid Equipping Force (REF) deployed its second mobile expeditionary lab - containing some novel technologies - into theatre on 7 January 2013.

 

It seems to be worth trying again, or maybe it is proving successful.

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Another example of laser sintered shoes.

Another example of laser sintered shoes. | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

As always, fantastic job from Janne Kittanen.

 

Thanks, Janne!!!

By the way, full 2388 pages catalogue here:

http://www.freedomofcreation.com/Freedom%20Of%20Creation%20Book%20Vol2.pdf

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More Phone Cases

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Polychemy . Polygon - Alchemy. Polychemy is a designer boutique by artists to design and sell 3D Printed items. From Designer jewelry to mobile covers.

 

Great name! These items look really good; I have to have one in my hands and see the kind of finish they do.

 

 

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NCDMM is Chosen to Manage National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) | National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

NCDMM is Chosen to Manage National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) | National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Fantastic initiative.

 

This is what Fundación Prodintec has been trying to do for the last 8 years in Gijon (Spain) but started with eight people and significantly lower budget.

From the very first moment we saw Additive Manufacturing as a KEY PLAYER in Manufacturing innovation a invested a lot in it now we are running 6 machines.

 

By the way, Oxford Performance Materials has been selected to participate in the new National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute to be led by www.ncdmm.org

 

From:   Scott De Felice at http://oxfordpm.com/

 

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Rapid Prothese

Some years ago we so the success of this prosthetic leg, made in laser sintered polyamide in a EOS machine. The project was accomplished by Design Study "Breun, the Fraunhofer IPA and EOS GmbH (http://www.eos.info/en/applications/medical/prostheses/design-study-breuninger.html)

As we see in the video, the leg has no motors, hydraulics or any other active component; it only works on reaction forces from the material thanks to the clever design of different sections, playing with the material properties and proper thickness.

The leg was customized to fit the man's remaining femoral portion of his limb.

What I like most is the satisfaction in his face at the end of the video. 

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CERAMICS:3D Printing Service by i.materialise

CERAMICS:3D Printing Service by  i.materialise | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Great: decorative 3d printed ceramics have reached the consumer market. Although using a ZCorp 3D printer the base material is not coloured at printing, but prior to firing the green parts (for the seconf time). Seems to be a complex process.

Congratulations to i.materialise!

http://i.materialise.com/blog/entry/we-introduce-to-you-ceramics

 

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The Book « Stone Spray Project

The Book « Stone Spray Project | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Great work, and well organised information. This is another step towards success in building objects with simple materials. They also take other works into account, as ENRICO DINI's and Markus Kayser's.

Great illustrations also

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Sciaky, Inc. | Electron Beam Welding | Direct Manufacturing | Additive Manufacturing.

Sciaky, Inc. | Electron Beam Welding | Direct Manufacturing | Additive Manufacturing. | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Sciaky launched its exclusive Direct Manufacturing (DM) process in 2009, which stands as the only commercially-available, large-scale, fully-programmable means of achieving near-net shape parts.
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Purpose made climbing foot

Purpose made climbing foot | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Self-designed, custom purpose, Laser Sintered Titanium prosthetic foot helps amputee rock climber.

 

A long sentence to describe this story, again built with high reliability at an EOS machine. This article also  refers to the EOS' polyamide leg video. Also see 
http://www.morristech.com/News/article.asp?=Title=How%20DMLS%20Helped%20Someone%20Climb%20to%20New%20Heights&newsID=20

 

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Turning Escher Drawings into Real 3D Models

Turning Escher Drawings into Real 3D Models | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Interesting parts from the Objet blog.

Thanks for sharing, Deon!

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What does the United States Department of Commerce understand by Additive Manufacturing?

What does the United States Department of Commerce understand by Additive Manufacturing? | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

What is additive manufacturing? Sometimes known as “3-D printing,” additive manufacturing uses emerging technologies to fabricate parts by building them up layer-by-layer. It allows rapid transformation from “art” (CAD model) to “part” (manufactured product), and shows great promise for applications as diverse as lightweight aerospace structures and custom biomedical implants.

The economic impact they refer is based on the Wohler's report.

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Bespoke Innovations makes your current prostheses look much better

Bespoke Innovations makes your current prostheses look much better | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

They design, scan and print FAIRINGS which are CUSTOMIZED. Fairings are designed for, and with, the amputee.

"The wearer is invited to choose from a library of patterns and graphics, or add custom text. They may choose a specific finish, such as ballistic nylon, leather or mirror-polished metal for a dazzling effect. Tattoos can even be laser-etched into leather or embossed into the polymer surface for a sculpted look. This represents the opposite of 'one-size-fits-all'

 

Fairings are MODULAR, DURABLE, and LIGHTWEIGHT.

 

These impresive covers create a self-confidence experience, A positive experience helpintg erase the wall of awkwardness that can disconnect the amputee from the world around.

 

Don't miss the impressive gallery at 

http://www.bespokeinnovations.com/content/gallery

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Constructing a Cubesat using additive manufacturing

Constructing a Cubesat using additive manufacturing | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
The use of Windform® XT and additive manufacturing (AM)/3D printing (3DP) technology demonstrates the fast adaptability and freedom of design possible in nearly any field.

 

Interesting remark on the difference between production environments and prototyping applications by Mr Cevolini from CRP et al.:

 

The use of rapid prototyping plastics in aerospace applications has been somewhat limited to prototype work with the exception of Nylon 11 developed by Boeing (ODM) and Nylon 12 used by Northrop Grumman. These two materials are used in production environments in laser-sintering (LS) machines. Selective laser sintering resolution for plastics is commonly run at 0.004 in. per layer using a CO2 laser that can be adjusted to melt the plastics into a fully dense material.

 

 

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More on the U.S. National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining into AM

More on the U.S. National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining into AM | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers will be integral in new National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Defense in Youngstown, Ohio.
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Some "old" shoes designs for laser sintering

Some "old" shoes designs for laser sintering | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen has been awarded ‘Most Creative Collection’ prize at the Mittelmoda event 2010. The collection she designed for her graduation at the Artez- Academy of Fine Arts Arnhem included a pair of high heel shoes engineered & designed in collaboration with Freedom Of Creation. The high heel shoes are produced using selective laser sintering .

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The laser sintered Eiffel Tower Shoe

The laser sintered Eiffel Tower Shoe | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Also from Freedom of creation!

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More on 3D printed fashion

More on 3D printed fashion | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Continuum is part fashion label, part experimental design lab. Founded by Mary Huang and Jenna Fizel, Continuum seeks to define the future of fashion.

 

Do you remember the downward pointing eiffel tower hi-heels?

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Design rules for ceramics.

Design rules for ceramics. | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Great again from i.materialise: a clear guide to design for this material/process combination.
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Iris Van Herpen: taking her dresses a level higher

Iris Van Herpen: taking her dresses a level higher | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Not really new, as a concept, but absolutely impressive in complexity. They must be also very expensive. As more or less everything coming from a show I guess that this will never find a way to consumer market.

Worth watching

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