News tagged with additive manufacturing

Volumetric 3-D printing builds on need for speed

While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3-D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by ...

dateDec 11, 2017 in Engineering
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Additive manufacturing, explained

Additive manufacturing is the process of creating an object by building it one layer at a time. It is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing, in which an object is created by cutting away at a solid block of material until ...

dateDec 11, 2017 in Engineering
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Alloys from the laser printer

In the future, new designer alloys for aerospace applications can be manufactured using the 3-D laser melting process (Additive Manufacturing). Pioneering work in this field was provided by Empa researcher Christoph Kenel, ...

dateNov 15, 2017 in Materials Science
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Toward additive manufacturing

Automation, robotics, advanced computer-aided design, sensing and diagnostic technologies have revolutionized the modern factory, allowing the building of complex products, from microchips to cars and even airplanes, with ...

dateJul 26, 2017 in Engineering
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