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Innovative 3-D printing inks open a vast new world for metal printing
Innovative 3-D printing inks open a vast new world for metal printing
Most everyone in the 3-D printing industry is well aware that the future for high quality components seems to be in metal 3-D printing. With that in mind, researchers have been steadily refining the process, and now a team at Northwestern University ha...
Where additive manufacturing meets aerospace to take flight
Where additive manufacturing meets aerospace to take flight
Rumor has it that direct metal laser sintering, or DMLS, is going to put machine shops out of business. To everyone but shop owners and their employees, it’s an exciting thought; DMLS produces fully dense parts made of stainless steel, aluminum, ...
Can a hybrid machine tool lower the cost of additive manufacturing?
Can a hybrid machine tool lower the cost of additive manufacturing?
Could a cost-effective metal additive manufacturing technology be developed to speed adoption by U.S. industry? That question prompted America Makes — the national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3-D printing — to issue a project...
3-D printing the bomb? The challenge for nuclear nonproliferation
3-D printing the bomb? The challenge for nuclear nonproliferation
3-D printing has opened the world to a revolution in manufacturing. But this new technology may enable the most sensitive pieces of a nuclear weapons program to be more easily produced and transferred undetected around the globe. The United States shou...