In this edition of 3D printing news digest – Sliced, we have news about the launch of a 3D printed rocket, a 3D printer for construction, atomized metals for additive manufacturing and much more. Read on to know more about Hamilton Labs, PyroGenesis, axial3D, and Rocket Lab.
Taking AM around the world
Additive Industries, a metal 3D printer manufacturer known for the MetalFAB1, has appointed a new General Manager, to oversee the company’s expansion into the Asia Pacific region. Mike Goh has 20 years of experience in the industry and serves as a business developer at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing.
The German Machine Tools Association (VDW) joined its first symposium on ‘Machine Tools from Germany’ in the U.S. The symposium was held in Detroit, Michigan and Charlotte, North Carolina. Detroit is home to Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center.
SLM Solutions North America, a metal 3D printer manufacturer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Barnes Group Advisors, an additive manufacturing consultancy firm promoting industrialization of 3D printing. The Barnes Group will provide AM training to SLM Solutions’ customers. Aaron LaLonde SLM Solutions’ Director Applications Engineering, said, “By partnering our machine expertise with the industry leaders at The Barnes Group Advisors, we are able to lower the barrier to entry and shorten the learning curve for success with selective laser melting for our customers.”
EDEM, a UK-headquartered software company known for Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation, has released the latest version of its software. EDEM 2019 brings new tools and features with an integrated Python library for post-processing large data sets.
Richard LaRoche, CEO of EDEM said, “As confidence in the method has grown, we are seeing rapidly evolving requirements for applying EDEM to solve many industrial problems involving a large number of fine particles, notably in the powder handling industries such as additive manufacturing.”
From veteran to machinist
CNCMachines.net, a seller of CNC machines has announced the ‘Veteran to Machinist Scholarship Program’. The company will award three scholarships worth $1,000 for veterans who want to pursue a career as machinists. Applications can be submitted at the scholarship page.
Building with 3D printers
Hamilton Labs, a Singapore-based 3D printing company active in the construction sector, has released an entry-level construction 3D printer. Willy Ng, the founder of Hamilton Labs said, “We want our entry-level model to be as standardized as possible, as user-friendly as possible, as mobile as possible, as low cost as possible.”
Emerging Medtech Company of the Year
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Women in 3D printing is celebrating its fourth anniversary and has registered itself as a not-for-profit organization.
Plasma metal powder
PyroGenesis, a Canadian metal powder known for its proprietary plasma technology, has received an order from a government body. The details of the order and the name of the government entity are not disclosed. PyroGenesis will produce reactive metal using its plasma technology for the latest order. President and CEO of PyroGenesis, P. Peter Pascali, said, “This order is clearly a recognition of PyroGenesis’ strengths as an innovative plasma Company, and further underscores our position, and value, to the Additive Manufacturing industry.”
3D printed pastries
Jordi Bordas, a Spanish Chef, educator, and Pastry World Champion, uses a 3D printed mold to make the Golden Peanut, Bordas’ latest pastry. Bordas used the dual extruder BCN3D Sigma desktop 3D printer by Barcelona-based BCN3D to print the mold.
3DK Toys, a provider of .STL files for 3D printing toys has been granted a patent for a printing method that bypasses the build size limitation to let users print dolls of various sizes. The patent is filed under the name of “pin and void systems and methods for connecting 3D-printable objects” and is also called the Pin & Void system.
A journalist tested Android and iPhone’s facial recognition security with a 3D printed head. Thomas Brewster, a Forbes journalist had a replica of his head 3D printed by the Birmingham-based service bureau Backface. Brewster was able to unlock four Android phones, including a Samsung S9. However, the fake head could not fool an iPhone X.
Launching a 3D printed rocket
Rocket Lab, an American aerospace manufacturer known for 3D printed rocket engines, has successfully launched the Electron booster in collaboration with NASA. The launch vehicle is carrying thirteen CubeSats. The Electron booster rocket was launched on Sunday from a base at New Zealand’s North Island at 6.33 GMT.
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Featured image shows Sliced logo over the launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron booster. Image courtesy of Trevor Mahlmann/Rocket Lab