Technologies

Concept Laser launches “AM Factory of Tomorrow” machine concept

Concept Laser will present a comprehensive machine concept under the motto of “AM Factory of Tomorrow”. This is about intelligent networking of machines, a higher level of automation and incorporating system technology into…

Reticular printed structures: lightness and sturdiness for several applications

One of the most appealing and advantageously exploitable aspects of 3D printing is the possibility of creating parts composed by reticular structures that improve their mechanical features and at the same time reduce…

INTERVIEW WITH STEFANO PALMA: Experts in tire treads

The engineer, our interviewee, has established the Engineering Equipment & Tread Mold Design to reap the fruits of twenty years of experience exclusively in the engineering of complex treads for high-end tires and…

Materialise opens 3D metal printing production line

Materialise NV, a leading provider of additive manufacturing (AM) software and sophisticated 3D printing services, is starting metal printing activities in their German office in Bremen, the location of Materialise’s Metal Competence Centre…

Microscale 3D ‘bar codes’ readable with lasers

Sofmat Ltd. has developed a prototype device for creating the bar codes for microscale identification has been developed by  in collaboration with engineers from the University of Bradford and with funding from Innovate…

Alcoa to increase 3D printing operations

Alcoa plants to expand metals research centre near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, to accelerate the development of advanced 3D-printing materials and processes. The $60m expansion at the Alcoa Technical Center will create an additive…

Laser manufacturing process creates brackets for aerospace applications

The newest satellites manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) feature special clamps that connect the body of a satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end. Clamps manufactured by conventional production…

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