The 3D printing and additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping department of Desktop Engineering, Rapid Ready Technology covers all the technologies that allow design engineers to make digital models into physical prototypes and products.
MicroCT systems employ either a fan-beam or cone-beam approach to transmit X-rays through a part. Data from either type of scanner is collected at a planar detector and then processed to create 3D volume reconstructions, which can be analyzed and viewed layer by layer.
A 3D printed graphene technique developed by researchers from Virginia Tech and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) promises to revolutionize the way manufacturers produce batteries and supercapacitors.
According to GKN, the lead time typically required to produce a metal or plastic replacement tool is several weeks. With a 3D printer in the facility, the company can more quickly produce tools that are better suited to its operational needs.
The Continuous Learning for Additive Manufacturing Processes Through Advanced Data Analytics project goal is to apply data analytics to both empirical and physics-based additive manufacturing data to establish process-structure-property relationships.
The HP Metal Jet—a platform that the company says addresses longstanding limitations of metal 3D printing and positions the technology as a cost-effective alternative for low-cost, mass production—is revealed at IMTS.