Additive/3D Printing

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DMG Mori 5-axis machining centre with integrated laser deposition welding capability

Additive manufacturing and 5-axis machining

2020-01-24T16:52:00+00:00By AMS

The Lasertec 125 3D hybrid is new, 5-axis machining centre with integrated laser deposition welding capability for production of complex components in one hit

AM materials - Support-Removal

Material changes guide the new additive manufacturing routes

2019-12-12T15:53:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Additive manufacturing is offering not only a wider range of application techniques but also materials with polymers now joined by metals and even ceramics

Dunlop 3D print 2

Additive from the desktop

2019-12-12T14:25:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Dunlop has taken its first step into the use of additive technology with the purchase of a desktop machine

3D printed window guide rail BMW i8 Roadster

BMW takes additive manufacturing from prototype to serial lines

2019-12-11T18:04:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs and tier suppliers are now integrating additive manufacturing processes into their production operations – a prime example is BMW   

Carbon 3D printing

Suppliers partner to enable high-volume 3D printing

2019-07-17T13:47:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Covestro and Carbon are hoping to make 3D printing applicable for mass volume applications

GKN opening headquarters Michigan

GKN opens 3D printing customer centre

2019-05-28T14:55:00+01:00By AMS

US - GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened its new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 38,260sq.ft facility also includes an additive manufacturing customer centre.

3D printing with metal materials: First spare part of the partner pilot project "NextGenAM", from Daimler, Premium AEROTEC and EOS, the retainer of the truck diesel engine.

Daimler develops 3D printing line

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

Germany - Since May 2017, Daimler has been working with Premium Areotec and EOS to develop a production line that would be able to produce aluminium components by using 3D printing. The companies found that manufacturing costs can be reduced by approximately 50% when compared to existing 3D printing systems.

BMW scooter

Look to the future, it’s only just begun – AMS Podcast Episode 03


With absolutely no apologies for quoting Slade, AMS Editor Nick Holt and AMS Deputy Editor Gareth Price see this Christmas as the ideal time to look back at a selection of topics featured in AMS magazine during 2018.

Böllinger Höfe

A high-performance build

2019-01-04T12:10:00+00:00By Mike Farish

The Audi R8 series of sports cars is described as being closer to motor racing than any other on-the-road vehicles. Mike Farish takes a closer look at the manufacturing operation

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Interview: Daniël Bottema, AWL-Techniek

2018-11-19T10:04:00+00:00By AWL-Techniek

continuous liquid interface production (CLIP

Fact, not fiction

2018-09-13T12:38:00+01:00By Mike Farish

Mike Farish reports on a sci-fi inspired additive technique that’s gaining interest with automotive manufacturers

Ultimaker-Portugal-9 2

From prototypes to production

2018-09-12T17:32:00+01:00By Mike Farish

The use of additive manufacturing technologies has now expanded beyond their initial ‘rapid prototyping’ exclusivity. Mike Farish provides an insight

VW 3D printing

VW to 3D print for mass production

2018-09-12T14:51:35+01:00By AMS

Germany - The OEM has announced that it is the first car maker to be using HP Metal Jet - a metallic 3D printing process that is more simple and faster than other existing techniques. According to the company, productivity is improved by fifty times compared to these other methods.

Daimler 3D printing

Daimler to print aluminium components

2018-09-05T10:00:11+01:00By AMS

Germany - The OEM has been working with Premium Aerotec and EOS to develop an additive manufacturing production cell that can make parts out of aluminium. The cell is fully automated, and is located at the Premium Aerotec facility in Varel, northern Germany.

Stratasys Fortus 380CF copy

Stratasys starts shipping 3D printer

2018-08-21T12:45:19+01:00By AMS

Israel - The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition was first previewed at the additive manufacturing event called Rapid 2018, and is now available to purchase for US$70,000. It is dubbed by the company as an "affordably priced additive manufacturing system dedicated for carbon-fiber-filled Nylon 12."

AM VW Portugal

From prototype to production

2018-08-17T10:03:48+01:00By Mike Farish

The use of additive manufacturing technologies has now moved passed their initial application area of just ‘rapid prototyping’

Altair Inspire 2018 design software

Simulation-driven design software

2018-07-02T15:28:02+01:00By AMS

Altair has released its Inspire 2018 simulation-driven design software. The company says features of this new version include generating optimised lattice and mixed solid structures, visualising simulation results in 3D and exporting lattice designs in .stl file format for 3D printing.

Daimler Factory 56

Forging a future in Factory 56

2018-05-10T14:44:17+01:00By Michael Nash

New car manufacturing facilities will need to be highly flexible as the trends of vehicle electrification and autonomous driving continue to evolve. By Christopher Ludwig and Michael Nash

BMW i8 Roadster line

Integrating i vehicles

2018-05-10T12:02:38+01:00By Michael Nash

Separate production lines are used to build conventionally powered vehicles and the electrified i models at BMW Leipzig, but this could soon change

General Motors Autodesk 3D printing

GM combines software and 3D printing

2018-05-04T11:47:46+01:00By AMS

US - General Motors has become the first carmaker to use new generative design software technology from Autodesk - a software company headquartered in San Rafael, California. It is using the technology to design parts that are then 3D printed for proof-of-concept.

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