Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

3DEO

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Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:04:37 AM

3DEO in the News: Here's 5 Metal 3D Printing Success Stories

Given the optimism that metal AM will continue to grow in relevance for series production, it's natural to focus on future potential and skim over the present. However, that forward-looking mindset obscures the exciting developments already taking place in 3D metal printing. The technology as a tool to be used in full production runs is not some distant possibility. It's already here. 3DEO's president Matt Sand details five current examples of how metal AM is changing manufacturing at scale.

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Topics: additive manufacturing, News, Metal 3D Printing, Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:03:28 AM

3DEO in the News: The Widespread Underutilization of Metal AM

With additive manufacturing (AM) becoming an established part of many companies’ product development and manufacturing processes, there has been a growing understanding of the technology’s technical and business advantages. With that, more users at all points in the value chain are benefitting from lighter and more durable parts, increased design freedom and on-demand part production.

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Topics: Traditional Manufacturing, additive manufacturing, News, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:02:40 AM

3DEO in the News: 10 Things You Don't Know About Modern Metal 3D Printing

There's a lot to like about the additive manufacturing of metal parts, but there's a lot you need to know before getting started.
 
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Topics: additive manufacturing, News, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:01:38 AM

3DEO in the News: Comparing Metal Parts Manufacturing Methods

Metal fabrication does not lack for depth as an industry. No fewer than 6 distinct — and commonly used — techniques exist for the manufacture of metal pieces and parts in 2018. Each can be considered the “best” option given certain conditions. For this reason, it’s often tough for an organization looking to outsource a specific production run of components to decide just which method is right for them. The list of options is long, and it’s growing more nuanced by the day.

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Topics: additive manufacturing, News, Metal 3D Printing, Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:00:46 AM

3DEO in the News: How Metal 3D Printing is ‘Dramatically’ Changing the Industry

3DEO is a small business based out of Gardena, CA, about 15 minutes from LAX airport in Los Angeles. The company uses proprietary metal 3D printing technology to manufacture production components, primarily for applications in the aerospace, automation, defense, industrial, and medical industries. Production components, not prototypes. Right now, the company has eight of its proprietary metal 3D printers in a 13,000-square-foot facility, but the space could accommodate another 42 printers to meet demand.

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Topics: additive manufacturing, News, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:00:04 AM

3DEO in the News: Understanding Surface Finish in Metal 3D Printing of Valves

While metal AM provides a host of positive advantages, it’s important to understand the realities of as-printed surface roughness. This understanding will help valve design and engineering teams understand the costs associated with bringing 3D printed parts to a suitable finish.

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Topics: Surface Finish, additive manufacturing, News, Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Aug 9, 2018 4:28:08 PM

Prototype to Production: Metal Additive Manufacturing Will Drastically Reduce Time & Cost of New Product Development

Product development can be a lengthy, complicated process with a broad spectrum of outcomes. According to Engineering.com, “Taking a product from concept to reality is an intricate, expensive and time-consuming process. It’s not easy and there is a high degree of risk involved.”

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Topics: Prototype to Production, Metal 3D Printing, additive manufacturing, metal am

Posted by 3DEO on Jul 25, 2018 2:34:46 PM

Environmental Impact of Additive Manufacturing

The notion that manufacturing and environmental health are at odds with one another has been commonly held since the Environmental movement really got going in the 1960s. Most of the time, this characterization has been true. There really is an environmental trade-off associated with industrial activity—at least in the traditional sense. Among the most damaging of these effects are:

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Topics: Traditional Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, supply chain

Posted by 3DEO on Jul 12, 2018 8:47:19 PM

Success Stories in Production Metal 3D Printing

These five applications are proving that metal AM has a place in high volume production—and they’re just the tip of the iceberg.

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Topics: Prototype to Production, additive manufacturing, Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Jun 22, 2018 12:36:53 PM

Comparing Metal Parts Manufacturing Methods

From machining to MIM, metal parts buyers have a wide range of options for addressing their part-production challenges. The key in choosing from among them is to remember that each technology brings something different to the table, and every part has unique requirements.

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Topics: Traditional Manufacturing, Investment Casting, Metal 3D Printing, Manufacturing