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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 5, 2018 11:36:15 AM

3DEO in the News: Report on 3D Metal Printing

"3D printing, with its digital manufacturing, has the potential to completely change the game for manufacturers". - Matt Sand, President of 3DEO

3D metal printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process where metal powder is fused together, layer by layer, to make objects derived from digital data. The benefits of 3D metal printing including reduction in material loss, adaptability, and shortened production times. Additive manufacturing has the potential to lead to a 5-27%  reduction in global energy consumption by 2050. Cameron Chateauneuf, CEO of ErgoKiwi, discusses how they use additive manufacturing with 3DEO to keep production cost and energy consumption low. 3D metal printing adoption is rapidly growing and experts project the industry could be worth as much as $10 billion over the next 15 years.

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

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 17, 2018 9:06:14 AM

3DEO in the News: 3DEO Brings an "Additive Funk" to Manufacturing for Production

“Metal serial production is the holy grail,” says Matt Petros, chief executive officer of Gardena, California-based 3DEO. “We intend to deliver hundreds of thousands of parts, creating additive technology at scale.” 

3DEO is just one of a growing number of manufacturers applying additive manufacturing (AM) to provide end-use parts at production scale. But rather than using a supplier’s 3D-printing technology to produce those parts, 3DEO’s founders elected to develop their own AM process. Today 3DEO manufactures thousands of small, repeatable metal parts using this technology. Its goal is not to compete with other metal AM processes, but to win work that would otherwise be made via machining or metal injection molding (MIM). The speed of the process and its lack of tooling make it possible for 3DEO to compete on price versus these more conventional technologies. 

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, additive manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM

3DEO in the News: Could this [part, fixture, gauge, tool] be 3-D Printed?

Although additive manufacturing (AM) has been around for decades, it’s much younger than metal fabrication. That’s what makes it appeal to so many metal fabricators, including those who will be stopping by the Additive Manufacturing Pavilion at next month’s FABTECH® show in Atlanta. There’s an excitement to it, a feeling of untapped possibilities. There’s hype, of course, but within that hype are gems of opportunity, and sheet metal fabricators are just starting to find them.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, additive manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM

3DEO in the News: When is 3D Printing Cost Effective?

Digging into metal additive manufacturing quickly reveals how expensive it can be, as some parts produced using incumbent technologies, such as laser sintering and binder jetting, can cost thousands of dollars. If there's one lesson Matt Sand, President of 3DEO, a Los Angeles, California-based metal AM parts supplier, has learned over the last few years, it's that cost is everything when it comes to serial production.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, additive manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 28, 2018 5:00:00 PM

3DEO in the News: 3DEO's Strategy to Perfect and Scale Metal AM

The central driver behind 3DEO is this: “a maniacal focus on making parts,” says Matt Sand, company president. The Gardena, California, startup is beginning to ramp up production, turning out thousands of metal 3D-printed parts per month. But 3DEO isn’t just an AM user. The company is also a technology developer, having created its own printer, software and process all for the purpose of volume production.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, additive manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 3:58:08 PM

3DEO in the News: 3DEO Disrupts Metal 3D Printing

An interview with 3DEO’s Matt Sand. While there are many research firms working in the 3D printing industry, Wohlers Associates, Inc. is certainly one of the most well known. Each year they publish a report that attempts to define the size and scope of the additive manufacturing market. For 2018, they estimated a market size of over $7 billion and a growth rate of 21%. But perhaps most intriguing was their data regarding the growth in metals. According to the team at Wohlers, around 1,768 metal additive manufacturing systems were sold in 2017, which is nearly double the 983 systems that were sold in 2016.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, additive manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:10:19 AM

3DEO in the News: What is Metal Additive Manufacturing? An Introduction & Benefits of AM

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), is one of the most exciting manufacturing technologies talked about today. We are now seeing a second modern wave of interest and enthusiasm for 3D printing with advances appearing in news feeds everyday across markets including consumer, industrial, automotive, aerospace, medical, and many more.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, additive manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 24, 2018 10:07:14 AM

3DEO in the News: 3DEO VP Lance Kallman on Company's Commitment to 3D Printing Metal Production Parts

The perception that additive manufacturing is strictly a prototyping technology is quickly going by the wayside, largely thanks to companies which are using AM for production applications. One of the companies pushing AM production steadily ahead and which is proving its viability for making end-parts is California-based 3DEO.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, additive manufacturing

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