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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Metal AM: Much More Than a Machine

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 28, 2019 8:59:40 AM

Organizations considering dipping their toes into the waters of 3D printing should be aware of all the associated challenges.

            Much has been made of the potential of metal 3D printing to improve companies’ innovativeness, speed to market, and supply chain management. And all of that can make a big impact in manufacturing. These advantages are real, and manufacturers who ignore them as we move into 2019 and beyond do so at their peril. Still, discourse about how to best integrate metal AM into an existing business often oversimplifies the myriad of issues and challenges.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, metal am

3DEO at MD&M West 2019

Posted by 3DEO on Jan 25, 2019 8:46:00 AM

3DEO’s President, Matt Sand, will be speaking at the upcoming MD&M West conference; a must-attend event for any medtech professional. The conference is in Anaheim, CA on February 5-7, and is the largest three-day medtech conference in North America. 

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Topics: Conferences, Metal 3D Printing, News, metal am

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

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

Product development can be a lengthy, complicated process with a broad spectrum of outcomes. According to, “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: Metal 3D Printing, additive manufacturing, Prototype to Production, metal am

Additive Manufacturing In The Firearms Industry – Analysis

Posted by 3DEO on Sep 21, 2017 9:04:29 AM

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Tea. Earl Gray. Hot. Someday I want to turn to a space in my kitchen wall and utter those words – and get results. In my barn, however, I someday want to turn a space in the wall and speak “Silencer. 5.56mm. Length six inches. Diameter 1.75 inches. Mount threading 1/2 x 28.” and come back to find a new rifle suppressor made in a few moments. Although this process is unlikely to happen in my lifetime, Additive Manufacturing is posed to make a leap within the firearms industry – specifically within silencer manufacturing.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, firearms, metal am, firearms parts manufacturers, small metal parts, firearms parts

3DEO in the News: GE Reports

Posted by 3DEO on Aug 14, 2017 11:25:35 AM

After 20 years of iteration on the same basic additive-manufacturing technologies for metal, a new wave of innovation is emerging. Lower-cost, safer processes are replacing the old ways of doing things, offering vastly different material properties through resolution, surface quality and design freedom.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, additive manufacturing, metal am, small metal parts, stainless steel parts

Five Signs Companies Are Not Fully Maximizing The Potential of Additive Manufacturing

Posted by 3DEO on Aug 11, 2017 9:40:35 AM

Additive Manufacturing

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

But that’s just scratching the surface of AM’s potential.

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Topics: Strategy, Metal 3D Printing, additive manufacturing, metal am

Metal 3D Printing vs. CNC Machining

Posted by 3DEO on Jul 28, 2017 4:42:09 PM

How Does Metal 3D Printing Compare to CNC Machining?

CNC machining has been a staple of metal manufacturing since it evolved from NC machining in the middle of the 20th century. CNC is a subtractive process and is particularly effective at creating complex parts while achieving the tightest tolerances of any technology. Metal 3D printing, also known as metal additive manufacturing, has developed rapidly over the last few years and is now beginning to challenge CNC machining in some applications.

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Topics: Strategy, Metal 3D Printing, additive manufacturing, Traditional Manufacturing, metal am, small metal parts

America Makes and ANSI Launch Phase 2 of Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative

Posted by 3DEO on Jul 28, 2017 11:42:15 AM

NEW YORKJuly 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America Makes and the American National Standards Institute(ANSI) today announced the launch of phase 2 of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) with a kick-off meeting scheduled for September 7th in Philadelphia. Major goals of phase 2 include expanding the discussion of standards needs for polymers and other materials besides metals and engaging experts from other industry sectors such as automotive, heavy equipment, energy, consumer products, and tooling. A free webinar to provide an overview of the AMSC and how to prepare for the September 7th meeting will be held on August 17th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT.

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Topics: News, additive manufacturing, metal am, small metal parts

Additive Manufacturing Standards Get a Big Boost

Posted by 3DEO on Jul 17, 2017 10:34:55 AM

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is continuing its rapid advance across all fronts. It is beginning to touch every industry and new applications are being found every day. The fast growth is great for the industry, but a tipping point is being reached where the vast number of independent companies and technologies need to come together in a meaningful way for the creation of standards. One of the biggest challenges today for widespread adoption of additive manufacturing in actual production parts is the need for reliable qualification standards. Many of the additive manufacturing processes differ quite a bit and making sense of them can be a challenge, even for those in the industry.

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Topics: Strategy, Metal 3D Printing, additive manufacturing, metal am, small metal parts

3DEO in the News: Fabbaloo Article

Posted by 3DEO on Jul 10, 2017 12:06:24 AM

A Los Angeles-based company is working a new 3D metal printing process that could prove popular.

3DEO is a new startup that has developed their own patent-pending 3D metal printing process. Like many 3D metal printing processes, 3DEO starts with metal powder.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, News, powder metal, metal am, stainless steel parts