It started way back in 1964 when Pete Townshend of The Who accidentally snapped the neck of his Rickenbacker during a performance. Upset about ruining his guitar, he smashed what remained of it into the stage, setting a precedent that many rockers would follow over the next decades.
A study released in the 1995 September/October issue of Gear Technology examined the advantages of powder metallurgy for new and existing gear applications. “The Beginner’s Guide to Powder Metal Gears,” written by George Shturtz at Carbon City Products, Inc., explored why PM deserved serious consideration for gear design in areas like automotive, hand tools, outdoor power equipment and office machinery applications.
3DEO Inc., a Los Angeles-based metal 3D-printing technology company, hosts the two winning teams of Carrot Group’s Mission: Impact Challenge – Connected Community challenge on their VIP Innovation Tour. The six students got to meet the team and learn more about the company’s technology.
Gardena, CA: 3DEO Inc., a Los Angeles-based metal 3D printing technology company, hosts the two winning teams of Carrot Group’s Mission: Impact Challenge – Connected Community challenge on their VIP Innovation Tour. The six students got to meet the team and learn more about 3DEO’s disruptive technology.
Binder Jetting is a category of metal additive manufacturing (AM) that utilizes liquid binder, metal powder, and sintering to print high-resolution parts. Sintered parts can have limits on size, density or geometry but despite this, Binder Jetting has garnered a lot of attention due to its potential advantages in scalability and production cost. This post provides an overview of Binder Jetting, digs deeper into its advantages and disadvantages, and highlights applications for which it is best suited.
Companies that have commercialized or announced their development of Binder Jetting technology are highlighted in the chart below. ExOne and Digital Metal are shipping commercial Binder Jetting systems (ExOne has by far the most systems in the field) and also offer printed parts as a service, as does 3DEO. Desktop Metal, HP, Stratasys, GE, and 3DEO are not yet shipping a commercially available Binder Jetting printer.
3DEO uses its patented Intelligent Layering® metal 3D printing technology to supply small, complex stainless steel components to customers in the medical, defense, aerospace, and industrial equipment markets. Parallel to its production business, 3DEO also operates an R&D center.