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Metal 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

3DEO in the News: 3DEO Achieves ISO 9001:2015 for quality management systems

Posted by 3DEO on May 22, 2020 2:58:25 PM

“The ISO 9001 certification is a terrific milestone for 3DEO. A strong quality management system is the backbone of any world-class production line,” commented Matt Petros, CEO of 3DEO. “The ISO certification marks an important step in realizing 3DEO’s long-term vision of leveraging next-generation technologies to build the world’s highest quality, data-driven factory of the future. In the previous generation of manufacturing, spot checks and random sampling were best of class. 3DEO is building a dynamic production line with real-time streaming data that allows ongoing monitoring and end-to-end closed-loop feedback. For 3DEO, ISO is the starting point of what we expect to become the next generation of manufacturing.”

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Topics: Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, Industry Trends, Stainless Steel, Powder Metal, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Metal AM Processes, Product Development, Faster Development Cycles, Traditional Manufacturing, Small Metal Parts

3DEO in the News: 3DEO Posts Triple Digit Growth for 2019

Posted by 3DEO on May 7, 2020 5:53:19 PM

Continuing its annual growth, 3DEO’s new business model has enabled a 600 percent increase in revenue for 2019 over 2018. This coincides with a 394 percent increase in the number of parts shipped in 2019 over 2018 as well. Approximately 40 percent of those parts were customers in the defense industry, whereas 35 percent were for medical and 25 percent for aerospace.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, Industry Trends, Stainless Steel, Powder Metal, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Metal AM Processes, Product Development, Faster Development Cycles, Traditional Manufacturing, Small Metal Parts

3DEO in the News: Is Metal Additive Manufacturing for You?

Posted by 3DEO on Mar 13, 2020 10:46:59 AM

Are you interested in high-volume-production metal additive manufacturing (AM)? If so, first and foremost you must develop a deep understanding of the total cost per part and how it breaks down. Without this understanding, it will be impossible to develop winning business cases that set up you for success. Rather, unexpected costs and surprises run the risk of disappointing you months or years down the road. By understanding this up front, you can develop lasting applications that can outcompete traditional manufacturing.

The three main types of costs can be found in pre-printing, printing, and post-processing/post-printing. Only 10% of the cost comes from pre-printing and 40% from printing. And, what most people find astonishing is that in today's world of metal 3D printing, as much as 50% of the cost comes from post-processing.

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Topics: News, Small Metal Parts, 3DEO's Specialities

Webinar: Design Freedom & Manufacturing Flexibility

Posted by 3DEO on Dec 16, 2019 10:48:24 AM

If you missed Matt's webinar, watch it here: Design Freedom & Manufacturing Flexibility: A Case Study of Metal 3D Printing

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Small Metal Parts, Webinar

This is the REAL Obstacle for Production Metal 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Dec 4, 2019 7:24:57 AM

You might not think that a 3D printer and a sculptor have anything in common, but you’d be wrong. While 3D printing companies usually focus on the automated parts of their process, there can be a tremendous amount of labor and post-processing required to finish a part. This depends on the metal 3D printing process, of course, but the idea is generally the same--parts require a lot of finishing work after the print. While such things are usually straight-forward, the flexibility of AM and importance of post-processing adds another layer of complexity to the process.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Industry Trends, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Metal AM Processes, Traditional Manufacturing, Small Metal Parts, metalam, Stainless Steel Parts

Production 3D Printing is at the Tipping Point

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 4, 2019 5:54:17 PM

Not long ago, 3D production printing was an idea best left to science fiction authors and speculators. It was often spoken of in the same breath as space travel and supersonic passenger planes. Though 3D printing ended the need for constant retooling, it was once thought too cumbersome and too expensive for mass manufacturing. As a result, it was relegated to one-offs like prototyping and small production runs. But thanks to advances in technology and higher levels of industry acceptance, additive manufacturing (AM) at scale is now less a matter of “someday” and more a matter of “right now.”

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Industry Trends, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Prototype to Production, Small Metal Parts, Stainless Steel Parts, Powder Metallurgy

50% of Survey Respondents Report "Significant Competitive Advantage" from 3D Printing

Posted by 3DEO on Nov 1, 2019 10:18:03 AM

More and more companies are turning to 3D printing to give their businesses a "significant" competitive advantage. According to a survey published in the 2019 edition of "The State of 3D Printing," additive manufacturing has taken on a bigger role in their business strategies, and nearly half of those polled say it has given them a distinct competitive advantage. Another 55% indicate that 3D printing is one of their strengths, and because they have adopted the technology, they are staying ahead of the competition.

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Mass Customization, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Prototype to Production, Faster Development Cycles, Small Metal Parts, metalam, Stainless Steel Parts

Webinar: Pros & Cons of 3D Printing Metal Components

Posted by 3DEO on Oct 16, 2019 9:33:20 AM

If you missed Matt's webinar, watch it here: Pros & Cons of 3D Printing Metal Components

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Topics: Metal 3D Printing, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Small Metal Parts, Webinar

Additive Manufacturing In The Firearms Industry – Analysis

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

As seen on www.thefirearmblog.com/.


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 Additive Manufacturing, Small Metal 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, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Small Metal Parts, Stainless Steel Parts