Setting Sail Now: 3D Metal Printing

(DGIwire) – In the future, 3D metal printing may play an increasingly prominent role in Navy ship construction. That’s the message of a recent article in The Virginian-Pilot, which notes how this cutting-edge technology is being harnessed by shipbuilding companies in the Newport News area. In late 2018, for example, Naval Sea Systems Command approved […]

Quality Control Takes the Spotlight for 3D Metal Printing

(DGIwire) – In the world of 3D printing, few events can rival the annual Formnext trade fair. At the 2018 show in Frankfurt, Germany, as many as 550 companies and institutes presented their latest designs and product developments for industrial tooling, production, quality management and measurement, according to an article on Optics.org. A separate article […]

What’s in the Army Now? 3D Metal Printing

(DGIwire) – The advantages of 3D printing are increasingly being enlisted by the U.S. Army, according to a recent article on 3DPrint.com. As the article notes, the technology has long been recognized by this branch of the military, which is finding benefit in its ability to improve readiness. The overarching goal is to send military […]

3D Metal Printing Is Ready for Its Big Moment

(DGIwire) – What does the future look like for 3D metal printing? Very bright, according to a recent report from Deloitte. The consulting firm suggests that this technology is poised for growth more than double of that of a few years ago, as companies in multiple industries adopt it for a wide range of tasks. […]

3D Printing Continues Its Ascent to the Skies

(DGIwire) – In October 2018, GE Aviation’s 3D printing facility in Auburn, Alabama reached a major milestone: it produced its 30,000th 3D-printed fuel nozzle tip. As an article on ECNmag.com recently observed, fuel nozzles may seem like unimposing objects—but their production via 3D printing has not only given rise to some of the world’s bestselling […]

3D Printed Metal Parts: Higher Tech Means Higher Quality

(DGIwire) – Quality control (QC) is a must in all manufacturing—and the 3D printing of metal parts is no exception. Since the metal components used in everything from airplanes to medical prosthetics must adhere to the customer’s required dimensions down to extremely small scales, techniques must be utilized ensuring that every part delivered meets high […]

3D-Printed Metal Parts Take to the Skies

(DGIwire) – The aviation industry is paying more attention than ever before to the potential of 3D metal printing. That is the message of a recent article in InsideMRO, which notes that the industry’s focus is moving beyond aircraft engines to a variety of other components and structures. Various aviation companies have already begun printing […]

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