Day one of FORMNEXT 2016, the catch-up of Additive Manufacturing & 3D-printing industry After last year’s debut of FORMNEXT EXPO FORMNEXT-EXPO 2016 started the second time in Frankfurt GERMANY today. So what is news in metal additive manufacturing ? Important to know is the fact that key technology patents for bed fusion are about to expire. So this is leading to
more and more new players entering the market. OR Laser surprised with a complete new powder bed based laser met
SKY’S NOT THE LIMIT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING in AEROSPACE INDUSTRY Peter Sander Manager ‘Emerging Technologies & Concepts’ at AIRBUS Operations GmbH Germany
gave a keynote presentation on Additive Manufacturing at AIRBUS at this years (2015) RapidTech in Erfurt Germany.
The presentation was recorded and uploaded to Youtube.
Unfortunately this presentation was held in German .
So I took the time on a long flight to write this translation. I have translated the presentation as
Protoshape GmbH is a service bureau for metal Additive Manufacturing in Klingnau (Switzerland).
CEO Felix Reinert showed me around and highlighted that Protoshape is not just a job-shop for metal
Embedded in a larger CNC-shop, a company called Max Horlacher AG, Protoshape combines the strength
of metal additive manufacturing / Selective Laser Melting technology with expertise in CNC-machining.
So it’s an one-stop job shop for direct metal parts wi
On my second day of my stopover in New Zealand I headed South-East about three hours out of Auckland.
Warwick Downing from TiDA Limited / Rapid Advanced Manufacturing (R.A.M.) Limited welcomed me in Tauranga. TiDA / R.A.M. is home to Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) systems.
To my surprise I spotted a brand new RENISHAW AM250 system. I was aware of two other systems, an EOS M270 and
an SLM Solutions SLM280HL but RENISHAW’s system had ju