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Opportunities for AM in brewing and beverage industry

Over the past six months, GE Additive’s CEC Munich team has been working with Bamberg-based Kaspar Schulz GmbH – the oldest brewing equipment manufacturer in the world. The limited-edition 3D-printed Masskrug designed and manufactured at GE Additive Munich for last […]

Additive manufacturing is a disruptive technology

Dr. Alba Mena Subiranas, Vice President Maintenance & Reliability Solutions at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, explains in an interview what her Additive Manufacturing division is doing and how she envisages additive manufacturing in 2030. Would you please briefly introduce your […]

AM Generative Design: The Bionic Designer Era

Many of you are probably familiar with the series of Movies “Ironman”, where Mr. Stark, an incredibly smart and successful person with amazing skills on science, engineering, design, business, saving the world from chaos, etc… designs and produces an incredible […]

Additive Manufacturing Education Part 3: Curriculum reveiw

With advances in Additive Manufacturing technologies, the engineering education curriculum will have to be re-engineered to address AM implementation challenges. This article surveyed key initiatives proposed for changing the paradigm of AM education and presented necessary amendments in undergraduate and […]

Additive Manufacturing Education Part 2: Chronological review

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has  garnered  a  lot  of  interest  from  industries,  government  agencies,  and institutions  around  the  globe. Manufacturers are relying on this technology to significantly re-invent product design and manufacturing cycles. Additive Manufacturing technologies in particular offer significant technological […]

STEPL examines opportunities for AM in Tooling Industry

Exploring the full potential of Additive Manufacturing in Tooling at STEPL Sridevi Tool Engineers have always been at the technology adoption forefront and we keep looking for innovative technologies in the modern tool-making world.  Realising that the Metal Additive Manufacturing […]

Additive Manufacturing Education Part – 1: Introduction

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Education Additive manufacturing (AM) is a set of processes by which physical objects are made from digital files generated by computer-aided design software. The term encompasses seven different technologies such as powder bed fusion, material jetting, […]

How to prepare for Qualification of AM parts

Irrespective of the industry, there has been an increase in the awareness and discussions with customers and suppliers regarding the qualification of additively manufactured parts and process. In recent years, there is also an increase in the creation and release […]

How to innovate a gaming CPU cooler with Additive Manufacturing

The future of thermal management Excess heat limits the miniaturization of portable computers, power electronic devices and high-power LED lighting. Ambitious technological solutions from the lab are often not yet ready for mass production and deployment in consumer products. Industrial […]

What industries use 3D printing?

If 3D printing were a human being, it would be on the verge of adulthood. All the broad outlines are already there, but it might well still have some surprises up its sleeve. Here we take a look at the […]

“We Are Definitely Aiming at AM Serial Processes,” says Raphael Hoffmann

Credit:  VDMA‘s interview with Raphael Hoffmann, Managing Director and co-founder of H&H Gesellschaft für Engineering und Prototypenbau. Since its foundation in 1996, H&H Gesellschaft für Engineering und Prototypenbau mbH has been dealing with additive manufacturing. Starting with a diploma thesis, the two brothers Markus and […]

Indian AM Industry and Objectify on a high growth path.

We had the opportunity to meet Ankit and Arpit Sahu who are the Co-Founders of Objectify Technologies Pvt. Ltd which has become one of the forerunners of the Indian AM Industry offering both metal and polymer solutions. There share their […]

Data-Driven Machine Learning Software AMOptoMet for Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing industry has reached a stage where it has started delivering on the hype of the last five years. The Industry has seen 18% growth in 2018, standing at $9.3 billions in revenue. Optimized processes, increased confidence from […]

Ace Micromatic bolsters their technological offering with Additive Manufacturing

Amace solutions pvt. ltd. is the brainchild of two leading machine tool manufacturing companies in India – Ace Designers Ltd. and Ace Manufacturing Systems Ltd. (AMS). They are an integral part of the larger Ace Micromatic Group. Businesses from across […]

eSUN looking at the future with printing of medical insoles

Established in 2002, Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co., Ltd. is Shenzhen based high-tech enterprise which is committed to industrialization of biodegradable materials, such as PLA and PCL. So far, eSUN has become one of the largest provider of 3D printing filaments and is now poised to enter the marketing with further development of SLA and SLS materials. We had […]

Maintenance-free 3D printed grippers make packaging machines effective

When an eagle grasps prey, it adapts its grip to the respective size in a lightning fast move. The packaging industry can only dream of this flexibility. Their metal grippers, which for example put the lid on cream jars, are usually limited to […]

“With additive manufacturing, we can travel entirely new roads,” says Paolo Matassoni

Credit:  VDMA‘s interview with Paolo Matassoni, product development manager at ANDRITZ KAISER. As product development manager at ANDRITZ KAISER GmbH in Bretten, additive technologies have fascinated Paolo Matassoni early on. In their application, he has always explored new roads. Today, his team uses […]

Accelerating the manufacturing process with Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)

Classical Design for Manufacturing and assembly has been the traditional established practice for conventional engineering. However, in the recent years, Additive Manufacturing (AM), has been a New benchmark to the bar of engineering and is gaining commercial traction. The industries […]

Additive Manufacturing: The most important trends at a glance

If 3D printing were a human being, it would be on the verge of adulthood. All the broad outlines are already there, but it might well still have some surprises up its sleeve. Here we take a look at the […]

BeAM showed rapid developments in five short years

Founded in 2012, BeAM is a company that has been developed rapidly since its inception. Headquartered in Strasbourg, France, BeAM delivers a new generation of (Directed Energy Deposition) DED Solutions. Its technology and clients develop and industrialize their manufacturing and […]

India’s only dedicated Additive Manufacturing Technology Tradeshow

2018 has been positive for the Additive Manufacturing industry in India which is also evidenced by its growth and validation from the mainstream manufacturing industry. In this scenario a dedicated AM focussed show becomes paramount to showcase and represent the […]

In the AM sector, it is less about Motion Dynamics and more about Drive Precision.

Credit:  VDMA‘s interview with Annika Mehl, Business Development, Harmonic Drive AG. Harmonic Drive AG is a leading supplier of drive technology with 450 employees at more than 20 locations worldwide. In the area of additive manufacturing, the company is present as […]

Introduction to Quality Management in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing, is one of the most exciting technological innovations in decades – imagine having the ability to print anything you want to the exact specification you need. The process of making a product layer by layer instead […]

3D printing with Silicone: A major breakthrough in the field of AM

One of the greatest breakthroughs in the field of additive manufacturing in recent years was the addition of silicone as a material for 3D printing. Let’s have a look on how silicone joined the family of 3D printing. Introduction The […]

I3DPn Exclusive: An Interview with President and Chief Executive Officer of RIZE

In an exclusive interview with I3DPn team, Andy Kalambi, President and CEO of US-based additive manufacturing company RIZE, talks about the company’s latest innovations and technologies in 3D printing. He throws light on his vision for the company, as well […]

Top 6 Trends in Indian Medical 3D Printing Industry.

While there have been many developments in the Medical 3D Printing Industry in 2018, through this review article, we present the top 6 trends in the Indian Medical 3D printing industry which pave the way for more to come in […]

I3DPn 2018 Review – 3D Printing poised to reach new heights in 2019

The year 2018 witnessed a massive evolution in the 3D printing industry, as companies involved in the space have certainly explored new frontiers. It was the year of centres for excellence for 3D printing. In 2018, the sector saw strong […]

3D Printing influence on supply chain and logistics

Manufacturing when there is a demand- A method to solve logistic related costs The word 3D printing is a 3 decade year old word. At the infant stage, 3D printing was stereotyped as an advanced manufacturing method and not seen […]

Embedding Conformal Cooling Channels in Injection Moulding using Metal Additive Manufacturing

Introduction Cooling of the core insert is the greatest problem in most moulding applications. With no core cooling, heating of the core is therefore unavoidable. Current fabrication methods place severe limitations on the configuration of the cooling channels used for […]

Intech develops AMOptoMet – Parameter Development Software

India based metal AM service provider, Intech DMLS Private Limited has created new parameter development software termed as AMOptoMet which they launched at Formnext 2018. It has been developed to serve as an integral part of any powder bed fusion metal […]

Shree Rapid Technologies to bring state-of-the-art 3D Printing technology to India.

Shree Rapid Technologies is the company that brings the state-of-the-art Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing & Rapid Manufacturing technologies from industry pioneer 3D Systems Inc, USA to India. The company is mainly focused on Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Manufacturing systems. In […]

AM Contributes Significantly Towards Achieving Sustainable Process Chains

Credit:  VDMA‘s interview with Roland Ladewig, General Manager, ExOne GmbH ExOne GmbH from Gersthofen develops and builds binder jetting systems. In this interview, their general manager Roland Ladewig explains which materials can be processed in the inkjet-based 3D print technology, where […]

Imaginarium is striving to make design and manufacturing accessible for all

Imaginarium India is a leader in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing technology, having pioneered game changing applications for over 40 industries. Housing the largest set up of 3D printers in the country, Imaginarium has helped disrupt the manufacturing sector by […]

Topology Optimization: A Complementary tool for Additive Manufacturing

Developments of designing tools have created a paradigm shift, both in the architectural and automotive industry. Traditional stone/brick-based architectures are being replaced by modern skyscrapers and bulky automotive parts by light-weight composite structures. In addition, rapid industrialization across the world […]

Additive Manufacturing for Tooling: Applications and Benefits

Credit: Article adapted from report written by Arjun Ramesh. Manufacturing is the process of converting raw materials into finished product that confirms to end user requirements through a series of value addition process. Basically, manufacturing processes can be classified into […]

New Wheel Innovations with Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is eating its way up into the automotive sector.  The development has come to such an extent that 3D printed car is longer a dream.  The prototyping bubble to which AM was restricted to has broken and burst. […]

Indian 3D Printing Network Report – Formnext 2018

This year, the leading global exhibition and conference on additive manufacturing, Formnext 2018 sets a record with the participation of more than 600 exhibitors. With around 27,000 visitors, the fourth edition of the show took place in Frankfurt, from 13-16 […]

Indications of Indian AM Industry going global

It was an eye-opener of sorts visiting the Formnext show, and a validation of the fact that how this industry has grown in the past 3-4 years and seems to be getting stronger.  As part of the Indian 3D Printing […]

Atmospheric gases: enablers behind the additive manufacturing future

Additive manufacturing (AM), or the process of creating a product or component part layer by layer instead of using traditional moulding or subtractive methods, is leading a transformation in manufacturing technology. So often used interchangeably with the term 3D printing, […]

Trends in Additive Manufacturing: An interview with Ajay Parikh from Wipro 3D

In an interview with I3DPn, Ajay Parikh, VP & Business Head at Wipro 3D, has discussed about the trends in additive manufacturing. He mainly focused on the end-use adaption speed, how rapidly the technology is evolving and how the ecosystem […]

Interview with Dr. Vincent Morrison, AIM3D GmbH, Rostock “Our Goal Was an Uncomplicated, Cost-Efficient AM Technology

AIM3D GmbH, a young company in Rostock, is driving its own additive manufacturing technology with composite extrusion modeling (CEM), and building corresponding systems.

The Lack of Standards Still Scares Away Potential Users

With their headquarter in Düsseldorf, GMA Group belongs to the US group Mistras whose more than 6,000 employees at 100 locations world wide control and back up systems and offer testing services in their own laboratories as well as at their customers


“Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing Market to reach US$1,783.9 Million by 2025; Burgeoning Automobile and Space Industries Spur Market’s Growth – Transparency Market Research”

voxeljet AG Fuels the Future of Additive Manufacturing

FRIEDBERG, Germany – By harnessing the scalability of powder binder jetting, voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) (“voxeljet”) and its partners are bringing additive manufacturing to the next level through the large-scale production of complex sand molds and cores for a leading German automotive manufacturer. The solution for automated core printing promises to be the world’s most potent and integrated additive manufacturing solution.

Evolution of 3D Printed Jewellery

This article examines the Evolution of 3D Printed Jewellery. Despite being considered technologically backward, many jewelers have started adopting AM.

Interview with Dr. Gärtner, protiq GmbH “We need a practical regulatory framework”

In 2010, Protiq GmbH started as a specialist for additive manufacturing within the Phoenix Contact Group. By now, the company located in the Westphalian Blomberg has matured into a marketplace for industrial 3D printing, offering their customers a completely digital process chain.

Korean 3D Printed Airless Bike Tire with Lattice Structure (K-AMUG)

The airless bike tire was printed with a 3D printer with flexible TPU material and applying the Lattice pattern structure of DfAM with support from K-AMUG

Metal Printing is High-tech – and a Technology with a Future!

Interview with Ralf Gumbel, Managing Director of Koenig & Bauer Metal Print GmbH, Stuttgart

Pioneers of Metal Additive Manufacturing in India

Intech DMLS has been a pioneer and visionary leader in Metal Additive Manufacturing in India. Sridhar Balaram, MD, Intech DMLS shares his insights.

The convergence of 3D Printing & Metal-Injection-Molding

From visiting over 4000 manufacturing sites and working with manufacturing CEO’s over the last 15 years, one thing is clear Manufacturers that embrace new technology and process improvement continue to succeed.

We Should Not Regard Additive Manufacturing As A Stand-Alone Technology

Interview with Carsten Merklein, head of the Additive Manufacturing Department at Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

3D Print Establishes Itself in Mechanical Engineering

Frankfurt, July 2nd, 2018 – Additive manufacturing technologies (so-called 3D printing) are of increasing importance to mechanical engineering – not only for the production of prototypes but as a serious additional manufacturing technology.

Skills Gap A Major Barrier To Expanded Use Of Additive Manufacturing

For all the talk about additive manufacturing being a game-changer for the industry, it hasn’t seen the adoption one would have expected. On issue at the root of the problem is a lack of talent that understands the technology, processes and equipment.

Interview – Discussing Potential of Additive Manufacturing with Stephan Kühr, 3YOURMIND

In this interview, founder and manager Stephan Kühr of 3YOURMIND explains his perspective on the biggest potentials for improving additive manufacturing.

Interview – Mr Sumeer Chandra shares HP’s 3D strategy for India

Mr Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP inc, India shared his views with Aditya Chandavarkar, Co-Founder, Indian 3D Printing Network about HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and their strategy and future plans in India.

Interview – Tobias Röhrich imagines a fully automated Metal AM chain.

Tobias Röhrich explains the existing range of materials, why a new design is not necessarily indispensable, and how he imagines a fully automated additive process chain.

Key for Selective Laser Melting – Gas Flow Management

In this interview, product manager Christian Radau explains why gas flow management is important for selective laser melting, and where he sees potential for optimization as well as added value for users and final customers.

Produce Better Hydraulic Components with Metal 3D Printing

Complex hydraulic components made via metal 3D printing can incorporate details that would be difficult or impossible to duplicate through conventional machining, and weight and size are reduced without compromising performance.

HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing makes grand entry into India

HP launched its Multi Jet Fusion system globally in mid-2016 and has been successful in taking this technology to different locations since with 65 resellers and counting. 2017 saw a major expansion across the Asia-Pacific region including India with a […]

Interview: Inspira 3D shares their disruptive ideas for Medical 3D Printing in India

The applications and benefits of Medical 3D Printing are well known and have been proved in many isolated case studies and stories across the world. However, apart from some rare instances, Medical 3D Printing has not made much headway in the  Indian healthcare industry. However recently due to the efforts of some medical centres and other allied stakeholders, Medical 3D Printing is surely and slowly gaining traction.

5 Brands Reinventing Jewellery with 3D Printing

Imaginarium reviews 5 brands reinventing themselves with 3D Printed Jewellery. Take a good look at this list of online jewellery brands that are stepping their game up with this cutting edge technology.

5 Trends in 3D Printing for 2018 by Materialise

2017 has been an exciting year for the 3D printing industry. There have been plenty of new players appearing on the scene, as well as countless new collaborations and innovations. Materialise with the help of their industry experts and visionaries is anticipating some key trends for 2018.

3D Printing for education

3D printing is a new and exciting technology that enables learning by designing and making a real object, an object we can touch and feel. We can design practically anything and create the most incredible objects with only imagination being the limit. This can be used in virtually all fields and this can revolutionize our education system.

3D printing in healthcare – Applications and Current Scenario In India

The applications and benefits of 3D printing aka Additive Manufacturing (AM) in health-care settings are well known and have been proved in many isolated case studies and stories. Still apart from a few rare instances, there has not been much enthusiasm about this disruptive technology in Indian healthcare industry. I know this from my personal experience as a active provider of tertiary healthcare service in the capital city and as well from the numerous personal and professional interactions with the industry experts.

From FormNEXT

World 3D print community has recognized and liked the TCT FormNEXT and we can see this in its growing popularity evidenced by participation and visitor footfall. FormNEXT provides window to the year ahead and this year event has not only done it again as expected but also was in full Form from first day to the last hour. The Event draws together AM experts, OEMs, Allied services, industry seeking to change, Tech enthusiasts and general visitors for a tech exposure.

The Role of 3D Printed Molds in the Injection Molding Industry.

The majority of plastic products in the world today are manufactured by injection molding. With the right combination of 3D printers and injection molding machines, it is possible to create molds in-house to produce small, functional parts in production plastics.For low-volume production (approximately 10-100 parts), 3D-printed molds save time and money. They also enable a more agile manufacturing approach, allowing engineers and designers to easily modify molds and continue to iterate on their designs with low lead times and cost.

Demystifying 3D Printing

We all live in an age that is witness to what many are calling the Third Industrial Revolution – 3D Printing. 3D printing, more professionally called additive manufacturing, has the potential to move us away from the era of mass production and bring us to a new reality of customizable, one-off production.

Entering the third dimension in manufacturing – The UAE has what it takes to carve up an outsized role in this digitized world

While the UAE has a relatively small population compared to industrial nations like the US, China, and Germany, it is home to a dynamic economy, progressive government and modern infrastructure. As well as a determined thirst for growth that few countries in the world can match.

Technology overview: Direct Metal Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) also commonly known as 3D printing, enables the freeform fabrication of 3D structures directly from digital data generally in a layer by layer methodology. In recent years AMhas become a significant complimentary technology to the conventional subtractive and formative manufacturing processes. Due to the high level of digitization and automation involved in AM processes, the technology plays a significant role in the Industry 4.0 manufacturing ideology.

X marks the spot – find ideal process parameters for your metal AM parts

Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) is a highly versatile additive manufacturing (AM) technique for producing complex metal components direct from CAD, without expensive tooling and with minimal waste. The choice of processing parameters used to melt and solidify the metal powder is fundamental, as the thermal history of the alloy affects both its integrity and its strength. Selecting parameters that suit the material in question and the specific component to be built are critical to success, particularly in series production applications.