Thursday, March 30, 2023

Finding the flow creates a new way to 3D-print metal

A team of engineers has developed a new way of 3D-printing metals that could improve on existing, laser-on-powder based methods. It relies on using semi-solid metals that are solid at rest, but can flow when force is applied, making it possible to move through the nozzle of a printer. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hope that the process could lead to higher-quality and lighter metal parts.

A look at future distribution challenges with Distrelec

In this interview, Peteris Sprogis, Head of Sales for Eastern Europe at Elfa Distrelec, shares his insights and thoughts about the changing role of...

3D Printing with plants is cheaper, stronger and more environmentally friendly

Engineers at MIT have developed a way to use plant cellulose as a feedstock for 3D printers, providing another renewable, biodegradable alternative to popular petroleum-based polymers like ABS currently being used. The researchers also believe printing with cellulose could be cheaper and stronger than other materials and even offer potential antimicrobial properties to boot.

EMA Design Automation Expands Operations in Central Europe

EMA Design Automation®, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) systems solutions, today announced it is expanding its global reach with...

Digital twin technology transforms manufacturing operations

Digital twin technology runs at the technological forefront of the Industry 4.0 adoption to assist manufacturers boost productivity while lowering operating costs, optimizing performance,...

Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare parts

While companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the idea of a fully 3D-printed car, bigger manufacturers are embracing the technology on a smaller scale. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of parts produced in this way, using an environmentally friendly 3D printing process to create spare parts.

Dassault Systèmes Delivers Strong 2021 Results, With Fourth Quarter Well Aligned With Guidance

Dassault Systèmes, today announced IFRS unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021. The Group’s Board of Directors approved...

New Heilind distribution centre to open in Poland

Heilind Electronics Europe, a leading global distributor of connectors and electromechanical components, has leased a new warehouse and office complex in Silesia, Poland’s industrial...

Multi-material 3D printer aimed squarely at professionals

3D printers capable of churning out multi-material, multi-colored objects in a single print run can take up quite a bit of office space, and can also cost a small fortune. Take the Objet500 Connex3 from Stratasys, for example. It's about the size of a chest freezer and you could buy three second gen Panamera's for the same price. French startup Pollen has introduced a capable-looking, high resolution machine for the professional market called Pam, which can handle up to four different materials and comes in at a fraction of the cost of the Stratasys printer.

Siemens acquires ZONA Technology, Inc; increases Xcelerator capabilities for climate-neutral aviation

With the global drive toward climate-neutral aviation gaining pace and the rebirth of interest in supersonic travel, innovations in aircraft configurations require careful and...