Hello and welcome to another edition of News-in-Review!
This week was evidently dominated by one of the biggest shows of the year, CES2017 and with it came a host of awesome additions to AM’s portfolio, as well as our presence in an industrial 3D printing panel!
Photo courtesy of Adam Jones.
In this edition tagged #CES2017, we present to you new printers and AI powered online AM tools: Autodesk and Titan Robotics team up to enable large build 3D printing with the efficiency of 5 printing heads. a “crazy” printing tech behind Markforged’s new printer allows it to print metal all for $90K and Sculpteo brings AI-powered analysis and evaluation to online metal AM projects.
We got your attention? Let’s go.
CES2017: Really Fast 3D Printing for Large Builds
About a year ago, Autodesk showed off one of the most innovative filament printers in recent memory. Project Escher is your basic Cartesian filament printer, but with a twist: it has five heads. These print heads work together to build large objects very quickly. Autodesk open sourced the design of the Escher, and now it’s made it into commercial production thanks to Titan Robotics. The Cronus, which uses the same software as Project Escher, is big! Each of these gantries is driven by closed-loop servo motors and fancy ball screws, producing a total build volume of 77″x30″x20″.
Read more about it here.
The Markforged Metal X Prints Real Metal Parts
At CES 2017 today Markforged have announced what might be a revolution in 3D printing, a desktop metal 3D printer called the Metal X. […] The secret to bringing 3D metal printing to the desktop is the Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) process. According to the company this creates, “a part using a bound metal powder rod that transforms into a dense metal part in one easy step. Bulk sintering provides crystal growth through all axes giving your parts excellent mechanical properties in all directions.”
Read more about the printer here.
Sculpteo Brings Artificial Intelligence to Metal Additive Manufacturing with Agile Metal Technology
[Sculpteo is] bringing artificial intelligence to metal 3D printing. They just unveiled Agile Metal Technology, an online agent-based system used to help designers and manufacturers analyze and evaluate metal additive manufacturing projects. […] Their new Agile Metal Technology is very versatile, with the ability to automate complex procedures, locate and correct problems, find the “best fit” processes and techniques, and even offer recommendations on how to optimize design elements like lattices and supports.
Read the full article here.