The metals you’re used to may not be the metals you want to 3D print. This and other lessons from the Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology (AMIST).
Machining is a complement to AM as a means of finishing metal 3D printed parts. The increasing adoption of AM for production means more need for postprocessing, particularly machining.
The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.
Since 2018, the two companies have worked together to develop process parameters for a range of Sandvik metal powders.
Peter Zelinski sees three long-term trends that continue to reshape manufacturing.
Financed by Swedish agency Vinnova, VBN Components’ MacAM project will be executed in partnership with Swedish metals research institute Swerim, Sandvik Coromant and 3M.