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.
Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is combining directed energy deposition (DED), a metal 3D printing process, with laser peening for improved mechanical properties.
Recent advances in material processing capabilities have renewed interest in material jetting, the additive process that allows 3D objects to be built by placing different combinations of material drop-by-drop.