EOS GmbH, a German manufacturer of laser sintering machines, has chalked up its first system installation in the North American market. Synergeering SLS LLC (Farmington Hills, MI) has installed the EOSINT P 700, which produces plastic prototypes and features the largest build envelop for this type of machine at 27.5 x 15 x 22.8 inches. Another EOS machine, this one for metals, will soon follow suit. The company has announced that Morris Technologies (Cincinnati, OH) has just ordered one of EOS' Direct Metal Laser Sintering machines. For more information, visit www.eos.info.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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