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Slideshow: 3D Systems Gets Metal, Ceramic Processes
8/2/2013

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This automotive tire part was printed on the PXL system using maraging steel 1.2709. These systems use extremely fine-grained powders of ceramics, ferrous metals, precious metals, and nonferrous alloys.(Source: Phenix Systems)
This automotive tire part was printed on the PXL system using maraging steel 1.2709. These systems use extremely fine-grained powders of ceramics, ferrous metals, precious metals, and nonferrous alloys.
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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   10/29/2013 1:44:34 PM
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Cabe, thanks for pointing that out here. It's pretty amazing what's being done in 3D metals printing these days.

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Cabe Atwell   8/27/2013 2:06:53 PM
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NASA has already jumped onto the additive manufacturing bandwagon and have even successfully tested 3D printed fuel injectors for rocket motors. 

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AnandY   8/11/2013 3:53:36 AM
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 The ability to make a variety of parts with the help of 3D systems is perhaps the beginning of a new age in the manufacturing industry. One cannot deny that this will make things easier and more practical given that its scope encompasses a variety of applications even and including both automotive and industrial

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AnandY   8/8/2013 3:16:01 AM
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I do agree with Charles is that the 3D printing technique provides a complex and elaborate mechanism for the realization of effective machines. The industry has an avenue for improvement and there is no doubt that there will be major partnership ensuring that the products from Phenix are of high quality.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/5/2013 6:46:43 PM
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I agree, Chuck. But I always get curious about what I'm looking at and what it's supposed to do, especially in mil/aero applications. This reminds me of something I saw before, metallic lattice structures made by Paramount, acquired by 3D Systems awhile ago:

http://www.paramountind.com/conformal-lattice-structures.html

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Charles Murray   8/5/2013 6:28:40 PM
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For me, it doesn't matter what the cobalt chromium cube is, Ann. It's just a great demonstrator of the complexity that can be achieved with 3D.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/5/2013 12:35:40 PM
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Chuck, aren't these amazing? The complex designs 3D printing allows, plus the stuff it can do with metals is quite outstanding, I think. We couldn't find out what the cobalt chromium cube is for--it's probably an aerospace/defense test object or test material build of some kind. I've seen similar ones elsewhere.



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Charles Murray   8/2/2013 6:55:03 PM
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For me, there's a lesson in terms of the complexity achieved by 3D systems. The dental prostheses are amazingingly complex. And the cobalt chromium thing (whatever it is) is really cool and complex.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/2/2013 12:47:13 PM
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Thanks, Rob. 3D Systems is known for acquiring technology and markets by buying companies, so this isn't new for them. That said, I think there will be more partnerships or acquisitions, or both, as this industry grows. In particular, the high-end metal 3D/AM part of the industry is starting to connect with the medium to low end of the industry that works only in plastics. In this case, it's a purchase.

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Impressive 3D printing
Rob Spiegel   8/2/2013 12:33:13 PM
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Nice slide show of 3D printing, Ann. With Phenix getting acquired, is this the beginning of consolidation in the 3D printing world?

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