HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/2  >  >>
BillStruve
User Rank
Iron
Re: 3D Printing with metal clay
BillStruve   12/2/2013 1:01:21 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes!

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D Printing with metal clay
Ann R. Thryft   12/2/2013 11:51:28 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the details. It sounds like it's mostly aimed at craft, art, jewelry and hobby applications. I'm more interested in industrial and commercial uses. Do you think that's possible in the future?

BillStruve
User Rank
Iron
Re: 3D Printing with metal clay
BillStruve   11/27/2013 3:57:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Rik Theunissen and Noortje Meijerink used it to print sculptures, and in England, Imakr.vc ordered some for R&D. We have been supplying the clay to artists and jewelers for the last six years. You may also be interested in the AMPM (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy) meeting in Orlando next May where I'll be giving a talk.

BillStruve
User Rank
Iron
Re: 3D Printing with metal clay
BillStruve   11/27/2013 3:52:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Rik Theunissen and Noortje Meijerink used it to print sculptures, and in England, Imakr.vc ordered some for R&D. We have been supplying the clay to artists and jewelers for the last six years. You may also be interested in the AMPM (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy) meeting in Orlando next May where I'll be giving a talk.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D Printing with metal clay
Ann R. Thryft   11/27/2013 12:34:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the tip and the link, BillStruve. I just came across the Mini Metal Maker. But I hadn't heard yet about Metal Adventures. It seems that new 3D printing methods and materials are being invented or refined every day. Can you tell me more about where this technique is being used in the Netherlands?

BillStruve
User Rank
Iron
3D Printing with metal clay
BillStruve   11/26/2013 9:23:46 PM
NO RATINGS
A new way of 3D printing is to extrude metal clay, like Metal Adventures Inc. BRONZclay.  After the print is air dried, it is fired in a kiln to fuse the metal particles in the clay into solid metal.  This technique is used in the Mini Metal Maker: http://minimetalmaker.com/press  It is also being used successfuly in the Netherlands.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: AM materials standards
Ann R. Thryft   11/19/2013 1:06:59 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, Elizabeth. Depending on the process and post-processing, durability can be, as we've seen, good enough in metals for rocket engine parts, among other things. Plastics can be another story, but it's worthwhile remembering that 3D printing has been used in aerospace and high-end race car applications for several years. What we need is a metric we can all point to if we're going to have any meaningful discussions.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: AM materials standards
Elizabeth M   11/19/2013 5:17:33 AM
NO RATINGS
I am enjoying your continued thorough coverage of this space, Ann. I would think the durability issue would be a big one, and it's interesting to see the techniques being devised to address it.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: AM materials standards
Ann R. Thryft   11/18/2013 12:06:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Agreed, notarboca. It's tough to discuss anything intelligently if you can't be sure you're talking about equivalent materials with the same properties.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Optimized Support Structures
Ann R. Thryft   11/18/2013 12:06:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Greg, that's a good point about delicate designs and less support structure. That one hadn't occurred to me.

Page 1/2  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The ideal gas law, first stated in 1834, has suddenly become big news.
Bill Gates took to Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) and fielded fielded questions on everything from his outlook on the future of technology to who he's rooting for in the Super Bowl.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 26 - 30, IPv6 for Micros – Hands-On
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service