PEI/PC compound is the third material a developer of zero-gravity 3D printers has demonstrated on the International Space Station for space-based additive manufacturing.
Proto Labs, a “digital manufacturing company” known for its rapid injection molding prototyping services, has expanded its injection molding capabilities to address the market for short-run “on-demand” manufacturing.
Embracing lean manufacturing and scientific molding keeps Freudenberg Medical on top of customer demands for defect-free deliveries as it expands into full device manufacturing, 100% automated inspection, and 3D-printed tooling for quicker product launches.
As the machinery and materials advance, some moldmaking companies at the forefront of additive manufacturing believe it could reduce or eliminate the need for some more traditional technologies, like EDM and gundrilling.
This modular 3D printing system is targeted to low-volume continuous production and mass customization.
Two of the hottest topics in tooling today are additive manufacturing (3D printing) and conformal cooling—often with the former as a means to the latter.
Over 6700 visitors saw more than 50 working machinery exhibits highlighting automation, connectivity, and sophisticated processing.
The first conformal-cooled tools entered the European market 25 years ago; a new conference aims to determine what the next 25 years could hold.