Additive manufacturing

Trumpf enables copper additive manufacturing by combining its TruDisk 1020 with its TruPrint systems.

Lasers initiate copper AM take-off

Optically-driven additive manufacturing is entering uncharted territory with challenging reflective, thermally conductive metals such as copper, finds Andy Extance

Professor Steen being presented with an Honorary Fellowship to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers by the institute’s president Carolyn Griffiths.

Focus: The William M. Steen Awards

The LIA has introduced a set of annual awards dedicated to Professor William Maxwell Steen, a veteran and pioneer of laser technology

Embodying the Fraunhofer spirit

Professor Dr Reinhart Poprawe, director of Fraunhofer ILT, has announced that he will retire this autumn. Here we take a closer look at his extensive career, and the impact he has had on the world of laser technology

Medical miracles

Gemma Church finds that additive manufacturing is being used to transform lives through advanced implants and guides for surgeons

EHLA can operate up to 10 times faster than conventional LMD. Image: Fraunhofer ILT

Driving deposition

New high-speed laser cladding technologies are being developed that rival more traditional techniques, as Matthew Dale discovers

All adding up

Matthew Dale asks what measures are needed to bring metal 3D printing into mainstream production

Built for speed

In a sport where fractions of a second count, motor racing teams are turning to additive manufacturing to make their cars faster. Beth Harlen investigates

Design freedom through software?

Tom Eddershaw looks at the importance of software in the evolution of additive manufacturing, and what needs to change in the mind of the designer

All adding up

With the Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) workshop in Houston, Texas approaching, Tom Eddershaw looks at where 3D printing is finding uses in manufacture







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