The nanocarbon additive makes it possible to ensure a low porosity of the printed material, increasing its hardness by 1.5 times. (Image: NUST MISIS)

Oil waste used to increase hardness of 3D printed aluminium by 50%

26 November 2020

The carbon nanofibres are a by-product of associated petroleum gas processing, which has serious environmental significance

Single titanium Airbus parts can now be processed using multiple lasers simultaneously in a Concept Laser M2 printer. (Image: Premium Aerotec)

Airbus validates production of titanium components using multi-laser 3D printer

25 November 2020

The validation will enable single titanium components to be built at an increased rate in GE Additive’s Concept Laser M2 printer

Laser systems market expected to decline 10% to $16bn in 2020

25 November 2020

The demand for laser systems in the microelectronics segment is expected to grow in 2020, however

The new NXG XII 600 from SLM Solutions wields twelve 1kW lasers for increased productivity. (Image: SLM Solutions)

Additive firms target serial production with metal 3D printers wielding 10+ lasers

25 November 2020

SLM Solutions' NXG XII 600 is equipped with twelve 1kW lasers, while Additive Industries' upcoming MetalFAB-600 will be equipped with ten 1kW lasers

Roo Engineering's workforce has doubled since March. (Image: Business Live)

Start-up sheet metal fabricator triples turnover during lockdown

24 November 2020

Roo Engineering, which was started in April 2019, has grown from an initial three employees to a workforce of 27, and now operates across two sites

The new smart factory demonstrates how different machine types can be interconnected in a network. (Image: Trumpf)

Trumpf sales revenue falls 8 per cent, new smart factory opened

26 October 2020

Sales revenue fell from €3.8 billion to €3.5 billion in the fiscal year 2019/20

Welding, cutting and 3D printing are counted among the industrial applications intended for the upcoming laser diodes. (Image: BluGlass)

BluGlass updates on laser diode production

22 October 2020

Three different standard laser designs have been demonstrated after being fabricated into test devices: 405nm, 420nm and 450nm

Multi-beam modules can be used to increase the processing speeds of high-power ultrafast lasers. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT).

Researchers exceed 10kW average power with ultrafast fibre laser

22 October 2020

The new laser is able to offer 10.4kW average power without degradation of the beam quality

The production cells will manufacture complex car body parts for electric vehicles. (Image: Jenoptik)

Jenoptik receives major order from automotive industry

14 October 2020

Three productions cells have been ordered to help manufacture complex car body parts for electric vehicles at one of Gestamp’s plants in Germany.

LMD and LPBF can be used to produce composite materials with thin layers and a range of different properties. (Image Fraunhofer ILT)

AM used to produce metal composites

07 October 2020

The 3D printing method can be used to produce a ferrous composite material of balanced hardness and toughness – similar to Damascus steel.

AM used to repair over 10 million turbine blades

28 September 2020

Additive manufacturing can be used to reduce the cost of routine turbine maintenance dramatically, typically replacing manual operations such as TIG welding

The firm invested £1m in a 10kW TruLaser 5030 fiber machine from Trumpf earlier this year.

UK cutting firm returns to pre-lockdown levels of business

27 September 2020

The firm quickly reacted to the pandemic by incorporating social distancing in addition to home-working, which allowed it to remain open