LATEST GE ADDITIVE NEWS
For some of the big-name players who have entered into 3D printing, their biggest customers are…themselves.
In four announcements over the last nine days, GE Additive has shared the news of a notable sales season in metal 3D printing.
Charles Goulding & Ryan Donley of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing R&D.
This week’s selection is the startling HRE3D+ 3D printed wheel by HRE Performance Wheels.
GE Additive’s H2 binder jetting system has found another home with Wabtec.
3D printed fashion added to the extravaganza that is the Met Gala this year.
GE has developed a fascinating 3D printed part design that’s partly inspired by biology.
A medical device company is installing more metal 3D printers to focus on spinal implant manufacture.
GE Additive has found an early home for its new binder jetting 3D printer.
A Girls 3D Print Club in Cincinnati, Ohio helps highlight STEM opportunities for students.
GE Additive has opened applications for primary and secondary schools in its Additive Education Program.
Charles Goulding and Ryan Donley examine a deal between GE and Wabtec and its potential implications on 3D printing in the rail industry.
MORE ABOUT GE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
GE Additive Manufacturing features some of the most advanced additive technologies available, machines and 3D printers from Arcam EBM and Concept Laser enable customers to grow products quickly and precisely. And since they’re capable of achieving high levels of accuracy, even print intricate shapes and geometries, these industrial 3D printing machines open up new design possibilities across a multitude of applications.
EBM (Electron Beam Melting) 3D machines from Arcam EBM create dimensionally accurate parts quickly and efficiently by utilizing a high-power electron beam for high melting capacity and productivity. The Arcam EBM process takes place in vacuum and at high temperature, resulting in stress-relieved components with material properties better than cast and comparable to wrought material.
As a cost-efficient solution to produce orthopedic implants and aerospace applications for 3D printing, the electron beam melting process has the ability to produce a new generation of 3D and additive innovation. This leading-edge technology, offers freedom in design, excellent material properties, and stacking capabilities. When you combine these advantages with the elimination of heat treatment, and wire cutting, businesses will see an increase in productivity, when adopting EBM technology.
An application using EBM 3D machines was with HRE Wheels where GE Additive unveiled the first titanium wheel created using EBM technology. Known as “HRE3D+”, this new prototype wheel shows what the future of wheel technology will bring and how advanced materials like titanium can be harnessed to create complex 3D designs.
Other industry applications for EBM 3D machines are: brackets for aerospace, hip caps for orthopedic industry. Both applications were produced in titanium. EBM technology offers greater freedom of design, through fewer supports, and higher volume builds thanks to tightly stacking parts. A combination that allows for the manufacture of complex and detailed orthopedic implants.
Aerospace is an innovative industry and engineers are always searching for ways to make parts lighter, faster, and more efficient. The EBM 3D process allows companies in the Aerospace Industry to produce light-weight components and also allows companies to additively 3D manufacture with crack prone materials.
GE Additive also has direct metal laser melting (DMLM) 3D machines. DMLM metal machines from Concept Laser use lasers to melt layers of fine metal powder and create complex geometries with incredible precision directly from a CAD file. GE Additive have several different machine sizes, including the largest powder-bed metal additive system in the world. All are available to meet the needs of any industry. Innovative features, including the patented LaserCUSING technology, set these 3D machines apart.