3D printing news briefs, March 19, 2022: Business, education, and more. – 3DPrint.com

We’re starting off with a lot of business in today’s briefs on 3D printing. Sinterit has expanded its management team in the United States, while Additive Manufacturing Austria is seeking strategic partnerships in the United Arab Emirates. 3DEO held a hybrid press conference from its newly expanded facility, and Fusion3 announced the availability of its latest 3D printer. Let’s move on to education, as students from the University of Barcelona 3D print the future of sustainable architecture with WASP technology. Finally, Kennametal introduced a lightweight design to its etool solution for electric vehicle.

Sinterit Announces Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the United States

Tim Sheehan

SLS 3D printer manufacturer sintering announced that it has expanded its business in the United States by hiring Tim Sheehan as vice president of sales and marketing in the country. Sheehan, former Vice President of Global Sales for Nano Dimension, will lead Sinterit’s continued expansion in the United States and help grow its reseller network here as well. The CEO of the company, Maxime Polesello explained that Sheehan knows the market, as well as customer needs, which is why he is the right person for the job.

We’ve heard from our many great customers across the US who have successfully used Lisa and Lisa Pro, our first compact SLS 3D printers. Today we are happy to share that their request for SPEED, SIZE and MATERIALS has arrived,” said Sheehan. “Our recent introduction of the Lisa X, the fastest compact SLS 3D printer in our offering, and the NILS 480, our first industrial model, meets growing customer expectations.”

AM-Austria and the United Arab Emirates consider strategic partnerships

AM-Austriathe country’s non-profit additive manufacturing technology platform, met with several key UAE stakeholders to talk about possible strategic partnerships between Austria and the United Arab Emirates. Late last year, AM-Austria Chairman Dr Johannes Homa made a business trip to Dubai to meet with representatives from technology, research and industry, and then discussed the possibility of the two regions collaborating in the future, as part of Austria’s continued internationalization strategy.

The tour was organized by Network Development Hub GmbH (NDH), which helps tech startups and scale-ups commercialize and grow their businesses. Dr. Homa has presented to senior management of several organizations, such as Mubadala Aerospacethe Dubai Future Foundation, Khalifa University, and more. Austria and the United Arab Emirates are both considered innovation leaders in additive manufacturing, and both plan to discuss specific strategies to undertake in order to quickly begin a collaboration.

3DEO held a hybrid press conference in an expanded facility

matte sand

During National Engineers Week, high-volume metal 3D printing company 3DEO celebrated by organizing a hybrid press conference of its newly expanded 80,000 square foot facility in Torrance, California. Following Mayor Patrick Furey’s keynote address, 3DEO President and Co-Founder Matt Sand explained the company’s origin story, before unveiling his next-generation 3D printer and technology and review the goals for this year. 3DEO has over 20 issued or pending patents in automation, 3D printing, software and robotics, and its end-to-end digital platform, the Manufacturing Cloud, was built on these, while its new proprietary Saffron 3D printing system – in development over the past five years – is a testament to mass production.

“So far, we have revealed very little about our patented technology, and for good reason: we felt we had a tiger by the tail and wanted to get as much benefit as possible. But when our CTO [Payman Torabi] and his team put the finishing touches on our next-gen printer, we looked around the table and agreed it was time to show the world what we’re building,” Sand said.

“Working hand-in-hand with production customers simultaneously, we learned very quickly that the printer is really just a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to mass production. In fact, everything that happens up and down the production chain affects our ability to win in the market. We have therefore gradually broadened our scope, moving solely from metal 3D printing technology to innovation throughout the entire production chain.

Fusion3 launches the EDGE 3D printer

3D printer manufacturer Merge3 announced the launch of its new professional 3D printer, the $6,999 EDGE. The durable printer features a large enclosed and heated print area and claims speed, ease of use and excellent surface quality. Other 3D printer features include mesh probe bed leveling, patent-pending ANVIL printhead system, F-series platform with enhanced motion control components, V3 extruder with new belt drive system and improved filament detection monitor, separate interface controller for remote control. enhanced management and security for business, military and government with strict guidelines for sensitive information. The EDGE 3D printer also promises tight tolerances when printing high-temperature materials, a new interlock feature that pauses prints if the door is opened, optional air filters, and a two-year warranty. plus free lifetime phone and email support.

“EDGE encapsulates Fusion3’s nine years of industry experience, accumulated customer feedback, and our vision for the changes needed to drive commercial adoption of FDM 3D printing. With EDGE, we achieve amazing levels of speed, print quality and durability by upgrading our F-Series motion control system with high-quality linear rails, developing a new patent pending print head system for better performance and ease of maintenance for the customer. , and the design and implementation of new control systems to create better user experiences and ensure successful printing results,” said Kate Padgett, Founder and CTO of Fusion3.

WASP and IAAC students 3D print sustainable architecture

Four years ago, WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) and Barcelona AIAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) has started an extensive research collaboration on AM focused on sustainable architecture. Now, the partnership will go even stronger with the addition by IAAC of a Wasp Crane architectural 3D printer, which will allow university students to take an even more hands-on approach to their studies.

WASP, which uses 3D printing to meet human needs, often collaborates with research centers and universities because it believes that young people are the key to a sustainable future. IAAC Post-Graduation 3D Printing Architecture (3dPA) used the Crane WASP in 2019 to 3D print the first dirt wall with a recessed staircaseand recently the first housing prototype of the program printed in raw earth with the Crane WASP was inaugurated in Valladura Laboratories in Spain.

Lite version of Kennametal’s EV tooling solution

The 3D printed stator boring tool with carbon fiber body weighs 7.3 kg.

Ultimately, Kennametal presented its new generation, lightweight 3D printed stator boring tool. This new version is used to machine aluminum engine cases for electric vehicles (EVs), and has a larger carbon fiber center tube, new arm structure and, at just 7.3 kg, weighs 20% less than the original design. The tool features complex airfoil-shaped inner arms for coolant supply and can precisely machine three diameters in a single operation, saving automotive component manufacturers time in setup and maintenance. ‘machining. Kennametal’s Redesigned Stator Boring Tool Won MM Maschinen Marktit’s Best in Industry Award in the Production and Manufacturing category.

“As our automotive customers expand their hybrid and electric vehicle offerings, we continue to meet their need for lighter tooling solutions,” said Ingo Grillenberger, product manager, Kennametal. “By taking advantage of advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, we have reduced weight by an additional 20% compared to the first generation tool, while improving chip control and increasing the rigidity of the tool, innovations that help our customers machine faster and more efficiently. »