Review of Emerging Additive Manufacturing Technologies in 3D Printing of Cementitious Materials in the Construction Industry

Additive manufacturing is a fabrication technology that is rapidly revolutionizing the manufacturing and construction sectors. In this paper, a review of various prototyping technologies for printing cementitious materials and selected 3D printing techniques are presented in detail.

Virtual Twins Tech, Teleoperation, and 3D Printing will Transform the Producer/Consumer Relationship

The fabrication, integration, and control of virtually any product is increasingly becoming digitized. This trend is accelerating as evidenced by recent surveys indicating that 3D Printing and other forms of additive manufacturing will have a positive impact, increase creativity and dramatically improve time to market, especially for certain goods and services.

Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

Additive manufacturing: 3D printing and Industry 4.0 in vehicle construction

In the factory of the future, innovative production methods will bring major advantages that principally benefit customers. Taking a look at this future reveals the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing and new laser technology.

Energy Industry Secures Lower Costs as Additive Manufacturing Enables Internal Parts Production

Localization of 3D/4D printing at client locations to alter business models and encourage the use of innovative materials, finds Frost & Sullivan

EU's Call for Proposals: Advanced materials for additive manufacturing

By combining several materials, proposals should advance the state of the art through the development of ready assembled multifunctional devices.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Pilot lines for modular factories

Modular production equipment can create highly adaptable production lines to enable efficient production of small series tailored to customer demands.
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Singapore to establish Additive Manufacturing Facility and Applications in Maritime Sector

The facility’s location also leverages PSA’s parts supplier base and facility operations to support just-in-time inventory. This move towards digitised inventories reduces the need to hold excess inventory, which lowers storage costs, while shortening turnaround time from weeks to days due to improved availability of spare parts. In the long run, PSA will expand the scope of these services to the wider maritime industry, including ship owners, to help build its business adjacencies.

Bosch Rexroth and BigRep Announce Development Partnership to Introduce New Dimension of Industrial Additive Manufacturing

By combining the experts in drive and control technologies with the experts in large-scale 3D printing, the additive industry will see faster and more cost-efficient creation of models, patterns, prototypes, tools and end-use products.

Optimizing 3D concrete printing: exploring potentials and limitations of materials and production

The application of new Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), digital fabrication and additive manufacturing techniques in the construction industries is expected to bring major change to these industries.
10 months ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: E1 Topic - Integrating CPS / IoT subtractive production technologies in Additive Manufacturing experimental facilities

The E1 topic looks for CPS/IOT data-driven experiments to explore the design challenges and opportunities of additive manufacturing combined with traditional subtractive technologies, aspects of products customization, rapid manufacturing, design concepts, assembly strategies, combinations of components, cybersecurity etc.
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a year ago

Volvo CE moves into 3D Printing of parts

Volvo CE has introduced 3D printing in order to deliver spare parts to customers more quickly and efficiently. The company is also investing in 3D printing methods in the research and development of its prototype machinery.
a year ago

Groupe PSA to show its Plant of the Future at the Global Industrie Exhibition

Its vision of the plant of the future projects Groupe PSA into a new growth model designed to address four key challenges.
a year ago

Advanced Material Strategies for Next-Generation Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) has drawn tremendous attention in various fields. In recent years, great efforts have been made to develop novel additive manufacturing processes such as micro-/nano-scale 3D printing, bioprinting, and 4D printing for the fabrication of complex 3D structures with high resolution, living components, and multimaterials.
a year ago

Sintavia Approved to Additively Manufacture Flightworthy Parts for Honeywell

Sintavia, a leading Tier One metal additive manufacturer, announced today that it had received internal approval to manufacture production parts for Honeywell Aerospace via the powder bed fusion process, representing the first company to do so. The approval covers all programs within Honeywell Aerospace.
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Imagine tomorrow's Construction Industry !

The construction sector has to take action to overcome these new challenges, and new technologies will undoubtedly be one aspect of the answer, digitalized project design and construction using digital models (BIM – Building Information Modelling), the introduction ofrobots to construction sites, and 3D printing of construction materials are just a few examples of these innovative technologies.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Industry 4.0, Global Value Chains and International Business

The paper aims to provide an assessment of how the widespread adoption of new digital technologies (i.e. the internet of things, big data and analytics, robotic systems, and additive manufacturing) might affect the location and organisation of activities within global value chains (GVCs).
a year ago

Spare parts go digital: a boost for the Industrial Spare Parts Business

Five percent of spare parts could currently be stored in digital warehouses. This would make parts more quickly and easily available, while creating considerable cost savings. Digitalisation will also enable individual customisation and an increase in the intelligence of parts.
a year ago

GE Additive unveils first BETA machine from its Project Atlas program

GE Additive today unveiled the first BETA machine developed as part of its Project A.T.L.A.S program. The meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion machine has been developed to provide manufacturers of large parts and components with a scalable solution that can be configured and customized to their own specific industry applications.
a year ago

Additive Manufacturing : Unlocking the Evolution of Energy Materials

This review will highlight emerging and important applications in energy additive manufacturing, including fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen, solar cell as well as carbon capture and storage.
a year ago

Additive Manufacturing Offers New Opportunities in UAV Research

The work here presented shows the advanced research conducted in cooperation between Altair Engineering and Politecnico di Torino to develop vital components for the structure of a multi-rotor: they represent a challenge because the main need is to interface arms, consisting in carbon fiber tubes, with motor or frame, both made in 7075 Alloy.
a year ago

Design for Additive Manufacturing, to produce assembled products, by Selective Laser Sintering

The paper presents a new methodology on how to design a product, which could be produced directly as an assembly, instead of manufacturing all individual parts, to be assembled after words, in a classical manner.
a year ago

Detecting Attacks in CyberManufacturing Systems: Additive Manufacturing Example

This paper presents a vision-based system to detect intentional attacks on additive manufacturing processes, utilizing machine learning techniques. Particularly, additive manufacturing systems have unique vulnerabilities to malicious attacks, which can result in defective infills but without affecting the exterior.
a year ago

BAM and Clausthal University of Technology are testing Powder-based Additive Manufacturing in Zero Gravity

For this purpose a component is divided into thousands of virtual layers using software and then it is built up by the repeated application of powder layer by layer. The focus of the planned parabolic flight tests is on the application of powder layers as this is very difficult under zero gravity conditions.
a year ago

Augmented Reality Interfaces for Additive Manufacturing

This paper explores potential use cases for using augmented reality (AR) as a tool to operate industrial machines. As a baseline we use an additive manufacturing system, more commonly known as a 3D printer.
a year ago

Thales creates a Global Center of Expertise in Metal Additive Manufacturing in Morocco

This industrial Competence Centre forms part of the Industrial Acceleration Plan 2014 to 2020, supported by the Kingdom of Morocco, which supports the development of an innovative ecosystem involving Thales and its local suppliers, including the creation of a high-tech industrial competence centre.
2 years ago

Predicting the Future of Additive Manufacturing: A Delphi study on economic and societal implications of 3D printing for 2030

Delphi survey on the future of additive manufacturing with a focus on its economic and societal implications in 2030. Via an initial round of extensive qualitative interviews and a Delphi-based analysis of 3510 quantitative estimations and 1172 qualitative comments from 65 experts, we were able to develop and validate 18 projections that were then clustered into a scenario for the most probable future.
2 years ago

The Impact and Potential of the Collaborative Internet and Additive Manufacturing on the Future Economy

The research study comprised of four phases: desk research, a workshop, a mini-foresight exercise and interviews with industrialists and academics. The data collected were analysed and a number of positive and negative policy options were identified.
2 years ago

An IoT-Based Solution for Control and Monitoring of Additive Manufacturing Processes

The proposed solution aims to show the application of this technology in the manufacturing environment, where IoT (Internet of Things) linked to systems integration and cloud architecture, presents the benefits of the Industry 4.0 concepts.
2 years ago

Additive Manufacturing and Sustainability: an Exploratory Study of the Advantages and Challenges

In this paper, consideration is given to the role of one such advanced manufacturing process technology: additive manufacturing. The consequences of adopting this novel production technology on industrial sustainability are not well understood and this exploratory study draws on publically available data to provide insights into the impacts of additive manufacturing on sustainability.
2 years ago

Additive Manufacturing: Reproducibility of Metallic Parts

The present study deals with the properties of five different metals/alloys (Al-12Si, Cu-10Sn and 316L—face centered cubic structure, CoCrMo and commercially pure Ti (CP-Ti)—hexagonal closed packed structure) fabricated by selective laser melting.
2 years ago

adidas to create High Performance Footwear using its Additive Manufacturing Technology Digital Light Synthesis

adidas unveils Futurecraft 4D, the world’s first high performance footwear featuring midsoles crafted with light and oxygen using Digital Light Synthesis, a technology pioneered by Carbon.
2 years ago

Additive Layer Manufacturing applied to Airbus A330neo jetliner and BelugaXL Airlifter Enabling Fast Reaction

A prototype air nozzle was 3D printed for the A330neo passenger cabin’s climate control system, verifying a new configuration that is adapted to the aircraft’s larger overhead storage lockers.
2 years ago

3D Systems Unveils Industry’s First Scalable, Fully-Integrated Additive Manufacturing Platform

3D Systems announced the industry’s first modular, scalable and fully-integrated additive manufacturing platform.
2 years ago

Creating the Foundation of Qualifications for Long-Term Success of Additive Manufacturing

The European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) is developing a modular approach to its qualification system, enabling professionals to pick and choose the most adequate qualifications to achieve the required certification, thus enabling further flexibility on the workforce in response to changing industry’s requirements.
2 years ago

Artificial Intelligence and Additive Manufacturing to Transform the Supply Chain Process, Reports SpendEdge

Artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing or 3D printing are emerging technologies that have a huge potential in a variety of industries and applications.
2 years ago

Renault Trucks is working on an Additive Manufacturing process, Metal 3D Printing, that is set to Boost the Performance of Engines

The Renault Trucks Lyon Powertrain Engineering department has focused on using metal additive manufacturing as a future engine manufacturing process. A prototype DTI 5 4- cylinder Euro 6 step C engine has been designed exclusively using 3D printing.
2 years ago

Additive Manufacturing – a Sustainable Manufacturing route

Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies allow developing and manufacturing very complex shaped parts and functional products with a high level of customization, being a great alternative to Traditional Manufacturing (TM) methods like injection molding, die-casting or machining.
2 years ago

Cost Models of Additive Manufacturing: A literature review

This paper aims to analyse the existing literature about the cost models developed specifically for AM from an operations management point of view and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of all models.
2 years ago

GE Plans to Invest $1.4 Billion to Acquire Additive Manufacturing Companies Arcam and SLM

GE expects to grow the new additive business to $1 billion by 2020 at attractive returns and also expects $3-5 billion of product cost-out across the company over the next ten years.
3 years ago