Tag Archives: Metal 3D Printing

Phoenix Business Journal: Installing a metal 3-D printer was a lesson on working with regulators

While installing our new metal 3D Printer we learned a couple of important lessons on working with local inspectors.  In “Installing a metal 3-D printer was a lesson on working with regulators” we share what we captured.

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Kids, Race Cars, and Scanned Turtle Shells: PADT’s 2017 SciTech Festival Open House

There is something about a kid running down a hallway screaming “mom, you HAVE to see this!” #openhousegoals. Last night was our annual event where we open up the doors of PADT with a family oriented event sharing what we … Continue reading

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Tour ConceptLaser’s Metal 3D Printing lab at AeroDef

Attending AeroDef this year in Fort Worth? Make sure you register to tour Concept Laser on March 6th before AeroDef! You’ll hear an update on the GE acquisition and presentations on customer applications and machine safety. Registration ends February 24th, … Continue reading

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Be Alert and Always Inert – The importance of an inert environment with Metal 3D Printing (Video)

Metal 3D Printing is one of the more exciting areas of additive manufacturing, and we are learning a lot about how to safely operate our new system.  Our very own Dhruv Bhate, PhD shared those lessons learned in this new … Continue reading

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Metal AM Magazine Article: Modeling the Mechanical Behaviour of Additively Manufactured Cellular Structures

Metal AM Magazine publishes an article by PADT! Our 10-page article on “Modeling the Mechanical Behavior of Cellular Structures for Additive Manufacturing” was published in the Winter 2016 edition of the Metal AM magazine. This article represents a high-level summary of the … Continue reading

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Metal 3D Printing a Shift Knob

I have always had an issue with leaving well enough alone since the day I bought my Subaru. I have altered everything from the crank pulley to the exhaust, the wheels and tires to the steering wheel. I’ve even 3D … Continue reading

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Modeling 3D Printed Cellular Structures: Approaches

How can the mechanical behavior of cellular structures (honeycombs, foams and lattices) be modeled? This is the second in a two-part post on the modeling aspects of 3D printed cellular structures. If you haven’t already, please read the first part here, where … Continue reading

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Classification of Cellular Solids (and why it matters)

Updated (8/30/2016): Two corrections made following suggestions by Gilbert Peters: the first corrects the use of honeycomb structures in radiator grille applications as being for flow conditioning, the second corrects the use of the Maxwell stability criterion, replacing the space … Continue reading

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inBusiness: Arizona Additive Manufacturing Committee

New Dimension Committee to advocate manufacturing advancement The inBusiness magazine published an article on the newly formed Arizona Additive Manufacturing Committee that we co-chair with our friends at Titan Industries under the aegis of the Arizona Technology Council. Link to the article … Continue reading

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Simulation Driven Product Development with Free Form Fabrication

Joining Two of PADT’s Favorite Things: Simulation and 3D Printing Recent advances in Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) have removed barriers to manufacturing certain geometry because of constraints in traditional manufacturing methods. Although you can make almost any shape, how do … Continue reading

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Technology Trends in Laser-based Metal Additive Manufacturing

One of the more difficult things about being at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is dealing with the fact that there is more to do than you can hope to accomplish in four and a half days. So I decided … Continue reading

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Reactive and Non-Reactive Metal Alloys in Laser-based Powder Bed Fusion

One of the first concepts you come across in metal 3D printing is the notion of reactivity of the powder metal alloys – in this post, I investigate why some of these powder alloys are classified as reactive and others as non-reactive, … Continue reading

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Webinar Content: Answers to your Questions on Metal 3D Printing

Download a recording and the slides from this this informative webinar. Metal Additive Manufacturing, or Metal 3D Printing, is a topic that generates a lot of interest, and even more questions.  So we held a webinar on February 9th, 2016 … Continue reading

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Key Process Phenomena in the Laser Fusion of Metals

Metal 3D printing involves a combination of complex interacting phenomena at a range of length and time scales. In this blog post, I discuss three of these that lie at the core of the laser fusion of metals: phase changes, residual stresses and solidification structure (see … Continue reading

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Webinar: PADT Answers your Questions on Metal 3D Printing

Direct Laser Melting systems have made fantastic improvements in the last five years or so, making 3D Printing of metal parts a reality.  The accuracy and strength of the finished parts rivals cast parts in the same material, but with … Continue reading

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