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Additive manufacturing news, October 2020

Perseverance spacecraft features AM metal parts

NASA reports that its Perseverance rover, scheduled to land on Mars on 18 February 2021, features 11 3D printed metal parts.

By placing tiny aggregates of cells inside yield-stress gels, researchers have shown they can print biological tissue in complex 3D shapes.

Wabtec Corporation, which makes rail equipment, has joined an AM production campus at Pittsburgh’s International Airport Innovation Campus.

GE Additive says that Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has become a strategic partner in its binder jet project.

America Makes has nominated its 2020 ambassadors.

The NCDMM has received more than US$9 million from the AFRL to support the Massive Area Additive Manufacturing (MAAM) Program.

The US Department of Defense has contracted Desktop Metal to develop a high-volume manufacturing process to mass product cobalt-free hardmetal parts.

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) has acquired two Renishaw RenAM 500Q 3D printing machines.

Equispheres has published an online whitepaper focusing on the importance of feedstock powder properties in additive manufacturing (AM).

Solvay has been awarded a new five-year contract to supply material for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft.

Brunel University has revealed details of its 2020 Design Doctoral Symposium and additive manufacturing open day.

Researchers used 3D printing to produce microscopic electronic fibers made from silver and semiconducting polymers for use as novel sensors.

The IEEE has issues a call for papers for its symposium on additive manufacturing (AM) technology and applications.

By controlling the printing temperature of liquid crystal elastomer, researchers have induced varying levels of stiffness in a single structure.

Researchers at Penn State University have received almost US$547,000 from the NSF to reduce the cost of additive manufacturing (AM) of complex metal parts.

3D printing of composite parts makes counterfeiting easier

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