Turning the Corner: Large Inner Diameter Builds

Conventional AM systems often require redesigning the part to make them easier to print but, in many cases, redesigning is not an option. Redesigning can drive higher requalification costs making a redesign unfeasible and uneconomical. For AM to ...
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Who’s Afraid of the Big Tall Build?

Metal AM gives engineers the opportunity to design higher performance parts with a much simpler manufacturing workflow than traditional manufacturing (think: rocket engines).But, in many cases, taller and larger parts will be no-bid or priced too ...
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VELO3D, Boom Technology and Supersonic Flight

Just over 15 years ago on October 24th, 2003 the Concorde flew its last flight. Since then there have been no options for supersonic air travel unless you are a fighter pilot or astronaut, and as someone who focused on super- and hypersonics in ...
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Shrouded Impellers with Metal AM

Pumps and compressors are some of the most common pieces of industrial equipment, found in just about everything. One particular class of such pumps is the centrifugal pump, which has many uses in very demanding applications. The impeller in ...
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IMTS and AMC: SupportFree Metal 3D Printing

 The second week of September brings the world’s biggest names in manufacturing to Chicago, as the biennial International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) and the co-located Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC) come to McCormick Place. VELO
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