Back to Back Issues Page
PWL#103B - Resources on near-net-shape, direct manufacturing, rapid prototyping, stereolitography
March 15, 2012
We hope you will find this Letter interesting and useful.
Let us know what you think of it.

PWL#103B
Mid Month Bulletin No.71
15 March 2012

PWL#103B - Resources on Near-net-shape Manufacturing, Direct Digital Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Stereolitography, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Metal Direct Digital Manufacturing, Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication, Laser Engineered Net Shaping, High Temperature Laser Sintering, Direct Laser Fabrication Technology, Near Net Shape Rapid Manufacture & Repair and much more...


Mid March Bulletin

15 March 2012 - Resources on Direct Manufacturing - Bulletin 71


Introduction

DON'T USE REPLY to send your messages! Use Contact Us instead.

After having recently added to the Website a new Page, on Near Net Shape, it dawned on me that further Online References could be useful to curious readers to deepen their interest on the subject and possibly to suggest new applications.

The Direct Manufacturing technology is still in its infancy and therefore, for the time being, only expensive parts are natural candidates to be manufactured by one of the methods described.

In the near future, however, with the development of improved means and with increased experience, successful applications of Direct Manufacturing are bound to multiply, due to the exceptional economic advantages achievable. More suppliers will be available and the cost will fall.

The interest in these and related subjects is probably reflected in the two imminent meetings due to take place in the very near future:

2nd European Titanium Conference
on 27-28 March 2012
at the world-class Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel, Bristol, UK
www.namtec.co.uk

2012 Near Net Shape Manufacturing Workshop
April 11-13, 2012 - Moline, Illinois, USA
http://www.tms.org/meetings/2012/NearNetShapeManufacturing/PDFs/reg.pdf

The addresses reported hereafter were live and correct at the time of their publication. There is no guarantee that they will always be so, because they are administered by the sources themselves and are under their control.

Note: References to articles or other documents are given here in one of two forms. If the links are "live" (usually underlined or otherwise highlighted) they are operated with a click of the mouse.

If they are URL's (Uniform Resource Locator), which is the analogue of an address, they begin with "http://..." or "www.". These are not live and must be copied and pasted entirely into the browser (after having selected them with the mouse or otherwise). If they are long they may be displayed in two or more lines. In that case one has to care that the URL be copied completely in a single line without any space, and Enter.

If the information is important to you, you may save the selected pages in a suitable folder on your Computer for easy reference. You are welcome to forward this page to those of your friends who may profit of this information.


* * *

Resources

Direct Manufacturing
http://www.directmanufacturing.org/

Direct Manufacturing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Manufacturing

Rapid prototyping
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_prototyping

3D printing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_digital_manufacturing

Direct Manufacturing Gets a High-Flying Boost
Sorry! Link was removed by the source

Direct Digital Manufacturing
Sorry! Link was removed by the source

Direct manufacturing of military aircraft parts
Compositesworld.

Is Direct-Metal Manufacturing Ready for Production?
Mmsonline 1.

Is Direct-Digital Manufacturing Right For You?
Mmsonline 2.

How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing
Stratasys.

When to go Direct Digital Manufacturing
Sorry! Link removed by the Source: machinedesign.com

Rapid 2009 Showcases the Latest in Direct Digital Manufacturing
Sorry! Link removed by the Source: machinedesign.com

Digital design and manufacturing (Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMUB_PdvbAE

Research Opportunity Title:
Basic and Applied Scientific Research
for Metal Direct Digital Manufacturing
for Industrial Base Innovation Fund (IBIF) Program

Mil.

New centre gives boost to near net shape manufacturing
Shef.

Near net shape manufacturing of components
using direct laser fabrication technology
(Abstract)
http://publicat.bham.ac.uk/9532/

Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication (EBF3)
for Cost Effective Near-Net Shape Manufacturing
(14 pages)
NASA.

Near Net Shape Rapid Manufacture & Repair by LENS® (15 pages)
DTIC.

Will 3D Printing Change The World?
Forbes.

Commercial Enterprises

The following Resources are written or administered by Commercial Enterprises. No sponsoring or recommendations are intended by publishing here their links. The references are provided for the additional or alternative information that is made available thereby. Readers are invited to check on their own if they might be useful for their purposes.

Direct Manufacturing
http://www.sciaky.com/direct_manufacturing.html

High Temperature Laser Sintering (HTLS)
via Additive Manufacturing Technology

http://www.paramountind.com/high-temperature-laser-sintering.html

Directed MFG
http://directedmfg.com/

Direct Digital Manufacturing (thermoplastic materials)
http://www.redeyeondemand.com/DirectDigitalManufacturing.aspx

Rapid Prototyping: Expedient
http://www.synergeering.com/RapidPrototyping.html

Direct Digital Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing
CRP.

Direct Digital Manufacturing
ATI.

Boeing heads direct manufacturing consortium
http://www.sae.org/mags/aem/3760

Direct Digital Manufacturing
Machinist.

Benefits of laser sintered titanium
AMD.

Injection Molding vs. Direct Digital Manufacturing (Webinar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZvz4GoNreo

Direct Digital Manufacturing: Impact and Opportunity (6 pages)
Redeye.

SLS Direct Digital Manufacturing of Aviation Fuel Tanks
SLS.

Sciaky Teams Up With Penn State University and DARPA
to Advance Direct Digital Manufacturing Technology

CEN.

Rapid Prototyping Service
http://www.3axis.us/direct_metal_laser_slintering_dmls.asp

Additive Manufacturing Technologies: [Book for purchase]
Rapid Prototyping to Direct Digital Manufacturing [Hardcover]


However well informed and expert you may be, you could certainly benefit from a vast repository of online authoritative welding information.
The following may be just what you need...

Important Announcement

When you need Welding- metallurgy knowledge
consider the following offer
for assembling at no cost your own Encyclopedia Online,
a rich collection of valuable information from expert Internet Sources, on
Materials, Volume 1,
and Metals Welding, Volume 2,
available now.
See our New Page on Metals Knowledge.


If you did not yet find what you need, why not typing your question in the following Search Box?


How can you solve
your Welding Problems?

Click on Welding Consultation.

Information

Links to the Mid Month Bulletin Pages are listed in the regularly updated page on Welding Resources (Opens a new Window).

We urge our readers to Bookmark this page or to subscribe to our Welding Site Blog by clicking on the orange buttons under the NavBar in each Website page, to get immediate notice of every new published page.(www.welding-advisers.com)
You may also click periodically on the Welding Blog button in the NavBar.

Hardness Testing
made simple

If you think that this page might be useful, you are invited to forward it to a Friend.
If you received this page from a friend, please note that you can get at no cost every new issue of Practical Welding Letter, by clicking on Subscription (Opens a new Page).
You will also receive a bonus book on

Practical HARDNESS TESTING made simple.

If you want to contribute from your thoughts and experience visit our new page reachable by clicking on Welding Talk and typing or copying directly in the form.
Send us Comments, Feedback and your Original Contributions! all are welcome.


How could SBI! help you Retire
to useful and enjoyable life?
Watch the following Video...

Click on the following image to watch the SBI! TV Show!

SBI TV Show

POWERED BY:

Site
Build It!

Click on this Logo NOW!

Copyright (©) 2012, by Elia E. Levi and
www.welding-advisers.com
All Rights Reserved.

See you next time...

Back to Back Issues Page