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PWL#103B - Resources on near-net-shape, direct manufacturing, rapid prototyping, stereolitography
March 15, 2012
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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


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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

2012 Near Net Shape Manufacturing Workshop
April 11-13, 2012 - Moline, Illinois, USA

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Direct Manufacturing

Direct Manufacturing

Rapid prototyping

3D printing

Direct Manufacturing Gets a High-Flying Boost
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Direct Digital Manufacturing
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Direct manufacturing of military aircraft parts

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

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

Rapid 2009 Showcases the Latest in Direct Digital Manufacturing
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Digital design and manufacturing (Video)

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


New centre gives boost to near net shape manufacturing

Near net shape manufacturing of components
using direct laser fabrication technology

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

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

Will 3D Printing Change The World?

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

High Temperature Laser Sintering (HTLS)
via Additive Manufacturing Technology

Directed MFG

Direct Digital Manufacturing (thermoplastic materials)

Rapid Prototyping: Expedient

Direct Digital Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing

Direct Digital Manufacturing

Boeing heads direct manufacturing consortium

Direct Digital Manufacturing

Benefits of laser sintered titanium
Sorry! link removed by Source

Injection Molding vs. Direct Digital Manufacturing (Webinar)

Direct Digital Manufacturing: Impact and Opportunity (6 pages)

SLS Direct Digital Manufacturing of Aviation Fuel Tanks

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


Rapid Prototyping Service

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

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