A medical-industry contract manufacturer that built its reputation on CNC machining is now helping its customers realize the advantages of additive manufacturing.
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Stratasys, the supplier of additive manufacturing technology and also owner of additive manufacturing service provider RedEye, announced this week that it intends to acquire two other AM service providers: Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies.
Make parts as strong as metal on a desktop machine, the company says.
During amerimold expo 2014 this June 11-12 in Novi, Michigan, exhibitor Linear Mold & Engineering will be offering a Destination Tour to see its 3D printing in action at its DMLS Division.
One reason to make a bike frame through additive manufacturing processes is that unnecessary weight disappears. The 3D printed frame is two-thirds the weight of the previous version. Other advantages relate to design freedom and the performance of the additively applied alloy.
The capacity to build 3D metal forms is a retrofittable option for subtractive CNC machine tools.