Top 3D Printing Machine Manufacturers

Top 3D Printing Machine Manufacturers
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KEY TOPICS

  • On that note, the company covers several industries with its products: manufacturing, design and engineering, 3D scanning, and healthcare.(More…)
  • The MK2S adds a bunch of useful features on top of the original design to keep the machine endlessly running.(More…)
  • With a more inviting price point than other 3D technologies, 3D additive metal extrusion manufacturing has the potential to transform metalworking.(More…)
  • Aerospace parts manufacturer Precision Castparts, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, acquired 3D metal prototyping and production company Atlantic Precision in Q4’16.(More…)
  • About Site – The Proto3000 team is hard at work enabling companies to leverage 3D technology to be more competitive, capable, and efficient.(More…)

POSSIBLY USEFUL

  • There are already examples of companies such as car manufacturer Audi using the machines to produce imitation parts for the design approval process.(More…)
  • On the manufacturing side, companies like Grow and we here at LINK3D introduce automation into the workflows of application engineers ensuring machines are run at capacity and processes are being documented for successful and secure integration.(More…)

RANKED SELECTED SOURCES

KEY TOPICS

On that note, the company covers several industries with its products: manufacturing, design and engineering, 3D scanning, and healthcare. [1] In May 2017, the company announced it would begin production with HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200. [1]

Currently, 3D Systems is looking for companies to partner with and use its new platform. [2] On top of that, Ultimaker recently announced a slew of new partnerships with a number of leading chemical companies to start producing more industrial-grade materials. [3] Essentially a laser selectively melts a 2D design onto a flattened bed of powder before a new layer is pushed on top and the process is repeated. [4]

Wanhao and Flashforge, both long time Asian manufacturers, round out the top five. [5]

The MK2S adds a bunch of useful features on top of the original design to keep the machine endlessly running. [6] The HP?s Jet Fusion 3D 4200 machine has jumped from #8 to #2 moving from a 4.75 rating to a 4.95, the MJF technology machine is useful for short-run manufacturing needs thanks to the speed of the process. [7] The technology spread of the Top 10 has remained the same since Q2 with 60% of the machines using selective laser sintering (SLS) technology. [7] That being said, the Form 2 remains the only SLA machine to be featured in the Top 10 since 2017. [7]

With a more inviting price point than other 3D technologies, 3D additive metal extrusion manufacturing has the potential to transform metalworking. [8] What does it take to adopt 3D and metal together? Embracing new engineering approaches and getting used to new materials such as metal powders, for starters. [8]

The technology overall is dominated by extruded plastics know as fused deposition modeling (FDM) or fused filament fabrication (FFF) with 68% market share of 3D Hubs business. [7]

Aerospace parts manufacturer Precision Castparts, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, acquired 3D metal prototyping and production company Atlantic Precision in Q4’16. [9] Whether you need to pause part production for one minute or one hundred years, PartSave™ ensures the 3D manufacturing process will be ready to continue as soon as you are. [10] For the first time in history, you can start, stop, and resume the 3D manufacturing process at any time, thanks to EVO’s industry-first PartSave™ technology. [10] Fully proprietary and engineered from the ground up to support high-performance industrial manufacturing, the GENESIS board is an automotive-grade 32-bit redundant embedded controller that delivers 2-3 times higher speeds, more precision, and greater control at ultra-high temperatures than any other desktop 3D manufacturing system on the market. [10]

For best results, always choose high-performance, engineering-grade materials like the filament tested and certified by Airwolf 3D. [10]

After each layer is complete, a roller spreads fresh material across the top of the bed and the process continues until the part (or multi-part assembly) is complete. [11] Easily manufacture large functional prototypes and production parts at top speeds with the worlds most advanced desktop Additive Manufacturing Center. [10]

GE Additive and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ ) had combined revenues of nearly $50 million in Q2 2017, while industry leaders Stratasys and 3D Systems continue to underperform the segment. [12]

About Site – The Proto3000 team is hard at work enabling companies to leverage 3D technology to be more competitive, capable, and efficient. [13] About Site – 3D Brooklyn is a modern manufacturing company in Brooklyn, New York. [13] From small to large scale, they expertise is manufacturing high quality custom 3D products. [13] About Site – 3D Store provides outstanding filament products, offering customer focused support and tailored consumables solutions. [13] About Site – Cheap 3D Filaments is a Veteran Owned Company that has been in business since 2010. [13]

Autodesk is in position 3 with an annual revenue of $2,056M. Autodesk specializes in the production of 3D modeling software such as AutoCad and Revit. [14]

POSSIBLY USEFUL

There are already examples of companies such as car manufacturer Audi using the machines to produce imitation parts for the design approval process. [2] These companies may be selling only 1,000 machines or fewer per month, but the thing to remember is that their pricing is quite a bit higher than the low-priced manufacturers topping the list. [5]

The machine includes a fully automated powder management unit, continuously feeding material to prevent stoppage in the production process and eliminating the need to manually fill the machine. [2] Fabrisonic?s production machines are three-axis CNC mills, which have an added welding head for additive manufacturing. [4] Besides agile board development in house with a the production machine by your side, the proposed benefits also include increased confidentiality (from not having to outsource board production) and reduced production costs. [2]

With a 160 liter build volume, this machine is used to produce large-scale functional components and prototypes. [2] High profile clients of Carbon includes Adidas, which has begun using the company?s machines to mass produce midsoles for its Futurecraft line of sneakers. [2]

I would appreciate ANYones time, and consideration, to do so! I’d even work for you for the future progress of this incredible, cutting edge, machine. [1] Currently, our portfolio consists of 4 machines to suit varied needs of our customers. [1]

In essence WAAM is a process by which metal wire feedstock is melted by an electric arc and deposited along a path, building a solid object over several passes from its position on a CNC machine gantry or robotic arm. [2]

While you can?t really fuse metal filament on your desktop, very large industrial metal manufacturers can. [4] The manufacturer has also developed a vast material range that targets various industrial sectors. [3]

Precision Castparts acquired primary titanium products supplier Timet for $2.9 billion in 2012 and nickel-alloy manufacturer Special Metals in 2006, which provided the technical capabilities to engineer titanium- and nickel-alloy powders. [15] That was certainly true of aerospace parts manufacturer Precision Castparts, which Berkshire Hathaway ( NYSE:BRK-A ) ( NYSE:BRK-B ) acquired for an eye-popping $32.3 billion in 2016. [15]

The company already boasts customer relationships with leading manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace markets; is a leading supplier of aluminum, titanium, and nickel alloys; and recently began offering metal powders for additive manufacturing applications. [15] One key feature that makes the Finder easy to use is the fact it only needs calibrating the first time you use it according to the manufacturer. [6]

The company says it will use proprietary technology to control powder dosing, reducing powder consumption by 69 percent compared to traditional machines “on its first attempt.” [16] The company is already using the technology to produce seamless titanium bicycle frames on a smaller machine at the rate of one every 30 minutes. [17] The machine has the potential to build even bigger parts, due to the nature of the scalable technology. [16] The cost of the machine and materials are not favorable, but at the end of the day, what kind of part do you want? I personally prefer parts that look great and of a high quality. [6] The machine is also able to fuse metals other than titanium, but has focused on that material due to its strength, lightness and relative low cost. [17] The technology fuses metal powdered alloys used in additive manufacturing machines to create complex shapes with fine geometries. [15]

It works straight out of the box and is a good choice for those looking to create engineering-grade prototypes or parts on a desktop machine. [6] The Form 2 with a price tag of $3,499 continues to be a reliable desktop SLA machine that is serious competition for its high-end industrial counterparts starting at $100,000. [6] It’s important to also note that PA materials are limited in color; if you’re interested in full color prototyping, this industrial machine will not be suitable for you. [6] The machine doesn’t require gas shielding and results in a reduction in material waste compared to traditional manufacturing techniques. [17] The N2 like other Raise3D machines comes with excellent build quality, a feature repeatedly highlighted by its users. [6] The first being somewhat of a given when you think that the build volume itself is considered to be a major advantage The latter of was highlighted by one of its users “it’s a great machine that meets every criterion of grading, though the touchscreen control panel can be erratic in operation.” [6] Build Volume was mentioned as a benefit of owning this machine by 84% of users. [6] Customers are already requesting machines with build volumes of more than 1 meter cubed, GE said. [16] Rating weights : For this category we put a lot of emphasis on the reliability and ease of use of the machines and increased weight on customer support. [6]

The two predominant areas of concern addressed where the size of the machine and software. [6]

Today, commercially available machines can build parts the size of a canoe and deposit 20 pounds of metal per hour. [8] Parts like high-efficiency heat exchangers come off the machine ready for use. [18] The SLS machine creates parts with a minimum layer height of 60 microns and a build volume 200 x 250 x 330 mm (about 7.9 x 9.8 x 13 inches). [7] Precision – Whenever you transfer a part from one machine to another, you introduce uncertainty that tends to decrease the precision of critical tolerances. [18]

Nine months after announcing the Concept Laser buy, GE Additive unveiled the first beta machine co-developed with that company, called Additive Technology Large Area System (ATLAS), with the goal of building a scalable, laser powder-bed fusion process for making large parts and production-quality components. [19] Co-developed with Concept Laser, which GE acquired most of in 2016, the ATLAS (Additive Technology Large Area System) demonstrator machine is the beta form being tested by GE’s industrial partners. [19]

“While the core technology for the architecture came from the U.S., the systems expertise and integration knowhow from Concept Laser was heavily leveraged and helped us create this new prototype machine. [19]

What size machine do you need, which technology is best and how big is your budget? You can figure it will cost $1 million or more, not counting the learning curve. [8]

GE has a lot of user perspective and process experience, which complemented very well with Concept Laser’s actual machine technology.” [19] Moving from #10 in Q1 to #3 is the Objet30 Prime, a PolyJet machine that allows you to combine materials with different properties to create the visual representation of the end product. [7] Critics of the hybrid approach disapprove that hybrid systems combine two expensive processes into one machine, wherein only one technique can be used at a time. [18] Repair – Hybrid machines allow you to use either process, additive or subtractive, at any time. [18] Machine costs are a fraction of those of powder bed or hybrid machine tools. [8] Greater local control of laser spot size, position, airflow, and powder is due in large part to the machine’s gantry design. [19] The machine’s production version will have a customizable and scalable build volume up to 1 meter cubed, plus multiple lasers. [19] The beta machine’s build volume is 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.3 m (43.3 x 43.3 x 11.8 in), while the production machine’s build volume is expected to be 1 meter cubed. [19]

ATLAS is designed to let manufacturers of large parts customize and configure its functionality, since they need different build volumes and part sizes for their large-format applications, such as tall and thin versus short and wide. [19] One of the biggest obstacles facing additive manufacturers is part design. [8] Today, Diversified Manufacturing Technologies manufactures parts for customers ranging from small job shops to large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). [20] Many of the prototyping and low-volume manufacturers already have this software, and some have said you couldn?t compete in this type of manufacturing without it. [21]

On the manufacturing side, companies like Grow and we here at LINK3D introduce automation into the workflows of application engineers ensuring machines are run at capacity and processes are being documented for successful and secure integration. [22] PWC stated that 29% of companies adopting digital factories have implemented some form of networking technologies that connected software, machines, production management and supply chain. [22]

These materials are used to build substantial parts for engines, aircraft and other machines. [23] As machinists and engineers want to build a prototype, a part or a custom product, they can turn to one of these machines to do the job for them. [23] Astro Machine Works, Inc., provides services for custom machine building, precision parts machine and reverse engineering of components to give you the product you need promptly. [23]

EVO, Airwolf 3D’s fifth generation machine, features cutting-edge technology and advanced user-centered design that sets it apart from past machines and elevates it to a new class of industrial equipment: the desktop Additive Manufacturing Center, or “AMC.” [10] The popularity of these machines in the consumer market shows the impact of successfully transferring industrial technology for mainstream adoption. [24]

The EVO is the most advanced desktop additive manufacturing machine in its class. [10]

CNC machines can produce fixtures, tools and custom-designed parts. [23] CNC machines are better for prototypes that can withstand structural tests because they carve the design from the material. [23] As production increases and time factors in, they don?t hold up as well as CNC machines. [23]

Swiss grinding machine manufacturer Studer leverages additive manufacturing technology to build parts such as hydraulic components, machine covers and coolant nozzles for its high-precision machines. [25] According to Sculpteo, the Business Case tool takes inputs from users who want to design and manufacture a particular part in the form of CAD files and desired output parameters, and uses machine learning to evaluate if additive manufacturing would be the appropriate process for producing the part. [26] The machine does not use any additional food glues to create its designs. [27] “When we?re building it for a store or another kind of customer where they?re wanting to manipulate it, let?s say we?re doing dessert decorating, they?ll have to place the cake or whatever it is inside the machine and then start choosing designs or make their own design using a computer using our software and then press go.” [27] In an additional layer, machine learning could also be used to proactively identify time for part replacements by using predetermined replacement schedule data. [26] General Electric?s GE labs in upstate New York claims to have previously developed computer vision technology that can find microscopic cracks in machine parts and other microscopic aberrations. [26] The result is optimized lubrication during grinding, increased service life of the grinding wheel, and quick and easy parts assembly during machine production. [25]

Every traditional manufacturing process has quality control built into it, that vary from manual inspection to the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to advanced manufacturing operations. [28] GE claims that the machine learning based in-process detection quality issues can help in limiting waste of time and materials. [26] GE produces Direct Metal Laser Melting Machines and Electron beam Melting machines. [14] GE claims that a proprietary machine learning platform then matches recorded powder patterns to defects revealed by CT scanners. [26]

The manufacturers listed are shown with their headquarters and the type of additive manufacturing technology being utilized in their products. [14] Process manufacturers understand that quality in equals quality out. [28]

RANKED SELECTED SOURCES(28 source documents arranged by frequency of occurrence in the above report)

1. (11) 2018 Best 3D Printer Guide | 3D Hubs

2. (8) Biggest 3D Printed Parts Keep Getting Better | Design News

3. (7) More Than an Industrial 3D Printer: EVO Additive Manufacturing Center

4. (7) Best Industrial 3D Printers of 2018 – The Most Advanced | All3DP

5. (6) The Difference Between CNC Machining and 3D Printing

6. (6) The Top 3D Printers Ranked | Machine Design

7. (6) Top Metal 3D Printing Challenges and Solutions | Better MRO

8. (5) Top 3D Printing RSS Feeds | 3D Printing Sites | Feedspot RSS Reader

9. (5) Artificial intelligence applications in additive manufacturing (3D printing)

10. (4) Top 3D Printing Companies in the World | Investing News

11. (4) Warren Buffett Invested in This 3D Printing Trend. Should You? — The Motley Fool

12. (4) The Top 5 Reasons Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Makes Sense | Fabrisonic | 3D Printing Without Melting Fabrisonic | 3D Printing Without Melting

13. (3) Top 3D Printing Manufacturers and Suppliers (Publicly Traded and Privately-Owned)

14. (3) An Engineer?s Dream: GE Unveils A Huge 3D Printer For Metals – GE Reports

15. (3) World’s largest metal 3D-printer scales up additive manufacturing

16. (3) 2018 Metal 3D Printer Guide – All About Metal 3D Printing | All3DP

17. (2) Additive Manufacturing Requires New Approach to Design, Production | IndustryWeek

18. (2) Additive Manufacturing Magazine

19. (2) How 3D Food Printing Technology Is “Shaping” the Food Industry

20. (2) Why quality is the obstacle to mass adoption of 3D printing

21. (2) 15 Best Professional 3D Printers of 2018 | All3DP

22. (2) 3D Printer Manufacturers: Who’s in the Lead?

23. (1) 3D Printing for End-Use Production | White Paper

24. (1) 3D: Rise Of The Metal Printing Machines | Seeking Alpha

25. (1) Is Your Shop Ready for 3D Printing?: Modern Machine Shop

26. (1) How will 3D Printing Affect Import/Export in the U.S.? | Machine Design

27. (1) The Top 5 Biggest Developments In 3D Printing – Disruption Hub

28. (1) Traditional manufacturers including GE and Siemens gobble up 3D printing startups