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CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

Change Is Additive—Week of 11/4/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

3D Printing Powerful Magnets, Short Film Using Additive, GE 3D Printed End-Use Metal Parts for New Engine, 3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection by 93%, Smithsonian 3D Scans Iconic Space Shuttle

With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development?


3D Printed Permanent Magnets Outperform Conventional Types

Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently announced that their 3D printed magnets outperform conventional magnets of the same size. The ORNL, a lab of the DOE, conducted a study of 3D printed magnets, blending magnetic powders with a polymer as a binder and depositing the mixture in specific shapes using 3D printing / / Watch Video // Read More


Fathom and Athena Studios Use 3D Printing to Create Animated Cheetos Halloween Short Film

Fathom joined forces with Athena Studios, an independent film studio that specializes in stop motion animation, to conceive a spooky film that celebrates the special Halloween edition of “Bag of Bones” Cheetos / / Read More / / Watch Video


Aston Martin to Use 3D Printing for Its Most Powerful Engine Yet

Grainger & Worrall, an engineering company and automotive castings specialist, recently secured a contract with Aston Martin to manufacture engine blocks for one of Aston Martins newest models, the DB11. Grainger & Worrall will be using enterprise-grade 3D printers to create most of the engine with metal 3D printing / / Read More

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GE Reveals Full Extent of ‘Printed’ Engine Plan

GE Aviations newest engine, the Advanced Turboprop engine (ATP), will include 12 components manufactured additively. The additive parts make up 35 percent of the total assembly and will reduce total engine weight and reduce fuel consumption / / Read More

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3D Imaging Increases Breast Cancer Detection Rate by 93%

Global engineering company Siemens recently revealed that 3D scanning and imaging technologies can detect breast cancer and other tumors significantly earlier than traditional 2D mammography methods / / Read More

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Smithsonian Museum to Unveil 3D Scan of the Iconic Space Shuttle Discovery

The Space Shuttle Discovery has undergone more spaceflights than any other spacecraft and now will be fully available for viewing by the public through a massive 3D scanning project. The 3D scanning is being done by the Smithsonian Digital Team in Washington, DC / / Read More

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G-Clamp

Available from Thingiverse, this G-Clamp is fully 3D printable without support / / Download

Gravity Scale

Based on a principle of cantilevered balance, Gravity is a mechanical balance that integrates 3D printed components / / Download

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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3D Printingindustry.com, American Machinist, Thingiverse, Cults 3D, GE, The Smithsonian Institution, Siemens, Aston Martin, Athena Studios, Fathom, ORNL, Frito Lay

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1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
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FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
ISO 13485:2016


 

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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McHenry, IL 60051

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Elk Grove, IL 60007
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NEW YORK

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Newark, NY 14513
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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Pflugerville, TX 78660
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Round Rock, TX 78681
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Denver, CO 80229
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Ham Lake, MN 55304

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Holland, OH 43528