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?
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 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
Grainger & Worrall, an engineering company and automotive castings specialist, recently secured a contract with Aston Martin to manufacture engine blocks for one of Aston Martin’s 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
GE Aviation’s 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
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
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
Available from Thingiverse, this G-Clamp is fully 3D printable without support // Download
Based on a principle of cantilevered balance, “Gravity” is a mechanical balance that integrates 3D printed components // Download
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