Top 5 Videos: A 3D Printed Saxophone
Another week has come to an end and like every Sunday, we have collected our top 5 videos of the week from the exciting world of 3D printing! Our first video is an interesting interview with an AM manufacturer of electric saxophones. We then introduce you to a company that has succeeded in creating a special foam by using additive manufacturing. After that, we have another great interview for you, this time on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in additive manufacturing. Next, we introduce you to Oerlikon AM Europe, a small but impressive 3D printing company in East Germany. In today’s last video, you’ll be able to get an insight into the so-called Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing. In any case, we hope you all are having a great Sunday!
Top 1: 3D Printed Electric Saxophone
Barcelona-based Odisei Music is a 3D printing startup that uses AM technologies to develop the Travel Sax, an electric saxophone that is lighter and quieter than any traditional saxophone. Don’t miss this new episode of our 3D interviews, where we talk to Ramón Mañas, CEO and founder of Odisei Music.
Top 2: Special 3D Printed Foam
Desktop Metal has developed a revolutionary 3D printable resin, which is suitable for volume production of foam parts by using DLP 3D printing technology. The material introduces a new family of photopolymer resins with heat-activated foaming agents that are 3D printed using Digital Light Processing (DLP). After printing, the FreeFoam parts are briefly placed in an oven, where the foaming agent forms closed cells inside the material in a tightly controlled process. The material can thus be programmed to expand by 2 to 7 times the original printed size. This allows FreeFoam parts to be shipped in compact form and expanded as needed in an oven near the final point of use or assembly, saving shipping and storage costs. FreeFoam not only eliminates the need for expensive tooling and the waste associated with standard foam production, but also enables new design freedom and offers a high strength-to-weight ratio that produces lightweight, high-performance parts that can reduce transportation costs and improve the efficiency of cars and other products.
Top 3: Interview With Amir Barati Farimani
In the following interview, CMU’s Amir Barati Farimani discusses his research on using artificial intelligence and machine learning to expand metal additive manufacturing and make it useful for industries. He explains the different challenges that researchers are facing in the process of enabling the use of artificial intelligence.
Top 4: Additive Manufacturing Made in Germany
Oerlikon AM Europe, based in Barleben, Germany, employs more than 100 people and manufactures high-quality, performance-optimized metal and polymer components using both additive manufacturing and conventional processes. The company serves customers in the automotive, aerospace and other high-tech industries, among others. Watch the video below for an inside look at the company’s production methods.
Top 5: Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing Explained
In the following video, Dr. Maicol Fabbri talks about his experience in scientific research in the field of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing at inspire AG. Among other things, he emphasizes the importance of tools that help predict what will happen in the manufacturing process. Dr. Fabbri explains that If you understand how the temperature changes in the additive manufacturing process, you will most likely be able to produce a part with the highest quality.
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