ArcelorMittal and Additive Industries take the lead in large spare part printing for the steel industry

02 April, 2020

Through metal 3D printing, ArcelorMittal has been able to print on-demand ready-to-use spare parts. Collaboration with Additive Industries in recent years has resulted in an improvement in process performance and quality. This outcome has enabled ArcelorMittal to print large and challenging components for its facilities.

2 April 2020 - In 2017, ArcelorMittal and Additive Industries joined forces to explore the opportunities of 3D metal printing for the steel industry using one of the largest 4-laser 3D metal printing systems available on the market: the MetalFAB1. 3D printing of spare parts is practical as it offers on-demand, on-location production which reduces the need for stocks; it also shortens the production cycle as well as affording flexibility to ArcelorMittal plants. Since the installation of the first metal 3D printer in ArcelorMittal R&D facilities, several 3D-printed spare parts have already been used while others are still running in ArcelorMittal facilities.

Please find our press release, a visual of the winners, and a visual of the finalists below:
- Press Release ArcelorMittal and Additive Industries take the lead in large spare part printing
- Visual MetalFAB1 at ArcelorMittal
- Movie assembly MetalFAB1 at ArcelorMittal

 

Winners of 2020 Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge, K3D and Younes Chahid, virtually announced

01 April, 2020
During the digital 8 th edition of the Additive World Conference, Chairman of the Jury, Ultimaker’s Steven van de Staak, announced K3D and Younes Chahid as winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020. All finalists, three in the student category and three professionals, pitched their designs in a video for the 6-member jury. After careful deliberation they made a unanimous and well-advised selection in both categories. The winning designs, a ‘Laser Welding Head’ and a ‘Hip Implants Stem Design’, are inspiring use cases of industrial 3D metal printing. The honorable mention goes to SMS Group. Please find our press release, a visual of the winners, and a visual of the finalists below:
- Press Release winners Designs Challenge 2020
- Press Release  winners Designs Challenge 2020 

- Visual winners Designs Challenge 2020
- Visual Additive World
- Visual Finalists Designs Challenge 2020 
The finalists designs are (from left to right, first top row then bottom):
- “Laser welding head” from Jaap Bulsink, K3D Bihca (Netherlands, professional category)
- “Media block” from Nina Uppenkamp, SMS Group (Germany, professional category)
- “Expandable intervertebral cage” from Donatien Campion, 3DMedLab (France, professional category)
- “Hip Implant Stem Design” from Younes Chahid, BiomimeticAM (UK, student category)
- “Stabilizer mount” from Dong Zhang, SCUT Robotlab, (China, student category)
- “Brake caliper” from Samir Mulgaonkar, Sunriser (US, student category)

 

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