Resources for Additive Manufacturing Education, Expertise, Products and Services

Additive Manufacturing Resource Directory

  • ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. www.asme.org

  • ASM International, USA: As the world’s largest materials engineering society, ASM is dedicated to providing up-to-date, relevant information about emerging and transformational technologies. We are constantly updating our vast materials resource selection with new classes, reference books, news articles and conference programs on the topic of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Please visit us online at www.asminternational.com for more information.
  • ASTM International, Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use – from the toy in a child’s hand to the aircraft overhead. Working across borders, disciplines, and industries we harness the expertise of over 30,000 members to create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services. Understanding commercial needs and consumer priorities, we touch every part of everyday life: helping our world work better. http://www.astm.org
  • Association of Professional Model Makers, US: The APMM is the only organization in the world uniting and representing professionals who build models and prototypes. With more than 700 members worldwide who excel in additive and traditional model making, experts who know models and prototypes have had a forum since 1993 to network, learn, and share ideas. Find a model maker or just join us! www.modelmakers.org
  • Biomedical Modeling Inc., BMI, Boston, MA, USA offers 3D anatomical engineering for surgeons, hospitals, dentists, biomedical engineers and artists.  We go from CT or MRI to additive fabrication, CAD (SolidWorks Solutions Partner), and silicone casting.  Patient-specific models aid planning surgeries such as maxillofacial reconstruction and prefabricating implants like cranial plates. Generic models guide designing medical devices for minimally invasive surgery. www.biomodel.com
  • Cincinnati Incorporated, Harrison OH, USA is introducing a Big Area Additive Manufacturing system (BAAM) in 2014.  BAAM will be able to make large scale thermoplastic and reinforced thermoplastic parts quickly.  Cincinnati laser cutting systems and press brakes are used to rapidly produce sheet metal parts.  CINCINNATI makes powdered metal compacting presses that are used for high volume additive manufacturing. Cincinnati Incorporated
  • Concept Laser GmbH is located in Lichtenfels , Germany and since its foundation 2000, it has been regarded as a pioneer in the field of additive manufacturing with metals. With the LaserCUSING® process, the company is involved in many industries like aerospace, automotive, medical, dental, mold and jewelry. Concept Laser offers standard machines and customer-specific machine concepts for 3D printing with metals. Send inquiries to info@concept-laser.de
  • DSM believes that 3D printing is a major change agent for the world creating  brighter lives for people today and generations to come. Somos® Materials (link: http://www.dsm.com/somos ) is dedicated to customer growth in the ever-changing world of 3D Printing and promotes this growth through continuous material and application development, encouraging industry collaboration and maximizing customer asset value by providing continuous information and support.
  • The European Powdered Metallurgy Association (EPMA), formed in 1989 and now in its 25th year, serves all types of powder metallurgy companies/organisations, from component manufacturers, metal powder producers, equipment makers, through to end-users, universities and individuals who have an interest in Powder Metallurgy, including the metal Additive Manufacturing sector. For more details on the Powder Metallurgy process please visit the EPMA website, a world leading source of powder metallurgy information, EPMA
  • ExOne, a publicly traded leader in the additive manufacturing space, provides 3D printing machines, 3D printed products and related services to industrial customers in several segments, including oil & gas, automotive, aerospace and medical. When compared to traditional processes, ExOne gives manufacturers an opportunity to reduce costs, lower the risk of trial and error and create opportunities for design innovation. ExOne
  • Formlabs designs advanced desktop 3D printers and materials for CAD users who require high performance prototypes and end-use parts. With a 40% larger build volume, touch-screen controls, and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Form 2 pushes the boundaries of desktop 3D printing. Formlabs
  • GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ge.com, the GE Global Research and the GE Additive Manufacturing page.
  • Graphene 3D Lab develops and manufactures next-generation functional materials for a variety of industries, with a focus on 3D printing. Our products open the door for the multimaterial 3D printing of operation-ready devices. For more information visit http://www.graphene3dlab.com/ or http://blackmagic3d.com/
  • 3D Hubs is a 3D printing service and global platform for local 3D printers. It is the world’s largest decentralized network with over 13,000 printers in 150 countries. The platform counts desktop FDM, SLA as well as professional printers. 3D Hubs provides a monthly Trend Report on the 3D printing industry: 3dhubs.com/trends
  • Impossible Objects has a new industrial AM technology (CBAM) that makes functional, fiber-reinforced parts up to 10x stronger than other 3D printed parts and is scalable to build speeds up to 100x faster.  Carbon, glass and Kevlar fabrics are combined with thermoplastics. The company currently offers services to make CBAM parts and is developing CBAM machines for purchase. www.impossible-objects.com
  • LayerWise, Belgium: LayerWise is a leading worldwide production center focusing on Metal 3D Printing for aerospace, industrial, medical and dental markets. Uniquely positioned as an Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology developer and user, LayerWise produces the optimum shape of complex freeform parts in any preferred metal alloy. These lightweight monolithic LayerWise parts exhibit improved performance, functionality and reliability, produced without scrap. www.layerwise.com
  • Linear Mold & Engineering:  As the largest privately-owned service provider of 3D Metal Printing in North America, Linear is #1 in years of experience, machines and dedicated people.  Not only are we experts in rapid prototyping, but we have cracked the code in production runs.  Please visit our website www.linearmold.com. Think Linear…Know the Difference.
  • LUXeXcel is a 3D printing service for products that demand the highest standard in transparency and smoothness. Our company is the only company in the world able to 3D-print transparent products, without layering. We developed a proprietary technology to 3D print optics for the LED market and transparent products for other markets. Please visit our website: www.luxexcel.com
  • Made In Space Inc., United States: By creating customized additive manufacturing hardware to build on-site in space, Made In Space has broken the supply chain from Earth. Made In Space’s 3D printers will be accessible for people and companies on Earth to essentially email their hardware to space. Made In Space, Inc.
  • Materialise, Headquartered in Belgium with branches worldwide, Materialise is a leader in the field of AM since 1990. In addition to having the largest single-site capacity of AM equipment in Europe, Materialise has a strong reputation as a provider of innovative software solutions. We strive to use our expertise to create a better and healthier world with 3D Printing and through biomedical and clinical solutions for medical image processing and surgical simulations.
  • Mcor Technologies, Innovative manufacturer of the world’s most affordable, full-color, eco-friendly 3D printers. They are the only 3D printers to use ordinary business paper as the build material, producing hardwood-like, stable and tactile models. Established in 2004, Mcor’s vision is to make 3D printing more accessible to everyone. Mcor operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the UK and US.  Mcor Technologies
  • Met-l-flo Inc., DIRECT MANUFACTURING AND RAPID PROTOTYPING Met-I-flo Inc. is a provider of Additive Manufacturing services. Additive Manufacturing is more commonly known as Rapid Prototyping or 3D Printing. These Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, or 3D Printing Technologies consist of building geometries layer by layer and all of the systems have pros and cons. Complementary technologies for Rapid Prototyping are Casting, and Molding. Producing secondary tooling products for low volume utilizes various molding technologies. http://www.metlflo.com/contact
  • MIT Professional Education, For 65 years, MIT Professional Education has been providing engineering, science and technology professionals worldwide a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise through advanced education programs designed specifically for working professionals. Whether in a Cambridge classroom, internationally, online, or at your company site MIT Professional Education programs can place you in regular MIT academic courses or in industry-focused short courses. Individuals can build skills to reenter their professional fields and companies can benefit from custom programs designed to meet their specific business needs. MIT Professional Education brings MIT to the world. For more information about MIT Professional Education visit http://web.mit.edu/professional/ or check us out on LinkedIn and Twitter@MITProfessional.
  • MPIF (Metal Powder Industries Federation) is dedicated to the advancement of Additive Manufacturing through education and networking.  Organizer of AMPM2014 featuring worldwide industry experts presenting the latest developments in this fast-growing field, this conference is essential for anyone interested in metal components produced via additive manufacturing.  Co-located with MPIF’s PM2014 World Congress and Tungsten Conference, the events commence May 18 in Orlando.  MPIF
  • NatureWorks LLC is a company dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. Today, NatureWorks is a world leading biopolymers supplier and innovator with its Ingeo portfolio of naturally advanced materials including Ingeo resins for PLA filament which are made from renewable, abundant feedstocks. NatureWorks 3D Suppliers Guide.
  • NanoSteel, a leader in nano-structured steel materials design is commercializing powdered metals for additive manufacturing to support cost-effective, high-quality components. The company’s ferrous powders feature high hardness and wear resistance enabling the 3D printing of products such as wear parts, bearings, and cutting tools. NanoSteel’s AM powder portfolio offers OEMs design flexibility to support increased geometric freedom and improved performance. NanoSteel
  • NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre, Singapore: The vision of NAMC is to be a regional leader of Asia Pacific in Additive Manufacturing technology. The center will be committed to achieve technological innovations and breakthroughs through in depth Research and Development (R&D); to discover and innovate new and demanding industrial applications; transfer of knowledge; technology and manpower to local and regional industries; To train and nurture a pool of talented manufacturing engineers to meet the increasing demands of this sector and to excite a new breed of AM engineers to the profession. First International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2014), conference will be held on 26th to 28th May  at NTU, Singapore and as well as 2nd International 3D competition. NTU Additive Manufacturing Centre, 1st Pro-AM conference, 2014 2nd International 3D competition
  • OR Laser – Since 1997, OR Laser has acted determinedly to become one of the leading manufacturers of laser machines and professional laser equipment in Germany. Whether for regional enterprises or global players, manual or mobile lasers, marking lasers, process-controlled CNC laser systems or additive manufacturing, OR Laser develops new laser technologies and laser systems perfectly tailored to the applications of industry. Send inquiries to sales@or-laser.com.
  • With Praxair Surface Technologies TruForm metal AM powders, the sky isn’t the limit. Praxair currently supplies cobalt, copper, iron, nickel, and titanium based alloys and also offers the associated industrial gases to the additive manufacturing industry. For more information, please visit: http://www.praxairsurfacetechnologies.com/am
  • PostProcess Technologies is the world’s only provider of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for 3D printed parts.  PostProcess removes the bottleneck in the third step of 3D printing – post‐processing.  With a combination of proprietary software, patent‐pending hardware, and eco-friendly chemistry technologies, PostProcess delivers consistency and scalability with support removal and surface finish systems that dramatically increase productivity. http://www.postprocess.com
  • Proto Labs is the world’s fastest digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. The technology-enabled company uses industrial 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding processes to produce parts within days. The result is an unprecedented speed-to-market value and on-demand manufacturing resource for product development and supply chain teams across many industries. Visit protolabs.com for more information.
  • 3DPrinterOS is the world’s first operating system for 3D Printing. New and experienced users alike can manage, edit, fix, slice, share & print objects from any web capable device. Connect the majority of today’s 3D printers to the cloud via Windows, Mac, Ubuntu or Raspberry Pi. With over 4000 hours of printing in 68 different countries, you can easily print what you want, when you need it, from anywhere in the world. www.3dprinteros.com
  • QuesTek Innovations LLC is a global leader in applying Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) technologies to reconfigure the materials development process and accelerate implementation of new higher performance alloys into demanding applications. QuesTek has been applying ICME technologies to the design and development of new materials and modeling capabilities specifically for additive manufacturing processes, including Al, Ti, SS, Ni, and W alloys and high performance steels for DMLS, LENS, EBAM and other processes. www.questek.com
  • Reynolds Advanced Materials is a 52 year old supplier of epoxies, silicones, urethanes, composite and other material technologies used for an infinite variety of applications.  With 8 locations around the USA, Reynolds offers local technical support and is ready to assist you with your project. Each location has a showroom stocked with product and display pieces showcasing a variety of applications and end user work product to inspire you to move forward. XTC-3D print coating is the latest material addition that Reynolds can discuss or demonstrate for you. For the nearest Reynolds location: www.reynoldsam.com To learn more about XTC-3D coating: www.reynoldsam.com/product/xtc-3d/
  • Sciaky, Inc., United States: As an Additive Manufacturing (AM) pioneer of large-scale, high-value metal applications, such as titanium parts for aircraft, Sciaky is a key player in AM advances for the aerospace and defense markets. Our groundbreaking AM process saves manufacturers time and money on the creation of production parts and prototypes. Sciaky, Inc.
  • Senvol is a services firm that conducts analytics exclusively for the additive manufacturing industry. Senvol has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, consumer products, and automotive. Senvol also provides the Senvol Database, the industry’s first and only free, searchable database for additive manufacturing machines & materials.
  • Simufact Engineering– an MSC Software company – is developing and providing software for the simulation of forming and joining processes for more than 20 years now. Simufact customers benefit from high simulation accuracy, short calculation times and the software’s ease of use. Recently, Simufact Engineering has launched Simufact Additive, a scalable solution for the simulation of metal-based additive manufacturing processes. www.simufact.com
  • SLM Solutions NA, Inc., USA: Serving as the North American center of SLM Solutions Group AG — SLM Solutions NA, Inc. is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology and Selective Laser Melting®. Our open system parameters, multi-laser solutions, and closed-loop metal powder handling achieve best-in-class operator safety and recoating speed for efficient part production and prototypes across the aerospace, automotive, energy and medical industries. Send inquiries to info@slm-solutions.us.
  • SME, United States, connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for industry. SME hosts the RAPID annual RAPID event.
  • Solid Concepts provides custom manufacturing solutions and expert engineering to provide plastic and metal parts to aerospace, medical, consumer industries and more. Manufacturing services include PolyJet, Stereolithography (SLA), Laser Sintering (SLS, DMLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), QuantumCast™ cast urethanes, CNC, Tooling and Injection Molding. Professional finishing makes Solid Concepts a one-stop-shop for prototypes to production. ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified. www.solidconcepts.com
  • Technician Education in Additive Manufacturing & Materials (TEAMM) is a network of public and private sector stakeholders collaborating to address a critical gap in supporting technician education; the identification and adaption of ASTM skills standards that keep pace with research and development. As new materials are developed and 3D printers use multiple materials, properties and handling expertise is needed. http://www.4teamm.org/ www.materialseducation.org
  • TRUMPF is a high-technology company providing manufacturing solutions in machine tools, lasers and electronics. As the world technological and market leader for machine tools and industrial lasers, TRUMPF has developed all the pertinent laser technologies for industrial 3D printing and can offer customers the complete package – laser beam source, machine, powder, services and application consulting – from a single source.
  • UL, the global, independent safety science leader, collaborates with the 3D printing industry to advance innovation, safety & quality. With over a century of supply chain safety, performance expertise and engineering knowledge, UL is a trusted partner to 3D printing machine & material manufacturers, retailers, and commercial & industrial companies. UL helps navigate challenging issues involving training & education, equipment & material compliance, and printed part & product validation. www.ul.com/3dp, www.ul.com/3dptraining
  • Wohlers Associates, The independent consulting firm offers an unparalleled window into additive manufacturing and 3D printing. It provides technical and strategic advice on the new developments and trends in rapid product development, AM, and 3D printing. The company has offered the undisputed industry-leading report on AM and 3D printing—the Wohlers Report—for 19 consecutive years. Details are at wohlersassociates.comWohlers Associates

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