[FoRK] Mobile lab 3D-prints gear as needed in Afghanistan

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Sat Sep 1 14:01:54 PDT 2012

Metal parts made by laser sintering of powders top the list in performance. A wide range of stainless and tool steels, titanium and 
nickel alloys, and cobalt-chrome, as well as copper, aluminum, and precious metals can all be formed in machines built by companies 
such as *EOS* (Munich), *Concept Laser* (Lichtenfels, Germany), *Renishaw Inc.* (Wotton-under-Edge, U.K.), and *Phenix Systems* 
(Riom, France). Metal parts are fully dense, with a uniform microstructure due to the localized melting of a static powder bed. 
Titanium parts meet *American Society for Testing and Materials* (ASTM) standards for wrought titanium and exceed the strength and 
toughness of cast materials.

On 8/26/12 6:27 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
> Try this link
> http://www.altairhyperworks.co.uk/technology/Files/Papers/EADS.pdf
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> No attachment made it through...
>> On 8/26/12 12:19 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
>>> This is where it really shines
>>> Sorry to attach, but it is a pain to get hold of
>>> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 1:18 AM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>>>> Plastic, aluminum, or steel...
>>>> http://gcn.com/articles/2012/08/23/3d-printing-army-rapid-equipping-afghanistan.aspx?s=gcndaily_240812

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