Siemens has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using additive manufacturing (AM) technology, also known as 3D printing. The company successfully validated multiple AM printed turbine blades with a conventional blade design at full engine conditions.
Direct metal deposition (DMD) can be up to 250-330 per cent faster than manual laser cladding. New Additive Manufacturing 2.0 (AM 2.0)-capable laser welding systems can now be equipped with a recently developed powder nozzle from OR Lasertechnologie GmbH that permits fully automatic layerwise buildup.
The Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has launched the Future Design Centre, a global strategic initiative, which serves to support foundation activities in future-related studies, 3D technology, and modern physics fields.