MB CalRAM LLC, a provider of powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing metal printing services, has been acquired by Carpenter Technology Corp.

“This strategic acquisition builds upon our existing additive manufacturing capabilities and provides direct entry into the rapidly expanding part production segment of the additive manufacturing value chain,” says Tony Thene, Carpenter Tech’s president and CEO. “As additive manufacturing continues to evolve into more advanced components with increasing complexity, our customers are seeking partners who can not only produce parts, but also possess metallurgical expertise to help determine the best materials and processes to fit their needs in demanding applications.”

3D dental printing

The Stratasys Objet260 Dental 3D printer can produce parts in three materials on a single tray, offering the versatility to build surgical guides, models, and appliances for a variety of patient requirements. When operating in single-material mode, operators gain production efficiency with shorter changeover and reduced material waste.

For future-proofing current investments, the Stratasys Objet260 Dental 3D printer is upgradeable to Dental Selection, broadening adoption of next-generation digitally mixed materials.

Prepare, optimize designs for additive manufacturing

Users can prepare and optimize designs to additvely manufacture plastic and metal parts using Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS software, enhanced with tools from 3D System’s 3D Xpert. SOLIDWORKS users will now be able to produce complex geometry, lightweight parts without compromising strength, and apply surface texture to deliver functional or aesthetic benefits. Complex structures can be created with rapid product development, reduced time to market, and lower total cost of operation. 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS provides an integrated solution that streamlines preparation and optimization stages from design to manufacturing.