Expanding the boundaries of 3D printing parts for space

Crews and supplies regularly travel to the International Space Station, Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket has launched more than 100 times, and the US shuttle program ran 135 missions. Nonetheless, there’s nothing routine about the controlled explosions that blast people and cargo into space. Nor is there anything routine about the extreme conditions faced by humans and equipment once outside the protective bubble of the earth’s atmosphere.

Equispheres Recognized as HackerNoon’s Startup of the Year in Ottawa

HackerNoon Reporter: What are some of the goals you’re looking forward to accomplishing in 2022?
In 2021, we demonstrated that our material is capable of faster printing, which reduces part costs for our customers. In 2022, Equispheres will continue working with our partners in the automotive, aerospace and defense sectors to qualify our materials for more industrial applications…

3D Printing Camaraderie Returns in Full Force at AMUG 2022

Within the 3D printing industry, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference is like no other. As the group’s motto goes, it is “for users, by users.” That results in an exclusive environment where the love for the technology and the community is palpable.

Mitsubishi Gas Giant to Distribute Metal 3D Printing Powders from Equispheres

Since it was founded in 2015, Canadian firm Equispheres has expanded its reach within the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. This has included significant amounts of funding, as well as big name clients, such as Lockheed Martin. Now, the metal powder manufacturer has achieved another crucial partner in Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (abbreviated “TNSC” and traded on the TYO as 4091), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical. The gas giant will aid Equispheres in distributing its aluminum powders in the Japanese market.

Finalists for TCT Awards 2022 revealed

The TCT Group has announced the finalists for the 2022 TCT Awards, with the likes of Volkswagen, PepsiCO, Safran and Tetra Pak all in contention.

Winners within the 11 categories will be recognised on the evening of June 8th during a formal awards ceremony hosted by television presenter and tech enthusiast Jason Bradbury at Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Other highlights of the evening include the latest inductions into the TCT Hall of Fame and the TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award.

Government of Canada supports scale-up and growth of southern Ontario’s manufacturing sector

The manufacturing sector remains a critical driver of the southern Ontario economy. It produces vital goods for domestic and global markets and creates good-paying jobs for Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to investing in homegrown manufacturers and companies that are supporting smarter and cleaner solutions and boosting critical local supply chains as we build towards a more sustainable and resilient economy.

Better Metal Powder, Better Metal Prints

There is an old adage in computer software – garbage in, garbage out. This aphorism is true for many things, including metal AM.

Metal AM provides several potential benefits to manufacturing, including design freedom to make lighter, more effective parts, simplified supply chain management with minimal inventories, reduced lead time in development, and bespoke part production, to name a few. However, metal AM technology has not yet disrupted the 13 Trillion manufacturing industry and has been mostly used in R&D, product development and tooling.

TRUMPF & Aconity3D Partner with Equispheres for Metal Powder 3D Printing

Ontario-based materials engineering firm Equispheres brought in a good amount of investment funding in 2020 to help scale production of its metal 3D printing powder, which it creates using a patent-pending atomization technology that can make spherical metal powder specifically for AM. Now the company is partnering with Aconity3D, a systems provider for flexible, custom metal 3D printers, to achieve faster print speeds for part production by pairing its aluminum powder with Aconity3D’s 1 kW MIDI 3D printing system.