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So far Craig Metcalfe has created 8 blog entries.

Understanding MicroCT for Additive Manufacturing

We have teamed up with The Barnes Group Advisors to develop a training course on the use of microscale X-ray computed tomography (μCT) in additive manufacturing. Details about this course have been described on Digital Engineering's Rapid Ready Tech blog, along with a general overview of how μCT fits into the additive manufacturing process, from feedstock [...]

By |2018-10-04T21:58:15+00:00October 4th, 2018|

Advanced Inspection for Additive Manufacturing: Expanse President Interviewed

James Hinebaugh, President of Expanse Microtechnologies is featured in the Expert Interviews series by AFMG. James discusses advanced inspection and the role it plays in the development of additive manufacturing materials and technologies. The X-ray computed tomography-based inspection tools developed by his team are shown to be useful at all points along the supply [...]

By |2018-08-29T16:24:44+00:00August 29th, 2018|

Expanse Welcomes Peter H. Foss to the Team!

We are pleased to announce that Peter H. Foss has joined Expanse in the role of Senior Advisor, Polymer Composites. Pete comes to us with 32+ years at General Motors R&D in Warren, MI, where he specialized in advanced CAE of plastics and composites. A member of the 2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro thermoplastic carbon fiber pickup truck [...]

By |2018-08-22T06:55:40+00:00August 20th, 2018|

CT Scanning Speeds Development of 3D Printed Orthopedic Implant

Integrating X-ray CT early in the additive manufacturing development process reduced the number of builds required to prove out an industry-first medical device, saving time and reducing development costs. The DC2: Safer, Faster, Less Invasive Type II odontoid fractures of the second cervical vertebra are the most common spinal column injury in patients [...]

By |2018-07-13T14:36:02+00:00July 6th, 2018|

Invited Talk at AMUG 2018 – St. Louis

Join Expanse at the ExOne Room (D6) at 3pm on Monday, April 9th to hear our Craig Metcalfe talk about the exciting work that can be done with microscale computed tomography (microCT) for all stages of metal additive manufacturing. We’re talking about powder characterization, part inspection, and process development, with a focus on [...]

By |2018-07-21T20:45:43+00:00April 4th, 2018|

Leaders in Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Inspection Build a New Path Forward to Improve Quality in 3D Printed Parts

The Barnes Group Advisors and Expanse Microtechnologies announced a joint partnership to help the additive manufacturing community chart a path forward to superior product quality and consistency through enhanced process knowledge. Today, The Barnes Group Advisors, experts and consultants to the 3D printing sector, and Expanse Microtechnologies, experts in the [...]

By |2018-03-21T05:20:05+00:00March 21st, 2018|

There is More to a Pore: 3D Analysis for Additive Manufacturing

- Moving Beyond the Relative Density Metric - Design and manufacturing teams producing metal parts by additive manufacturing need to consider the influence of porosity on the performance of their parts in service. In some cases, the presence of porosity is not critical to performance or is intentionally designed into the [...]

By |2018-07-03T20:00:15+00:00October 22nd, 2017|

RAPID Canada Conference at CMTS 2017

We're excited about attending the RAPID Canada Conference later this month, which is an industry-leading forum for the latest developments in additive manufacturing (AM), 3D printing, and 3D scanning. As part of CMTS 2017, we're looking forward to discussing the latest challenges in AM, including process control and monitoring, cost effective strategies for final [...]

By |2017-10-23T16:03:05+00:00September 1st, 2017|