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July 26th, 2018
Visit the UL AM Team at the TCT Show 2018

The UL AM team is looking forward to seeing you at the TCT Show, September 25 -27 in Birmingham, UK. This year’s show promises to deliver deep technical knowledge and application studies across the range of AM technologies. Before your conference itinerary is full, make time to attend the our own Balu Nair’s presentation on… read more

July 26th, 2018
Six Questions: Environmental & Sustainability Considerations for AM

In this month’s “Six Questions” feature, we’re speaking with Bill Hoffman, UL Environment Corporate Fellow and Senior Scientist, about the impact of Additive Manufacturing (AM) on environmental and sustainability considerations, such as air quality, emissions, the reuse and recyclability of materials as well the recyclability of final printed parts. Bill speaks to the current state… read more

July 26th, 2018
UL Discusses AM Material Properties with Assembly Magazine

Darrin Conlon, director of principal engineers in the appliances, HVACR and lighting division of UL, recently spoke with Assembly Magazine regarding AM processes and their effect on AM material properties as part of the feature, “3D Printing Holds Potential for White Goods.” The article discusses the impact of AM within the appliance and household product… read more

July 17th, 2018
3D Printing and its Impact on the Appliance Industry

As originally featured in Assembly Magazine, “3D Printing Holds Potential for White Goods”, by Austin Weber, Senior Editor In a recent article published by Assembly Magazine, the growing trend of 3D printing is discussed, including its potential impact on the appliance industry, with first-hand insights from director of principal engineers in the appliances, HVAC/R and… read more

June 25th, 2018
Six Questions: The Impact of Additive Manufacturing on Building & Fire Codes

In this month’s “Six Questions” feature, we’re speaking with Howard Hopper, UL Regulatory Services Program Manager, about the impact of Additive Manufacturing (AM) on US Building and Fire Codes as well as code officials. Though AM has existed for decades, officials are  now beginning to recognize and understand the numerous health and safety considerations associated… read more

June 15th, 2018
Make as you go

Is Additive Manufacturing (AM) the next big disruptive innovation in the construction industry, or is it simply a fad that is perhaps likely to be dismissed as futuristic? Is the HVACR market ready to accommodate 3D printing in mainstream manufacturing or will historic investment in traditional facilities serve as a bottleneck? Lastly, will a market’s… read more

June 14th, 2018
UL AM Metal Validation Program launches with voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG

UL’s Metal AM Validation Program offered in collaboration with the Advanced Remanufacturing Technology Center (ARTC) is kicking off its first project with voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, one of the leading suppliers of metal powder for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) market. The announcement was made during the bi-annual technical meeting held at ARTC… read more

June 14th, 2018
UL and Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership on AM Professional Certification Programs

CLEVELAND, June 7, 2018 — Tooling U-SME, a leading provider of manufacturing training solutions, and UL, a global safety science company, have finalized an agreement to align training and certification to create a single source for professional additive manufacturing certification. The organizations signed a Letter of Intent in December 2017 to collaborate on enhanced workforce training… read more

May 2nd, 2018
Spring 2018 AM Conference Takeaways

April in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry typically means the ramp-up of conference season and this April certainly did not disappoint. The UL AM team participated in and presented at four events across the United States, walking away with new contacts, learnings and observations. Before hitting the road again in May, the team took a… read more

April 30th, 2018
Achieving Consistency and Reliability in Additive Manufacturing

Dr. Khalid Rafi, UL AM Lead Development Engineer, discusses how to create and maintain an AM specific quality assurance process in the April issue of Quality Magazine. The article outlines the essential steps that must be implemented within pre-production and post-processing for a laser-based, metal powder-bed fusion process to help ensure that products / components… read more