Machine tool builder Cincinnati Incorporated and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a partnership by which they intend to develop a new machine for additive manufacturing (AM) of polymer parts in dimensions up to 10 times larger than is possible by current technologies. The goal also includes increasing the speed of the three-dimensional printing process — 200 to 500 times faster. No time frame has been announced.

Read more from American Machinist, February 25, 2014.

Large-Dimension 3DP Technology in Development