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Aerospace Contractor Brings Custom Tooling In-House with FDM 3D Printing

Adding an FDM 3D printer enabled a producer of subassemblies for aircraft to bypass traditional tooling solutions on many custom tools and bring much of this work in-house.

MarkForged Metal Printer: Sintering Can Wait

Separating 3D printing from high-temperature processing is part of how the company’s Metal X realizes a price less than established metal AM equipment.

Ohio Business Sees Big Possibilities in BAAM for Tooling

A new startup built around a large-scale 3D printer aims to offer short lead times for large industrial tools.

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Tooling Is the Underappreciated AM Application

One of the significant impacts of industrial 3D printing will be its aid to conventional production.

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Design Enhancements for Conformal-Cooled Insert Leverage 3D Printing Capabilities

A collaborative mold project reveals that the value of 3D printing isn’t in the process, it’s in the products.

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Additive Manufactured Fixation Plates Match Stiffness and Shape of Patient’s Jaw Bone

Research shows that NiTi fixation plates manufactured with controlled porosity using SLM can be matched to the stiffness of a patient’s lower jaw bone as well as its shape.

Laser Optimization Helps Brings AM to the Next Level

A new productivity-boosting technology, called parallel mode, redefines metal 3D printer process speed.

Video: 3D-Printed Excavator at ConExpo

The cab, arm and heat exchanger were all 3D printed on the first excavator to feature major components produced additively.

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