Peter Zelinski

Production

3D Systems CEO: Speed Is the Enabler to Production

Speed will change things, says Joshi. When we imagine that additive doesn’t have a role in high-volume production, we have failed to account for all the ways that faster 3D printing affects the economics.

News

Impressions of Rapid + TCT 2017

Low-cost metal machines were the prominent new introduction to a show that has perhaps completed its transformation into an industrial manufacturing event

Tooling

Tooling Is the Underappreciated AM Application

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

Metal AM

The Promise of Lower-Cost Metal 3D Printing: 3 Views

Representatives of companies using the new Desktop Metal system—Caterpillar, Jabil and Lowes—describe their expected applications for this capability.

Tooling

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.

Metal AM

Six Additional Advantages of the Desktop Metal Systems

Beyond the accessibility and simplicity, the new metal 3D printing technology delivers other significant benefits as well. One example: Remove support structures by hand rather than machining them.

News

Additive Manufacturing Conference Returns to Knoxville October 10-12

The conference program is focused on additive for industrial part production and includes a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratories' AM facility.

Moldmaking

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.

Polymer AM

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.

Metal AM

At Rapid: A 73-Year-Old Machine Shop’s Journey into Metal AM

Imperial Machine & Tool Co. presents at Rapid 2017 about incorporating metal additive manufacturing into a traditional machine shop environment.

Aerospace

GE Team Secretly Printed a Helicopter Engine, Replacing 900 Parts with 16

GE Additive’s Ehteshami says, “To make these parts the ordinary way, you typically need 10 to 15 suppliers, you have tolerances, you have nuts, bolts, welds and braces.” With additive, “all of that went away.” The helicopter project is a detail in a story worth knowing.

News

Observations of AMUG 2017

Record attendance for the event this year threatened to exceed the capacity of the venue. Here are a few impressions of this year’s AMUG conference.