Peter Zelinski

Production

The Logistical Value of AM

3D printing can permit a radical change in the geometry of a part. Have we yet seen the extent to which it might change that part’s point of production?

Basics

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Are Two Different Things

And as AM continues to advance, the differences are becoming more pronounced and more important. 

Materials

HP Supports Material Development with Open Lab and Kit for Testing Spreadability

The company's materials head says independent efforts toward material development represent the fastest way for AM’s range of materials to expand.

Basics

Hear Proto Labs’ Recorded Webinar on Choosing Among Plastic 3D Printing Options

SLS, stereolithography or polyjet? The answer depends. Each process has its strengths.

Metal AM

Metal AM: Is Welding the Way In?

Optomec’s machine tool for metal 3D printing is also an accessible system for automated welding. The embrace of one use of this machine might lead to increasing exploration of the other.

Tooling

Honeywell: How Tooling Wins Acceptance of AM from Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance

Because of the power and importance of culture, tooling is the starting point for succeeding with AM.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Video: Offline Verification for Five-Axis Hybrid Manufacturing

Simulation that models the system for machining can also be applied to AM, as well as to a system combining additive and subtractive with intricate machine moves.

Metal AM

DMG MORI to Introduce Its SLM System to North America in November

The company now offers both powder-bed and direct-deposition AM. Its president anticipates widespread use of metal AM within 10 years.

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.