Established knowledge and skill areas ranging from engineering design through postprocess testing and inspection and even supply chain management all need to be rethought with additive in mind.
December 9, 2016 - Peter Zelinski
Seven machines currently committed to aluminum expand the company’s capacity to 3D print both tooling and parts. One of the photos illustrates a safety measure addressing reactive metals.
September 23, 2016 - Peter Zelinski
Additive manufacturing allowed electric bike’s frame to be optimized for minimal mass and material.
September 2, 2016 - Peter Zelinski
Machining demos will show additive parts postprocessed on CNC machines, and a high-speed 3D printing system will show fully automated production. “This is a manufacturing technology,” says company COO.
August 22, 2016 - Peter Zelinski
A maker of CNC machine tools and a maker of AM technology come together to describe integrating additive and subtractive into an efficient process for production.
August 1, 2016 - Peter Zelinski
Today’s CNC is ready for these machines. Standard control technology is sufficient to oversee additive and subtractive together.
May 20, 2016 - Peter Zelinski
The WAAM system has demonstrated the ability to produce a titanium aircraft part, but titanium in particular requires protection against oxidation.
May 18, 2016 - Peter Zelinski
Growth is expected as both industries transition more production components to AM.
March 16, 2016 - Peter Zelinski
Is it possible to 3D print with carbon fiber fabric? It is, except that “printing” is not the right word. This additive process builds parts by stacking the carbon fiber sheets. The result is composite parts that don’t need tooling—but are strong enough that they could be used as tooling.
August 1, 2015 - Peter Zelinski