Stephanie Hendrixson

Design for Additive

Students Develop Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) Worksheet for 3D Printing Success

A team of researchers at Purdue University developed and tested a DFAM worksheet to help novice and intermediate 3D printing users increase build success and minimize reprints.

News

Accelerating Manufacturing at Rapid 2017

Heading to Pittsburgh next week? Here are some event features to add to your agenda.

Metal AM

Spotlight on Tooling in May Issue

3D-printed tooling—parts for making other parts—is the theme running through this month’s Additive Manufacturing magazine. Also highlighted is the upcoming Rapid trade show and conference.

Polymer AM

Webinar: Choosing Between 3D Printing Processes for Plastic Parts

Learn the strengths of different 3D printing methods in a free webinar taking place May 23.

Design for Additive

How to Think About Design for Additive Manufacturing

It’s not as simple as changing the manufacturing method. True DFAM involves tradeoffs, specialization and even failure.

Polymer AM

A Troubleshooting Guide for 3D Printing

All3DP shares a guide that helps users solve 3D printing problems by understanding the underlying causes.

Tooling

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.

News

LPW Technology Case Study Examines Effect of Processing Conditions on Metal Powder

The study focused on four batches of stainless steel used in laser powder-bed fusion.

Polymer AM

Functional Prototypes for Electric Motorcycles Made with CLIP Technology

Alta Motors has plans to use Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology for production in the near future.

News

EOS to Support AM Implementation with New Consultancy Group

Recent steps in the company’s planned growth in North America include the re-opening of a renovated facility in Novi, Michigan, and the launch of the Additive Minds North America consultancy group.

Medical

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.

News

Budgets for Additive Manufacturing to Increase in 2017, According to Survey

A survey conducted by Fast Radius indicates that manufacturers will spend more on 3D-printed parts including prototypes and functional parts.