Moldmaking

Laser Optimization Helps Brings AM to the Next Level

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

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.

Milacron Partners with Linear AMS to Provide Conformal Cooling Solutions

Linear AMS will provide metal 3D-printed mold components as part of a Milacron product line.

Amerimold 2017 Adds Additive Manufacturing Workshop

The pre-show workshop is just one of the new features of this year’s mold manufacturing event.

Biomimicry: Nature’s Way of Cooling Tools with DMLS

Research leveraged biomimicry, a design method based on structures and systems found in nature, to develop a better mold.

Beyond Conformal Cooling: Uniform Thermal Surface Control

The concept leverages principles of conformal cooling to enable even more precise temperature control.

What Is the Most Widely Used 3D-Printed Material?

ExOne’s CTO recently offered an educated guess. His answer highlights an underappreciated success of AM.

Molder’s Experience Illustrates How AM Will Interact with Other Advances

Additive manufacturing is not moving forward in isolation. It will leverage and work in harmony with other manufacturing technologies that are also moving forward.

AM Conference Speaker: Harbec

Harbec reports on its exploration of thermal and fluid transfer processes in nature and how this can be applied to injection molds using additive manufacturing.

Linear AMS Expands Business, Names Director for Molding and Tooling

The Michigan-based company is adding equipment and personnel to support the mold and tooling side of its business.

AM Conference Speaker: PTI Engineered Plastics

PTI Engineered Plastics is exploring potential profit with 3D-printed hollow inserts, changing the way they look at injection mold inserts. Learn more during a presentation at the Additive Manufacturing Conference in September.

AM Conference Speaker: Cincinnati Inc.

Additive manufacturing presents an alternative for fiber-reinforced composite production. Learn more during a presentation at the Additive Manufacturing Conference in September.