Production

August Issue Explores Additive Manufacturing for Production

What’s the best way to bring AM into production? The August issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine features three companies that have come to manufacture parts additively through different strategies.

Optimizing the Additive Manufacturing Workflow with PLM

Product lifecycle management (PLM) plays an essential role when adopting additive manufacturing within mainstream 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?

Forecast 3D Opens 3D Manufacturing Center

The company now offers HP Multi Jet Fusion additive manufacturing services from its California headquarters.

Large-Format 3D Printer Builds Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Submarine

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has teamed up with the U.S. Navy to 3D print a demonstrator submarine hull for Navy SEALs application.

Building an Additive Manufacturing Business for Production

What does it look like to build a business based on AM production from the ground up? An Ohio medical device contractor is finding out.

3D-Printed Device Proves Rugged Enough for Dust-Free Tile Removal

Arizona Home Floors considered buying a mold to produce a plastic version of its DustRam product. But when a prototype proved durable enough to withstand working conditions, the production strategy shifted to 3D printing.

Windform Composite 3D Printing Materials Enable Lightweight, Flexible Air Inlet

CRP Technology recently developed a new front air inlet for a Moto3 racing customer, which was manufactured in Windform materials by using an SLS additive manufacturing technique.

SLM Titanium Expands Options for Hearing Aid Wearers

Titanium plus selective laser melting (SLM) enables hearing aids that perform better for a wider range of individuals.

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.

Stratasys Introduces Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator

The modular 3D printing solution was created with an eye toward low-volume, continuous production.

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.