September 30, 2016
Stacey DelVecchio of Caterpillar describes how AM is moving forward within a large and established company. Today, there is tooling and aftermarket parts. Ultimately, the technology will empower engineers to realize parts and products “they never even dreamed possible.”
Güngör Kara of EOS sees buy-in from the top of the organization being a valuable factor in additive manufacturing realizing its full promise.
Marc Saunders of Renishaw says manufacturers must consider “what kind of play they’re going to make with additive.” The broadest perspective looks at AM’s potential to affect the performance of the entire product.
Greg Hyatt of DMG MORI notes expanded range of subtractive operations and applications likely to benefit from hybrid.
Jonathan Schroeder of 3D Platform considers 3D printing as a manufacturer. Here are some considerations of making functional parts and cost-effective production parts.
John Murray of Concept Laser discusses safety, quality and automation as they relate to additive manufacturing for production metal parts.
Roger Hart of Siemens describes the control technology that will address AM challenges such as surface finish and reproducibility.
James Fendrick of SLM Solutions discusses the growing adoption of AM technology in this video interview.
Lonnie Love of Oak Ridge National Laboratories discusses the various factors that will contribute to the advance of additive manufacturing.
Arcam’s Francisco Medina discusses the advantages of electron beam melting (EBM), enabling factors for AM production and the future of powder-bed machines.
Not at all, says Renishaw’s Robert Chiari. The manufacturing methods complement one another, which is why many machining facilities are looking to AM.
Jay Rogers of Local Motors discusses his company’s coming 3D-printed car and what it represents.
The founder of earbud manufacturer Normal describes how commonplace digital technology + 3D printing allow a consumer product to be tailored to the end user.