Metal AM

Directing the Future of Laser Metal Deposition (LMD)

Formalloy is proving that LMD is for more than repairs and large parts. Fast deposition rates, fine detail capabilities and multimaterial support promise to change how parts are designed and made.

Sponsored

Inspecting Complex Geometries for 3D-Printed Parts

As additive manufacturing moves into the production space, advanced inspection technology is becoming more critical to ensure part quality.

Basics

What Is Directed Energy Deposition?

Analyzing directed energy deposition and powder-bed fusion provides a thorough understanding of the extra machining necessary for a “near-net shape” versus a “net shape” manufacturing process.

Basics

AM 101: Binder Jetting

Binder jetting requires no support structures, is accurate and repeatable, and is said to eliminate dimensional distortion problems common in some high-heat 3D technologies. Here is a look at how binder jetting works and its benefits for additive manufacturing.

Videos

Video: AM Education Means Both Skills and Network

Kevin White, mechanical engineer at the Naval Nuclear Lab and student at Penn State, shares how a higher education in AM provides benefits beyond technical training.

News

AMUG Unveils Keynote Speakers for 2019 Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced the keynote speakers for its 2019 conference. The conference takes place in Chicago, Illinois, and will have nearly 200 presentations, workshops and hands-on training sessions.

Basics

Video: Where Are We Heading with Additive Manufacturing?

Increasing demands for additive end-to-end production processes, machine learning and product customization are driving additive manufacturing forward. Peter Zelinski explains where AM is heading in this video filmed at last year’s Additive Manufacturing Conference.

Metal AM

Simulation Supports Custom 3D-Printed Knife

Build simulation revealed that distortion was likely to occur in this custom chef’s knife. Thermal shrouding and an unusual support structure were used to counter it.

Basics

Video: Looking Through an "AM Lens"

Alan Suarez Garcia, advanced manufacturing engineer at GE Healthcare and master's student at Penn State, explains how this degree program changes how he looks at manufacturing.

Technology

Additive Manufacturing for Large Parts

Powder-bed fusion is driving the hype for additive manufacturing right now, but it may not be the best answer. Directed energy deposition is a strong contender.

Basics

Density Parameters in AM: Measurement and Relevance

For powder material used in additive manufacturing, “density” has various meanings. The different density definitions are useful in different ways.

Automotive

Recap: The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive

The inaugural AM Workshop for Automotive at the North American International Auto Show brought together the world’s top automotive and additive manufacturing technology experts on one stage. Here’s what they had to say.