Production

Economies of Scope: Additive Manufacturing’s Trajectory Toward Bigness

A new book argues that the advance of AM will ultimately favor bigger and bigger manufacturers. Recent articles about groups and companies seeking to benefit from AM show a tiny trajectory in the same direction.

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.

Materials

Origin Introduces Open Additive Production Platform

Origin announces funding and strategic partnership with BASF to reshape additive manufacturing.

News

MetalMaker Launches Rapid Prototyping Service for Metal Parts

The company integrates 3D printing with investment casting to deliver functional metal parts quickly.

Automotive

SPE Names First AM Winner in Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

SPE’s Automotive Division added Additive Manufacturing as a category for 2018. The first winning application used 3D printing to create a window alignment fixture.

News

Xaar Launches High Laydown (HL) Technology

The 3D printing technology prints materials with high viscosity.

Moldmaking

New Kimura U.S. Metal Casting Plant Relies Entirely on 3D Printing for Molds and Cores

Printing foundry molds and cores without hard tooling will speed leadtimes and make small quantities of castings affordable, the company says. Its proprietary process advances the detail and finish obtainable from casting using 3D sand printing.

News

Kodak Partners with Evolve Additive Solutions

Kodak and Evolve scale production capabilities and speed of additive manufacturing with electrophotographic technology.

Moldmaking

Matsuura Announces Partnership with CMD

Custom Mold and Design (CMD) and Matsuura USA will collaborate in applying  Matsuura’s Lumex technology for the mold industry.

Aerospace

First Additive Manufactured Part to Be Installed on GE Engines

The FAA has given “change in design” approval for additively manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) brackets.

News

Authentise Teams Up with Autodesk for AM Workflow

Autodesk and Authentise collaborate to deliver an integrated workflow for additive manufacturing.

News

Plural Additive Manufacturing Partners with TRAK Machine Tools

Trak Machine Tools will now sell and support Plural Additive Manufacturing’s 3ntr systems through its direct sales representatives, its resellers and its showrooms.