Production

Why Additive Manufacturing Needs the Executive Perspective

CEOs, take note! Adopting additive manufacturing is a choice likely to affect far more than just production. The paradigm still missing from the evaluation of AM in many cases is the view that sees the impacts in various parts of the enterprise.

Sponsored

Transformative Technologies Converge on Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing will be among the transformative technologies on display at MT360, an innovative manufacturing event.

3D Printing Materials

How a Solid-State Process Stood Firm Until Additive’s Moment

Early on, this company saw the promise of friction stir welding for building forms in layers. Few understood at the time. They understand now, in part because this process offers benefits such as blended materials and freedom from stress that other metal AM approaches can’t match.

March 2019 Issue Highlights Executive Perspective on Additive Manufacturing

The executive perspective is vital for evaluating additive manufacturing. The March 2019 issue dives into what the CEO needs to know to make this decision, plus AM’s influence beyond manufacturing and a preview of Rapid + TCT.

Metal AM

Grind to Finish: A Postprocessing Solution for Additive Manufacturing

3D printed metal parts typically feature little stock remaining for finishing. Grinding is potentially an effective solution for meeting final tolerances. An abrasive technology provider investigates grinding as a complement to AM.

Basics

Why Additive Manufacturing Needs the Executive Perspective

CEOs, take note! Adopting additive manufacturing is a choice likely to affect far more than just production. The paradigm still missing from the evaluation of AM in many cases is the view that sees the impacts in various parts of the enterprise.

Tooling

Video: The Pella Corporation Is Succeeding With 3D-Printed Tooling

An engineering leader with the window and door maker shows examples of the tooling and machine parts now produced for the company's manufacturing processes using 3D printing.

Discover AM Application Trends, Tracks Shaping the Industry

RAPID + TCT 2019 offers an educational networking and growth opportunity for professionals in the additive manufacturing sector, with conference tracks, workshops and presentations for AM novices through experts.

Postprocessing

Gas: The Silent Enabler of Additive Manufacturing

High-end metal additive manufacturing relies on the perfect gas composition to create products that meet the required material properties. But gas such as argon is also key to metal powder production, storage and postprocessing.

Automotive

Video: Additive Manufacturing as an Alternative to Casting

Daan Kersten of Additive Industries discusses the promise of metal AM for production. Cost per piece can be lower than many expect.

Tooling

3D-Printed Tooling and the Mindset Change at Pella

For the window and door maker, 3D printing for tooling and machine components is “not just another tool, but a whole other toolkit.” However, winning widespread acceptance and understanding was the most important challenge.

Polymer AM

Call for Speakers: Present Your AM Application to Current and Future AM Users at the Additive Manufacturing Conference

The call for presenters is now open for the sixth annual AM Conference, to be held August 27-29 in Austin, Texas. Presentations from successful users are welcome, and in fact frequently are some of the best-received talks at the event.

Design for Additive

Niche Manufacturer Discovers How Additive and Amazon Go Together

The economics of 3D printing allow for cost-effective production of niche products, and Amazon Prime offers a way to distribute them. The Periscope Case is one company’s first venture into an all-new model aimed at bringing products to market that would never have been profitable before.