Polymer AM

Thermwood and U.S. Navy Complete Validation for AM Marine Program

The validation program centered on printing an unclassified scale nose of a submarine using Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system.


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.


Renishaw Supplies Sandvik Additive Manufacturing with RenAM 500Q Systems

Renishaw agrees to provide Sandvik Additive Manufacturing with its multi-laser RenAM 500Q system to increase printing capacity.


Spare Parts 3D and Whirlpool Collaborate on 3D Printing Project

Spare Parts 3D and Whirlpool have joined forces on a 3D printing project to improve Whirlpool’s after-sales services and accelerate industrialization.


10 Impressions of Formnext 2018

The size and scope of this year's Formnext exhibition offered plenty to see, but also reinforced additive manufacturing's continuing maturity. 10 impressions from Additive Manufacturing editors.

Metal AM

5 Lessons About Additive Manufacturing We Can Learn from This Part

A bracket redesign has a lot to say about the successful application of metal AM. One of the takeaways: Support structures are worth the effort!


Generation Growth Capital Acquires 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing

The metal additive manufacturing service provider will remain under the management of founder Bob Markley.


MIT Launches ADAPT Consortium

The Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT) consortium focuses on scaling new manufacturing technology through partnership between industry and academia.

Design for Additive

Video: Redesigned Milling Cutter Demonstrates Design Possibilities of AM

Topology optimization plus a material change realize an 80 percent reduction in mass.


5 Ways to Use AM in a Turning Shop

Additive manufacturing systems are not replacing lathes, but the two processes can work together and complement one another.


Evonik Develops Implant-Quality PEEK Filament for 3D Printing

Based on its Vestakeep i4 G, Evonik's 3D printing material offers biocompatibility, biostability and X-ray transparency.


CECIMO Creates Additive Manufacturing Committee

CECIMO establishes an Additive Manufacturing Committee to discuss EU policy changes and be the voice for AM at the European level.