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.

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

Inside the Additive Manufacturing Master’s Program at Penn State

PSU's engineering master's degree in additive manufacturing and design offers students and manufacturing professionals a higher education in a continuously maturing field.

News

January 2019 Issue Explores Interplay of AM and Design

Design no longer begins and ends at the part. In AM, design plays a role at every step in the process.

Automotive

Why GM’s Electric Future Is Also an Additive Future

Production capacity isn’t the only reason that additive has been slow to make inroads into the automotive industry. There is a larger barrier to entry—one that General Motors and Autodesk are working to overcome.

Design for Additive

How Topology Optimization Could Be the Key to Longer-Lasting Hip Implants

Hip stem implants must support the mechanical loads of the patient’s lifestyle, but should also avoid stress shielding. A team from Altair leveraged simulation, topology optimization and 3D printing to design an optimized hip stem that meets both conditions.

News

Consortium Builds Ship Propeller Via Wire plus Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)

The robot-driven deposition technology has been successfully applied in a propeller application for the marine industry.

Videos

Video: Medical Device Represents "Critical Crossover" of Optimization and AM

A conversation with Brad Hanks, Ph.D. student at Penn State University, illustrates the intersection of optimization and AM with the example of an electrode for cancer treatment surgery.

News

Top 10 Stories of 2018

Additive manufacturing's advance into production, metal 3D printing and machine learning top the list of this year's most-read stories.

News

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Stories from 2018

Additive Manufacturing editors share their favorite stories of AM users, 3D printing applications and adjacent technologies from the past year.

Postprocessing

Options for Finishing and Postprocessing Metal 3D-Printed Parts

There is a host of technologies available for finishing and postprocessing your AM parts. This column identifies options beyond machining.

Polymer AM

Update on Evolve: Ensuring Repeatability, Reliability and Speed for Scale Production

Engineering the machine and process to work as consistently as production hardware ought to perform is where the company says its efforts have been focused.