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.

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.

News

Kodak Partners with Evolve Additive Solutions

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

News

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.

Technology

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.

Metal AM

A Public-Private Partnership Aims to Save Additive from Itself

Overwhelming process variables for metal additive manufacturing processes are derailing AM’s adoption for critical parts in aerospace. Colorado’s ADAPT Center—and its growing cache of data—is seeking common ground.

News

CECIMO Releases Online Course

The MachinE Tool Alliance for Skills (METALS) project has released an online course on additive manufacturing.

Moldmaking

Fast-Tracking the Supply Chain with 3D-Printed Tooling, Strategic Partners

Catalysis Additive Tooling is building a one-stop supply chain for production quantities ranging from one to one million. 3D-printed tooling and relationships are key.

Technology

3YourMind Presents Revised Additive Manufacturing Part Identifier (AMPI)

The updated AM Part Identifier (AMPI) from 3YourMind automatically checks large part databases to detect which parts may represent good business cases for 3D printing, and whether to switch from traditional to additive manufacturing (AM) for any given part.

Materials

DSM Introduces Novamid ID1030 CF10 Carbon Fiber Filament

The 10 percent carbon fiber-filled filament is compatible with open fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers.