Basics

Postprocessing Steps and Costs for Metal 3D Printing

When your metal part is done 3D printing, you just pull it out of the machine and start using it, right? Not even close.

Polymer AM

DSM Partners with Ultimaker

The recently formed DSM Additive Manufacturing business unit is joining Ultimaker's alliance program. 

Aerospace

UAMMI to Produce 3D-Printed Parts for Air Force

The Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative has been awarded nearly $1 million to produce carbon composite 3D-printed parts for the Air Force.

News

3D Printing Workshop Has Successful Launch at NPE2018

Speakers at the inaugural 3D Printing Workshop emphasized mold tooling and end-use production, among other 3D printing applications.

Design for Additive

3MF Consortium Releases Beam Lattice Specification Extension

The software extension provides a solution for storing and transferring lattice-type geometry information.

Production

3D Printing Solves Workholding Bottleneck

A 3D printer from Markforged helped Elliott Tool Technology quickly and cost-effectively create fixturing and, eventually, end-use parts for customers.

Aerospace

SIAEC, Stratasys Joint Venture to Establish AM Center

The two companies will form an additive manufacturing service center that will provide design, engineering, certification support and part production for commercial aviation companies.

Tooling

3D-Printed Tooling Offers Durability for Precast Concrete

As an alternative to wooden tooling, 3D-printed forms for precast concrete are proving to be more durable and better able to support a large-scale renovation project. 

News

Webinar: 3D Printing Jigs and Fixtures

Formlabs addresses the use of 3D-printed jigs and fixtures for reliable, cost-effective factory floor operations in a free webinar. Tune in May 22, 2018, or watch the recording.

Tooling

Transformative Tooling Reaches Applications Including Concrete and PVD Coating

Our reporting from tooling’s frontier finds custom tooling succeeding in applications not usually associated with 3D printing.

Tooling

Carbon-Filled Thermoplastic 3D Printing Material Replaces Handmade Metal Parts

The material enables 3D printing to produce a part that required replacement three times a month. Reduced labor and faster delivery times are the result. 

Basics

Video: “I Think You Ignore Additive Manufacturing at Your Peril”

I check in with Greg Morris of GE Additive, hearing his views on AM’s continuing promise and importance. Representatives of John Deere, Smith & Nephew, B&J Specialty and Tangible Solutions share their views on the same question.