The Cool Parts Show

3D Printing for Production at Ford: The Cool Parts Show S2E1

The parking brake bracket on the Mustang Shelby GT500 is now 3D printed instead of stamped. Learn how Ford is thinking about additive manufacturing in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

The Cool Parts Show

Season 2 of The Cool Parts Show Premieres February 17

Additive Manufacturing’s hit web series The Cool Parts Show is returning on February 17 with expanded episodes full of cool parts.

Production

How PrinterPrezz Aims to Realize a Manufacturing Model Tailored to Medical Devices

3D printing for orthopedic implants enables innovation and better patient outcomes, but a new type of manufacturer may be needed to realize this promise. A startup focused on implant development, approval and production via additive manufacturing includes surgeons among its founders.

Videos

The Cool Parts Show Returns: Season 2 Launches February 17

Our video series highlighting unusual 3D printed parts returns for a second season. Subscribe and stay tuned. 

Materials

The Promise of Full Polymerization in Resin 3D Printing

Origin’s platform isn’t just another resin 3D printer based on digital light processing (DLP). Through hardware, software and material partnerships, the company is changing what is possible inside a photopolymerization printer.

Basics

How to Implement Additive Manufacturing Across a Global Company: 5 Lessons

With more than 100 facilities and about 200,000 employees worldwide, Flex has a steep challenge in bringing 3D printing into its operations. Five things the company is learning.

Design for Additive

Call for Speakers Now Open for Additive Manufacturing Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Conference has announced that the call for presentations for the 2020 conference is open. The event will take place September 15-16, 2020 at McCormick Place in Chicago alongside IMTS, North America’s largest manufacturing trade show.

Large-Format

How a Prototyping 3D Printer Became a Production 3D Printer

Boyce Technologies was already a leader in manufacturing communications devices, but 3D printing and a partnership with BigRep have helped it remain competitive—first through prototyping, and now in production.

Medical

3D Printing Is the Next Step for Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry is a workflow rather than a single technology. A conversation with Rik Jacobs of 3D Systems explores how 3D printing is participating in and advancing this workflow.

Moldmaking

Rethink Plastics Manufacturing in January 2020 Issue

This issue breaks open the conversation about moldmaking versus additive manufacturing.

Production

6 Reasons to Use Plastic 3D Printing

Smaller batches and shorter lead times are just two of the benefits of 3D printing parts in plastic. Here are six reasons to choose polymer additive manufacturing (with examples).

Polymer AM

Gantri’s 3D Printed Luxury Lighting Brings Designers Closer to Consumers

The San Francisco startup is changing designer lighting with a designer-forward online marketplace and just-in-time delivery enabled by 3D printing.