Polymer AM

How 3D Printing Enables Sustainability in a High-Turnover Consumer Market

Pengraff UK built its business initially providing mounting solutions for routers and telecommunications equipment, hardware with built-in obsolescence. 3D printing and sustainable materials enable the company to live its values while manufacturing products with a limited lifespan.

Education

“The Cool Parts Show” Season One Now Complete: Here is Why We Launched the Show and How You Can Help

Our YouTube series showcases the parts and possibilities additive manufacturing is making real. Will you help us reach future AM users?

Tooling

AM Is Advancing into Tools for Machining: Examples from EMO

The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to tools used in subtractive processes. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.

Tooling

3D Printer Parts Made with 3D Printed Tooling: ExOne Walks the Walk

Accelerated timelines, fast design changes and low volumes — in many ways, 3D printing is the right market for 3D printing. ExOne’s newest generation of machines includes parts vacuum formed on 3D printed tools developed by Catalysis Additive Tooling.

Automotive

In Automotive, Is Additive Manufacturing an Answer for Die Cast Tooling?

The largest high-pressure die cast tool builder in North America is 3D printing die inserts and water jackets for major automakers. It’s a tough sell, but one company is succeeding — and it’s just getting started.

Watch: The Cool Parts Show Season 1

The first season of our new series on 3D printed parts is out now! Watch all five episodes. 

AM Technology

Largest ExOne Metal Binder Jetting System Yet Provides 160-Liter Build Volume

The design of this machine anticipates scale production, with compaction technology for repeatable part density and Industry 4.0 connectivity for lightly staffed AM factories.

Videos

Want More 3D Printed Parts? What's Next for The Cool Parts Show

Season 1 of The Cool Parts Show highlights topology optimized spine implants, custom shoe insoles, a 3D printed build plate for powder bed fusion...and there’s more to come!

Polymer AM

Large-Scale Thermoset Composite AM System Launched

The Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system is said to be the world’s first large-scale additive manufacturing system compatible with thermoset resins. 

AM Technology

Additive Manufacturing with Sheet Lamination

No longer limited to paper, Sheet Lamination bonds sheets of material together to form an object. Companies are now expanding to different materials for sheet lamination, exploring the growing possibilities of a process that started with gluing and stacking hundreds of colored sheets of paper together.

The Cool Parts Show

Can 3D Printing Make a Better AM Build Plate? The Cool Parts Show S1E5

Ultrasonic metal additive manufacturing was used to create a build plate aimed at making powder bed fusion more effective. This episode of The Cool Parts Show looks at a part by AM, for AM.

Education

6 Things I Learned about Metal 3D Printing at the AMIST

I sat in on one and a half days of a five-day class offered at the Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology (AMIST) in Louisville. Here’s just some of what I learned.