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.

Sponsored

Optimize Additive Manufacturing Designs for Cost AND Function

While manufacturers are now replacing parts and assemblies with 3D printed components to reduce cost, material and weight, there is still more opportunity to improve the functionality of the design. Robust design and modeling software are critical to realizing this potential.

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. 

Metal AM

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.

Videos

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.

Production

3D Print or Stock? A Model for Spare Parts

3D printing provides a way of manufacturing spare parts on demand, in situ. But is it always the best solution? A new model from a Duke University professor aims to help companies make these decisions.

Consumer

Shoe Insoles Precisely Tailored to Individual Feet: The Cool Parts Show S1E4

This episode of the The Cool Parts Show looks at how 3D printing will deliver tailored products. Scanning feet for their geometry and pressure enables Aetrex and EOS to manufacture insoles that are unique to individual wearers.

Polymer AM

3D Printing Clears Path to Production for DustRam

DustRam did not start out as a manufacturer. But thanks to 3D printing, the company now makes many of its own products in house, in addition to parts for customers.