Medical & Dental

Materials and Measurement Will Bring the Full Promise of AM — Implants Show This

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Complex geometry plus short lead times are only the start of the wins additive manufacturing can achieve. Greater advance will come from material choices and customizing components, as 3D printed implants show.
#implants

Coming December 8: The Cool Parts Show Live

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Join us December through February for monthly special installments of The Cool Parts Show live inside IMTS spark. 
#coolparts #video

Design

3 Design Techniques for High Speed Extrusion 3D Printing

Simple design changes can reduce build time and improve part quality in this production-speed polymer AM process.
#polymer

Materials

Partnership Brings Thermoset Powders to Selective Laser Sintering

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Tigital 3D-Set materials can be 3D printed with SLS processes, offering higher thermal stability, less shrinkage and faster print speeds than thermoplastics.
#polymer

Inside Oak Ridge’s 3D-Printed Machine Tool Moonshot

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

The widespread outsourcing of large machine castings led a collaborative team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to tackle the machine tool supply chain. The first step? 3D print the largest cast component.
#enterprise #casting #hybrid

Tooling

What's the Big Idea in Additive Manufacturing?

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

A new series presented by Additive Manufacturing Media tackles important themes AM is touching that promise to change manufacturing in a big way.
#metal

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By: AM Staff

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Design

The Value of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)

By: Timothy W. Simpson, Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing

Design is the “value multiplier” when it comes to additive manufacturing.

Production

For EBM Implant Manufacturer, Growth Is Built into the Plan

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Amplify Additive needs to be small today. A close, nimble team can innovate quickly and realize the promise of additive manufacturing for orthopedic implants. Yet the company needs to be bigger soon, because success will lead to scalable production.
#implants #metal #prototyping

Materials

U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

By: AM Staff

Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.
#education #supplychain #enterprise

Tooling

Commercializing Sand 3D Printing in the New Tech Belt

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Youngstown-area Humtown Products supplies both conventional and 3D printed sand cores and molds to foundries around the world. But sand tools for castings may be only the beginning.
#sand #casting #largeformat

Production

Large-Format Metal 3D Printer Will Let Users Keep the "Recipe" But Gain Productivity

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The forthcoming Sapphire XC metal powder bed fusion system from Velo3D adds size and speed, but requires no new process development for existing part designs. 
#metal

The Cool Parts Show Swag Shop Is Open

You asked, you got it. Whether you make cool 3D printed parts or just like learning about them, you can now snag The Cool Parts Show T-shirts, magnets and more at our new online store.
#coolparts

3D Printed Animal Enrichment Device: The Cool Parts Show Bonus Episode

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The Cool Parts Show goes to the zoo to learn about a 3D printed enrichment device being used to challenge and engage meerkats, birds, foxes and more in this bonus episode. 
#coolparts #metal #video

Materials

3D Printed Ceramics Serve As Both Bone Graft and Support

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Bioceramics including tricalcium phosphate and zirconia have been used to replace and stabilize human bone in reconstructive surgeries. Now, 3D printing brings customization and new design opportunities to these medical devices.
#implants #ceramic

Formnext Connect Preview and a Conversation About 2020 Changes to Major AM Shows

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Additive manufacturing is a disruptive and rapidly changing technology, making it vital to remain engaged through industry communication platforms despite the pandemic. A conversation among leaders of Formnext and IMTS.
#metal #polymer #formnext

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