March 2018


Empathy in Engineering: 3D-Printed Accommodations for the Workforce

For manufacturers with employees who suffer from mobility issues, additively manufactured custom tools go hand-in-hand with increased productivity.

End-to-End Additive Manufacturing at Slice Mfg. Studios

The Akron-based company aims to control and perfect the additive manufacturing of medical devices, from raw material all the way through shipping.

Voodoo Mfg. Microfactory Takes Desktop 3D Printers into Volume Production

Armed with a fleet of MakerBot 3D printers and its own proprietary software, Voodoo Mfg. is producing parts by the thousands from its small Brooklyn facility.

From the Editor

Linear Comes Full Circle

The relaunched company will focus on metal 3D printing of mold inserts with conformal cooling. The timing is great, because some high-volume molders have just finished proving that this solution works.

Check This Out

Video: Smith & Nephew on 3D Printing Patient-Specific Surgical Instruments

Using MRI and additive manufacturing to produce a cutting block customized to the patient aids the precision of the surgery.

Taking Shape

3D-Printed Prototype Molds Versus Aluminum Tooling

An in-progress case study by Phoenix Proto Technologies aims to answer questions about what is—and isn’t—possible with 3D-printed molds.

3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction

Under Armour, Adidas, Nike and New Balance are applying different additive manufacturing technologies and materials for customized kicks.

The Right Design, Material and Machine Combination Takes the Risk Out of 3D Printing Molds

Full-service design and mold delivery, moldmaking materials, and a low-cost, high-precision printer minimize the technical risk of 3D-printed mold tryout.