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May 2018

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3D-Printed Tooling Offers Durability for Precast Concrete

As an alternative to wooden tooling, 3D-printed forms for precast concrete are proving to be more durable and better able to support a large-scale renovation project. 

Auburn University's Roadmap to Additive Manufacturing Education

As additive manufacturing workforce needs grow and AM technologies evolve, what does a higher-ed additive program look like? Is additive manufacturing a college major, minor or something else?

Custom Tooling Unmasks Process Costs in Metal Coating

The tooling that had long been accepted was contributing to unnecessary manual labor for this PVD coater. Now, the company has improved its process with custom tools that are 3D-printed in production quantities.

From the Editor

Transformative Tooling Reaches Applications Including Concrete and PVD Coating

Our reporting from tooling’s frontier finds custom tooling succeeding in applications not usually associated with 3D printing.

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Getting to Production Faster with 3D-Printed Press Brake Tooling

A case study from Centerline Engineered Solutions demonstrates that a 3D-printed die and punch can withstand press brake forces, providing a cheaper, faster path to production.

Taking Shape

Applying Material Like Toner Promises AM at Speeds Like Injection Molding

The Stratasys-founded company Evolve debuts its STEP technology for production-scale additive processing.

Printing Solid, Simple Metal Parts in Minutes, Spee3D Process Is Competition for Casting

Kinetic energy additive process bonds metal not through melting, but with the use of compressed shop air.

What Effect Does Gas Flow Have in Metal Additive Manufacturing?

Sintavia has partnered with one of the world’s leading providers of industrial gases in order to understand and improve metal AM’s most significant process variable.

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