May/June 2021 ISSUE

May 2021 Issue
May 2021 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

How Tilt Hydrometer Fights Supply Chain Disruption with 3D Printing

The maker of a digital hydrometer for beer brewing keeps its supply chain and product flexible through selective laser sintering of a critical component.
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FEATURES

3D Printed Cooling Bars Will Improve Observability of Antimatter

An experiment resuming in 2022 at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be better able to detect the paths of particles thanks to efficient cooling delivered by metal 3D printed tubes.


Medical & Dental

3D Printing Brings Custom, Affordable Bone Prostheses to Thai Patients

Meticuly was founded to provide custom bone implants for local patients in Thailand and regional countries who otherwise would be dependent on standard, imported devices. The concept could be a model for medical treatment in other emerging economies.


Production

How A Digital Manufacturing Workflow Is Making Orthoses, Prostheses More Accessible

EastPoint Prosthetics and Orthotics has a track record of changing lives with limb prostheses, orthoses, helmets and more. The digital workflow it has built with Additive America to 3D print these devices is now allowing this mission to go farther.


Consumer Goods

More Than Meets the Eye to Cobra’s 3D Printed Putter

Cobra Golf drew attention in November 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition putter with metal 3D printed head. What this club says about product development, reshoring manufacturing and the future of consumer goods.