August Issue Explores Additive Manufacturing for Production
What’s the best way to bring AM into production? The August issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine features three companies that have come to manufacture parts additively through different strategies.
What’s the right model for bringing additive manufacturing into production? Is it better to diversify into AM production from conventional manufacturing, or to start with a blank slate?
The August issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine considers these questions, featuring companies that are taking various approaches:
- Tangible Solutions, a medical implant contractor, shares the challenges of building an additive manufacturing business from the ground up.
- Germany-based FIT AG describes a global, scalable production concept for its AM factory template.
- DustRam, the developer of an accessory for dust-free flooring demolition, became a manufacturer through a combination of outsourced conventional manufacturing and in-house 3D printing.
Also in this issue, find a guide to the Additive Manufacturing Conference, coming to Knoxville, Tennessee, October 10-12, 2017.
3D Printed Mask in Response to Coronavirus Crisis Passes Clinical Review — Multiplies Surgical Mask Stocks by 4X
Reusable nylon mask made through powder bed fusion is easy to disinfect, uses replaceable filter media. Link to design file provided.
Spirit AeroSystems recently began installing the Boeing 787’s first titanium structural component to be made through AM. The part is not critical but also not minor. I spoke with manufacturing leaders at Spirit about the meaning of the part and the way forward for additive in aircraft structures.
The COVID-19 outbreak has brought both setbacks and opportunities for American manufacturing. 3D printing companies share their stories.