Video: Additive Manufacturing at Linear Mold
Linear Mold & Engineering is a company realizing a range of possibilities for additive manufacturing. The company uses production 3D printing not only to “grow” metal parts that couldn’t be made any other way, but also to create mold inserts that have cooling lines conforming to the curves of the mold for superior heat transfer.
Christina Fuges and I (co-editors of Additive Manufacturing) visited Linear to film this video.
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