Polymer AM

Linear Motor Platform Delivers Speed, Low Part Cost for Production AM

Essentium’s additive manufacturing machine based on semiconductor manufacturing has as much in common with precision machine tools as with other FFF 3D printers.

Sponsored

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions Are Thriving in Missouri

Discover why Missouri is the top choice to host the Aero & Auto Advanced Suppliers Summit dedicated to exploring advanced manufacturing practices in the aerospace and automotive industry.

Production

What Your CEO Needs to Know

Additive manufacturing promises to affect far more than manufacturing alone. When evaluating AM, the perspective needed is the view that sees the impacts all across the enterprise.

 

Metal AM

Lightweight Sandvik Cutting Tool Employing Topology Optimization Now Available

Additive manufacturing aids “subtractive” CNC machining. We first saw this tool in an early version last year. See the video in this post.

Polymer AM

Resolution Medical Pivots Production from Molding to 3D Printing

Minnesota manufacturer Resolution Medical is finding opportunities for additive manufacturing via Carbon 3D printers as an alternative to injection molding for production.

Materials

Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

New potential for mold tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.

Moldmaking

Injection Molding with the Geometric Complexity of 3D Printing

The Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) process from Addifab allows for injection molding resins to be processed into shapes not otherwise possible.

Metal AM

How to Choose a Debinding Fluid for Metal 3D Printing

Binder jetting and feedstock extrusion depend on binders that are ultimately sacrificial. MicroCare offers factors to consider in selecting a debinding fluid for these metal additive manufacturing processes.

Tooling

Video: Additive Manufacturing Offers a Tooling Alternative

3D printing can offer a cost-effective alternative to conventionally produced tooling for those processes that depend on it.

Polymer AM

3D Printing Fills Gap for Biocompatible Materials

With the Arburg Freeformer, the Aesculap division of medical company B. Braun has recently ramped up its high-volume AM production activities. This is because, particularly in medical technology, the main focus is on options such as the processing of biocompatible materials.

Metal AM

Cool Stuff We Discovered at Rapid + TCT 2019 (See Our Video Collection)

AI for process improvement, 3D printing with metal paste, droids for build change—here are six innovations we wanted to share with you straight from the show floor.

Production

May 2019 Issue Explores Additive Manufacturing for Production

The latest issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine showcases real AM production examples in the aerospace, defense and medical industries.

Production

Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo 2019 Registration Now Open

The Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo focuses on AM for making parts. The speakers, panels and exhibitors have been selected to provide actionable content that manufacturers can use to make decisions about advancing the use of AM.