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Design

With This 3D Printed Block, EBM Is an Aid to CNC Machining

By: Peter Zelinski

Holding the part is a challenge of machining for additive manufacturing. This medical manufacturer prints fixture tooling tailored to its additive parts.
#machining #metal #postprocessing

Production

Materials and Measurement Will Bring the Full Promise of AM — Implants Show This

By: Peter Zelinski

Complex geometry plus short lead times are only the start of the wins additive manufacturing can achieve. Greater advance will come from material choices and customizing components, as 3D printed implants show.
#implants

Coming December 8: The Cool Parts Show Live

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Join us December through February for monthly special installments of The Cool Parts Show live inside IMTS spark. 
#coolparts #video

Design

3 Design Techniques for High Speed Extrusion 3D Printing

By: Tom Mulholland, Ph.D., Materials Development Engineer, Essentium, Inc.

Simple design changes can reduce build time and improve part quality in this production-speed polymer AM process.
#polymer

Materials

Partnership Brings Thermoset Powders to Selective Laser Sintering

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Tigital 3D-Set materials can be 3D printed with SLS processes, offering higher thermal stability, less shrinkage and faster print speeds than thermoplastics.
#polymer

Inside Oak Ridge’s 3D-Printed Machine Tool Moonshot

By: Brent Donaldson

The widespread outsourcing of large machine castings led a collaborative team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to tackle the machine tool supply chain. The first step? 3D print the largest cast component.
#enterprise #casting #hybrid

Tooling

What's the Big Idea in Additive Manufacturing?

By: Brent Donaldson

A new series presented by Additive Manufacturing Media tackles important themes AM is touching that promise to change manufacturing in a big way.
#metal

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By: AM Staff

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Design

The Value of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Design is the “value multiplier” when it comes to additive manufacturing.

Medical & Dental

For EBM Implant Manufacturer, Growth Is Built into the Plan

By: Peter Zelinski

Amplify Additive needs to be small today. A close, nimble team can innovate quickly and realize the promise of additive manufacturing for orthopedic implants. Yet the company needs to be bigger soon, because success will lead to scalable production.
#implants #metal #prototyping

Aerospace

U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

By: AM Staff

Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.
#education #supplychain #enterprise

Tooling

Commercializing Sand 3D Printing in the New Tech Belt

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Youngstown-area Humtown Products supplies both conventional and 3D printed sand cores and molds to foundries around the world. But sand tools for castings may be only the beginning.
#sand #casting #largeformat