How to Measure, Characterize and Qualify AM Across the Process Chain

Pradeep Bhattad of Zeiss discusses AM process control - understanding of how parameters affect form, size and microstructure. Join him Oct. 2 at 1:00 pm EDT as part of AM In-Depth. (Add to your MySpark Planner.)


3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.

Learn Why Benchmarking Is Key to Repeatable Quality in Production AM

Brenna McCornac of Cumberland Additive describes benchmarking metal 3D printers from two different builders Sept. 28 at 2:30 pm EDT, during AM In-Depth. (Add to MySpark Planner.)

Solving Injection Molding Problems with 3D Printed Tooling

Jorge Cisneros of EOS and Paul Wolcott of GM discuss successes with metal 3D printed tooling for auto parts during AM In-Depth, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. EDT. (Add to MySpark Planner.)

How a Pandemic Pushed 3D Printing to New Dimensions

Join HP to learn how 3D printing will impact supply chain transformation and realign values within ecosystems for years after the pandemic. Watch AM In-DepthSept. 30 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. (Add to MySpark Planner.)

Modeling Biological Structures and Applying Them to Human Products through 3D Printing

Learn how biological armor can be modeled to fill 3-dimensional spaces such as football helmets, body armor, etc. — at any scale. Join AM In-DepthSept. 30 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. (Add to MySpark Planner.)


The Case for Additive Manufacturing in Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable, in many cases.

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Why Robots and Additive Manufacturing Go Together

3D printing and robots enable one another. We miss the possibilities of one if we do not consider the other. The combination includes AM for end effectors, robots for 3D printing parts, and different modes of metal and plastic production.

Reinventing with Metal 3D Printing

Matthew Smith, applications engineer for HP Metal Jet, shares how customers are reinventing production with this technology during AM In-DepthSept. 23 at 1 p.m. EDT. (Add to MySpark Planner.)

AM Collaboration Maximizes Thruster Performance for Spacecraft Propulsion

How did a collaborative team build refractory metal-based resistojets using AM? Learn about a new resistojet propulsion system at AM In-DepthSept. 25 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. (Add to MySpark Planner.)

Building Mission Critical Parts with Metal AM

Learn about Knust Godwin’s success using AM to break through into new applications and drive the AM business case for mission critical parts. AM In-DepthSept. 25 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. (Add to MySpark Planner.)

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For Additive Manufacturing, Software Is as Important as the 3D Printer

AM is the process that both requires and realizes the possibilities of manufacturing software. Recently posted articles cover software tools for additive — each article with a companion video.