Production

3D Printing Clears Path to Production for DustRam

DustRam did not start out as a manufacturer. But thanks to 3D printing, the company now makes many of its own products in house, in addition to parts for customers.

Sponsored

Optimize Additive Manufacturing Designs for Cost AND Function

While manufacturers are now replacing parts and assemblies with 3D printed components to reduce cost, material and weight, there is still more opportunity to improve the functionality of the design. Robust design and modeling software are critical to realizing this potential.

Education

Card Decks Leverage Additive Creativity

How custom card decks are helping people be more creative with AM.

Polymer AM

Dental Lab Brings 3D Printing into Digital Dentistry Workflow

With 3D scan technology and resin-based 3D printers, Spectrum Dental Printing is changing the way dental devices are made — and potentially, how dentistry happens.

Aerospace

The Hidden Complexities of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions’ robotic metal 3D printing process is a choreographed dance between welding, robots, automation, heat management and machining. The new venture may have a distinct advantage in the field: its parent company’s 125 year-old legacy.

Production

How Additive Manufacturing Is Expanding the Possibilities for Plastics

In terms of lead time, part size, quantity and inventory needs, the limitations on plastics are being overcome. We will see plastics doing more — the theme of several recent articles we’ve posted.

Production

Production 3D Printing With Roots in Materials Development: The Origin Story

Production-oriented polymer AM machine uses the same platform with the same range of controls originally conceived for material development.

Prototyping

What A Former Moldmaker Has Learned About AM: Leverage Simplicity and Let It Scale

The once-again independent Linear AMS is now more focused on additive manufacturing than ever before.

Production

3D Printing Trends for 2020 (and a Quick Look Back at 2019)

Additive Manufacturing (both the technology and the media brand) advanced and matured in 2019. A quick recap of 2019, plus predictions for 3D printing in 2020. 

The Cool Parts Show

Want More 3D Printed Parts? What's Next for The Cool Parts Show

Season 1 of The Cool Parts Show highlights topology optimized spine implants, custom shoe insoles, a 3D printed build plate for powder bed fusion...and there’s more to come!

Inspection

Can 3D Printing Make a Better AM Build Plate? The Cool Parts Show S1E5

Ultrasonic metal additive manufacturing was used to create a build plate aimed at making powder bed fusion more effective. This episode of The Cool Parts Show looks at a part by AM, for AM.

Metal AM

Is Solid-State Additive Manufacturing an Enabler to the Internet of Things?

Startup Tri-D Dynamics sees precision cold spray 3D printing providing IoT-enabled parts with electronics built in. The promise is sensing in environments where the sensing might be needed most.

Moldmaking

Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

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