Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo Announces Complete Program

The agenda for this annual event on additive manufacturing includes technical presentations, networking, equipment demos and facility tours.

Prototyping

How a Prototyping 3D Printer Became a Production 3D Printer

Boyce Technologies was already a leader in manufacturing communications devices, but 3D printing and a partnership with BigRep have helped it remain competitive—first through prototyping, and now in production.

Postprocessing

GF Machining Solutions Thinks Additive and Beyond

At the GF Machining Solutions 2019 Solution Days event, the company showcased two technologies that make clear its intention to move additive manufacturing into production.

Materials

Are Crystals the Key to 3D Printing with Silicon Carbide?

If SiC was easier and cheaper to apply, we would find many more uses for this hard, lightweight ceramic. Researchers have found a promising additive manufacturing approach, with crystal growth as the bonding mechanism.

Metal AM

3D Printing the "Impossible" Metal Part

Velo3D’s SupportFree additive manufacturing process helps KW Micro Power turn a geometrically complex design concept into reality.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing for Hard Tooling

Hybrid manufacturing is enabling tooling to be made with additive processes.

AM Technology

Blacksmith Promises Adaptive Manufacturing for 3D Printing and Beyond

Blacksmith, an artificial intelligence (AI) solution from Markforged, promises to adjust part designs and processes based on real results. The implication is better, easier 3D printing — but also adaptive manufacturing more broadly.

Sponsored

Finally, a Metal Additive Manufacturing System That’s Built for Production

For metal additive manufacturing to become a viable alternative in a production environment, it must have the process controls expected of other manufacturing processes. That technology has finally arrived.

Production

Video: Periscope Case Shows 3D Printing for Niche Manufacturing

Manufacturing without mold tooling allows the production quantity to be tailored to the market size.

Polymer AM

Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics 2019 Recap

The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics, held during Amerimold 2019, offered a platform for industry experts and mold builders to discuss how AM can complement injection molding and what it takes to transition from prototyping to high-volume production.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Mold Builder Learns How to Use Hybrid AM to Build Conformal-Cooled Inserts

It is one thing to understand additive manufacturing technology, but it is another to know when to invest, who to partner with and how to sell its value.

Production

5 Ways HP’s Center of Excellence Points to the Future of 3D Printing — and Manufacturing

The company’s 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, will help advance Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet technology, in the interest of a digital manufacturing future.