Tooling

Tool Steel Alloy Combines 3D Printability with Hardness, Ductility for Tool and Die

Formetrix’s L-40 for powder bed fusion 3D printing enables complex mold geometries at efficient print speeds, with low risk of cracking.

Production

From Idea to PPE Product in 10 Days: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Fitz Frames' custom 3D printed glasses have turned out to be a launch point for an item of personal protective equipment (PPE) used in the fight against COVID-19.

Polymer AM

PPE Shortage Catapults Human Solutions Tech into Production

The organization was intended to solve unmet needs in the local community. Its founder didn't anticipate that its first project would be face shields.

Production

Support Structures Hold Down Productivity, Says Velo3D

A build example involving an aircraft bracket illustrates the production rate increase resulting from more parts per build plus the elimination of support removal. A new system for quality monitoring aids production as well.

Metal AM

Implant Maker Increases Production: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Tangible Solutions has been 3D printing more implants than ever before as hospitals get ready for the coming surge in elective surgeries. The Cool Parts Show checks in to explore how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.

Metal AM

CNC Machining as a Business Strategy for Additive Manufacturing

As 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing ramps up for production — including a fleet of new 3D printers in a custom-designed building — it's the company's traditional machining capabilities that provide a unique competitive advantage.

AM Technology

Additive Manufacturing versus COVID-19: The Race for PPE

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus – still deep in the trenches.

Sponsored

Building The Future Workforce of Additive Manufacturing

As additive manufacturing (AM) processes for metals evolve each day, educators and specialists are racing to standardize best practices across the industry. Tim Simpson—one of the leading experts in the field—has partnered with ASME to create a new framework in his Designing for AM With Metals course. 

Medical

FDA Grants Formlabs Emergency Use Authorization for 3D Printed Ventilator Component

Formlabs has the capacity to produce up to 3,000 3D printed adapters a day and is now shipping the adapters to hospitals for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Design for Additive

Call for Speakers Extended for Additive Manufacturing Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Conference has announced that the call for presentations for the 2020 conference ends May 18. The event will take place September 15-16, 2020 at McCormick Place in Chicago alongside IMTS, North America’s largest manufacturing trade show.

Production

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Additive Manufacturing

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.

 

The Cool Parts Show

The Cool Parts Show Returns With Special Quarantine-Edition Episodes

Companies we’ve seen on the show are doing amazing work during the coronavirus crisis, plus the COVID-19 response includes a major AM production application. From 6 feet apart, we will tell these stories!