Metal AM

Video: Redesigned Milling Cutter Demonstrates Design Possibilities of AM

Topology optimization plus a material change realize an 80 percent reduction in mass.

Sponsored

Inspecting Complex Geometries for 3D-Printed Parts

As additive manufacturing moves into the production space, advanced inspection technology is becoming more critical to ensure part quality.

Basics

5 Ways to Use AM in a Turning Shop

Additive manufacturing systems are not replacing lathes, but the two processes can work together and complement one another.

Videos

Video: In Additive Manufacturing, Material Engineering Is Also Needed for Supports

The sacrificial material affects the quality of 3D printing and the efficiency of the process. That's why material developers direct attention toward the material that gets thrown away.

News

Additive Manufacturing Demands, and Thrives on, Collaboration

The November issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine highlights alliances that are driving AM knowledge, technology and productivity forward.

Tooling

3D Print the Tool to Cast the Mold to Make the Part

3D-printed molds to manufacture parts are familiar, but what if the mold itself was made with a 3D-printed tool? Catalysis Additive Tooling proves out this concept in a mold for a fiberglass part.

Polymer AM

A Global Tooling Manufacturer Goes 3D

Wilson Tooling International turns to Carbon’s DLS technology to reimagine a critical part.

News

Sights from Formnext 2018

Editors share some of the interesting machines, materials and applications for additive manufacturing on display at this year's Formnext exhibition.

News

10 Impressions of Formnext 2018

The size and scope of this year's Formnext exhibition offered plenty to see, but also reinforced additive manufacturing's continuing maturity. 10 impressions from Additive Manufacturing editors.

Basics

Can My Machine Tool Access My Support Structures?

Analyzing the machinability of support structures opens a new way of thinking about optimal build orientation.

Prototyping

New Kimura U.S. Metal Casting Plant Relies Entirely on 3D Printing for Molds and Cores

Printing foundry molds and cores without hard tooling will speed leadtimes and make small quantities of castings affordable, the company says. Its proprietary process advances the detail and finish obtainable from casting using sand 3D printing.