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Four Tips for Moving to Additive Production

Follow these steps to develop a coherent strategy for entering the world of additive manufacturing.

Metal AM

By Mapping Layer Height, Velo3D Shows Where Part Is Distorting (Includes Video)

Height measurement reveals what layers and what part features are potential problem areas in the metal additive manufacturing build. Watch the video to see how software provides insights from layer height data.

Machine Learning

AI-Driven Adaptive Manufacturing Software Aims to Self-Correct 3D Printing (Includes Video)

The AI software platform Blacksmith from Markforged shares feedback from its cloud-connected fleet of printers to identify and correct distortions in a 3D-printed part.  

Metal AM

PVD Coatings Solve Common 3D-Printed Mold and Part Problems

The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.

Videos

Bioceramics for Bone Replacement: The Cool Parts Show S3E2

A mandibular cage made up of two different bioresorbable ceramics points to the future of bone graft and reconstructive surgeries in this episode of The Cool Parts Show

Metal AM

Your Metal AM Process Development Tool? A Spreadsheet (Includes Video)

Spreadsheet integration with Renishaw software allows for fast programming of metal additive manufacturing test builds. Watch video for demonstration of defining many laser parameter combinations for use in a single test.

Polymer AM

The Promise of Full Polymerization in Resin 3D Printing

Origin’s platform isn’t just another resin 3D printer based on digital light processing (DLP). Through hardware, software and material partnerships, the company is changing what is possible inside a photopolymerization printer.

Polymer AM

CGTech Extends Simulation to Thermwood LSAM (Includes Video)

Large-scale additive manufacturing platform is the largest 3D printer yet simulated. Watch video for example of how simulation using program G-code catches an error that would otherwise lead to a failed build.

AM Technology

A Three-Piece Toolset to Minimize Metal Additive Build Failures (Includes Video)

Three separate software tools from Siemens attempt to control some of the most challenging variables within metal AM: build orientation, distortion and deposition paths. Part of software video series.

Composites

The Promise of Graphene-Based Composites for 3D Printing

A new partnership between XG Sciences and Terrafilum aims to accelerate industrial innovations using the strongest, thinnest, most electrically conductive material on Earth.

The Cool Parts Show

3D Printed Tool for CNC Machining: The Cool Parts Show S3E1

Guhring uses additive manufacturing to make an end mill with optimized internal channels. We visit a machine shop to test the tool on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

Production

Metal 3D Printing Makes Combustion More Efficient

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion is finding success with Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) for prototypes and replacement parts, but the real promise it sees is in new designs that couldn’t be made any other way.