Barbara Schulz

Barbara Schulz European Correspondent

Formnext 2017: Industrial 3D Printing Evolves

By: Barbara Schulz

More than 20,000 attendees flocked to this year’s show in Frankfurt, and for good reason. See the additive manufacturing developments that were on display in this report.
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Medical & Dental

3D-Printed Medical Drills Keep Bone Cool During Surgery

By: Barbara Schulz

Drills made via additive manufacturing cut bones without causing thermal-induced damage thanks to internal cooling channels.
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Understanding AM Parts Design Will Lead to Mass Adoption of AM Technologies

By: Barbara Schulz

Adoption of additive manufacturing technologies will pick up rapidly as companies begin to understand how to design parts according to the capability of additive machines.
#metal #hybrid

Production

Entering a New Era of Industrial Production: Factory for High-Volume AM Is Designed to Go Global

By: Barbara Schulz

Germany-based FIT AG has kicked off a new phase of on-demand, near-net shape industrial-scale AM and aims to roll out its AM factory template at other sites around the world by building a global, scalable production concept.