Brent Donaldson

Metal AM

At a Grand Opening, Sodick Reveals More Than New Machines

Along with launching a new line of hybrid machines, the world’s largest EDM manufacturer is tailoring one of its models specifically for postprocessing additive parts.

Hybrid Manufacturing

DMS Introduces Hybrid Machines, Doubles its Advanced Manufacturing Center

In quick succession, Diversified Machine Systems opened its Advanced Manufacturing Center and began to offer hybrid additive-subtractive machines. After just two years, the company plans to double the center’s size.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Hybrid Production, Not Just Prototyping, at Matsuura's New Additive Manufacturing Center

The new Matsuura Machinery USA Lumex Additive Manufacturing Center is one part lab, one part showroom and one part production facility—all meant to showcase the company’s hybrid manufacturing capabilities.

Metal AM

What Effect Does Gas Flow Have in Metal Additive Manufacturing?

Sintavia has partnered with one of the world’s leading providers of industrial gases in order to understand and improve metal AM’s most significant process variable.

Basics

Auburn University's Roadmap to Additive Manufacturing Education

As additive manufacturing workforce needs grow and AM technologies evolve, what does a higher-ed additive program look like? Is additive manufacturing a college major, minor or something else?

Technology

A Journey through Additive at GE's Customer Experience Center

Additive Manufacturing’s Field of Dreams: GE’s new Customer Experience Center aims to accelerate AM’s adoption around the world.

Moldmaking

Comparing Conventional and 3D Printing Processes for Sand Casting

New research shows surprising benefits for 3D-printed molds and cores over traditional casting processes.

Technology

DMG MORI Prepares for New Additive Debut in the United States

While the 2018 DMG MORI open house in Pfronten, Germany, did not feature any world premieres in the additive space, all signs point to the Lasertec 30 SLM hitting the U.S. market soon.

Prototyping

3D-Printed Prototype Molds Versus Aluminum Tooling

An in-progress case study by Phoenix Proto Technologies aims to answer questions about what is—and isn’t—possible with 3D-printed molds.

Tooling

Empathy in Engineering: 3D-Printed Accommodations for the Workforce

For manufacturers with employees who suffer from mobility issues, additively manufactured custom tools go hand-in-hand with increased productivity.

Technology

What GE’s Machine Learning Ecosystem Will Mean for Additive Manufacturing

At GE’s Global Research Center in upstate New York, engineers join forces to build a digital library of additive research.

Metal AM

In Additive’s Evolution, Aerospace Proves the Fittest

As additive manufacturing shifts from prototypes to production, one industrial sector is ahead of the curve.