Brent Donaldson

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.

Aerospace

In Additive’s Evolution, Aerospace Proves the Fittest

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

Design for Additive

AM Design May (Finally) Launch the Aerospike Engine

A team of engineers turns to additive design to create—and successfully test—“the holy grail of the spaceship movement.”

News

Closing Additive Manufacturing’s Skills Gap

Cincinnati State’s new additive manufacturing certificate program offers a lesson in workforce need versus availability.

Inspection

Can Topography Scans Redraw the Metal Additive Inspection Map?

A new topographical mapping technology aims to detect, record and display flawed metal melt regions as they’re created.

Production

The Post-Production Challenge for Additive Manufacturing

The benefits of controlling postprocessing operations for additively produced parts reach beyond cost.

Materials

Grant Supports Additive Manufacturing for North American Universities

As interest in additive manufacturing from the academic community steadily grows, Praxair Surface Technologies announces a grant that will provide select universities with powder materials as well as engineering assistance and material testing. 

Hybrid Manufacturing

Foundry Says Robotic Sand Printing a “Game Changer” for Metal Casting

The Hazleton Casting Company augments its traditional foundry operations with additive manufacturing. A new sand 3D printing system is expanding options for the foundry’s customers in areas including legacy tooling, product development and design complexity.

Materials

Real-Time, High-Res Monitoring of Structural Defects in Metal AM

A team at Argonne National Laboratory has, for the first time, captured below-surface measurements of laser-metal reactions.

Metal AM

An AM Voyage: Seeking Additive Manufacturing’s Next-Gen Metals for Ship-Based Repair

A research team at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering is using computational materials design to create new high-strength steels for the United States Navy.

Design for Additive

An Aerospace Perspective on Additive Manufacturing

A forum recently hosted by the Ohio Aerospace Institute featured compelling reasons for implementing additive manufacturing in the industry. The challenge? Education.