Brent Donaldson Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing

Brent Donaldson

Brent Donaldson Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing


AM Technology

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?

Metal AM

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.

Metal AM

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.

3D Printing for Protoyping

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.

Machine Learning

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.”

Basics

Closing Additive Manufacturing’s Skills Gap

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

Metal AM

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.