Brent Donaldson

Brent Donaldson Senior Editor

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

By: Brent Donaldson

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.
#moldmaking #hybrid

What Effect Does Gas Flow Have in Metal Additive Manufacturing?

By: Brent Donaldson

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.
#metal

Auburn University's Roadmap to Additive Manufacturing Education

By: Brent Donaldson

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?
#education #basics

A Journey through Additive at GE's Customer Experience Center

By: Brent Donaldson

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

Comparing Conventional and 3D Printing Processes for Sand Casting

By: Brent Donaldson

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

DMG MORI Prepares for New Additive Debut in the United States

By: Brent Donaldson

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.
#metal

3D-Printed Prototype Molds Versus Aluminum Tooling

By: Brent Donaldson

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

Production

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

By: Brent Donaldson

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

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

By: Brent Donaldson

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

Aerospace

In Additive’s Evolution, Aerospace Proves the Fittest

By: Brent Donaldson

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

Design

AM Design May (Finally) Launch the Aerospike Engine

By: Brent Donaldson

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

Closing Additive Manufacturing’s Skills Gap

By: Brent Donaldson

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