Christina M. Fuges

Metal AM

When Is 3D Printing Cost Effective?

Hype continues to surround additive manufacturing. These three factors can help determine whether a part is worth 3D printing.

Automotive

Roush Uses Engine Cylinder Head to Prove Out Additive Manufacturing

A 3D-printed cylinder head investigation reveals the possibilities of additive manufacturing.

Basics

Accepting the AM Revolution at Baker Industries

Making a case for additive manufacturing integration whenever it makes sense is the standard at Baker Industries.

News

Linear AMS Returns, Retooled and Refocused

After splitting with Moog, the company is getting back to mold tooling and homing in on low-volume plastic part production. 

Moldmaking

The Right Design, Material and Machine Combination Takes the Risk Out of 3D Printing Molds

Full-service design and mold delivery, moldmaking materials, and a low-cost, high-precision printer minimize the technical risk of 3D-printed mold tryout.

Metal AM

3D Robotic Deposition Advances Conformal Cooling

A new conformal cooling technique has emerged, rooted in a multilayer robotic deposition technology that is capable of manufacturing near-net shape objects.

Production

Optimizing the Additive Manufacturing Workflow with PLM

Product lifecycle management (PLM) plays an essential role when adopting additive manufacturing within mainstream production.

Metal AM

Laser Optimization Helps Brings AM to the Next Level

A new productivity-boosting technology, called parallel mode, redefines metal 3D printer process speed.

Production

Design Enhancements for Conformal-Cooled Insert Leverage 3D Printing Capabilities

A collaborative mold project reveals that the value of 3D printing isn’t in the process, it’s in the products.

Basics

What Does It Take to Be Safe?

The number-one thing a company can do to protect its AM investment and not interrupt production is develop a comprehensive safety policy specifically for additive.

Design for Additive

Successful Prints Require Feedback Before They Go to the Machine

DFAM is unlike designing for subtractive machining or injection molding, and requires acute understanding of the machine, process and materials involved.