Directed energy deposition while the part is spinning enables a means of 3D printing axially symmetric parts. The operation is like CNC turning with material added instead of machined. Open Mind discusses programming the machine paths for this type of build.
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On the journey from product idea to production, when does the “mold moment” come? That is, the moment of needing to invest in tooling and make design commitments. 3D printing can delay this step on the journey or even avoid it altogether.
A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.
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With additive manufacturing, production can be relocated quickly and performed at whatever site is ideal. But what about the capacity waiting for this shift? Relationship gives global producer access to “transactional” 3D printing.
Complex geometry plus short lead times are only the start of the wins additive manufacturing can achieve. Greater advance will come from material choices and customizing components, as 3D printed implants show.
Amplify Additive needs to be small today. A close, nimble team can innovate quickly and realize the promise of additive manufacturing for orthopedic implants. Yet the company needs to be bigger soon, because success will lead to scalable production.
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Additive manufacturing is a disruptive and rapidly changing technology, making it vital to remain engaged through industry communication platforms despite the pandemic. A conversation among leaders of Formnext and IMTS.
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Terminology confusion might be coming, because the answer is likely yes. A provider of glass flake for plastics foresees applications to AM, specifically as a reinforcement within 3D printing filament.
Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) is exploring this promise. Eye stents are made of metal today. Fine-detail additive manufacturing can enable polymer instead, improving patient experience.
Microscale additive manufacturing offers an alternative to micromolding and micromachining. On this episode of The Cool Parts Show, 3D printed electrical connectors are our smallest cool part yet.
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Succeeding with additive manufacturing requires enterprise-wide buy-in and change. EOS describes tactics including a two-team structure: transformation team and implementation team.