Peter Zelinski

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To Succeed With Additive, See It As More Than Just Another Method of Making Parts

By: Peter Zelinski

A fundamental challenge of AM relates to mindset: recognizing it as not just a manufacturing method but also a choice with far-reaching impacts.
#basics #enterprise

Materials

How a Solid-State Process Stood Firm Until Additive’s Moment

By: Peter Zelinski

Early on, this company saw the promise of friction stir welding for building forms in layers. Few understood at the time. They understand now, in part because this process offers benefits such as blended materials and freedom from stress that other metal AM approaches can’t match.
#metal

Production

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Additive Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

Additive manufacturing promises to affect far more than manufacturing alone. When evaluating AM, the perspective needed is the view that sees the impacts all across the enterprise.  
#enterprise

Tooling

Video: The Pella Corporation Is Succeeding With 3D-Printed Tooling

By: Peter Zelinski

An engineering leader with the window and door maker shows examples of the tooling and machine parts now produced for the company's manufacturing processes using 3D printing.
#video

Production

Video: Additive Manufacturing as an Alternative to Casting

By: Peter Zelinski

Daan Kersten of Additive Industries discusses the promise of metal AM for production. Cost per piece can be lower than many expect.
#metal #casting #video

Tooling

3D-Printed Tooling and the Mindset Change at Pella

By: Peter Zelinski

For the window and door maker, 3D printing for tooling and machine components is “not just another tool, but a whole other toolkit.” However, winning widespread acceptance and understanding was the most important challenge.
#enterprise

Production

Niche Manufacturer Discovers How Additive and Amazon Go Together

By: Peter Zelinski

The economics of 3D printing allow for cost-effective production of niche products, and Amazon Prime offers a way to distribute them. The Periscope Case is one company’s first venture into an all-new model aimed at bringing products to market that would never have been profitable before.

Aerospace

Video: How Additive Manufacturing Is Advancing the Space Industry

By: Peter Zelinski

By making launch vehicles more efficient and easier to manufacture, AM lets small companies play a significant role in space. Here is a conversation with an aspiring startup.
#metal #video

Production

Why Additive Manufacturing Needs the Executive Perspective

By: Peter Zelinski

CEOs, take note! Adopting additive manufacturing is a choice likely to affect far more than just production. The paradigm still missing from the evaluation of AM in many cases is the view that sees the impacts in various parts of the enterprise.
#enterprise

Production

Video: Production Additive Manufacturing Is Coming

By: Peter Zelinski

Additive systems are proving capable for cost-effective production even of parts that aren’t all that complex. This will be the next phase of AM.
#video

Design

AM Brings Down the Wall Between Manufacturing and Design

By: Peter Zelinski

In additive manufacturing, design and manufacturing blend together. They can’t be separate if AM is to realize its promise.

Update on Evolve: Ensuring Repeatability, Reliability and Speed for Scale Production

By: Peter Zelinski

Engineering the machine and process to work as consistently as production hardware ought to perform is where the company says its efforts have been focused.
#prototyping #polymer