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Tooling

3D Printed Tool for CNC Machining: The Cool Parts Show S3E1

By: Peter Zelinski

Guhring uses additive manufacturing to make an end mill with optimized internal channels. We visit a machine shop to test the tool on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#coolparts #metal #machining

Additive Manufacturing and Sustainability Go Together — Here Is Why

By: Peter Zelinski

3D printing enables sustainable production through recycled materials, end-of-product-life-cycle solutions, and helping to realize eco-friendly products.
#sustainability

Automotive

Generative Design to Bring Weight and Cost Savings for Micromobility FUV

By: Peter Zelinski

The “Fun Utility Vehicle” from Arcimoto is already in production, and already lightweight. But after just 30 days of redesign for additive manufacturing, the company discovered major components could be made lighter still, and production could be made simpler.
#metal #generativedesign #lightweighting

Design

AM’s 2020 Advance: How the Crisis Created Conditions for Additive Manufacturing to Leap Ahead

By: Peter Zelinski

Stories we’ve found within the pandemic period reveal 3D printing’s promise for scalable, flexible production and rapid product development.
#metal #polymer #prototyping

COVID-19

Leader of New Jersey PPE 3D Printing Effort Tells Volunteers, “Stop Completely”

By: Peter Zelinski

“PPE Made in the USA” delivers 5,000 3D printed face shields produced and distributed by 50 volunteers. As emergency passes, a high school STEM teacher’s response to the COVID-19 crisis reaches its conclusion.

Aerospace

Drone Engine Replaces 13 Parts With 1: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

By: Peter Zelinski

Cobra Aero discovered an opportunity for redesign it might never have found without the COVID-19 interruption providing time for product development via 3D printing. The Cool Parts Show explores how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.
#coolparts #metal #prototyping

Production

3D Printing and Coronavirus: U.S. Additive Manufacturers Share Their Experiences

By: Brent Donaldson

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought both setbacks and opportunities for American manufacturing. 3D printing companies share their stories. 

COVID-19

Implant Maker Increases Production: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

By: Peter Zelinski

Tangible Solutions has been 3D printing more implants than ever before as hospitals get ready for the coming surge in elective surgeries. The Cool Parts Show checks in to explore how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.
#coolparts #metal #video

COVID-19

The Cool Parts Show Returns With Special Quarantine-Edition Episodes

By: Peter Zelinski

Companies we’ve seen on the show are doing amazing work during the coronavirus crisis, plus the COVID-19 response includes a major AM production application. From 6 feet apart, we will tell these stories!
#coolparts #video

Design

Drone Engine Maker Illustrates How Additive Manufacturing Well Suited to OEMs

By: Peter Zelinski

This small company making small engines sees big wins from metal AM in terms of both product performance and responsiveness to the market. Here, size isn’t a factor in succeeding with AM — the application instead shows how the capability is at its best when it can serve both production and design.
#metal

Medical & Dental

ExOne Using Metal 3D Printing with Controlled Porosity for Reusable Filters in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

By: Peter Zelinski

Collaboration with University of Pittsburgh applies binder jet to produce an alternative to disposable masks that are in short supply.
#metal

COVID-19

What the Coronavirus Crisis Will Mean for Additive Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

In the response to COVID-19, 3D printing demonstrated some of its strengths, but not all of them. However, the full effect of this crisis for AM is still to come.