Peter Zelinski

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Automotive

Generative Design Improves Micromobility FUV: The Cool Parts Show S3E3

By: Peter Zelinski

Arcimoto’s lightweight “Fun Utility Vehicle” gets even lighter thanks to parts that could only come from additive manufacturing. On this episode of The Cool Parts Show, some of the craziest automotive parts you have seen.
#assemblyconsolidation #metal #coolparts

Design

By Mapping Layer Height, Velo3D Shows Where Part Is Distorting (Includes Video)

By: Peter Zelinski

Height measurement reveals what layers and what part features are potential problem areas in the metal additive manufacturing build. Watch the video to see how software provides insights from layer height data.
#metal #video

Your Metal AM Process Development Tool? A Spreadsheet (Includes Video)

By: Peter Zelinski

Spreadsheet integration with Renishaw software allows for fast programming of metal additive manufacturing test builds. Watch video for demonstration of defining many laser parameter combinations for use in a single test.
#metal #video

CGTech Extends Simulation to Thermwood LSAM (Includes Video)

By: Peter Zelinski

Large-scale additive manufacturing platform is the largest 3D printer yet simulated. Watch video for example of how simulation using program G-code catches an error that would otherwise lead to a failed build.
#largeformat #hybrid #composites

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.
#metal #coolparts #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

Design

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.
#assemblyconsolidation #metal #generativedesign

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 #prototyping #polymer

Medical & Dental

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.

Design

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.
#assemblyconsolidation #metal #coolparts

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. 

Medical & Dental

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.
#metal #coolparts #implants