Peter Zelinski

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Materials

The Foot Measurement System That Allows for Mass Customized Insoles

By: Peter Zelinski

Aetrex’s Albert scanner is an example of how advances in measurement technology aid 3D printing in realizing its promise.
#polymer

Design

3D Printing Changes a Drone Engine: The Cool Parts Show S2E3

By: Peter Zelinski

Cobra Aero made the engine cylinder of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) both more powerful and easier to manufacture. Learn what additive manufacturing is doing for drones in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#metal #coolparts #video

Automotive

3D Printing for Production at Ford: The Cool Parts Show S2E1

By: Peter Zelinski

The parking brake bracket on the Mustang Shelby GT500 is now 3D printed instead of stamped. Learn how Ford is thinking about additive manufacturing in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#coolparts #brackets #polymer

Medical & Dental

How PrinterPrezz Aims to Realize a Manufacturing Model Tailored to Medical Devices

By: Peter Zelinski

3D printing for orthopedic implants enables innovation and better patient outcomes, but a new type of manufacturer may be needed to realize this promise. A startup focused on implant development, approval and production via additive manufacturing includes surgeons among its founders.
#metal #implants

Production

How Additive Manufacturing Is Expanding the Possibilities for Plastics

By: Peter Zelinski

In terms of lead time, part size, quantity and inventory needs, the limitations on plastics are being overcome. We will see plastics doing more — the theme of several recent articles we’ve posted.
#polymer

Production

Production 3D Printing With Roots in Materials Development: The Origin Story

By: Peter Zelinski

Production-oriented polymer AM machine uses the same platform with the same range of controls originally conceived for material development.
#polymer

Production

What A Former Moldmaker Has Learned About AM: Leverage Simplicity and Let It Scale

By: Peter Zelinski

The once-again independent Linear AMS is now more focused on additive manufacturing than ever before.
#moldmaking #prototyping #polymer

Is Solid-State Additive Manufacturing an Enabler to the Internet of Things?

By: Peter Zelinski

Startup Tri-D Dynamics sees precision cold spray 3D printing providing IoT-enabled parts with electronics built in. The promise is sensing in environments where the sensing might be needed most.
#metal

8 Cool Parts from Formnext 2019: The Cool Parts Show Special Edition

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson attended Formnext 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. Here are 8 cool 3D printed parts spotted on the show floor. 
#coolparts #formnext #video

Tooling

Formnext 2019 Emphasizes Complete Additive Manufacturing Process Chain — Well Beyond 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The biggest AM event gets bigger. The sophistication of attendees advances. Materials, digital tools and postprocessing are prominent. Here are 10 impressions of this year’s show.
#metal #formnext #postprocessing

“The Cool Parts Show” Season One Now Complete: Here is Why We Launched the Show and How You Can Help

By: Peter Zelinski

Our YouTube series showcases the parts and possibilities additive manufacturing is making real. Will you help us reach future AM users?
#coolparts #education

Tooling

AM Is Advancing into Tools for Machining: Examples from EMO

By: Peter Zelinski

The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to tools used in subtractive processes. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.
#machining