Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Design

Video: Additive Manufacturing Will Change How We Design

By: Peter Zelinski

Geometric freedom is just the start. AM will also change how design happens.
#video

Tooling

Video: In Conventional Manufacturing, 3D Printing Is a Solution for Tooling

By: Peter Zelinski

Tooling for conventional operations doesn't have to made conventionally. Rather than being made through machining, these welding fixtures are now made via 3D printing.
#polymer #machining #video

Production

Manufacturing to Meet Tech Community at MT360

By: Peter Zelinski

I will hold onstage conversations with additive manufacturing and collaborative automation leaders as part of the new technology event to premier May 12-14, 2020 in Santa Clara, California.

Video: This Custom Part Illustrates the Promise of Polymer 3D Printing

By: Peter Zelinski

A low-quantity plastic part used instead of metal components saved weight for a motorcycle. The application illustrates the expanding opportunities for polymer manufacturing.
#polymer #video

Automotive

Video: HP on Additive Manufacturing for Production

By: Peter Zelinski

HP’s Timothy Weber discusses VW’s plans for making metal parts via AM and the way forward to implementing additive as a production process.
#metal #video

Video: What is Selective Laser Sintering?

By: Peter Zelinski

SLS is a powder-bed process for building polymer parts. How does it work and what can it do? AM talks SLS with Farsoon.
#polymer #video

Production

Metal 3D Printing in a Machine Shop? Ask the Marines

By: Peter Zelinski

A hybrid system combining metal 3D printing with machining gives the Marine Corps perhaps its most effective resource yet for obtaining needed hardware in the field. It also offers an extreme version of the experience a machine shop might have in adding metal AM to its capabilities.
#metal #hybrid #machining

Production

AMUG Conference Highlights Industrialization of Polymer 3D Printers

By: Peter Zelinski

Exhibits at the conference this year included various examples of 3D printers being rethought and redesigned in pursuit of the speed, economy and reliability of industrial production. Polymer printers are leaving behind their roots in prototyping.
#polymer #amug

2019 AMUG Conference Introduces Technical Training Lab Sessions

By: Peter Zelinski

The largest version of the event so far gave technology suppliers a context for interactive deep-dive tutorials on their own products. It seemed to work.
#education #amug

Carnegie Mellon University and Argonne National Laboratory Seek to Understand Gas-Driven Micro Defects in Metal AM Parts

By: Peter Zelinski

Better understanding of "keyhole" formations resulting from boiling metal will lead to better control over laser powder-bed fusion.
#metal

Production

Video: Selective Laser Sintering for Production of Large Parts

By: Peter Zelinski

SLS offers a production option enabling large, precise plastic parts to be made cost-effectively in quantities generally too low for injection molding.
#polymer #video

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