Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief


Hybrid Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: Jason Jones

The Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies cofounder will be one of the speakers at the October 20-21 conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, focusing on industrial applications of additive manufacturing.

Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: Bruce Colter

The Linear Mold business development manager will be one of the speakers at the October 20-21 conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, focusing on industrial applications of additive manufacturing.

Metal AM

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: Robert Mudge

The RPM Innovations president will be one of the speakers at the October 20-21 conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, focusing on industrial applications of additive manufacturing.

Composites

Precision Without Deposition

Is it possible to 3D print with carbon fiber fabric? It is, except that “printing” is not the right word. This additive process builds parts by stacking the carbon fiber sheets. The result is composite parts that don’t need tooling—but are strong enough that they could be used as tooling.

Polymer AM

One-Offs Without Tradeoffs

Does it have to be expensive to produce a one-off part? Does the one-off have to fall short of the manufactured part’s properties? A Boston-area 3D printer maker has an idea for how to produce components that are both low quantity and industrial quality.

Metal AM

Easing the Entry into Additive Manufacturing

With funding from America Makes, Optomec and MachMotion worked together to develop a retrofit additive manufacturing system for machining centers.

Prototyping

Material Improvement

In addition to the geometric freedom, additive manufacturing also provides the freedom to use metals that would be difficult to apply another way. Deka Research & Development is exploring both freedoms as it seeks to create a power source that could improve the lives of people around the world.

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: Dr. Lonnie Love

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory group leader will be one of the speakers at the October 20-21 conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, focusing on industrial applications of additive manufacturing.

Metal AM

One Week to Take Additive Manufacturing Further

A 5-day advanced course at the new Additive Manufacturing Competency Center is aimed at quickly advancing the knowledge and effectiveness of current AM users.

Metal AM

New Hybrid Unites Additive Manufacturing and Grinding

A machine performing surface and profile grinding, along with milling and laser metal deposition, is believed to be the world’s first hybrid grinder.

Tooling

3D-Printed Tooling Speeds Manufacturing of Cutting Tools

Knight Carbide's insert delivery times had to wait on custom tooling, so they acquired a Mojo desktop 3D printer from Stratasys to make their own. Lead times for insert carriers were shortened from weeks to just six hours.

Design for Additive

Panel Discusses Promise and Challenges of Both Additive and Hybrid Machines

Manufacturers ranging from orbital to underground shared their thoughts on additive manufacturing at the recent Innovation Days event.