Peter Zelinski

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Acquisition Brings DMLS Capability into M2M Group

By: Peter Zelinski

Atlantic Precision joins a group of multiple machining businesses. Prior to landing this acquisition, the group had been prepared to launch additive manufacturing internally and proceed through the learning curve with this approach to making parts.
#machining

Additive Manufacturing Award Website Now Live

By: Peter Zelinski

Submit your additive manufacturing innovation by December 31. Winner of cash and promotional package to be announced early next year at MFG Meeting in Florida.

Two Heads Better Than One in Hybrid Additive/Subtractive Machine

By: Peter Zelinski

New Mazak Integrex capable of additive manufacturing includes heads for both high speed and high precision metal deposition. “Natural extension of multitasking,” the company says.
#metal #hybrid

Aerospace

Nothing But Design Intent

By: Peter Zelinski

The way to save cost through additive manufacturing is not only to use it to eliminate unnecessary material, but also to apply it within a process that avoids unnecessary effort and interpretation by keeping all manufacturing information within the digital realm. Lockheed Martin is pursuing this ideal.
#metal

Design

Video: Miniature Jet Engine Made with Additive Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

GE engineers started with a radio-controlled engine and redesigned it for additive manufacturing. This model manufacturing exercise illustrates important real points about additive manufacturing as a production option.
#basics

Materials

Video: Additive Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites for High-Hardness Parts

By: Peter Zelinski

Combining a ductile phase with a hard phase in a single build generates hard ferrous parts without cracking. Possibilities now include additive manufacturing of cutting tools, dies, bearings and downhole hardware.
#metal #composites #machining

Now Available: Additive Manufacturing September 2014 Digital Edition

By: Peter Zelinski

Stories describe possibilities for mold insert repair, plus a look at how 3D printing contributes to the success and figures into the philosophy of a forward-looking machining business.
#machining

Production

Video: Racing Engine Oil Pump Gear Produced through Additive Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

High complexity and low quantity made this critical part a candidate for 3D printing.
#metal

Where 3D Printing Fits In

By: Peter Zelinski

Baklund R&D, a tool and die and CNC machining job shop in Hutchinson, Minnesota, has an unusual philosophy for how to cultivate, encourage and develop manufacturing employees.
#machining #polymer

You Are Here

By: Peter Zelinski

Different types of additive machines are at different places along the curve of technology’s adoption.

Numbers Describe Additive Manufacturing’s Advantage

By: Peter Zelinski

Airbus quantifies the material and energy savings it will realize on parts that are 3D printed.

GE Brings Production-Volume Additive Manufacturing to Alabama

By: Peter Zelinski

Company says the site could ultimately have 50 additive manufacturing machines. Nozzles made here will be shipped to an even newer manufacturing site in Indiana.