Can plastic be used to mold plastic? This pump maker with in-house injection molding machines talks about how it now makes molds for these machines by printing the molds in plastic.
A new method of pattern making brings various advantages, not the least of which is expanded design freedom. But 3D printing of patterns is not without trade-offs.
GE Aviation facility in Italy will have capacity for 60 machines making metal production parts through additive manufacturing.
The May issue looks at additive production by a military manufacturer, plus we return to Linear Mold & Engineering.
Stratasys, the supplier of additive manufacturing technology and also owner of additive manufacturing service provider RedEye, announced this week that it intends to acquire two other AM service providers: Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies.
One reason to make a bike frame through additive manufacturing processes is that unnecessary weight disappears. The 3D printed frame is two-thirds the weight of the previous version. Other advantages relate to design freedom and the performance of the additively applied alloy.
NASA’s test of a rocket engine fuel injector made through selective laser melting illustrates an additively produced part’s capacity to perform at high temperature and pressure.
Arguably the most important thing to know about additive manufacturing is that it changes the rules of design. See how a Pinterest user is making this point.