Peter Zelinski

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Video: Additive Manufacturing at Linear Mold

By: Peter Zelinski

The company uses 3D printing to create conformal-cooling mold inserts in addition to production parts.
#metal #moldmaking

Video: 3D Printing of Injection Molds at Whale

By: Peter Zelinski

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.

Pros and Cons of Making Foundry Patterns Via 3D Printing

By: Peter Zelinski

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.
#casting

Video: World’s Largest Additive Metal Manufacturing Plant

By: Peter Zelinski

GE Aviation facility in Italy will have capacity for 60 machines making metal production parts through additive manufacturing.

How Do You Make a Howitzer Less Heavy?

By: Peter Zelinski

Large nuts that used to be solid metal are now grown with a honeycomb structure on the inside for valuable weight savings.
#metal #lightweighting

Additive Manufacturing May 2014 Digital Edition

By: Peter Zelinski

The May issue looks at additive production by a military manufacturer, plus we return to Linear Mold & Engineering.

RedEye to Join with Other Additive Manufacturing Companies

By: Peter Zelinski

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.

Why Make a Bike Frame through Additive Manufacturing?

By: Peter Zelinski

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.

Add-On Additive Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

The capacity to build 3D metal forms is a retrofittable option for subtractive CNC machine tools.
#metal #hybrid

Video: Additive Manufacturing in Extreme Application

By: Peter Zelinski

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.

On Pinterest: Design for Additive Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

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.

Sand Printing’s Side Benefit

By: Peter Zelinski

A pattern maker is now able to skip the pattern by printing foundry mold components directly in sand. This figurine is a byproduct of the way the company batches the sand-printing jobs for greater efficiency
#casting #sand