Basics

Accepting the AM Revolution at Baker Industries

Making a case for AM integration whenever it makes sense is the standard at Baker Industries.

Auburn University's Roadmap to Additive Manufacturing Education

As additive manufacturing workforce needs grow and AM technologies evolve, what does a higher-ed additive program look like? Is additive manufacturing a college major, minor or something else?

With Additive Manufacturing, No Tooling Is Required

In conventional manufacturing methods, tooling can easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. With AM, you print as needed, no jigs, fixtures or tooling required.

AM Enables Manufacturing for Design, Not the Other Way Around

Additive manufacturing allows us to make any shape we want, without having to adapt the design for the manufacturing process.

Series: Installing a Metal 3D Printer

A five-part series documents one manufacturer’s experience and lessons learned while installing a powder-bed fusion metal 3D printer.

Video: Where Does Additive Manufacturing Make Sense?

Can 3D printing produce a useful, functional part? The answer is, unequivocally, yes. Editors discuss where and when AM makes sense in this video. 

Closing Additive Manufacturing’s Skills Gap

Cincinnati State’s new additive manufacturing certificate program offers a lesson in workforce need versus availability.

Installing a Metal 3D Printer: Part 4 (Environmental)

PADT’s fifth and final blog entry about its experience installing a Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R metal 3D printer focuses on environmental regulations and concerns.

Removing Metal Supports from AM Parts

What is the best way to remove metal support structures from AM parts?

Installing a Metal 3D Printer: Part 3B (Safety Risks: Prevention and Mitigation)

PADT’s fourth blog entry in a five-part series about their experience installing a Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R metal 3D printer tackles safety risks with a focus on prevention.

Installing a Metal 3D Printer: Part 3A (Safety Risks)

PADT’s third blog entry in a five-part series about their experience installing a Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R metal 3D printer tackles safety risks and ways to mitigate them.

Will My AM Part Explode?

Will my additive manufactured part explode? Not if you’re careful. Postprocessing parts built from metallic powder requires extra precautions.