Basics

How Machining Support Structures Affects the Cutting Tool

Studies show that thin-walled additively manufactured support structures may be more challenging to machine than they might appear.

Video Playlist: Additive Manufacturing 101

Looking for a quick introduction to 3D printing and its application in additive manufacturing? Watch these videos. 

How Machinable Are Support Structures in a Metal 3D-Printed Part?

What happens when you cut away thin-walled supports on your metal 3D-printed part?

Okuma Engineer Offers Safety Tips for Hybrid Machine Tools

Shop air should be out of reach, but flood coolant is a friend, he says. The real challenge of hybrid machines right now is not safety procedures but software.

AM Conference: Safety Standards for Additive Manufacturing Facilities

UL shares its safety advice for additive manufacturing facilities at the Additive Manufacturing Conference on September 11, 2018.

Video: Advice to Manufacturers Getting Ready to Start in Additive

“It can be daunting,” says GE’s Greg Morris. “You have to make some tough decisions while things are not going well.” And yet, as he looks to the future of additive manufacturing, he says, “There is probably going to be a shortage of supply, not demand.”

Finding the Value Proposition for Additive Manufacturing

Why would anyone want to use additive manufacturing?

Postprocessing Steps and Costs for Metal 3D Printing

When your metal part is done 3D printing, you just pull it out of the machine and start using it, right? Not even close.

Video: “I Think You Ignore Additive Manufacturing at Your Peril”

I check in with Greg Morris of GE Additive, hearing his views on AM’s continuing promise and importance. Representatives of John Deere, Smith & Nephew, B&J Specialty and Tangible Solutions share their views on the same question.

Renishaw Launches Additive Manufacturing Guide

The online resource is intended to help increase the use of AM in mainstream manufacturing. 

Why Does My 3D-Printed Part Cost So Much?

The machine, the facility and the material are just three costs behind the price tag.

Accepting the AM Revolution at Baker Industries

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