Design for Additive

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus – how my journey began.

Initiative Addresses Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for Nation’s Healthcare Workers in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

A research collaboration and initiative has been created in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic to allow manufacturers to 3D print thousands of face shields in the coming weeks.

3D Printing Changes a Drone Engine: The Cool Parts Show S2E3

Cobra Aero made the engine cylinder of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) both more powerful and easier to manufacture. Learn what additive manufacturing is doing for drones in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

How a Worksheet Can Elevate AM Success

How a simple worksheet can help improve success with additive manufacturing.

3D Printing for Production at Ford: The Cool Parts Show S2E1

The parking brake bracket on the Mustang Shelby GT500 is now 3D printed instead of stamped. Learn how Ford is thinking about additive manufacturing in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

Call for Speakers Now Open for Additive Manufacturing Conference

The Additive Manufacturing Conference has announced that the call for presentations for the 2020 conference is open. The event will take place September 15-16, 2020 at McCormick Place in Chicago alongside IMTS, North America’s largest manufacturing trade show.

OxMet Technologies Limited Acquires Betatype Group Limited, Accepts Investment from JX Nippon Mining and Metals

OxMet Technologies Limited has announced the acquisition of Betatype Group Limited and an investment from JX Nippon Mining and Metals Corporation, increasing OxMet’s design capabilities and collaboration opportunities.

The Challenges of Teaching Creativity in Additive Manufacturing

The extensive design freedoms offered in additive manufacturing can be paralyzing. With AM consistently pushing the boundaries of manufacturing, how do we teach people to take risks and be creative with AM?

SLM Solutions, Honeywell Partner to Reduce Printing Times

SLM Solutions and Honeywell have partnered to qualify new additive manufacturing technology, aiming to reduce printing times.

Topology Optimized 3D Printed Spine Implant: The Cool Parts Show S1E2

Medical contract manufacturer Tangible Solutions shares a titanium 3D printed spine implant with an unusual lattice structure in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.

What Is the Role for Additive Manufacturing in Aircraft Structural Components?

Spirit AeroSystems recently began installing the Boeing 787’s first titanium structural component to be made through AM. The part is not critical but also not minor. I spoke with manufacturing leaders at Spirit about the meaning of the part and the way forward for additive in aircraft structures.

MSC Software, University of Louisville Materials Innovation Guild Push Microstructure Simulation

MSC software and MIG accelerate AM with microstructure simulation. The partnership will exploit design-material-process simulation to bring additive manufacturing efficiencies and innovation to high performance applications.

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