Job Shop

Where 3D Printing Fits In

Baklund R&D, a tool and die and CNC machining job shop in Hutchinson, Minnesota, has an unusual philosophy for how to cultivate, encourage and develop manufacturing employees.

Let’s Call It Additive Marketing

I like the way this manufacturing company is building and promoting its “brand.” The many right things it is doing are evident in this report from the recent RAPID show in Detroit, which focused on new developments in additive manufacturing processes.

Learning Curve

A manufacturer that has succeeded for three generations expects additive manufacturing to be part of the reason why it will succeed in the fourth. One year into its investment in the technology, here is the company’s experience so far.

Reimagining Implants

A medical-industry contract manufacturer that built its reputation on CNC machining is now helping its customers realize the advantages of additive manufacturing.

Baklund: Lessons About Additive

Make extras. Make the part before even winning the job. Additive manufacturing encourages atypical strategies such as these.

Additive Manufacturing in the Job Shop

This small shop invested in production 3D printing in part because its owner expects other manufacturers to make the same move. He wanted a head start.

How Additive Manufacturing Is Like (and Different from) CNC Machining

A leading machining business applies the skill of a toolmaker to using additive manufacturing effectively. The manufacturer shares application examples, as well as thoughts on the challenge and promise of this technology.

What if Metal Follows the Same Path as Plastic?

It will, says Directed Manufacturing. This company sees metal additive manufacturing becoming as much of an established technology for final part production as plastic additive manufacturing is now. It expects to buy more metal additive machines in anticipation of the work that’s coming.

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