3D Printing for Production

Authentise Announces App for Additive Manufacturing Operators

Authentise's mobile web workflow tool and application, developed to aid additive manufacturing (AM) operators, extends the digital thread into postprocessing.

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.

3Degrees Launches Trace to Address Evolving Requirements in Quality Management

3Degrees has announced the development of Trace, a software tool designed to track, warehouse and validate information about 3D-printed parts. The tool is said to be easily customized to fit specific standards for traceability and quality management in an organization as well as throughout a supplier base.

Manufacturing to Meet Tech Community at MT360

I will hold onstage conversations with additive manufacturing and collaborative automation leaders as part of the new technology event to premier June 18-20 in Santa Clara, California.

SBI Unveils M3DP Metal AM System for Serial Production

SBI has announced its metallic 3D printing (M3DP) system, a wire and arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) process that uses a plasma arc and welding wire.

Velo3D Advances Flow Print Preparation Software

Velo3D has announced enhancements to its Flow software in order to accelerate metal 3D printing in production.

Video: HP on Additive Manufacturing for Production

HP’s Timothy Weber discusses VW’s plans for making metal parts via AM and the way forward to implementing additive as a production process.

How to Calculate the Full Cost of Additive Manufacturing Versus Injection Molding

A true evaluation of additive includes a look at materials, speed, quality, scalability and cost. Bruce Bradshaw of Evolve Additive Solutions explains how to evaluate AM in an injection molding environment in terms of these 5 factors.

Metal 3D Printing in a Machine Shop? Ask the Marines

A hybrid system combining metal 3D printing with machining gives the Marine Corps perhaps its most effective resource yet for obtaining needed hardware in the field. It also offers an extreme version of the experience a machine shop might have in adding metal AM to its capabilities.

AMUG Conference Highlights Industrialization of Polymer 3D Printers

Exhibits at the conference this year included various examples of 3D printers being rethought and redesigned in pursuit of the speed, economy and reliability of industrial production. Polymer printers are leaving behind their roots in prototyping.

Video: Selective Laser Sintering for Production of Large Parts

SLS offers a production option enabling large, precise plastic parts to be made cost-effectively in quantities generally too low for injection molding.

What Your CEO Needs to Know

Additive manufacturing promises to affect far more than manufacturing alone. When evaluating AM, the perspective needed is the view that sees the impacts all across the enterprise.