Production

Additive Manufacturing Will Aid And Accelerate The Circular Economy

A circular economy links material, design, manufacturing, product and end-of-life in a continuous, sustainable loop. This special report illustrates the roles for 3D printing every step of the way.

How MSP and Renishaw Cut 3T-am's Part Setup Time and Improved Productivity

MSP recently worked with Renishaw PLC to automate part setup and improve productivity for additive manufacturing firm 3T-am, helping to cut part setup time from 5 hours to 10 minutes.

 

 

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19: Ramping Up for a Fight

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus.

Shoe Manufacturing at Flowbuilt Is Reshored and Reimagined

The shoe store of the future is more like a digitized tailor’s shop than a warehouse. Flowbuilt Manufacturing is the flexible contract manufacturer that can serve this vision, using both 3D printing and injection molding.

The New Normal? Resilient Supply Chains with 3D Printing

We were already headed toward expanded adoption of 3D printing, in HP’s view, when the coronavirus hit. The pandemic’s disruption will only get us there faster.

The Future of Jewelry Manufacturing Is Custom, On Demand and Perfectly Sized

The Melvin sisters launched their startup, The Future of Jewelry, when they couldn’t find matching signet rings. Now, customers can design exactly the ring they want, to be produced affordably through 3D printing and/or lost wax casting.

Bespoke Laser Cladding Nozzles Made Possible with Powder Bed Fusion

Additive manufacturing is advancing laser cladding. With the addition of a powder bed fusion 3D printer, American Cladding Technologies can now print custom cladding nozzles to meet the precise requirements of each job.

How Test Swabs Became 3D Printing's Production Win: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing are one of the best production cases for 3D printing we've seen, pandemic or otherwise. Why AM is winning on speed, functionality and collaboration. 

Drone Engine Maker Illustrates How Additive Manufacturing Well Suited to OEMs

This small company making small engines sees big wins from metal AM in terms of both product performance and responsiveness to the market. Here, size isn’t a factor in succeeding with AM — the application instead shows how the capability is at its best when it can serve both production and design.

Map Visualizes Service Bureaus Across the U.S.

More than 200 3D printing service bureaus in the United States are listed on this custom Google Map, created to help fill supply chain gaps related to coronavirus. 

How PrinterPrezz Aims to Realize a Manufacturing Model Tailored to Medical Devices

3D printing for orthopedic implants enables innovation and better patient outcomes, but a new type of manufacturer may be needed to realize this promise. A startup focused on implant development, approval and production via additive manufacturing includes surgeons among its founders.

Pushing Laser Powder Bed Fusion into New Realms of Productivity

The Betatype technology stack supports businesses looking to expand on the potential of additive manufacturing for series production through design-led thinking and unique optimization algorithms to maximize the capacity of LPBF systems.

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