Production

Why Robots and Additive Manufacturing Go Together

3D printing and robots enable one another. We miss the possibilities of one if we do not consider the other. The combination includes AM for end effectors, robots for 3D printing parts, and different modes of metal and plastic production.

Authentise, Addiguru Partner on Integrated In-Process AM Monitoring

Collaboration enables workflow monitoring for real-time actions to repair defects or stop failed prints.

The Challenges to the Organization: How to Make the Shift to AM for Production

Fabian Alefeld of EOS offers a way forward with AM. Success affects design, the role of manufacturing and the entire value chain. Join him Sept. 21 at 1:00 pm EDT as part of AM In-Depth. (Add to your MySpark Planner.)

Hear a Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturer Describe the Journey to AM for Production

Dylan Schickel of Varroc Lighting Systems describes AM successes and offers hard-knocks advice for others on this journey. Join him Sept. 21 at 2:30 pm EDT as part of AM In-Depth. (Add to your MySpark Planner.)

The Promise of Full Polymerization in Resin 3D Printing

Origin’s platform isn’t just another resin 3D printer based on digital light processing (DLP). Through hardware, software and material partnerships, the company is changing what is possible inside a photopolymerization printer.

Metal 3D Printing Makes Combustion More Efficient

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion is finding success with Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) for prototypes and replacement parts, but the real promise it sees is in new designs that couldn’t be made any other way.

A New Partnership Offers Large-Scale 3D Printing and Five-Axis Machining

The side-by-side product offering from Cincinnati Inc. and Multiax America aims to provide high-throughput AM production for large parts under one roof.

HP Chooses Dyndrite Kernel to Advance its Digital Manufacturing Platform

HP plans to use the Dyndrite Kernel to help power its next-generation, cloud- and edge-based digital manufacturing solutions.

Topology Optimization Delivers Nonintuitive Design Features for Legacy Part (Includes Video)

Refurbishing a legacy turbine engine for energy efficiency provided the opportunity to demonstrate topology optimization in concert with metal 3D printing. The design for this torque arm comes from computer simulation insight refined with a human touch.

Retraction Footwear Is the Sustainable Manufacturing Business of the Future

Retraction Footwear offers a new way of buying flip-flops that are made to suit each customer. But the company also represents a new way of thinking about production, in a circular economy loop that encompasses material, design, manufacturing, product and end-of-life.

Parametric Design and 3D Printing Deliver Custom, Sustainably Manufactured Furniture

Model No. operates at the intersection of technology and design. Its custom furniture is made on demand through a combination of proprietary large-format 3D printers, sustainable materials and a sleek online storefront.

6 Reasons to Use Plastic 3D Printing

Smaller batches and shorter lead times are just two of the benefits of 3D printing parts in plastic. Here are six reasons to choose polymer additive manufacturing (with examples).

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