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.

How 3D Printing Enables Sustainability in a High-Turnover Consumer Market

Pengraff UK built its business initially providing mounting solutions for routers and telecommunications equipment, hardware with built-in obsolescence. 3D printing and sustainable materials enable the company to live its values while manufacturing products with a limited lifespan.

Largest ExOne Metal Binder Jetting System Yet Provides 160-Liter Build Volume

The design of this machine anticipates scale production, with compaction technology for repeatable part density and Industry 4.0 connectivity for lightly staffed AM factories.

3D Print or Stock? A Model for Spare Parts

3D printing provides a way of manufacturing spare parts on demand, in situ. But is it always the best solution? A new model from a Duke University professor aims to help companies make these decisions.

3 Companies That Wouldn't Exist Without 3D Printing

3D printing’s affordability enables the existence of companies that wouldn’t be able to manufacture their products conventionally. Here are just three examples. 

Video: Additive Manufacturing Expands Design Possibilities for Automotive Lighting

Automotive lighting maker Varroc Lighting Systems describes the impact 3D printing instead of injection molding will have on car features such as headlights.

As 3D Printing for Production Becomes Practical, the Attention in Materials Shifts to Practical Concerns

Recent posts relate to ensuring sufficient materials supply for production, certifying processes for AM materials, and even whether the properties of polymer AM include the ability to hold a screw.

AM at Jabil: From 3D Printing Materials to Distributed Manufacturing

One of the largest manufacturers in the world has made a significant investment in 3D printing — both as a user and an advancer of this technology. Our original reporting dives into the what and why of additive manufacturing at Jabil.

10 Questions About Additive Manufacturing for Production with Jabil’s John Dulchinos

“We’re in this for the long haul,” he says. Here are the challenges facing 3D printing for production, and here are the ways those challenges will be overcome.

8 Times 3D Printing Built a Better Bracket

Brackets may not be the most exciting application for 3D printing, but they are one of the most important. Here are 8 instances where a 3D printed bracket offered advantages over a conventionally produced one.

Additive Manufacturing Is Succeeding in Production! Here Are Examples

We are no longer predicting that additive manufacturing will be used in production — because it already is. Find real stories of 3D printing for full production at AM's leading edge in this collection. 

Video: More Than Just 3D Printing—An Additive Manufacturing Conference Recap

Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski and Senior Editor Stephanie Hendrixson cover the extent to which additive manufacturing is closing in on production as well as their impressions from the first full day of the 2019 Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo.