Production

Additive Manufacturing Is Advancing Toward Production, in Higher Quantities

The September issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine illustrates success stories and future potential for 3D printing in production applications.

3DEO’s Strategy to Perfect and Scale Metal AM

With a fast, flexible and increasingly automated process for metal additive manufacturing, 3DEO believes it’s cracking the code for volume production.

From Functional Parts to Lots of Functional Parts, AM Is Advancing into Production

The assumption that additive is only for low-volume manufacturing is about to give way. Read these stories of companies getting ready for additive production at larger scales.

The Technology House Steps into 3D Printing for Production

The Technology House was founded on stereolithography for prototyping, but each step forward has been a move toward production. The company is now 3D printing end-use parts, enabled by Carbon’s SpeedCell line and durable materials.

Managing AM's Details with a Manufacturing Execution System

Like any other production process, additive manufacturing needs tools to manage data. Bluestreak’s manufacturing execution system (MES) is one option for companies focused on production.

HP Enters Metal Additive Manufacturing with Production-Focused Binder Jetting Machine

A metal 3D printer for scale production of steel parts is the next extension of HP's additive offerings and the logical extension of printer technology the company has been developing for decades.

Additive Design Offers New Opportunities in Grinding

Swiss grinding machine manufacturer Studer leverages additive manufacturing technology to build parts such as hydraulic components, machine covers and coolant nozzles for its high-precision machines. The result is optimized lubrication during grinding, increased service life of the grinding wheel, and quick and easy parts assembly during machine production.

AM Conference: Measuring Productivity in Industrial Additive Manufacturing

Additive Industries will share its metrics for productivity growth in metal additive manufacturing at the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Conference.

Video: 3D Printing Is a Complement and Competitor to Injection Molding

Ken Burns of Forecast 3D, an early adopter of HP Multi Jet Fusion, sees 3D printing as both a complement and a competitor to injection molding. He shares why in this interview.

AM Conference: Industrializing Additive Manufacturing

GE Additive shares the key technologies needed to transition additive manufacturing into end-product production.

AM Conference: Designing for Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing

HP and Protolabs share their advice for using Multi Jet Fusion technology for production as well as prototyping at the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Conference.

How Investing in Metal AM Is Different

GE Capital helps manufacturers finance additive manufacturing equipment, but the investment goes beyond the 3D printer. Production AM demands a production infrastructure, and requires a long-term strategic approach.