Videos

Video: Advice to Manufacturers Getting Ready to Start in Additive

“It can be daunting,” says GE’s Greg Morris. “You have to make some tough decisions while things are not going well.” And yet, as he looks to the future of additive manufacturing, he says, “There is probably going to be a shortage of supply, not demand.”

Video: 3D Printing’s Role in the Plastics Industry

This interview from NPE2018 highlights uses of 3D printing technology for the plastics industry, from prototyping through volume production.

Video: “I Think You Ignore Additive Manufacturing at Your Peril”

I check in with Greg Morris of GE Additive, hearing his views on AM’s continuing promise and importance. Representatives of John Deere, Smith & Nephew, B&J Specialty and Tangible Solutions share their views on the same question.

Video: Is There a Personnel Challenge in Additive Manufacturing?

Adam Clark of Tangible Solutions sees the personnel advancing. The discipline of conventional manufacturing is coming to additive.

Video: The Case for Hybrid Manufacturing in Moldmaking

Instead of relying on EDM to machine features recessed deep into the part, machine those features while 3D printing progresses, finishing them before they become hard to reach.

Video: Where Does Additive Manufacturing Make Sense?

Can 3D printing produce a useful, functional part? The answer is, unequivocally, yes. Editors discuss where and when AM makes sense in this video. 

Video: Smith & Nephew on 3D Printing Patient-Specific Surgical Instruments

Using MRI and additive manufacturing to produce a cutting block customized to the patient aids the precision of the surgery.

Video: Moldmaker Succeeding with Conformal Cooling

B&J Specialty now complements its machining capabilities with metal 3D printing for making mold inserts with cooling channels that follow the contours of the mold. The shop is even revisiting challenging molds from the past.

Video: Additive Manufacturing Advances at Caterpillar

Stacey DelVecchio of Caterpillar describes how AM is moving forward within a large and established company. Today, there is tooling and aftermarket parts. Ultimately, the technology will empower engineers to realize parts and products “they never even dreamed possible.”

Video: AM Succeeds with Executive Support

Güngör Kara of EOS sees buy-in from the top of the organization being a valuable factor in additive manufacturing realizing its full promise.

Video: AM’s Value Is in Product More Than Process

Marc Saunders of Renishaw says manufacturers must consider “what kind of play they’re going to make with additive.” The broadest perspective looks at AM’s potential to affect the performance of the entire product.

Video: Update on Hybrid Manufacturing

Greg Hyatt of DMG MORI notes expanded range of subtractive operations and applications likely to benefit from hybrid.