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Support Structures and Build Layout Lead to Series of Fails — AM: Why the Failure? #4

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

A 3D printed piston crown illustrates the iterative path to success often part of laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
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Directed Energy Deposition (DED) Error Turns Nozzle Into Chess Piece — AM: Why the Failure? #3

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Chess pieces are often 3D printed as demo parts, but this one was an accident! What happened? The answer involves heat transfer.
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Metal 3D Printed Part Has Unplanned Feature, Not Part of the Design — AM: Why the Failure? #2

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

This component for the oil and gas industry features a shelf through the lattice structure that does not appear in the CAD model. How did it get there? The answer does not involve STL, but we talk about that anyway.
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Video: Why the Failure? First Episode of Our New Series About Process Challenges in AM

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Professor of additive manufacturing Tim Simpson joins me to talk about 3D printing fails and what they teach. Follow #AMWTF on LinkedIn, where we will debut each new failed build ahead of every episode.
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