#VIDEO

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Scapula Customized for Patient: The Cool Parts Show #25

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

A patient treated for a tumor of the shoulder blade was able to preserve full use of the arm thanks to an implant tailored to the precise form of the original scapula and made through electron beam melting.
#implants #metal #video

Design

PrintSyst Automates AM Decision Making with AI (Includes Video)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The startup’s cloud-based artificial intelligence tool is designed to help companies adopting additive manufacturing make fast, easy decisions about what and how to 3D print.
#machinelearning #enterprise #video

Tooling

Why Dig a Pit in an Additive Manufacturing Facility?

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

At the end of 2019, Additive Engineering Solutions moved two of its BAAM 3D printers out of the way and began to dig a hole in the floor. How going lower allows AES to build higher. 
#video #polymer #largeformat

Production

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle With 3D Printed Hull: The Cool Parts Show #24

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Our first episode of The Cool Parts Show from inside a 3D printer! Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) produces exterior components of a robot submarine and changes how this AUV is marketed.
#video #composites #coolparts

Aerospace

3D Printed Parts on the Mars Perseverance Rover: The Cool Parts Show #23

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

The Perseverance parts made through additive manufacturing are extreme examples of lightweighting. We have replicas of the 3D printed parts that were sent to Mars.
#lightweighting #metal #video

Video: Programming for Additive Turning of Cylindrical Parts

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Directed energy deposition while the part is spinning enables a means of 3D printing axially symmetric parts. The operation is like CNC turning with material added instead of machined. Open Mind discusses programming the machine paths for this type of build.
#metal #video #largeformat

Design

A Three-Piece Toolset to Minimize Metal Additive Build Failures (Includes Video)

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

Three separate software tools from Siemens attempt to control some of the most challenging variables within metal AM: build orientation, distortion and deposition paths. Part of software video series.
#video

Production

Video: Challenges and Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Is additive manufacturing ready for full-scale production? Yes, but it isn't that simple. Our editors break down the issues to consider in this video conversation.
#basics #video

Coming December 8: The Cool Parts Show Live

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Join us December through February for monthly special installments of The Cool Parts Show live inside IMTS spark. 
#video

3D Printed Animal Enrichment Device: The Cool Parts Show Bonus Episode

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The Cool Parts Show goes to the zoo to learn about a 3D printed enrichment device being used to challenge and engage meerkats, birds, foxes and more in this bonus episode. 
#metal #coolparts #video

Production

What Do These Flip Flops Say About Manufacturing's Future?: The Cool Parts Show S3E5

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

These 3D printed flip-flops are an example of mass customization, but they also hint at manufacturing's more sustainable, circular future. Find out why in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
#coolparts #polymer #sustainability

Consumer Goods

How 3D Printing Changes Products in the Circular Economy (Video #4)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

3D printing makes possible new and different consumer goods, but also changes the buyer's relationship to those goods. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#sustainability #video

More Sustainable Manufacturing Through 3D Printing (Video #3)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

3D printing can support the circular economy by offering an alternative to centralized mass production. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#sustainability #video

Design

How 3D Printing Enables More Sustainable Designs (Video #2)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The circular economy needs the lightweight, optimized and efficient designs that only 3D printing can provide. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#lightweighting #sustainability #video

Materials

3D Printing with Renewable Materials, Frugally Applied (Video #1)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Part of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series, this video explores the ways that AM supports more sustainable material choices. 
#sustainability #video

What Is the Circular Economy, and How Can 3D Printing Help? (Video)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

What does it mean to be sustainable, to manufacture in a circular economy? And where does 3D printing fit? These questions and more answered in this video, the first of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series. 
#sustainability #video

Micro 3D Printing for Tiny Connectors: The Cool Parts Show S3E4

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Microscale additive manufacturing offers an alternative to micromolding and micromachining. On this episode of The Cool Parts Show, 3D printed electrical connectors are our smallest cool part yet.
#polymer #coolparts #video

Design

For Additive Manufacturing, Software Is as Important as the 3D Printer

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

AM is the process that both requires and realizes the possibilities of manufacturing software. Recently posted articles cover software tools for additive — each article with a companion video.
#video #metal

Design

Generative Design Improves Micromobility FUV: The Cool Parts Show S3E3

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Arcimoto’s lightweight “Fun Utility Vehicle” gets even lighter thanks to parts that could only come from additive manufacturing. On this episode of The Cool Parts Show, some of the craziest automotive parts you have seen.
#assemblyconsolidation #metal #coolparts

Design

By Mapping Layer Height, Velo3D Shows Where Part Is Distorting (Includes Video)

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Height measurement reveals what layers and what part features are potential problem areas in the metal additive manufacturing build. Watch the video to see how software provides insights from layer height data.
#metal #video