#VIDEO

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.
#AMWTF #metal #video

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Headgear that Can Take a Hit: The Cool Parts Show #31

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

A custom helmet made via Multi Jet Fusion has allowed Sarah Piersanti to get back to practicing jiu-jitsu without fear of damaging her cochlear implant.
#video #coolparts #polymer

Aerospace

Lightweight Combustion Chamber for 3D Printed Rocket Engine: The Cool Parts Show #30

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

An engine for repeated trips to the moon is 3D printed in just three pieces from a metal matrix composite combining aluminum for weight saving with ceramic for high-temperature performance.
#assemblyconsolidation #lightweighting #ceramic

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.
#AMWTF #metal #video

Production

Hi-Fi 3D Printed Speaker Cabinet: The Cool Parts Show #29

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The Hylixa high-fidelity speaker has an internal geometry and footprint designed for optimal sound that could only be realized through 3D printing. How Node Audio developed and produces this product.
#video #composites #coolparts

Materials

Reusable, 3D Printed Copper Filter: The Cool Parts Show #28

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

In this episode of The Cool Parts Show, we learn how controlled porosity obtained through binder jetting can be applied to build metal filters capable of trapping — and even eliminating — virus particles.
#metal #video #coolparts

Design

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.
#AMWTF #metal #video

Materials

Lighter, Better-Performing Brake Rotor From 3D Printing: The Cool Parts Show #27

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Additive manufacturing with an aluminum/ceramic composite enables a brake rotor with one-third the weight and five times the heat transfer of a typical rotor. We talk to the inventor on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#lightweighting #ceramic #video

Enter Your 3D Printed Parts in The Cool Parts Showcase

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The first-ever contest from The Cool Parts Show seeks innovative parts made through additive manufacturing. Enter by August 13. 
#video #coolparts

Production

3D Printed Air Duct Based on Fluid Dynamics: The Cool Parts Show #26

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Air ducts are ubiquitous, but are they all as efficient as they need to be? Computational fluid dynamics informed the redesign of this 3D printed air duct — made to serve a 3D printer. 
#assemblyconsolidation #video #coolparts

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.
#AMWTF #metal #video

30 Under 30: Nominate Young Talent Today

By: Christina Fuges, Editorial Director

MoldMaking Technology is looking for 30 individuals under the age of 30 making a difference in moldmaking, both in their company and in the moldmaking community. Nominate someone today!
#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

Expanding Medical Coatings and More

By: Jenny Rush, Managing Editor

Products Finishing's March issue covers one company's expansion in medical coatings, how powder coating enables at-home recreation and more.
#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

National Surface Finishing Day 2021

By: Scott Francis, Editor-In-Chief

National Surface Finishing Day will be celebrated March 3. The annual event is a way to showcase the industry to local trade schools, businesses, officials and media, as well as to celebrate employees and staff.
#video

30 Under 30: Nominate Today!

By: Christina Fuges, Editorial Director

MoldMaking Technology is looking for 30 individuals under the age of 30 making a difference in moldmaking. Take a look around you and nominate potential winners. Deadline is March 19th.
#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