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

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.

Medical & Dental

For AM and Machining to Work Together, Let Them Compete

A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.
#machining #enterprise #metal


Video: Challenges and Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing

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

Infographic: How Additive Manufacturing Supports the Circular Economy

This downloadable infographic illustrates how 3D printing can be applied for more sustainable manufacturing through every stage: Material, Design, Manufacturing, Product and End-of-Life. 

Coming December 8: The Cool Parts Show Live

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

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

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


3D Printed Prefab Homes, Made from Composite and UL-Certified

Mighty Buildings wants to change the construction industry with prefabricated houses 3D printed on demand from thermoset polymer composite. Two such buildings have already been installed.
#enterprise #construction #composites

What Is Additive Manufacturing?

It is the broadest category of manufacturing we have. It is more than 3D printing. It is the beginning of a transformation. If you are new to AM, here is where to start.


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

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

Better Material Recapture, Reuse Through 3D Printing (Video #5)

3D printing helps to simplify both manufacturing of a product and material recapture at the end of its usable life. The key is having a plan at the beginning. More in this video, the last in our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy.