VIDEOS

CGTech Extends Simulation to Thermwood LSAM (Includes Video)

Large-scale additive manufacturing platform is the largest 3D printer yet simulated. Watch video for example of how simulation using program G-code catches an error that would otherwise lead to a failed build.
#largeformat #hybrid #composites

Tooling

3D Printed Tool for CNC Machining: The Cool Parts Show S3E1

Guhring uses additive manufacturing to make an end mill with optimized internal channels. We visit a machine shop to test the tool on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#metal #coolparts #machining

Production

Metal 3D Printing Makes Combustion More Efficient

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion is finding success with Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) for prototypes and replacement parts, but the real promise it sees is in new designs that couldn’t be made any other way.
#metal #prototyping

The Cool Parts Show Season 3 Premieres August 12, 2020

The third season of our video series highlighting cool, unique and weird 3D printed parts launches next week. Subscribe and stay tuned. 
#coolparts #video

Design

Topology Optimization Delivers Nonintuitive Design Features for Legacy Part (Includes Video)

Refurbishing a legacy turbine engine for energy efficiency provided the opportunity to demonstrate topology optimization in concert with metal 3D printing. The design for this torque arm comes from computer simulation insight refined with a human touch.
#metal #topologyoptimization

Video: Carpenter Technology’s Company-Wide Response to COVID-19

Here are tactics the company has put in place to keep its team members safe as production continues despite the threat of the coronavirus. (Sponsored)
#video

We Answer Your Questions About The Cool Parts Show - Bonus Episode

In this bonus episode of The Cool Parts Show, hosts Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson answer your questions, including: What makes something a Cool Part?
#coolparts #video

Design

AM’s 2020 Advance: How the Crisis Created Conditions for Additive Manufacturing to Leap Ahead

Stories we’ve found within the pandemic period reveal 3D printing’s promise for scalable, flexible production and rapid product development.
#metal #prototyping #polymer

Medical & Dental

How Test Swabs Became 3D Printing's Production Win: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing are one of the best production cases for 3D printing we've seen, pandemic or otherwise. Why AM is winning on speed, functionality and collaboration. 
#coolparts #polymer #video

Production

Map Visualizes Service Bureaus Across the U.S.

More than 200 3D printing service bureaus in the United States are listed on this custom Google Map, created to help fill supply chain gaps related to coronavirus. 
#enterprise #supplychain