VIDEOS

The Cool Parts Show Season 2 Out Now

Season 2 covers cool 3D printed parts from a major automaker, a custom glasses company, a drone engine manufacturer, a dental lab and a research organization.
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Production

Need Parts? These Additive Manufacturers Are Ready to Help

Disrupted supply chains are just one more effect of the coronavirus pandemic. These 3D printing service providers are ready to help fill production gaps with parts, tooling and prototypes. 
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Materials

New Opportunities for Quantum Physics: The Cool Parts Show S2E5

What does 3D printing have to do with quantum physics? We'll look at how the technology is enabling quantum physics research in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#metal #coolparts #video

Aerospace

A $1.5 Million Dive into the Melt Pool

A new, customized digital radiology vault and specialized additive manufacturing system at Auburn University aims to understand and control the complex heat and mass transport phenomena taking place during the laser sintering process.
#metal #measurement

Medical & Dental

Is Your Dentist a Manufacturer?: The Cool Parts Show S2E4

Dental devices have always been custom, but 3D printing is disrupting how they are made. We go inside a dental lab in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#polymer #coolparts #video

In Coronavirus Uncertainty, 3D Printing Is a Potential Solution for U.S. Manufacturing

The impact of the COVID-19 virus has reached U.S. manufacturers by way of the supply chain. Here are several ways 3D printing could help, plus a video discussion of the data with economist Michael Guckes. 
#basics #enterprise #supplychain

Design

3D Printing Changes a Drone Engine: The Cool Parts Show S2E3

Cobra Aero made the engine cylinder of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) both more powerful and easier to manufacture. Learn what additive manufacturing is doing for drones in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#metal #coolparts #video

Consumer Goods

3D Printed Custom Glasses: The Cool Parts Show S2E2

Fitz Frames has reimagined glasses, from the frames to the ordering process. See how the company manufactures glasses customized to every face in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
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Automotive

3D Printing for Production at Ford: The Cool Parts Show S2E1

The parking brake bracket on the Mustang Shelby GT500 is now 3D printed instead of stamped. Learn how Ford is thinking about additive manufacturing in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#coolparts #brackets #polymer

The Cool Parts Show Returns: Season 2 Launches February 17

Our video series highlighting unusual 3D printed parts returns for a second season. Subscribe and stay tuned. 
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