VIDEOS

Materials

Large-Scale Thermoset Composite AM System Launched

The Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system is said to be the world’s first large-scale additive manufacturing system compatible with thermoset resins. 
#largeformat #composites #polymer

University of Maine Composites Center's 3D Printer Named World's Largest

The university now holds world records for the largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object and largest 3D-printed boat.

"Future of AM" Roundtable Marks National Manufacturing Day

Additive manufacturing (AM) experts from Ford, Desktop Metal and MIT discuss future trends in a conversation moderated by Terry Wohlers. 

Production

Video: Additive Manufacturing Expands Design Possibilities for Automotive Lighting

Automotive lighting maker Varroc Lighting Systems describes the impact 3D printing instead of injection molding will have on car features such as headlights.
#polymer #video

Production

AM at Jabil: From 3D Printing Materials to Distributed Manufacturing

One of the largest manufacturers in the world has made a significant investment in 3D printing — both as a user and an advancer of this technology. Our original reporting dives into the what and why of additive manufacturing at Jabil.
#supplychain #video

Automotive

Video: Can 3D Printed Parts Hold Self-Tapping Screws?

Automotive light maker Varroc Lighting Systems will soon begin using additive manufacturing for plastic production parts fastened into assemblies. Here are the results of its tests with self-tapping screws.
#video

Design

Video: 3 Roles for Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

This conversation with PADT’s Eric Miller explores how simulation and 3D printing work together at three distinct stages in additive manufacturing, for DFAM and beyond.  
#basics #video

Production

Video: More Than Just 3D Printing—An Additive Manufacturing Conference Recap

Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski and Senior Editor Stephanie Hendrixson cover the extent to which additive manufacturing is closing in on production as well as their impressions from the first full day of the 2019 Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo.
#AMConference #video

AM 101: Hybrid Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing offers powerful capabilities alone, but even more opportunities are opened when AM is combined with subtractive processes.
#hybrid #basics

Design

Video: Topology Optimization versus Generative Design

Why do these strategies matter in design for additive manufacturing (DFAM), and what’s the difference? A conversation with PADT’s Eric Miller explores AM and design, including its human element.
#generativedesign #topologyoptimization #video