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How Tilt Hydrometer Fights Supply Chain Disruption with 3D Printing

The maker of a digital hydrometer for beer brewing keeps its supply chain and product flexible through selective laser sintering of a critical component.
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Cadillac Blackwing Models Are First GM Cars Using Additive Manufacturing for Full-Scale Production

Three functional components are 3D printed thanks to cost savings and design freedom. Layers lines on the shift knob signify this advance.
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How 3D Printing Will Change Composites Manufacturing

A Q&A with the editor-in-chief of CompositesWorld explores tooling, continuous fiber, hybrid processes, and the opportunities for smaller and more intricate composite parts.
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Fiber-Reinforced 3D Printing Expands Control, Applications for Composites

9T Labs’ deposition process places continuous carbon fiber only where necessary to save material, reduce waste, and more precisely control the structure of preform composites.
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3D Printed Parts on the Mars Perseverance Rover: The Cool Parts Show #23

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.
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Mars Rover Instrument Is Manufacturing Challenge, 3D Printing Victory

A critical instrument on the Perseverance rover requires five components that could only be made via additive manufacturing. Carpenter Additive overcame obstacles to produce them.
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Cadillac Utilizes 3D Printing to Bring Back Manual Transmission

New Cadillac V-Series Blackwing models will be first GM production vehicles with functional 3D-printed parts, including two HVAC ducts and an electrical harness bracket.
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LightForce Orthodontics Announces $14 Million Investment

Additional funding will be used to bring customizable 3D-printed brackets to orthodontic practices and patients.
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Support Structures Hold Down Productivity, Says Velo3D

A build example involving an aircraft bracket illustrates the production rate increase resulting from more parts per build plus the elimination of support removal. A new system for quality monitoring aids production as well.
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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.
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8 Times 3D Printing Built a Better Bracket

Brackets may not be the most exciting application for 3D printing, but they are one of the most important. Here are 8 instances where a 3D printed bracket offered advantages over a conventionally produced one.
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Video: 3D-Printed Brackets Are Key to Automated Coolant Delivery for Lights-Out Machining

An on-site look at the different elements of the coolant-delivery system developed by a machine shop committed to running unattended.
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First Additive Manufactured Part to Be Installed on GE Engines

The FAA has given “change in design” approval for additively manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) brackets.
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GM Seat Bracket Made with Autodesk Generative Design Software

The bracket is the result of a multi-year alliance between the two companies to explore generative design, AM and materials science for vehicle lightweighting.
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Airbus Installs 3D-Printed Bracket on Commercial Aircraft

Arconic produced the titanium bracket, which Airbus installed on its A350 XWB series production commercial aircraft.
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Make Large Prototypes on a Small 3D Printer

To prove out the designs of brackets that are much larger than its 3D printer, this manufacturer prints the bracket models in pieces and assembles them into prototypes.
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Top Shops

The Gardner Business Intelligence and Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Program is both an honor for the shops chosen annually, and a benchmarking tool for all who participate. See how your business stacks up.

Additive Manufacturing for Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.

Digital Manufacturing

From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.

Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.