DESIGN

Consumer Goods

3D Printed Speaker Cabinet Delivers Big Sound in a Small Footprint

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Node Audio’s Hylixa high-fidelity speaker takes advantage of selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to achieve a compact construction with an uncompromised sound range.
#composites #polymer

Production

Hi-Fi 3D Printed Speaker Cabinet: The Cool Parts Show #29

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The Hylixa high-fidelity speaker has an internal geometry and footprint designed for optimal sound that could only be realized through 3D printing. How Node Audio developed and produces this product.
#video #composites #coolparts

Design

Stratasys, nTopology’s Fixture Software Simplifies AM Modeling, Design

By: AM Staff

FDM Assembly Fixture Generator automates design of jigs and fixtures, enabling engineers to quickly turn a part file into a ready-to-print fixture with a simple drag-and-drop function.
#polymer

Design

Metal 3D Printed Part Has Unplanned Feature, Not Part of the Design — AM: Why the Failure? #2

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

This component for the oil and gas industry features a shelf through the lattice structure that does not appear in the CAD model. How did it get there? The answer does not involve STL, but we talk about that anyway.
#AMWTF #metal #video

Design

Cadillac Blackwing Models Are First GM Cars Using Additive Manufacturing for Full-Scale Production

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Three functional components are 3D printed thanks to cost savings and design freedom. Layers lines on the shift knob signify this advance.
#brackets

Design

Lighter, Better-Performing Brake Rotor From 3D Printing: The Cool Parts Show #27

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Additive manufacturing with an aluminum/ceramic composite enables a brake rotor with one-third the weight and five times the heat transfer of a typical rotor. We talk to the inventor on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#lightweighting #ceramic #video

Design

Esprit Collaboration with CETIM Aims at Binder Jetting Technology

By: AM Staff

Esprit’s additive suite products improve interoperability between software and machines for binder jetting.
#metal

Design

Carbon Offers Lattice-Generating Design Tech

By: Gary S. Vasilash, Transportation Editor

The design software is said to accelerate the time from "idea to design."
#generativedesign #polymer

Design

BMF, Materialise Partner on 3D Printing File Editing Software

By: AM Staff

Magics Print for BMF gives customers a smooth workflow to easily interface between 3D file generation and the microArch line of micro-precision 3D printers.
#polymer

Design

PrintSyst Automates AM Decision Making with AI (Includes Video)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The startup’s cloud-based artificial intelligence tool is designed to help companies adopting additive manufacturing make fast, easy decisions about what and how to 3D print.
#machinelearning #enterprise #video