DESIGN

Design

A Three-Piece Toolset to Minimize Metal Additive Build Failures (Includes Video)

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

Three separate software tools from Siemens attempt to control some of the most challenging variables within metal AM: build orientation, distortion and deposition paths. Part of software video series.
#video

Design

Stratasys Program Brings Enterprise Software Connectivity to 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

Stratasys’ GrabCAD Software Development Kit gives customers the ability to integrate, manage and support additive manufacturing for production of end-use parts.
#enterprise #polymer

Design

Avoiding Costs while Adding Value with DFAM

By: Timothy W. Simpson, Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) is as much about finding value as it is about avoiding costs with AM. 

Design

Finding Value with Design for Additive Manufacturing

By: Timothy W. Simpson, Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing

Six questions can help you find value as you apply DFAM.
#basics

Design

Desktop Metal’s Live Sinter Software Eliminates Trial and Error

By: AM Staff

Sintering process simulation software corrects for shrinkage and distortion of binder jet 3D printed parts during sintering to minimize trial and error.
#generativedesign #metal

Design

With This 3D Printed Block, EBM Is an Aid to CNC Machining

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Holding the part is a challenge of machining for additive manufacturing. This medical manufacturer prints fixture tooling tailored to its additive parts.
#machining #metal #postprocessing

Production

3 Design Techniques for High Speed Extrusion 3D Printing

Simple design changes can reduce build time and improve part quality in this production-speed polymer AM process.
#polymer

Automotive

ParaMatters’ CogniCAD 4.0 Delivers Smooth, Automated Workflow

By: AM Staff

Design platform enables both digital and traditional manufacturers to automate design-to-manufacturing processes.
#generativedesign

Design

The Value of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)

By: Timothy W. Simpson, Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing

Design is the “value multiplier” when it comes to additive manufacturing.

Aerospace

U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

By: AM Staff

Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.
#education #supplychain #enterprise