TOOLING

Tooling

ExOne Acquires Freshmade 3D Assets

By: AM Staff

ExOne believes Freshmade 3D’s patented approach offers additional unique benefits and can help accelerate adoption of 3D printed sand tooling solutions.
#sand #largeformat

Materials

3D Printed Snakes Reveal Unseen Desert Wildlife (Includes Video)

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

At the University of Texas El Paso, a biology researcher teams up with a manufacturing technology instructor to produce rattlesnake models realistic enough to draw predators.
#polymer

Tooling

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

Tooling

Big Ideas in AM: 10 Examples of 3D-Printed Tooling

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Additive manufacturing can aid conventional manufacturing through the production of tooling. This article showcases 10 clever uses of 3D-printed tooling.
#polymer #sand #assemblyconsolidation

Aerospace

How 3D Printing Will Change Composites Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

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.
#lightweighting #composites #brackets

Tooling

The Link Between 3D Printing, Surface Finish and Mold Tools

Surface finish for 3D printed mold tooling has a direct effect on the pull-out force needed to remove the final part. Why molders should consider tool roughness along with geometry and materials. 
#composites #postprocessing #polymer

Tooling

BASF Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel Qualified for MakerBot Method 3D Printers

By: AM Staff

Users can explore printing rigid 316L stainless steel parts for industrial applications alongside advanced engineering polymers and composites on Method with the MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder.
#metal #composites #prototyping

Production

Why Dig a Pit in an Additive Manufacturing Facility?

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

At the end of 2019, Additive Engineering Solutions moved two of its BAAM 3D printers out of the way and began to dig a hole in the floor. How going lower allows AES to build higher. 
#video #polymer #largeformat

Production

GM Opens Additive Industrialization Center Dedicated to 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

3D printing will help transform GM operations in product development, motorsports and manufacturing.
#metal #polymer #prototyping

Tooling

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