TOOLING

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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

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Airtech Opens Luxembourg Facility for Large-Scale 3D Printing

By: AM Staff

Airtech Advanced Materials Group’s capabilities can take tooling from conception to the shop floor significantly faster than conventional methods.
#polymer #largeformat

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What's the Big Idea in Additive Manufacturing?

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

A new series presented by Additive Manufacturing Media tackles important themes AM is touching that promise to change manufacturing in a big way.
#metal

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Commercializing Sand 3D Printing in the New Tech Belt

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Youngstown-area Humtown Products supplies both conventional and 3D printed sand cores and molds to foundries around the world. But sand tools for castings may be only the beginning.
#casting #largeformat #sand

Production

Why Robots and Additive Manufacturing Go Together

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

3D printing and robots enable one another. We miss the possibilities of one if we do not consider the other. The combination includes AM for end effectors, robots for 3D printing parts, and different modes of metal and plastic production.
#metal #largeformat #robots

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A Methodical Strategy to Bring Additive into Sheet Metal Fabrication

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

When Wilson Tool International launched its additive manufacturing division in 2018, it had already proven 3D printing’s value through dozens of printed parts for its own line of equipment. Demonstrating that value to customers required a new, highly focused approach.
#metal #polymer

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3D Printed Tool for CNC Machining: The Cool Parts Show S3E1

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Guhring uses additive manufacturing to make an end mill with optimized internal channels. We visit a machine shop to test the tool on this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#metal #coolparts #machining

Production

A New Partnership Offers Large-Scale 3D Printing and Five-Axis Machining

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

The side-by-side product offering from Cincinnati Inc. and Multiax America aims to provide high-throughput AM production for large parts under one roof.
#largeformat #postprocessing #machining

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Casting Goes Digital with Sand 3D Printing, Nondestructive Testing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Tooling & Equipment International (TEI) used to make tooling for castings. Now, it casts prototype parts in a digital workflow using 3D printed sand molds in combination with simulation software, CT scanning and X-ray technology.
#casting #sand