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A Resonant Harmony for Bell Casting and 3D Printing

When a 180-year-old bell foundry sought an alternate solution for expensive metal mold patterns, it turned to a 125-year-old company for a modern solution: large-format additive manufacturing.
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GE Aviation Switches Four Existing Cast Parts to Metal 3D Printing

GE engineers say additive manufacturing can compete with casting as its improved productivity lowers cost and slashes development time.
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Sand 3D Printing Benefits Lightweighting and EV Production

Brooks Crownhill Limited has used Voxeljet’s sand 3D printers to rapidly prototype automobile part molds, with the increased design flexibility enabling lightweighting while strengthening individual components.
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Porsche Advances Electrification with Generative Design

The sports car manufacturer achieves weight savings and assembly consolidation using additive manufacturing instead of casting for an electric drive housing.
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Look Again: This 3D Printed Part Isn't Plastic

This radiator cover is comparable in strength to an injection molded part, and was made at lower cost than 3D printed polymer.
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Inside Oak Ridge’s 3D-Printed Machine Tool Moonshot

The widespread outsourcing of large machine castings led a collaborative team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to tackle the machine tool supply chain. The first step? 3D print the largest cast component.
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Commercializing Sand 3D Printing in the New Tech Belt

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.
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Casting Goes Digital with Sand 3D Printing, Nondestructive Testing

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.
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The Future of Jewelry Manufacturing Is Custom, On Demand and Perfectly Sized

The Melvin sisters launched their startup, The Future of Jewelry, when they couldn’t find matching signet rings. Now, customers can design exactly the ring they want, to be produced affordably through 3D printing and/or lost wax casting.
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Hoosier Pattern Enables the Design and Print of Intricate Geometries

RAPID 2020: Hoosier Pattern offers the use of 3D printing sand molds and cores that enable users to design and print geometrically intricate designs straight from a CAD file without sacrificing valuable costs and resources.
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Aeromet's A20X Passes 500 MPa UTS Mark

A20X, the aluminium alloy developed and patented by UK foundry specialist Aeromet International, has passed the 500 MPa Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) mark.
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Additive Manufacturing and Metal Casting

How is additive manufacturing disrupting metal casting? A hybrid approach to consider.
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Stainless Steel Pelton Runner Created with 3D-Printed Molds and Cores

A manufacturer in India reduced lead time and increased efficiency in delivering castings using sand 3D printing from Voxeljet to create tooling.
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Video: Additive Manufacturing as an Alternative to Casting

Daan Kersten of Additive Industries discusses the promise of metal AM for production. Cost per piece can be lower than many expect.
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Voxeljet's PDB Process Adapts 3D Printing for Casting

Rapid 2019: Voxeljet’s Phenolic Direct Binding (PDB) process produces complex casting molds and cores.
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Tahoe Boats Collaborates with Thermwood on 3D Printing for Boat Design

Thermwood assisted the building of Tahoe Boats’ T16 boat design, using its Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system to custom print necessary tools and patterns. This is the first time 3D printing has been used on an actual boat production at this scale, according to the company.
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