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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is Modern Machine Shop’s sister magazine devoted to the use of 3D printing technology to manufacture functional parts. To learn more about the promise and the challenges of making end-use components and production tooling through additive manufacturing, visit the AM website.

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CAD model of bike stem

Lattice Generation Software Advances Bike Component Design


A U.K. research project redesigned a bike stem with an internal lattice to reduce the amount of material needed while maintaining strength.

Caterpillar’s Deployment Strategy for Additive Manufacturing


A dedicated AM facility is helping the company discover the technology’s potential for design as well as production.

Additive Survey Shows Less Tinkering, More Practical Use


Conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Manufacturing Institute, a 2015 survey of 120 manufacturing professionals provides plenty of evidence of additive manufacturing technology’s rapid maturation.



Linear AMS

Metal 3D Printing, Manufacturing Services Offered

By: Katie Cattell
Linear AMS provides metal 3D printing, CAD-based technologies and traditional manufacturing services to produce metal prototypes, pre-production, production parts, tooling/injection molds and conformal cooling inserts.

Exact Metrology Open House

Exact Metrology Demonstrates CT Scanning, 3D Printing Technology at Wisconsin Open House

By: Jedd Cole
The company gave product demonstrations and technical presentations on 3D printing and CT scanning.

Sodick OPM250L

Hybrid Machine Combines Additive, Milling

By: AM Staff
The machine combines DMLS technology with high-speed milling to produce finished components.

Autodesk Netfabb

Software Solutions for Design, Simulation, Additive Production

By: Katie Cattell
Autodesk’s Netfabb software is designed to take additive manufacturing beyond prototyping and plastics to create production-grade parts at scale.

Additive for Fixturing, Machine Tool Components

By: Derek Korn
Additive Manufacturing is being used for more than prototyping these days. Here are two examples of how a machine shop might leverage this technology.


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