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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is a new quarterly supplement to both Modern Machine Shop and MoldMaking Technology magazines. The supplement covers technologies that build complex components layer by layer, focusing on the ways these technologies are used to make functional products such as production tooling and end-use manufactured parts. To subscribe to this supplement, visit the subscription page by clicking “Magazine” in the Subscribe links above. Click here to view the electronic supplement.

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Additive Manufacturing Digital Editions


Additive Manufacturing is the new publication devoted to the use of additive technology for making functional parts. Read current and past issues by visiting our digital library.



Intro to 3D Printing

By: Christina M. Fuges
With many moldmakers still unsure of the applications and value of 3D printing, I thought this news of a beginner 3D printing course that explores the technology's history, established applications, forward-looking trends and potential social and economic impacts would be interesting.

The Man behind the Strati 3D-Printed Car to Be Keynote Speaker

By: Mark Albert
Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, will deliver the keynote address at The MFG Meeting next March in Orlando, Florida. Rogers led the team that produced the "Strati," called the world's first 3D printed electric car. It was a showstopper at IMTS 2014.

Material Strength Affects Part Weight in Additive Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski
Material properties will have even more significance in additive manufacturing than in previous part-making processes. Taking advantage of the strength of one material over another can permit an internal redesign that reduces the weight and cost of the part.

Video: Additive Manufacturing Robot for Foundry Molds

By: Peter Zelinski
In addition to making either metal or plastic parts, one other production application of additive manufacturing is building in sand to create molds for casting without any need for a pattern.

Renishaw to Introduce Additive Manufacturing System Aimed at Production

By: Peter Zelinski
The first machine developed in-house by the company features a high-power laser and automation for industrial production via additive manufacturing.


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