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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.



Mazak VC-500 AM hybrid multitasking machine

Hybrid Multitasking Machine Speeds Part Building

By: MoldMaking Technology
Mazak will debut the VC-500 AM, a hybrid multitasking machine that combines full five-axis machining and direct metal deposition in a single setup.

Additive + Subtractive Won’t Need Further CNC Advances

By: Peter Zelinski
Today’s control technology is ready for these machines, and for more challenging integrations than this.

Forget Gold Medals – How About All of the Plastic Products!

By: Cynthia Kustush
I think our athletes did an amazing job winning 46 golds, 37 silver and 38 bronze medals at the Olympic games in Rio. But metal is not the point of this blog. How about all the plastic products that had to be manufactured for this incredible event?

DMG MORI USA Announces Integration of Long-Time Distributors

By: MoldMaking Technology
The long-time distributors will now be known as DMG MORI Boldt and DMG MORI Triad respectively.

Benefits and Obstacles to Metal 3D Printing

By: Christina M. Fuges
If you are looking to explore the ways that additive technologies can be implemented in an industrial setting, add the Additive Manufacturing Conference 2016, presented by Additive Manufacturing Magazine, to your IMTS agenda.


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