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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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Ralph Sassenhausen and Mike Muessel of Faustson Tool

A Layered Approach to Boosting Business and the Industry

Faustson Tool uses its pioneering spirit to carefully take on metals additive manufacturing one step at a time, and today the company is committed to educating and supporting industry and its academic partners with this technology.

Validating and Qualifying

X-ray technology can validate the internal geometry of additively-manufactured parts in 3D without destroying the part.

3 Reasons Why Additive Manufacturing Belongs on a Machine Tool

In more ways than one, the platform for subtractive manufacturing is also the enabler for additive.

GKN Aerospace-Sponsored AM Research Chair Named at Sheffield University

By: Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
The five-year position focuses on developing additive manufacturing’s potential for aerospace and similar industries.

Thermwood additive manufacturing system

Large-Scale AM Systems in Development

By: Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
CNC router manufacturer Thermwood Corp. (Dale, Indiana) is developing an additive manufacturing system capable of making large, carbon graphite-reinforced composite thermoplastic components.

ExOne Opens Pennsylvania DREAM Center

By: Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
Customers will be able to create designs of metal components leveraging ExOne’s technical expertise.

Water Wash Out Tooling Process Developed

By: Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
ExOne has qualified a new application for its 3D printing technology.

Impossible Objects composites parts

Precision Without Deposition

By: Peter Zelinski
Is it possible to 3D print with carbon fiber fabric? It is, except that “printing” is not the right word. This additive process builds parts by stacking the carbon fiber sheets. The result is composite parts that don’t need tooling—but are strong enough that they could be used as tooling.

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