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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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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.



On-Demand Prototyping Network Shortens Development Cycles

By: Jedd Cole
The newly formed manufacturing platform gives small businesses and enterprises quick access to its network of 3D printing and CNC machines.

Gosiger Adds 3D Printing Equipment, Services via Stratasys

By: Stephanie Hendrixson
The technology provider and integrator is helping to bring 3D printing to the shop floor via a new product line and partnership.

Collaboration and Education

By: Christina M. Fuges
I visited with two companies at Amerimold last week in Novi, Michigan, that have committed to technology development R&D and collaboration to move innovation forward.

Webinar: Using Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing to Improve Productivity

By: Stephanie Hendrixson
An upcoming webinar presented by Okuma and RPM Innovations will address AM’s role alongside subtractive manufacturing.

Moldmaking: Where It's Been and Where It's Going

By: Christina M. Fuges
One mold builder shares his perspective on what has helped build the moldmaking industry and what will keep it going strong.


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