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Video: Racing Engine Oil Pump Gear Produced through Additive Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski
High complexity and low quantity made this critical part a candidate for 3D printing.

Mazak Variaxis i-700 VMC

VMC Efficiently Processes Long Workpieces

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Mazak’s Variaxis i-700 is designed to efficiently process long workpieces and those requiring precision-machined, complex curved surfaces in single setups.

Video: Sheet Metal Forming Without a Die

By: Peter Zelinski
Ford Motor Company produced this video of its process for forming sheet metal directly from the CAD model, without any need for a die.

Landspeed Record with Laser Melting

By: Peter Zelinski
The very first object to break the landspeed barrier of 1,000 mph is likely to be a part produced through additive manufacturing.

On Display at Automotive Day

By: Matt Danford
Click through the pictures below for a brief overview of what I saw at Makino’s recent “Automotive and Part Production Day” event, hosted May 8 at the company's headquarters in Mason, Ohio. 


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