Exploring the: Additive Manufacturing Zone
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Slideshow: Trends and Technology at IMTS 2016
The size and scope of a show like IMTS makes it impossible to cover everything of interest, but here's a taste of the technology and trends we were taking note of this year.
Using Additive Manufacturing to 3D-Print Fixturing, Machine Tool Components
Machine shops can consider 3D printing technology a handy way to make custom fixturing and other components.
Opportunities for Hybrid Manufacturing in Oilfield Applications
A contract manufacturer is finding uses for a hybrid additive manufacturing and five-axis milling machine for oilfield drills, valves and other end-use components.
Integrating Additive Manufacturing without Inhibiting Machining
Mitsui Seiki has been experimenting with how to use metal cutting and metal deposition effectively with the same machine tool without having to compromise the advantages of either.
IMTS 2016 Preview: Seeing the Whole of the Show
Potentially disruptive manufacturing concepts and advancements in proven technologies come together at next month’s big show.
A Powerful Technology Combination
Producing lightweight plastic parts with high surface quality takes the right blend of mold technology and molding process.
Metal-printed components like conformal cooling inserts can improve existing production processes.
High-Throughput Cell Segregates Additive, Subtractive Processes
Two industry suppliers say cells combining separate, dedicated equipment can outperform hybrid machines in high-volume industrial applications.
Moldmaker Experiments with Hollow Mold Inserts as Alternative to Conformal Cooling
A plastics manufacturer with in-house moldmaking explores a different option for applying additive manufacturing to making mold tooling.
Additive Manufacturing Makes Subtractive Cutting Tools
Mapal reaps the benefits of additive and subtractive manufacturing with its QTD drills.