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Published: 9/1/2017

Driving a New Generation of Toolmaking
Audi is one car manufacturer making its production—including its toolmaking—fit for the future with Industry 4.0 and metal 3D printing. 

Published: 6/1/2017

Building a Better Tool
Design enhancements for a conformal-cooled insert leverage 3D-printing capabilities.

Published: 4/3/2017

Why Is U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Strong Right Now?
That’s a big question, but some facts and figures reveal a few of the facets of this industry’s current vitality.

Published: 3/1/2017

Additive Manufacturing Belongs in a Machine Shop
A fourth-generation family machine shop integrates metal additive manufacturing as another production operation.

Published: 2/1/2017

What Does It Take to Be Safe?
The number-one thing a company can do to protect its AM investment and not interrupt production is develop a comprehensive safety policy specifically for additive.

Published: 11/1/2016

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.

Published: 10/3/2016

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.

Published: 10/3/2016

Chances 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.

Published: 9/1/2016

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.

Published: 8/1/2016

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.

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