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Everyday AM

It’s not just for prototyping. Additive manufacturing can help with the manufacturing side of your business as well.


Medical Benefits

Part examples from an established manufacturer of medical implants and instruments illustrate the expanded engineering possibilities that additive manufacturing is making possible.


Additive Manufacturing in the Job Shop

This small shop invested in production 3D printing in part because its owner expects other manufacturers to make the same move. He wanted a head start.


Baklund: Lessons About Additive

Make extras. Make the part before even winning the job. Additive manufacturing encourages atypical strategies such as these.


Youngstown Congressman on the Skills Gap and Additive Manufacturing

Rep. Tim Ryan describes the challenge of attracting manufacturing’s next generation, as well as the promise of the technology that this generation is likely to put to use.


Blowing by the Competition with LMD

One shop’s evolution from conventional to additive manufacturing involves using laser metal deposition in blow mold manufacture.


How Additive Manufacturing is Like CNC Machining (and How It's Very Different)

A leading machining business applies the skill of a toolmaker to using additive manufacturing effectively. The manufacturer shares application examples, as well as thoughts on the challenge and promise of this technology.


Interview: GE Aviation and the Morris Technologies Acquisition

The aircraft engine maker recently purchased two sister companies dedicated to additive manufacturing. Technology leader Randy Kappesser discusses the reasons for this move and what it means to GE.


What if Metal Follows the Same Path as Plastic?

It will, says Directed Manufacturing. This company sees metal additive manufacturing becoming as much of an established technology for final part production as plastic additive manufacturing is now. It expects to buy more metal additive machines in...


"Adding" to Your Tooling Options

Understand the benefits and applications of processes for making tooling through additive manufacturing.


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