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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.
3D-Printed Metal Device Makes ACL Knee Surgery More Accurate
Additive manufacturing made it possible to produce a medical tool that offers surgeons better control during ACL repair or replacement surgery.
IIoT: The Next Step in Mold-Building Efficiency
Taking advantage of “digital threads” of data can help moldmakers compete in an evolving manufacturing environment.
Manage AM Expectations with Simulation
Move additive manufacturing away from empirically driven development with simulation.
Additive Manufacturing’s Assist to ID Grinding
By addressing a long-standing coolant-delivery problem, an additively grown nozzle enhanced the effectiveness of ID grinding in a complementary role.
Precision Without Deposition
Is it possible to 3D print with carbon fiber fabric? It is, except that “printing” is not the right word. This additive process builds parts by stacking the carbon fiber sheets. The result is composite parts that don’t need tooling—but are strong en...
Easing the Entry into Additive Manufacturing
With funding from America Makes, Optomec and MachMotion worked together to develop a retrofit additive manufacturing system for machining centers.