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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.


Incorporating 3D Printing

Technologies that give moldmakers the ability to test out a couple different designs before investing in the final tool.


Highlighting Hybrid Manufacturing

The winner of the first International Additive Manufacturing Award is a company that developed a head for adding metal additive manufacturing to an existing machine tool.


Lessons and Learning Curves in Plastics 3D Printing

A learn-as-you-go approach has helped this custom molder grow its 3D printing capabilities.


Validating and Qualifying

X-ray technology can validate the internal geometry of additively-manufactured parts in 3D without destroying the part.


Desktop 3D Printer as Job Shop Resource

The low-cost 3D printer in this shop supports machining by simplifying prototyping and producing usable hardware—including vise jaws.


CAM Software Enhances AWJ as an Additive Process

Intelli-CAM from Omax Corp is especially tailored for the needs of AWJ machine users. This CAM software provides features that support additive manufacturing applications.


Will Additive Manufacturing Play a Major Role in Aircraft Production?

One answer: It already does. Lockheed Martin discusses the challenges and promise of producing parts through 3D printing.


Additive Manufacturing Is the New Normal

A company founded on the principle of individualized manufacturing puts AM to work right out front, in its retail lobby.


Additive’s Idiosyncrasies

Additive manufacturing is not as easy as just hitting “print.” Like any manufacturing process, it demands attention to considerations that are characteristic of this process alone.


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