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Aerospace Manufacturing Conference Returns to IMTS

TRAM 2014 will include two days of presentations on ideas and technologies affecting aircraft manufacturing. Here, speakers from Boeing and Airbus offer a preview.


Financial Justification of Conformal Cooling

A ratio analysis helps illustrate the estimated effects of conformal cooling on profitability.


Laser Sintering and Milling Working Together

A hybrid manufacturing process offers mold builders an alternative method for making cores and cavities with time and cost savings and increased consistency.


Learning Curve

A manufacturer that has succeeded for three generations expects additive manufacturing to be part of the reason why it will succeed in the fourth. One year into its investment in the technology, here is the company’s experience so far.


Add-On Additive Manufacturing

The capacity to build 3D metal forms is a retrofittable option for subtractive CNC machine tools.


3D Printing as an Alternative to Patternmaking

Hoosier Pattern has changed its business in a way that dramatically expands the design freedom available to its customers. Historically, the company has machined foundry patterns. Today, it uses 3D printing to create molds and cores directly from sa...


Smoothing the Way for Production 3D Printing

In additive manufacturing of end-use parts, attention turns to the secondary steps.


Practicality & Possibility

Some of the technologies and applications on display at Euromold 2013 illustrated the possibilities for using additive manufacturing to manufacture functional parts.


Reimagining Implants

A medical-industry contract manufacturer that built its reputation on CNC machining is now helping its customers realize the advantages of additive manufacturing.


The New Pattern for Prototyping

Ford is building engineering confidence through nearly production-ready prototype parts, which provide reliable test data—all thanks to additive manufacturing.


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