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Multiplying Options

Additive manufacturing’s greatest impact for this company is the versatility that has allowed it to offer different solutions than other manufacturers.


Nothing But Design Intent

The way to save cost through additive manufacturing is not only to use it to eliminate unnecessary material, but also to apply it within a process that avoids unnecessary effort and interpretation by keeping all manufacturing information within the...


Rebuild, Don't Replace

If you could rebuild a damaged or worn-out mold insert instead of replacing it with a new one, wouldn’t you?


Where 3D Printing Fits In

Baklund R&D, a tool and die and CNC machining job shop in Hutchinson, Minnesota, has an unusual philosophy for how to cultivate, encourage and develop manufacturing employees.


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...


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