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Published: 8/1/2015

One-Offs Without Tradeoffs
Does it have to be expensive to produce a one-off part? Does the one-off have to fall short of the manufactured part’s properties? A Boston-area 3D printer maker has an idea for how to produce components that are both low quantity and industrial qu...

Published: 8/1/2015

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.

Published: 8/1/2015

Material Improvement
In addition to the geometric freedom, additive manufacturing also provides the freedom to use metals that would be difficult to apply another way. Deka Research & Development is exploring both freedoms as it seeks to create a power source that could...

Published: 6/30/2015

Incorporating 3D Printing
Technologies that give moldmakers the ability to test out a couple different designs before investing in the final tool.

Published: 4/24/2015

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.

Published: 4/20/2015

Lessons and Learning Curves in Plastics 3D Printing
A learn-as-you-go approach has helped this custom molder grow its 3D printing capabilities.

Published: 4/1/2015

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

Published: 3/26/2015

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.

Published: 3/25/2015

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.

Published: 2/26/2015

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.

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