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What if Metal Follows the Same Path as Plastic?

It will, says Directed Manufacturing. This company sees metal additive manufacturing becoming as much of an established technology for final part production as plastic additive manufacturing is now. It expects to buy more metal additive machines in...


"Adding" to Your Tooling Options

Understand the benefits and applications of processes for making tooling through additive manufacturing.


Movable Components, No Assembly Required

A medical device maker produces a 13-piece articulating section with zero assembly work, thanks to DMLS’s ability to make the free-moving section as one complete piece.


Precise Military Parts On Demand

EADS Innovation Works combines 3D imaging/reverse engineering software with additive manufacturing technology to demonstrate a quicker, more cost-effective method for providing replacement parts for military vehicles and equipment in the field.


Embracing Both Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing can complement your subtractive manufacturing processes, establishing you as modern mold shop.


The Future of Manufacturing

According to engineers with GE Aviation, the challenges of additive metal manufacturing—serious as they are—are small compared to the promise that this technology holds. How else can you make a plane engine 1,000 pounds lighter?


Large-Part Additive Manufacturing

These articles sample possibilities for additive manufacturing of large metal parts.


Molten Spray Moldmaking

Rapid solidification creates mold and die tooling that is harder than heat treated components, within build times that are faster than machining.


High-Frequency Production

The additive process that grew out of ultrasonic welding provides an efficient way to produce complex work, including parts with embedded components and even parts made from dissimilar metals.


Add Additive Manufacturing to your Capabilities

Although additive manufacturing has been around for several years, the process is gaining more and more interest and applications every year.


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