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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.


3D Printing for Better Customer Communication

Additive technology helps a mold manufacturer establish better customer communication and create a more productive design process.


The Aircraft Imperative

Reduce cost, reduce weight—to the extent that additive manufacturing can do these things, it represents a promising method for making aircraft parts. While important constraints currently prevent additive manufacturing from seeing more widesprea...


Quick-Turn Aluminum Injection Mold Tooling Yields Design Benefits

Flexible tooling options for a package design firm allow revisions to existing mold, each supported by runs of SLA prototypes.


How to Accelerate RTV Mold Development in an RP Environment

A fresh approach to CAD data manipulation as it applies to mold tooling helps improve time-to-market, lower prototyping costs and improve part functionality.


Conformal Cooling: Another Tool in the Toolbox to Build a Better Mold

Moldmakers are just starting to scratch the surface of what can be done with conformal cooling, which involves an additive approach.


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