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Published: 4/16/2012

What Does Additive Mean to You?
An interesting definition of “additive” from one shop was “anything that is outside the core product we manufacture or service we provide; ancillary services and technologies.” The response emphasized that, to this shop, additive equals value-adding...

Published: 1/19/2012

Where the Puck is Going
The aim of the new "Additive Manufacturing" supplement is to help you understand a method of making parts that will soon be used more extensively.

Published: 11/21/2011

Introducing "Additive Manufacturing," a New Publication from Modern Machine Shop and MoldMaking Technology
A new quarterly supplement to both magazines focuses on the production applications of equipment that builds parts layer by layer.

Published: 5/1/2011

Q&A: Perspectives and Outlook
Inside insight on the moldmaking industry's challenges, strengths and growth potential.

Published: 11/8/2010

New Business Opportunities: New Equipment Investment Solidifies Medical Mold Prototyping Niche
Investing in an additional high-speed machining center and converting to electric presses rather than hydraulic has allowed mold manufacturer/molder Injection Mold, Inc. (North Vernon, IN) to step up its game by speeding up already quick delivery ti...

Published: 2/1/2009

Direct Metal Laser Sintering vs. Conventional Tool, Part Two
In this head-to-head comparison, conventional toolmaking seemed to be the superior route to go from a cost, quality and leadtime perspective.

Published: 12/1/2008

Worldwide Review and Analysis of Additive Fabrication
SAn executive summary of the annual Wohlers Report that provides quantitative and qualitative analysis on the additive fabrication industry worldwide.

Published: 8/1/2008

New RP Technology Reduces Costs, Leadtimes
A rapid tooling process has been developed using stereolithography (SL) and a nanocomposite resin, which can result in significant savings in both leadtimes and costs.

Published: 5/1/2008

Fusion Process from Abroad Increases Mold Performance
A select laser melting process has been developed overseas involving the fusion of a metallic powder by a scanning laser to produce complex, intricate 3-D parts that could impact the U.S. moldmaking industry

Published: 12/1/2007

Additive Manufacturing In Metal: New Option for Medical Applications
Parts produced by additive processes will require final machining or hand finishing, but allow significant flexibility in the manufacture of custom, short-run, complex or complicated-to-manufacture parts.

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