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A Focus on Technology, Not Just Machines

Beneath the sun and mountains of Pfronten, Germany, sits a 79,000 square-foot facility focused on technology, not just machines. And last week it was the site for DMG MORI’s annual Open House where 88 high-tech machines, six world premieres and an i...


Moldmaker Speeds Production with 3D-Printed Fixtures

A 3D printer helps this mold manufacturer save time and money in making custom fixturing.


3D Printing Aids Setup at Caterpillar

Lightweight 3D-printed models have helped the heavy equipment manufacturer save time and money.


Is Conformal Cooling Right for You?

Conformal cooling is hot. It’s one of the most popular topics at industry conferences today and yet there are many companies that are still not sure if they are ready to use the technology, according to David Lindemann, who is an applications engine...


Seeking Solutions for Cutting Tool Injuries

There’s more than one way for machinists to protect themselves when working inside CNC lathes.


Methods Event Debuts Additive Manufacturing Offerings

The company’s investments around its partnership with 3D Systems will help smaller manufacturers succeed with additive, Methods Machine Tools says.


Would You Rather Have a Paper Print or a 3D-Printed Prototype?

This custom cutting tool manufacturer uses a 3D printer to provide customers with a physical prototype to view and handle, not just a part print illustrating its complex design.


Is 3D Printing the Best Choice for that Prototype?

In some cases the answer is yes, but in others, machining may be the better option.


Growing Interest in Additive Manufacturing at EMO 2015

“Growing” parts or part features with additive manufacturing processes was a theme at EMO 2015. I caught a few examples while touring the halls at the fairgrounds in Milan, Italy, but I believe they are representative of industry's maturing perspect...


Additive Manufacturing Magazine Debut

Welcome to the new Additive Manufacturing magazine. I have been on the team publishing Additive Manufacturing as a small supplement to a few of our larger magazines, but this issue marks the debut of a standalone publication with a redesigned look, ...


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