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Forget Gold Medals – How About All of the Plastic Products!

I think our athletes did an amazing job winning 46 golds, 37 silver and 38 bronze medals at the Olympic games in Rio. But metal is not the point of this blog. How about all the plastic products that had to be manufactured for this incredible event?


Benefits and Obstacles to Metal 3D Printing

If you are looking to explore the ways that additive technologies can be implemented in an industrial setting, add the Additive Manufacturing Conference 2016, presented by Additive Manufacturing Magazine, to your IMTS agenda.


Is the Best Use of Additive Manufacturing in the Details?

Rather than growing the entire part, the more efficient use of additive manufacturing might be to grow the features onto a pre-existing blank.


Additive Manufacturing Conference Announces Technical Program

The agenda for the annual additive manufacturing event includes presenters from Autodesk, DMG MORI, Optomec, EOS, Caterpillar and Karma Machining and Manufacturing.


Video: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturers now succeeding with additive manufacturing are beginning to see what its ultimate impact might be. Here are ideas about the reach that AM will have, and the kinds of changes and advances it will enable.


Additive for Fixturing, Machine Tool Components

Additive Manufacturing is being used for more than prototyping these days. Here are two examples of how a machine shop might leverage this technology.


SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, AM and Materials

Additive manufacturing is changing the way we think about making things and anything mold material-related remains a hot topic for MMT readers. Here is a sampling of some machine tool builders offering AM solutions as well as a few material product ...


Integrating Additive Manufacturing without Inhibiting Machining

CNC machining is the superior process for dimensional precision. Can AM be added to the machine tool without compromising this strength?


Make Large Prototypes on a Small 3D Printer

To prove out the designs of brackets that are much larger than its 3D printer, this manufacturer prints the bracket models in pieces and assembles them into prototypes.


2016 Digital "Technology Review and Sourcing Guide" Available

If it's time to upgrade old equipment, try an alternative process, invest in a new strategy or just shop around, MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is the perfect companion to your decision-making process.


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