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Two Heads Better Than One in New Hybrid Additive/Subtractive Machine

New Mazak Integrex capable of additive manufacturing includes heads for both high speed and high precision metal deposition. “Natural extension of multitasking,” the company says.


Where Do 3D-Printed Molds Make Sense?

Stratasys describes the capabilities and limitations of 3D “digital ABS” molds for making plastic parts through injection molding or blow molding.


Video: Miniature Jet Engine Made through Additive Manufacturing

GE engineers started with a radio-controlled engine and redesigned it for additive manufacturing. This model manufacturing exercise illustrates important real points about additive manufacturing as a production option.


Arcam Acquires Medical Manufacturer DiSanto Technology

Part of what the additive machine maker gains by acquiring this part producer is CNC machining capacity and expertise. The move follows the acquisition of a Canadian metal powder company.


Video: Additive Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites for High-Hardness Parts

Combining a ductile phase with a hard phase in a single build generates hard ferrous parts without cracking. Possibilities now include additive manufacturing of cutting tools, dies, bearings and downhole hardware.


Now Available: Additive Manufacturing September 2014 Digital Edition

Stories describe possibilities for mold insert repair, plus a look at how 3D printing contributes to the success and figures into the philosophy of a forward-looking machining business.


Metal Additive Manufacturing for Parts up to 7 Feet Tall

Sample part in Inconel 625 challenges the size constraint usually associated with powder-based metal additive manufacturing.


Video: Racing Engine Oil Pump Gear Produced through Additive Manufacturing

High complexity and low quantity made this critical part a candidate for 3D printing.


3DRV Road Tour Visits ITAMCO

Although we have written about ITAMCO several times, it’s good to see this precision machining company getting positive mention in a recent article posted online by Forbes. The author, TJ McCue, visited ITAMCO as part of his eight-month, cross count...


Numbers Describe Additive Manufacturing’s Advantage

Airbus quantifies the material and energy savings it will realize on parts that are 3D printed.


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