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Now Available: Additive Manufacturing February 2015 Digital Edition

Stories describe the process realities of making parts through additive manufacturing, as well as a company making custom earbuds based on selfies of customers’ ears.


The Changing Shape of Manufacturing

Topology optimization and additive manufacturing go together. The complex, organic form that might be the most material-efficient choice for a part generally cannot be produced conventionally. However, additive manufacturing puts optimal forms withi...


Three Things to Know about the Additive Manufacturing Conference

Well, maybe four things. The first is the date: October 20-21, 2015.The other three key facts are 1. It’s designed exclusively for industrial applications. 2. The acclaimed Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be part of the event. 3. Several presente...


Additive Manufacturing Applications Today and Tomorrow

CECIMO, the European Association of Machine Tool Industries sees opportunities for its members with current and potential future applications for additive manufacturing in various industry sectors.


Urban Bike Relies on Component Produced through DMLS

A complex component that improves bike design and simplifies assembly is manufactured economically at low volumes via additive manufacturing.


Satellite to Use Additive-Manufactured Components Directly Exposed to Space

Support structures are produced through FDM in plastic material as strong as aluminum. Internal complexity is part of the reason for producing the parts through 3D printing.


Autodesk Creates 3D Printing Investment Program

The Spark Investment Fund, operated within Autodesk, will make as much as $100 million available to companies and individuals developing innovations in hardware, software, materials and other activities related to the promotion of 3D printing and ad...


Additive Manufacturing of Brackets Saves 1 Kilogram per Satellite

Because of complexity, material and quantity, spacecraft and satellite components are good candidates for additive production.


Intro to 3D Printing

With many moldmakers still unsure of the applications and value of 3D printing, I thought this news of a beginner 3D printing course that explores the technology's history, established applications, forward-looking trends and potential social and ec...


The Man behind the Strati 3D-Printed Car to Be Keynote Speaker

Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, will deliver the keynote address at The MFG Meeting next March in Orlando, Florida. Rogers led the team that produced the "Strati," called the world's first 3D printed electric car. It was a showstoppe...


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