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Material Strength Affects Part Weight in Additive Manufacturing

Material properties will have even more significance in additive manufacturing than in previous part-making processes. Taking advantage of the strength of one material over another can permit an internal redesign that reduces the weight and cost of ...


Video: Additive Manufacturing Robot for Foundry Molds

In addition to making either metal or plastic parts, one other production application of additive manufacturing is building in sand to create molds for casting without any need for a pattern.


Renishaw to Introduce Additive Manufacturing System Aimed at Production

The first machine developed in-house by the company features a high-power laser and automation for industrial production via additive manufacturing.


3D Systems to Acquire CAD/CAM Company Cimatron

Additive manufacturing technology supplier acquires CNC machining software company in a move focused on “the entire value proposition for manufacturing.”


In Case You Missed It: Additive Manufacturing's November 2014 Digital Edition

Stories describe Lockheed Martin’s view of additive manufacturing, plus one manufacturer’s perspective on what work makes sense for AM.


Acquisition Brings DMLS Capability into M2M Group

Atlantic Precision joins a group of multiple machining businesses. Prior to landing this acquisition, the group had been prepared to launch additive manufacturing internally and proceed through the learning curve with this approach to making parts.


Additive Manufacturing Award Website Now Live

Submit your additive manufacturing innovation by December 31. Winner of cash and promotional package to be announced early next year at MFG Meeting in Florida.


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.


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