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Add-On Additive Manufacturing

The capacity to build 3D metal forms is a retrofittable option for subtractive CNC machine tools.


3D Printing as an Alternative to Patternmaking

Hoosier Pattern has changed its business in a way that dramatically expands the design freedom available to its customers. Historically, the company has machined foundry patterns. Today, it uses 3D printing to create molds and cores directly from sa...


Smoothing the Way for Production 3D Printing

In additive manufacturing of end-use parts, attention turns to the secondary steps.


Practicality & Possibility

Some of the technologies and applications on display at Euromold 2013 illustrated the possibilities for using additive manufacturing to manufacture functional parts.


Reimagining Implants

A medical-industry contract manufacturer that built its reputation on CNC machining is now helping its customers realize the advantages of additive manufacturing.


The New Pattern for Prototyping

Ford is building engineering confidence through nearly production-ready prototype parts, which provide reliable test data—all thanks to additive manufacturing.


Forget What You Know

In small ways and in very big ways, additive manufacturing changes basic assumptions about the design of manufactured parts. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is discovering what the new assumptions should be.


Mold Cooling Options

A look at three options for integrating conformal cooling into a core or cavity with an emphasis on vacuum brazing.


Enhancing Product Quality via Conformal Cooling Design

A look at two cases demonstrating the value of CAE software at the pre-tooling stage.


One Door Closes, Two More Open

The money from the sale of the AM portion of VistaTek’s business allowed the company to add equipment—and employees.


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