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Additive Manufacturing is the New Normal

A company founded on the principle of individualized manufacturing puts AM to work right out front, in its retail lobby.


Additive’s Idiosyncrasies

Additive manufacturing is not as easy as just hitting “print.” Like any manufacturing process, it demands attention to considerations that are characteristic of this process alone. Researchers describe some of the areas of attention that go into suc...


2014 JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive

JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive


Nothing But Design Intent

The way to save cost through additive manufacturing is not only to use it to eliminate unnecessary material, but also to apply it within a process that avoids unnecessary effort and interpretation by keeping all manufacturing information within the...


Multiplying Options

Additive manufacturing’s greatest impact for this company is the versatility that has allowed it to offer different solutions than other manufacturers.


Rebuild, Don't Replace

If you could rebuild a damaged or worn-out mold insert instead of replacing it with a new one, wouldn’t you?


Where 3D Printing Fits In

Baklund R&D, a tool and die and CNC machining job shop in Hutchinson, Minnesota, has an unusual philosophy for how to cultivate, encourage and develop manufacturing employees.


Aerospace Manufacturing Conference Returns to IMTS

TRAM 2014 will include two days of presentations on ideas and technologies affecting aircraft manufacturing. Here, speakers from Boeing and Airbus offer a preview.


Financial Justification of Conformal Cooling

A ratio analysis helps illustrate the estimated effects of conformal cooling on profitability.


Learning Curve

A manufacturer that has succeeded for three generations expects additive manufacturing to be part of the reason why it will succeed in the fourth. One year into its investment in the technology, here is the company’s experience so far.


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