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Published: 9/1/2013

Enhancing Product Quality via Conformal Cooling Design
A look at two cases demonstrating the value of CAE software at the pre-tooling stage.

Published: 7/22/2013

Everyday AM
It’s not just for prototyping. Additive manufacturing can help with the manufacturing side of your business as well.

Published: 7/22/2013

Medical Benefits
Part examples from an established manufacturer of medical implants and instruments illustrate the expanded engineering possibilities that additive manufacturing is making possible.

Published: 5/17/2013

Additive Manufacturing in the Job Shop
This small shop invested in production 3D printing in part because its owner expects other manufacturers to make the same move. He wanted a head start.

Published: 5/17/2013

Baklund: Lessons About Additive
Make extras. Make the part before even winning the job. Additive manufacturing encourages atypical strategies such as these.

Published: 4/25/2013

Youngstown Rep. on the Skills Gap and Additive Manufacturing
Rep. Tim Ryan describes the challenge of attracting manufacturing’s next generation, as well as the promise of the technology that this generation is likely to put to use.

Published: 4/24/2013

Blowing by the Competition with LMD
One shop’s evolution from conventional to additive manufacturing involves using laser metal deposition in blow mold manufacture.

Published: 4/22/2013

How Additive Manufacturing is Like (and Different from) CNC Machining
A leading machining business applies the skill of a toolmaker to using additive manufacturing effectively. The manufacturer shares application examples, as well as thoughts on the challenge and promise of this technology.

Published: 1/23/2013

GE Aviation and the Morris Technologies Acquisition
The aircraft engine maker recently purchased two sister companies dedicated to additive manufacturing. Technology leader Randy Kappesser discusses the reasons for this move and what it means to GE.

Published: 1/23/2013

What if Metal Follows the Same Path as Plastic?
It will, says Directed Manufacturing. This company sees metal additive manufacturing becoming as much of an established technology for final part production as plastic additive manufacturing is now. It expects to buy more metal additive machines in...