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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: 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...

Published: 1/23/2013

"Adding" to Your Tooling Options
Understand the benefits and applications of processes for making tooling through additive manufacturing.

Published: 10/18/2012

Movable Components, No Assembly Required
A medical device maker produces a 13-piece articulating section with zero assembly work, thanks to DMLS’s ability to make the free-moving section as one complete piece.

Published: 10/18/2012

Additive and Subtractive Together
At the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, EOS and machine tool maker GF AgieCharmilles demonstrated additive and subtractive processes working together to produce a titanium tibial tray for knee implants.

Published: 10/18/2012

Precise Military Parts On Demand
EADS Innovation Works combines 3D imaging/reverse engineering software with additive manufacturing technology to demonstrate a quicker, more cost-effective method for providing replacement parts for military vehicles and equipment in the field.