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Published: 7/3/2012

Embracing Both Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing can complement your subtractive manufacturing processes, establishing you as modern mold shop.

Published: 7/3/2012

The Future of Manufacturing
According to engineers with GE Aviation, the challenges of additive metal manufacturing—serious as they are—are small compared to the promise that this technology holds. How else can you make a plane engine 1,000 pounds lighter?

Published: 5/15/2012

Large-Part Additive Manufacturing
These articles sample possibilities for additive manufacturing of large metal parts.

Published: 5/15/2012

Molten Spray Moldmaking
Rapid solidification creates mold and die tooling that is harder than heat treated components, within build times that are faster than machining.

Published: 5/5/2012

High-Frequency Production
The additive process that grew out of ultrasonic welding provides an efficient way to produce complex work, including parts with embedded components and even parts made from dissimilar metals.

Published: 4/16/2012

Add Additive Manufacturing to your Capabilities
Although additive manufacturing has been around for several years, the process is gaining more and more interest and applications every year.

Published: 4/16/2012

3D Printing for Better Customer Communication
Additive technology helps a mold manufacturer establish better customer communication and create a more productive design process.

Published: 4/16/2012

The Aircraft Imperative
Reduce cost, reduce weight—to the extent that additive manufacturing can do these things, it represents a promising method for making aircraft parts. While important constraints currently prevent additive manufacturing from seeing more widesprea...

Published: 3/19/2012

Quick-Turn Aluminum Injection Mold Tooling Yields Design Benefits
Flexible tooling options for a package design firm allow revisions to existing mold, each supported by runs of SLA prototypes.

Published: 3/1/2012

How to Accelerate RTV Mold Development in an RP Environment
A fresh approach to CAD data manipulation as it applies to mold tooling helps improve time-to-market, lower prototyping costs and improve part functionality.