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Published: 12/6/2017

Machining Module Automates 3D-Printed Part Removal
Metal 3D-printed parts require machining to remove them from the build plate. A module that integrates a band saw and milling spindle automates this process.

Published: 11/13/2017

Additive Manufacturing Magazine Expanding in 2018
New writing staff and expanded industry events anticipate a transition from four print issues per year to six, starting in 2018.

Published: 11/9/2017

Sand 3D Printing Expands Options for Metal Casting
A foundry featured in Additive Manufacturing’s November issue uses sand 3D printing to create cores and molds for casting, no patterns necessary.

Published: 10/26/2017

Throwback Thursday: Worldwide Review and Analysis of Additive Fabrication
I wonder if Terry Wohlers knew just how accurate he was when he examined what was, in 2007, called “additive fabrication” and provided a pointed prediction of the future of the additive industry?

Published: 10/10/2017

Investment Casting Builds Lightweight Airplane Seat Frames
The frames could have been 3D printed in metal, but for economic production, investment casting proved to be the best option.

Published: 10/9/2017

A Racing Car Named Gwyneth Helps Teach UK Students about Manufacturing
Since making workforce development a special focus for MMT, I’m learning about so many more supplier companies that are blazing trails, in various ways, to engage the next generation of mechanical engineers. One of them is Renishaw.

Published: 10/3/2017

OEMs to Present at the 2017 Additive Manufacturing Conference
Next week’s conference includes presentations from manufacturers such as John Deere, Virgin Orbit and others who are using additive manufacturing to make end-use parts.

Published: 9/25/2017

How Additive Manufacturing Is Like Five-Axis Machining
It’s not the similarities in the technologies, but in how they were and are being adopted.

Published: 9/18/2017

Additive Manufactured Fixation Plates Better Match Patient's Jaw Bone
A combination of selective laser melting and NiTi material enabled the creation of plates matched to both the shape and stiffness of natural bone.

Published: 9/12/2017

Using Hybrid Additive Manufacturing, GE Leverages Turbine Blade Repair into Efficiency Improvement
An engineering modification that would have been impractical or cost-prohibitive in the past is realized on a machine tool performing metal 3D printing and machining in the same cycle.