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Published: 12/9/2018

Additive Manufacturing for Large Parts
Powder-bed fusion is driving the hype for additive manufacturing right now, but it may not be the best answer. Directed energy deposition is a strong contender.

Published: 12/8/2018

Smoothing out the Rough Edges
Surface finishing additively manufactured metal parts.

Published: 11/27/2018

Additive Manufacturing Basics for Turning Shops
An additive manufacturing expert shares what turning shops should know about the technology, gives examples of how to use it and suggests steps for adopting AM.

Published: 11/14/2018

A Video Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
This video playlist offers a quick introduction to 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM), including best use cases for this technology.

Published: 11/7/2018

Can My Machine Tool Access My Support Structures?
Analyzing the machinability of support structures opens a new way of thinking about optimal build orientation.

Published: 10/28/2018

Why Is My Surface So Rough?
Be aware of the inherent manufacturing and design challenges that impact the dimensions and tolerances that you can (or cannot) achieve on an “as built” part.

Published: 10/22/2018

News of Note: October 2018
The NTMA appoints a new president, Röhm acquires Master WorkHolding, Renishaw opens new demo center and more industry news. 

Published: 10/16/2018

3DEO Brings an "Additive Funk" to Manufacturing for Production
The California-based startup is providing metal production parts using its own process that combines additive manufacturing with conventional machining.

Published: 10/16/2018

3D Printing Aids Both Short- and Long-Term Production Needs
Protolabs helped Specdrums nail down the design of Sepcdrums’s musical education tool with rapid injection molding.

Published: 9/29/2018

Machining Additively Manufactured Supports: The Tool’s Perspective
Studies show that thin-walled additvely manufactured support structures may not be as good for machine tools as they might seem.