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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.

Published: 9/4/2017

Video: Functional Excavator Features 3D-Printed Components
The cab, arm and heat exchanger were all 3D printed on the first excavator to feature major components produced additively.

Published: 8/24/2017

Arcing away from Near-Net Forging
An electrical arc process joins a field of additive manufacturing technologies that could one day provide aerospace manufacturers with alternatives to near-net-shape forgings.

Published: 8/22/2017

3D Printing Versus Additive Manufacturing: What’s the Difference?
Stories within the August issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine address this question.

Published: 8/14/2017

2017 Additive Manufacturing Conference Program Announced
The conference covers industrial uses of additive manufacturing, including 3D-printed mold tooling, spare-parts manufacturing and more.