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Published: 8/6/2019

Can You 3D Print with Machining Chips?
Meld Manufacturing’s solid-state metal 3D printing process is compatible with a range of materials and formats, even chips from machining.

Published: 11/7/2018

The Impact of 3D Printing on Wire EDM
3D printing impacts wire EDM workholding, cutting conditions and machine tool specifications.

Published: 8/2/2019

Are Machine Shops Doing More Plastic Parts Production Due to 3D Printing?
That is the suggestion of a survey finding. Facilities we associate with metalworking are using additive manufacturing for production of plastic parts.

Published: 8/2/2019

Selling the Value of Additive Tooling in a Mold
Gaining molder buy-in for a conformal-cooled mold insert requires communicating the mold’s total cost of ownership over the life of the project.

Published: 3/22/2019

When Is 3D Printing Cost Effective?
Hype continues to surround additive manufacturing. These three factors can help determine whether a part is worth 3D printing.

Published: 7/29/2019

Additive Manufacturing — More Than Metal: How Vat Photopolymerization Started It All
Vat photopolymerization was the first additive manufacturing process to be successfully commercialized. Three decades later, this technology has shown how AM is capable of scaling to volume production and making custom products on demand.

Published: 7/23/2019

How Robots and Additive Manufacturing Work Together
The July issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine takes a close look at the ways automation and AM overlap, from part handling to 3D printing with robotic arms. 

Published: 7/22/2019

Survey Says: Manufacturing Leaders Report Use of 3D Printing for Full-Scale Production
When I read the results of a small survey recently conducted by Additive Manufacturing and Gardner Intelligence, I wanted to share them with you. Here is a 5-minute video explaining the survey methodology and results. A few interesting findings...

Published: 7/20/2019

Curious About Additive Manufacturing? Tour a Facility
This year’s Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo includes technical tours of Austin-based headquarters for EOS and Essentium. The hands-on learning experience will cover topics including metal additive manufacturing (AM), AM for production...

Published: 7/16/2019

Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo Announces Complete Program
The agenda for this annual event on additive manufacturing includes technical presentations, networking, equipment demos and facility tours.