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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.

Published: 7/18/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: July 2017
A big R&D agreement looks at additive for structural airplane components, Autodesk appoints a new president and other industry news.

Published: 7/11/2017

Technology Showcase: Machining, AM and Software
With Amerimold in our rear-view mirror for the time being, there are still several new products that have been released, or will be soon, to bring to MMT readers’ attention.

Published: 7/10/2017

3D Printing for “Hybrid” Tooling
An aerospace contractor added a 3D printer to help make custom tooling. In many cases, this means combining printed and machined components.

Published: 6/28/2017

Video: Additive Manufacturing Is a Logistics Solution
UPS discusses its use of cloud-networked 3D printers to provide part-making near the point of end use.