Additive Manufacturing with Wire

This system has the benefits of cheaper cost and easier handling. But there can be some drawbacks as well.

Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

Download the collection to explore opportunities and challenges within machining automation.

Desktop Metal P-1 Promises SPJ Process Development Solution

Desktop Metal’s new P-1 printer provides a smaller-scale Single Pass Jetting printer that better facilitates prototyping than the full P-50.

AMUG 2021 Conference Delayed to May and Relocated to Orlando

AMUG, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group, has moved its 2021 in-person conference to May 2 – 6, 2021 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

GF Machining Expands Direct Support Areas

GF Machining has announced that it will transition to direct sales and support, starting Jan. 1 for several states across the U.S.

GoEngineer to Exclusively Distribute Velo3D Products in U.S.

Velo3D and GoEngineer have signed a partnership declaring that GoEngineer will be Velo3D’s sole distributor in the U.S.

Cutting AM Parts from Build Plate Turns Wire EDM Upside Down

GF Machining Solutions found it had to modify nearly every aspect of a wire EDM machine to efficiently handle the challenges of removing 3D printed parts from build plates. Here is a look at a machine tool developed entirely for the needs of metal additive manufacturing.

Finding Value with Design for Additive Manufacturing

Six questions can help you find value as you apply DFAM.

Why Was This Block 3D Printed? To Help With Machining

This manufacturer making medical implants through additive manufacturing simplifies the machining by 3D printing the workholding fixture along with the parts.

Cincinnati Incorporated Names Timothy Warning as President

Cincinnati Incorporated has appointed Timothy L. Warning as its new president and CEO. He also joins the company’s board of directors.

DP Technology and Alma Develop Robot Additive DED Solution

DP Technology and Alma have partnered to create a complete programming solution for robot additive direct energy deposition.

VELO3D Announces Sapphire Gen 2 and Sapphire XC Printers

VELO3D is releasing the Sapphire XC, a large-format printer based upon its Sapphire 3D printing architecture, starting in Q4 2021.

3D Printing for Animal Enrichment: The Cool Parts Show Goes to the Zoo

It's not just humans who can benefit from the design advantages of additive manufacturing. A 3D printed device made by GE Additive is enriching the lives of animals at the Cincinnati Zoo.

voxeljet AG Strengthens Relationship with Automobile Client

voxeljet's success continues for its industrial VJET X 3D printers, fulfilling a follow-up order for three printers for a leading German car manufacturer.

What Is Directed Energy Deposition?

Analyzing directed energy deposition and powder-bed fusion provides a thorough understanding of the extra machining necessary for a “near net shape” versus a “net shape” manufacturing process.

The Value of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)

Design is the “value multiplier” when it comes to additive manufacturing.

U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five manufacturing-related competitions. MMS editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.

Makino and Additive Industries Sign Process Integration LOI

Makino and Additive Industries have signed a letter of intent to develop integrated process chains for industrialized metal additive manufacturing and postprocessing.

Siemens and Ingersoll Expand Digital Enterprise Partnership

Siemens and Ingersoll are expanding their digital partnership to enable create digital twins of Ingersoll’s tools and further advance robotics and CNC.

How a Worksheet Can Elevate AM Success

How a simple worksheet can help improve success with additive manufacturing.

The Circular Economy, Sustainability and Manufacturing

Sustainability means much more than recycling. Achieving a circular economy starts with decisions made long before the part or product reaches the user; a furniture manufacturer provides an example.

Growing Closer: Machine Shops and 3D Printing for Production

Machining a large 3D-printed part for aerospace composite tooling is fundamentally different than manufacturing the part traditionally. Baker Industries knows this first-hand.

A Methodical Strategy to Bring Additive Manufacturing into Sheet Metal Fabrication

When Wilson Tool International launched its additive manufacturing division in 2018, it had already proven 3D printing’s value through dozens of printed parts for its own line of equipment. Demonstrating that value to customers required a new, highly focused approach.