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Additive Manufacturing Standards

There are gaps in published additive manufacturing standards. Here are some resources and standards to help make sense of the growing technology.
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OEMs and Job Shops See Metal Additive Manufacturing Differently

When should a machine shop consider production metal 3D printing? Part of the answer might be when that machine shop also does design. Cobra Aero is a small shop thriving with AM, because it’s also an OEM.
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The Harsh Realities of Additive Manufacturing

Now is the time to start talking about what is really holding additive manufacturing back.
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Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle Enables Longer Unattended 3D Printing

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle 3D printer includes a material station and air manager for automated material handling, optimized air filtration and filament humidity control.
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Cincinnati Inc., Multiax America Form Partnership

“Because an overwhelming majority of BAAM-printed parts require secondary machining, we’ve had a goal to partner with a leading CNC machine manufacturer for some time,” says Alex Riestenberg of Cincinnati Inc.

EOS M 300-4 Performs Production-Level Direct Laser Sintering

IMTS Spark: Designed for industrial production of high-quality metal parts, the EOS M 300-4 performs direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).
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Automated Part Setup Maximizes Machine Utilization for Additive Manufacturing

MSP recently worked with Renishaw PLC to automate part setup and improve productivity for 3T Additive Manufacturing Ltd., helping cut part setup time from 5 hours to 10 minutes.
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How to Reduce and Avoid Emissions from Polymer 3D Printing

Desktop 3D printers are immensely useful in a machine shop, but can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particles (UFPs) that are harmful to humans. Here are some guidelines to install and operate them safely. 

Choosing the Best Abrasive Finishing Process for 3D Printed Parts

Studies have shown that abrasive finishing is flexible enough to finish 3D printed parts with complex geometries and difficult-to-machine materials, although the best process depends on a number of factors.

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19: Ramping Up for a Fight

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus, this time confronting the costs to ramp up production of needed medical products. 
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CNC Machining as a Business Strategy for 3D Printing

As the additive manufacturing company 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing prepares for production, it has one critical advantage over the competition: a standalone CNC machine shop.

Drone Manufacturer Applies 3D Printing for More Efficient Engines

Cobra Aero's metal 3D printer has been running "practically non-stop" since it was purchased last year. Two major wins for this process.

How a Worksheet Can Elevate AM Success

How a simple worksheet can help improve success with additive manufacturing.
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Additive Manufacturing Versus COVID-19: The Race for PPE

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against coronavirus — still deep in the trenches.
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3D Systems Appoints New President and CEO

Dr. Jeffrey Graves replaces Vyomesh Joshi, who announced his retirement in February.

For 3D Printed Implant Maker, CNC Machining Is Capacity Constraint

Additive manufacturing is realizing its promise for scale production during the coronavirus period, but machining is an essential downstream capacity need that has to be expanded to keep up.
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"The Cool Parts Show" Releases New Episodes on the Advance of AM During Pandemic Crisis

Sister publication Additive Manufacturing’s video series focused on industrial 3D printing releases special episodes showing how and why additive manufacturing is growing during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cool Parts Show Reveals 3D Printing Reality and Potential

Now in its second season, the YouTube series from Additive Manufacturing uses cool parts to explore the capabilities of industrial 3D printing. 
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Guide for Healthcare Providers: How to Find (and Talk to) 3D Printing Professionals

If you are a medical professional in the U.S., you've likely heard that 3D printing can be an answer to equipment shortages. Here's how to find local 3D printing specialists and how to talk to them once you have. 

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus — how my journey began.
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Antiviral Copper AM Process Safeguards Touch Surfaces from Coronavirus

The process, dubbed Activat3D copper, was developed by Australian company Spee3D by modifying its metal 3D printer technology.
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OEMs and Job Shops See Metal Additive Manufacturing Differently

When should a machine shop consider production metal 3D printing? Part of the answer might be when that machine shop also does design. Cobra Aero is a small shop thriving with AM, because it’s also an OEM.
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At Purdue University, Emergency Production of PPE and Ventilator Fittings

After campus had largely shut down, several labs and departments at the venerated engineering school organized with local hospitals to manufacture critical parts needed to fight the coronavirus.
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