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Plotting a Pathway to Profitable Additive Manufacturing

The cost per pound for a metal AM part may be shocking, but that knowledge is essential to plan a journey to success with Additive Manufacturing.
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Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

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

Profitable Additive Manufacturing Is Not an Oxymoron

How a kangaroo, a chest implant and the cost of argon prompted a question that led to the subject of this month’s column.
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Beginning Your AM Journey: One Part to Begin the Path

Identifying the right part to begin your additive manufacturing path can demonstrate and validate the AM workflow, provide a benchmark for future work and more.
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Beginning the AM Journey: An Uphill Battle

Faster machines, cheaper feedstocks, new standards — with all of these advances, why is additive manufacturing still “an uphill battle” for so many?              
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Avoiding Costs while Adding Value with DFAM

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) is as much about finding value as it is about avoiding costs with AM. 
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Machining Additively Manufactured Supports: The Tool’s Perspective

Studies show that thin-walled additvely manufactured support structures may not be as good for machine tools as they might seem.
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Additive Manufacturing with Wire

This system has the benefits of cheaper cost and easier handling. But there can be some drawbacks as well.
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Finding Value with Design for Additive Manufacturing

Six questions can help you find value as you apply DFAM.
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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.
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The Value of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)

Design is the “value multiplier” when it comes to additive manufacturing.
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How a Worksheet Can Elevate AM Success

How a simple worksheet can help improve success with additive manufacturing.
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Industrializing AM: A Simple Cost Equation

The costs of AM are still throttling its adoption.
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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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Getting Ready for Additive Manufacturing

Readiness needs to be assessed on multiple fronts as companies seek to industrialize additive manufacturing.
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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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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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