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Published: 12/8/2010

Dispelling Aluminum Tooling Myths
Myths have always been around: the world is flat and the sun revolves around the earth— to name a few.

Published: 12/8/2010

ToolTalk
Part development included throughout tooling and production.

Published: 12/2/2010

Four Key Uses of Prototyping
Prototyping helps evaluate and test a design, clarify production costs, sell a product and secure patents.

Published: 11/29/2010

Laser Sintering And Conformal Cooling Channels
Moldmakers who are interested in exploring conformal cooling, but are concerned about its complexity and expense need to understand two things: it is neither complex nor expensive.

Published: 10/1/2009

Is Direct-Metal Manufacturing Ready for Production?
Not yet, says one manufacturer—but almost. This company is getting its customers ready for the day when additive manufacturing will be much more mainstream.

Published: 10/1/2009

Analysis of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Industry Worldwide, Part I
After more than two decades of research, development and use, the additive manufacturing industry continues to expand with the introduction of new technologies, methods and applications. Additive processes have had a tremendous impact on design and ...

Published: 9/8/2009

Optimized Mold Temperature Control Using DMLS
This white paper describes the use of additive manufacturing to produce mold tooling with conformal cooling channels.

Published: 9/8/2009

Addressing the Design Issues of Rapid Manufacturing
This white paper from a manufacturer that added an in-house rapid manufacturing center describes how additive technologies both complement and differ from manufacturing processes relying on CNC machining.

Published: 8/1/2009

Reduce the Time and Costs of Jig and Fixture Manufacture
When it comes to the manufacture of jigs, fixtures and assembly tools, time-to-market for new products can be reduced, overall costs can be saved and the quality of the resulting components/production can increase with the use of additive fabricatio...

Published: 7/1/2009

Rapid Tooling: Faster, Better, and Less Expensive
Don’t think of rapid tooling purely for prototyping or short runs.  Additive tech is making it possible to produce steel tools that have decided benefits for injection molding and die casting.