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Published: 6/30/2015

Incorporating 3D Printing
Technologies that give moldmakers the ability to test out a couple different designs before investing in the final tool.

Published: 4/20/2015

Lessons and Learning Curves in Plastics 3D Printing
A learn-as-you-go approach has helped this custom molder grow its 3D printing capabilities.

Published: 4/1/2015

Validating and Qualifying
X-ray technology can validate the internal geometry of additively-manufactured parts in 3D without destroying the part.

Published: 1/23/2015

Additive Manufacturing Is the New Normal
A company founded on the principle of individualized manufacturing puts AM to work right out front, in its retail lobby.

Published: 11/1/2014

Multiplying Options
Additive manufacturing’s greatest impact for this company is the versatility that has allowed it to offer different solutions than other manufacturers.

Published: 8/18/2014

Rebuild, Don't Replace
If you could rebuild a damaged or worn-out mold insert instead of replacing it with a new one, wouldn’t you?

Published: 8/15/2014

Where 3D Printing Fits In
Baklund R&D, a tool and die and CNC machining job shop in Hutchinson, Minnesota, has an unusual philosophy for how to cultivate, encourage and develop manufacturing employees.

Published: 5/1/2014

Laser Sintering and Milling Working Together
A hybrid manufacturing process offers mold builders an alternative method for making cores and cavities with time and cost savings and increased consistency.

Published: 5/1/2014

Financial Justification of Conformal Cooling
A ratio analysis helps illustrate the estimated effects of conformal cooling on profitability.

Published: 1/20/2014

Practicality & Possibility
Some of the technologies and applications on display at Euromold 2013 illustrated the possibilities for using additive manufacturing to manufacture functional parts.