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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: 7/24/2014

GE Brings Production-Volume Additive Manufacturing to Alabama
Company says the site could ultimately have 50 additive manufacturing machines. Nozzles made here will be shipped to an even newer manufacturing site in Indiana.

Published: 7/2/2014

Pros and Cons of Making Foundry Patterns Via 3D Printing
A new method of pattern making brings various advantages, not the least of which is expanded design freedom. But 3D printing of patterns is not without trade-offs.

Published: 6/2/2014

How Do You Make a Howitzer Less Heavy?
Large nuts that used to be solid metal are now grown with a honeycomb structure on the inside for valuable weight savings.

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: 4/4/2014

RedEye to Join with Other Additive Manufacturing Companies
Stratasys, the supplier of additive manufacturing technology and also owner of additive manufacturing service provider RedEye, announced this week that it intends to acquire two other AM service providers: Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies.

Published: 2/21/2014

Add-On Additive Manufacturing
The capacity to build 3D metal forms is a retrofittable option for subtractive CNC machine tools.

Published: 2/3/2014

Sand Printing’s Side Benefit
A pattern maker is now able to skip the pattern by printing foundry mold components directly in sand. This figurine is a byproduct of the way the company batches the sand-printing jobs for greater efficiency

Published: 1/20/2014

3D Printing As an Alternative to Patternmaking
Hoosier Pattern has changed its business in a way that dramatically expands the design freedom available to its customers. Historically, the company has machined foundry patterns. Today, it uses 3D printing to create molds and cores directly from sa...