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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...

Published: 1/20/2014

Smoothing the Way for Production 3D Printing
In additive manufacturing of end-use parts, attention turns to the secondary steps.

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.

Published: 1/20/2014

Reimagining Implants
A medical-industry contract manufacturer that built its reputation on CNC machining is now helping its customers realize the advantages of additive manufacturing.

Published: 10/22/2013

The New Pattern for Prototyping
Ford is building engineering confidence through nearly production-ready prototype parts, which provide reliable test data—all thanks to additive manufacturing.

Published: 10/22/2013

Forget What You Know
In small ways and in very big ways, additive manufacturing changes basic assumptions about the design of manufactured parts. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is discovering what the new assumptions should be.

Published: 10/1/2013

Mold Cooling Options
A look at three options for integrating conformal cooling into a core or cavity with an emphasis on vacuum brazing.

Published: 9/1/2013

One Door Closes, Two More Open
The money from the sale of the AM portion of VistaTek’s business allowed the company to add equipment—and employees.