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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: 12/26/2013

GE Contest Winner: The Most Strength with the Least Weight
GE recently announced the winner of its Jet Engine Bracket Challenge. The challenge involved a bracket to be shifted from CNC machining to additive manufacturing. Machining limits design options, but additive manufacturing offers complexity for free...

Published: 11/8/2013

Hybrid Machine Combines Milling and Additive Manufacturing
Far from being opposite or competitive processes, additive manufacturing and CNC machining actually go together. They belong in the same machine.

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.

Published: 9/1/2013

Enhancing Product Quality via Conformal Cooling Design
A look at two cases demonstrating the value of CAE software at the pre-tooling stage.