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Published: 3/31/2020

Direct Rapid Soft Molds Open Up New Applications in Micro Injection Molding
Nanofabrica's Direct Rapid Soft Tooling (DRST) process enables lead times of two hours from file to injected part. With up to 1000 injection-molded parts per tool, the technology unlocks potential applications in small or medium-batch manufactur...

Published: 3/30/2020

PVD Coatings Solve Common 3D-Printed Mold and Part Problems
The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.

Published: 3/26/2020

Growing Closer: Machine Shops and 3D Printing for Production
Machining a large 3D-printed part for aerospace composite tooling is fundamentally different than manufacturing the part traditionally. Baker Industries knows this first-hand.

Published: 3/13/2020

One Example Changed the Course of 3D Printing at This GM Plant
General Motors of Spring Hill, Tennessee, depends on tooling to assemble thousands of vehicles per year. 3D printed tools have become integral.

Published: 3/9/2020

DMG MORI Invests in the Future by Providing Integrated Solutions
During a recent open house event at DMG MORI’s factory in Pfronten, Germany, the company highlighted advances in digitalization as well as automation and additive manufacturing.

Published: 3/5/2020

PODCAST: The Thinker, The Problem-Solver and The Happiness Maker Talk AM
On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we interview Milacron DME, Forecast 3D and Carbon about finding the right applications for AM, investigating new opportunities and securing influential relatio...

Published: 3/4/2020

How to Improve 3D-Printed Conformal-Cooled Mold Insert Performance
Coated conformal cooling channels can prevent scaling and corrosion in injection molds, increasing heat transfer, improving performance, and reducing outages.

Published: 2/28/2020

3D Printing’s Value-Add Keeps Adding Up
Additive manufacturing impacts every stage of production at this flexible yet highly automated CNC machining business. 

Published: 2/25/2020

WEBINAR: The Key to Digital Tooling Is Ceramic Fiber Reinforcement
If you do low-volume prototyping then this ceramic fiber-reinforced 3D-printed tooling option could be worth a look ... or listen. Check out this free webinar that presents best-use applications, part and mold design considerations and key lessons l...

Published: 2/17/2020

In Automotive, Is Additive Manufacturing an Answer for Die Cast Tooling?
The largest high-pressure die cast tool builder in North America is 3D printing die inserts and water jackets for major automakers. It’s a tough sell, but one company is succeeding — and it’s just getting started.