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Published: 4/22/2019

Grind to Finish: A Postprocessing Solution for Additive Manufacturing
3D printed metal parts typically feature little stock remaining for finishing. Grinding is potentially an effective solution for meeting final tolerances. An abrasive technology provider investigates grinding as a complement to AM.

Published: 4/18/2019

VIDEO: Creating an Unsmashable Guitar
Several of Sandvik’s divisions teamed up with a guitar designer to produce an unsmashable metal guitar for renowned musician Yngwie Malmsteen.

Published: 4/17/2019

When Additive Manufacturing Goes Beyond "Manufacturing"
An additive manufacturing machine is not a direct replacement for a machine tool. Its influence potentially extends far beyond the manufacturing floor, a fact explored in the latest issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine.

Published: 4/17/2019

Amerimold 2019 Update: What You Should Know about Additive Manufacturing for Conformal Cooling
This panel discussion will present in detail the different AM technologies available today, their advantages and disadvantages, and specific ways to implement these technologies without issue.

Published: 4/12/2019

Combining Additive and Subtractive Processes for Hybrid Machining
At this point, we are still learning how to combine the two to optimize hybrid manufacturing.

Published: 4/11/2019

Highly-Automated Tool Shop Achieves Efficient, Precise Medical Device Manufacturing
When a basketball player needs a knee replacement, standard implants simply won’t do. With a total of 18 different additive manufacturing systems, the Aesculap division of medical company B. Braun is the place to go to have custom implants pri...

Published: 4/9/2019

The Case for 3D-Printed Workholding: Collapsing Costs and Lead Times
When Precision Metal Products purchased its first 3D printer last year, the company hoped to collapse both tooling costs and lead times. But the technology’s impact is reaching core business operations, enabling the shop to focus on higher-mar...

Published: 4/5/2019

Machining, Disruption and the Years Ahead
Three major technological advancements have changed modern manufacturing. Pay attention or get left behind.

Published: 4/4/2019

Additive Manufacturing with Wire
This system has the benefits of cheaper cost and easier handling. But there can be some drawbacks as well.

Published: 3/28/2019

Rick Brandt Promoted to Publisher of Additive Manufacturing Media
Additive Manufacturing (sister brand of Modern Machine Shop) has a new publisher: Rick Brandt. An employee of Gardner Business Media since 2006, Brandt has been promoted to publisher of the brand and will direct the sales and business development ef...