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Published: 1/6/2020

Lessons About Metal Additive Manufacturing from a Hands-on Class
The metals you’re used to may not be the metals you want to 3D print. This and other lessons from the Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology (AMIST).

Published: 12/24/2019

Advancements in Quality Processes and Value Added Capabilities Keep M&M Tool and Mold on Top
This five-time Leadtime Leader shop has added a full quality lab and expanded its service capabilities as part of a newly formed strategic tooling business unit.

Published: 12/23/2019

Is 3D Printed Tooling a Solution for Die Casting?
After tackling the 3D printer, material and design, there's still one challenge left for Exco Engineering: convincing customers. 

Published: 12/17/2019

Building Confidence in AM for Tooling
New potential for tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.

Published: 12/16/2019

Why Was CNC Machining on Display at the Biggest Show for Additive Manufacturing?
Machining is a complement to AM as a means of finishing metal 3D printed parts. The increasing adoption of AM for production means more need for postprocessing, particularly machining.

Published: 12/12/2019

VIDEO: What Is Freeform Injection Molding?
FIM or freeform injection molding combines the proven injection molding process with the freedom of part design. Check out this video describing how this advanced technology works. 

Published: 12/9/2019

Additive Manufacturing Standards
There are gaps in published additive manufacturing standards. Here are some resources and standards to help make sense of the growing technology.

Published: 12/4/2019

How AM Is Advancing into Cutting Tools: Photos from EMO
The design freedom of additive manufacturing delivers increased performance to cutting tools. At the world’s leading exposition for machine tools, I saw various examples of this.

Published: 12/2/2019

Additive Manufacturing Advances to Production
As additive manufacturing technology progresses and its use grows, it has become an accepted production process. Here are some applications for full production additive, and how the industry is achieving it.

Published: 3/22/2019

When Is 3D Printing Cost Effective?
Hype continues to surround additive manufacturing. These three factors can help determine whether a part is worth 3D printing.