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Published: 10/25/2019

How Do You Define Plastics?
A question asked in an industry forum starts an open-ended discussion about something that affects everyone’s lives. 

Published: 10/21/2019

"Hybrid" Manufacturing Process Combines Deposition and Laser Peening
Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is combining directed energy deposition (DED), a metal 3D printing process, with laser peening for improved mechanical properties.

Published: 10/14/2019

Brackets Are One Potential Win for 3D Printing
They may not be flashy, but they are necessary. Four reasons 3D printing can build a better bracket. 

Published: 10/10/2019

Material Jetting: It's Like Printing, Just in 3D
Recent advances in material processing capabilities have renewed interest in material jetting, the additive process that allows 3D objects to be built by placing different combinations of material drop-by-drop.

Published: 10/10/2019

VIDEO: Custom Mold & Design Talks Hybrid Additive Manufacturing
Lester Jones, VP of Custom Mold & Design discusses the shop's use of its Matsuura Lumex Avance-25 hybrid AM machine for creating conformal-cooled inserts with MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges.  

Published: 10/9/2019

Mold Builder Learns How to Use Hybrid AM to Build Conformal-Cooled Inserts
It is one thing to understand additive technology, but it is another to know when to invest, who to partner with and how to sell its value.

Published: 10/3/2019

Additive Advances Highlighted at Grand Opening
GF Machining Solutions put its technology on display for its North American customers, highlighting advances in EDM spark monitoring and support for additive manufacturing technology.

Published: 9/25/2019

Production Additive Manufacturing Is Already Happening
3D printing has become commonplace in machine shops as a way of manufacturing jigs, fixtures and other tooling. But where is it being used for production?

Published: 9/23/2019

Video: Metal AM Affects Plastics Production via Conformal Cooling
Additive manufacturing allows cooling channels within mold tooling inserts to follow the form of the tool rather than being straight drilled holes. Here’s why this matters.

Published: 9/19/2019

The Key to Repeatable 3D Printing? Materials
The latest issue of Additive Manufacturing Magazine explores how materials will be the key to production 3D printing.