Video: What is Additive Manufacturing?
What is additive manufacturing's role? What sort of parts are made through additive manufacturing? And will this process replace machinining? Peter Zelinski responds to these and other questions
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Stratasys describes the capabilities and limitations of 3D “digital ABS” molds for making plastic parts through injection molding or blow molding.
GE engineers started with a radio-controlled engine and redesigned it for additive manufacturing. This model manufacturing exercise illustrates important real points about additive manufacturing as a production option.
Part of what the additive machine maker gains by acquiring this part producer is CNC machining capacity and expertise. The move follows the acquisition of a Canadian metal powder company.
Combining a ductile phase with a hard phase in a single build generates hard ferrous parts without cracking. Possibilities now include additive manufacturing of cutting tools, dies, bearings and downhole hardware.
Stories describe possibilities for mold insert repair, plus a look at how 3D printing contributes to the success and figures into the philosophy of a forward-looking machining business.