Additive manufacturing is not as easy as just hitting “print.” Like any manufacturing process, it demands attention to considerations that are characteristic of this process alone. Researchers describe some of the areas of attention that go into successfully producing functional additive parts.
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A pattern maker demonstrates is patternless approach to casting.
The winner of the first International Additive Manufacturing Award is a company that developed a head for adding metal additive manufacturing to an existing machine tool. The victory highlights the significance of combining additive and subtractive processes into a single machine.
A learn-as-you-go approach has helped this custom molder grow its 3D printing capabilities.
An innovative kit that enables a standard CNC machining center to integrate a metal cladding process via the automatic toolchanger makes great sense—especially when one of the leading developers states his case.
A cobalt-chrome temperature sensor housing is being retrofit to GE90 engines used by Boeing.