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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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Where Do 3D-Printed Molds Make Sense?

Stratasys describes the capabilities and limitations of 3D “digital ABS” molds for making plastic parts through injection molding or blow molding.

 

Video: Miniature Jet Engine Made through Additive Manufacturing

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.

 

Arcam Acquires Medical Manufacturer DiSanto Technology

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.

 

Video: Additive Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites for High-Hardness Parts

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.

 

Now Available: Additive Manufacturing September 2014 Digital Edition

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.

 


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