Additive Manufacturing
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Additive’s Idiosyncrasies

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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Now Available: Additive Manufacturing May 2015 Digital Edition

Articles cover hybrid manufacturing, complementing plastics molding with 3D printing, and CT scanning for inspecting additive parts.

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Additive by the Numbers

How long does it take for a company to learn to 3D print metal parts successfully? What portion of the overall manufacturing industry does additive manufacturing make up? These questions and more were answered during the nearly 200 presentations delivered at this year’s AMUG Conference.

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Oak Ridge Group Leader Says Additive Manufacturing Needs “Moon Shots”

At the recent AMUG conference, Oak Ridge National Lab’s Dr. Lonnie Love stressed the need to commit to bold objectives in order to advance additive manufacturing into realizing the promise it is destined to deliver. Here are some other highlights of the AMUG event.

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Video: 3D Sand Printing at Hoosier Pattern

A pattern maker demonstrates is patternless approach to casting.

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Highlighting Hybrid Manufacturing

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.

 


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