How Additive Manufacturing is Like CNC Machining (and How It's Very Different)
A leading machining business applies the skill of a toolmaker to using additive manufacturing effectively. The cover story of our latest edition of Additive Manufacturing includes application examples, as well as thoughts on the challenge and promise of this technology.
This small shop invested in production 3D printing in part because its owner expects other manufacturers to make the same move. He wanted a head start.
Make extras. Make the part before even winning the job. Additive manufacturing encourages atypical strategies such as these.
Rep. Tim Ryan describes the challenge of attracting manufacturing’s next generation, as well as the promise of the technology that this generation is likely to put to use.
One shop’s evolution from conventional to additive manufacturing involves using laser metal deposition in blow mold manufacture.
Ed Morris, director of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, spoke at last week’s Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. His presentation identified benefits of additive manufacturing that are important to the Department of Defense.