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Opportunity Abounds: Additive in Aerospace

April 5, 2016

Opportunity Abounds: Additive in Aerospace

If some key challenges are addressed, the Aerospace industry could be the largest market for additive manufacturing, according to Bill Bihlman, President, Aerolytics LLC.

Hype Versus Reality in Additive Manufacturing

February 8, 2016

Hype Versus Reality in Additive Manufacturing

Dustin Lindley from the University of Cincinnati Research Institute explained that while there is significant hype surrounding additive manufacturing, its real potential is growing rapidly.

Designing the Future: Open Source Tools and Additive Manufacturing

January 19, 2016

Designing the Future: Open Source Tools and Additive Manufacturing

While additive manufacturing’s impact is undeniable, open source design tools will be even more essential to the future of the manufacturing industry.

Transformative Technology To Deliver 3D Printed Houses

January 5, 2016

Transformative Technology To Deliver 3D Printed Houses

The Contour Crafting computerized construction technology may change the face—and the speed—of building construction. The inventor of the technology, Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, sat down with IMTSTV to discuss its many potential applications.

What’s Normal Got to Do with Additive Manufacturing?

November 20, 2015

What’s Normal Got to Do with Additive Manufacturing?

Normal is an innovative company using 3D printing to mass-produce a personalized product and it’s a revolutionary way of listening to music.

Big Ideas Become Reality at National Labs

October 8, 2015

Big Ideas Become Reality at National Labs

Interview with Dr. Lonnie Love Group Leader - Automation, Robotics & Manufacturing, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Top 10 Biggest 3D Printers

August 19, 2015

The Top 10 Biggest 3D Printers

While most people generally associate 3D printing with small size objects, the truth seems to be quite different. In fact, there seem to be two diametrically different concurrent trends in the industry. One is towards printing with the finest resolutions and the other is aimed at printing the largest sizes possible.

MFG Advocate: Large Scale Additive a New Tool in Automotive Manufacturing

August 18, 2015

MFG Advocate: Large Scale Additive a New Tool in Automotive Manufacturing

Jay Rogers, CEO, Local Motors, discussed the success of the world’s first 3D-printed electric car and the impact of large-scale additive manufacturing and direct digital manufacturing on the way things are made in this MFG Advocate interview on IMTSTV.

3 Reasons Why Additive Manufacturing Belongs on a  Machine Tool

May 29, 2015

3 Reasons Why Additive Manufacturing Belongs on a Machine Tool

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies makes an award-winning head that enables additive manufacturing capability to be added to a standard machine tool.

Peter Zelinski

Video: Interview with IAMA Winner

March 23, 2015

Video: Interview with IAMA Winner

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, Ltd. Wins First-Ever International Additive Manufacturing Award

America Makes Announces Project Call

February 27, 2015

America Makes Announces Project Call

Youngstown, Ohio — February 27, 2015. America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is proud to announce its next project call for additive manufacturing (AM) applied research and development projects. 

October 2, 2014

2nd Annual Additive Manufacturing for Government 2014

2nd Annual Additive Manufacturing for Government 2014
Washington D.C.
December 8th-10th 2014

World’s First 3D-printed Car Takes Inaugural Drive

September 23, 2014

World’s First 3D-printed Car Takes Inaugural Drive

Local Motors gets behind the wheel for historic ride in Chicago at IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

World’s First 3D-printed Car

September 8, 2014

World’s First 3D-printed Car

World's first 3D-printed car to be live printed, assembled during IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 by Local Motors, Cincinnati Incorporated and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Local Motors Announces Winners of First-Ever 3D-Printed Car Design Challenge

June 05, 2014

Local Motors Announces Winners of First-Ever 3D-Printed Car Design Challenge

Selected from more than 200 submitted concepts, the winning design will inspire the full-size Local Motors prototype vehicle that will be printed at IMTS in September 2014.

Cracking the Code to Growth in AM

May 13, 2014

Cracking the Code to Growth in AM

It takes more than machines on the shop floor to push additive manufacturing to the next level. According to one manufacturer, it takes customer service, education and training, too.

Christina M. Fuges, Editorial Director, Moldmaking Technology

Laser Melting System Offers Large Build Envelope

May 13, 2014

Laser Melting System Offers Large Build Envelope

Developed jointly with the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, Concept Laser's X line 1000R laser melting system offers a build envelope of 630 × 400 × 500 mm for the manufacture of large, functional components and technical prototypes. Its key component is a high-performance, 1,000-W laser that the company says enables increased productivity over other laser melting systems.

Learning Curve

May 13, 2014

Learning Curve

A manufacturer that has succeeded for three generations expects additive manufacturing to be part of the reason why it will succeed in the fourth. One year into its investment in the technology, here is the company's experience so far.

Peter Zelinski, Senior Editor, Modern Machine Shop

Reimagining Implants

February 19, 2014

Reimagining Implants

Ronald Dunn, vice president of medical-industry contract manufactuer DiSanto Technology, discusses additive manufacturing and the future of spinal cage implants.

Peter Zelinski, Senior Editor, Modern Machine Shop

3D-Printed Titanium Bike Frame Manufactured for Empire Cycles

February 7, 2014

3D-Printed Titanium Bike Frame Manufactured for Empire Cycles

An additive manufacturing technology supplier collaborates with a British bicycle company to create what the two companies say is the world’s first 3D-printed metal bike frame.

Modern Machine Shop