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A collection of all Materials and Processes articles.

What if 3-D Printers Came Equipped with Print Preview?

February 24, 2016

What if 3-D Printers Came Equipped with Print Preview?

Applications engineer Katy Ashby explains that simulation has the potential to encourage growth in the additive manufacturing industry by helping companies move away from empirical testing that is both costly and time consuming.

The Additive Manufacturing Technology Roadmap

February 23, 2016

The Additive Manufacturing Technology Roadmap

America Makes developed the Additive Manufacturing Technology Roadmap to identify measurable and meaningful challenges that, when met, promote inquiry, knowledge-sharing and technical advancements across the industry.

By: Tim Shinbara, VP - Manufacturing Technology, AMT

Additive Manufacturing: Trends in Acceptance, Needs and R&D

October 8, 2015

Additive Manufacturing: Trends in Acceptance, Needs and R&D

AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, as a service to its members, participates in researching,compiling and disseminating market intelligence within the manufacturing technology sector. The next step in this endeavor is Tech Trends, an initial document created by AMT to better support awareness of current and trending manufacturing technologies.

Lessons and Learning Curves in Plastics 3D Printing

April 20, 2015

Lessons and Learning Curves in Plastics 3D Printing

A learn-as-you-go approach has helped this custom molder grow its 3D printing capabilities.

Christina M. Fuges, Editorial Director from MoldMaking Technology Magazine

Material Differences

February 1, 2015

Material Differences

Additive manufacturing demands different thinking about the metal stock.

Peter Zelinski, Senior Editor, Modern Machine Shop

October 2, 2014

MS&T 14 - Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing

MS&T 14 - Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing
October 12 - 16, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA

May 13, 2014

Team Will Develop Large-Scale AM System

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with machine tool manufacturer Cincinnati Inc. to develop a large-scale additive manufacturing system capable of printing polymer components as much as 10 times larger than can currently be produced and at speeds 200 to 500 times faster than existing AM machines.

New Metals Suited for AM

May 13, 2014

New Metals Suited for AM

EOS has expanded its materials portfolio to include two new metal alloys: EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel 316L.

Realizing Benefits: Enablers for AM

May 13, 2014

Realizing Benefits: Enablers for AM

There is an abundance of media outlets that speak to additive manufacturing (AM)/3D printing (3DP) as an inherent enabler to the manufacturing industry. However, there are also enablers for AM to be fully realized and more pervasively accepted. If one could draw a path from today's capabilities to what AM is being touted as providing tomorrow, you could identify both obstacles and enablers. That discussion space could be divided into three areas: materials, processing and economics.

Tim Shinbara, VP – Manufacturing Technology, AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Forget What You Know

November 13, 2013

Forget What You Know

One of the most important sites in the United States for advancing industry's understanding of additive manufacturing belongs to an institution once associated with the atomic bomb. In Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Manufacturing Demonstation Facility (MDF) - part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - is using resources as sophisticated as a $1.4 billion neutron source to examine the material structure of parts produced through direct metal laser sintering, or through electron beam melting performed on the facility's own Arcam machines. 

Peter Zelinski, Senior Editor, Modern Machine Shop