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Investigating the advancements that enable additive today written with an engineering perspective by the technical community.


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

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.

May 13, 2014

A 3D-printed Car Comes to IMTS 2014

In the world of additive manufacturing, some pretty amazing things have been 3D-printed—but what about the entire body of a car? Some independent automakers have printed certain parts and incorporated them into their designs. However, designing and printing the major elements of the exterior, the structure and the interior had yet to be attempted. Until now.

Whitney Brown, Media Communications Manager, AMT

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

RP Marketplace Launches First B2B Platform for Professional 3D Printing

April 7, 2014

RP Marketplace Launches First B2B Platform for Professional 3D Printing

Mahwah, New Jersey — April 7, 2014 — RP Marketplace, the only online platform specifically designed for businesses to source and manage professional rapid prototyping services, announced today that it has officially launched to the public (www.rpmarketplace.com). For the last two months, RP Marketplace has been on-boarding professional 3D printing service providers (referred to as “Suppliers”) to its website, which allows businesses (referred to as ‘Buyers') to access Suppliers' services.

March 17, 2014

3D Publishing just got Exciting for the CATIA V5 user!

If only there was a free 3D system that everyone could use to read, view and mark-up.  Well now there is, with a new era of intelligent documentation and information exchange.

An Outlook for Additive in 2014

February 20, 2014

An Outlook for Additive in 2014: A Participant's Perspective

Looking back at 2013, it should be known as the Year of the Printer.  Advancements and accelerations in both funding and media exposure broadened the audience from boutique fabrication firms and defense special programs to garage hobbyists, universities, Fortune 50 companies and small-to-medium enterprises.  What does this mean for 2014? Is there critical mass to further accelerate or sustain these efforts?

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

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

BEGO USA Bets on EOS Technology Biting Big into Changing U.S. Dental Restoration Market

November 13, 2013

BEGO USA Bets on EOS Technology Biting Big into Changing U.S. Dental Restoration Market

Additive manufacturing is disrupting another traditional industrial technology - the fine art of dental restoration, which rescues damaged teeth with devices ranging from simple fillings created in the patient's mouth to crowns, bridgework and implants that are manufactured via multiple processes away from the dentist's office. Many restorations performed today still use lost-wax technology that has barely changed in 100 years. But this appears to be changing.

Wiebke Jensen, Electro Optical Systems