3D Printing Safety Concerns

The latest edition of our AM Magazine puts safety front and center with a story on how the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center takes a safety-first approach in additive manufacturing training, tackling often-overlooked safety concerns. Also includes a peek at my recent visit.

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The latest cover story of our AM Magazine explains how UL is helping manufacturers understand the safety risks specific to additive manufacturing, as well as how to mitigate that risk. You can learn more on page 26 of our digital edition with my "What Does It Take to Be Safe?" feature story.
 
I recently dropped in for a visit to catch up with Ed Tackett and Paul Bates of UL AMCC since my story, and as a bonus also spent time with David Virgin of Kinetics who stopped by the Center. I did a story with David last fall on reducing disposal cost for separateor vacuums.
 
Click HERE to see a slideshow of my visit. 
 
This issue also takes a look at a plumbing products manufacturer that is expanding its luxury line with a series of faucets that could only be produced with additive manufacturing and how Arconic, one of the companies launched in the separation of Alcoa, combines operations from metal powder production through postprocessing within a single company. 
 
Also included are briefs on an AM process that uses titanium alloys to build more stable spinal implants, a laser cutting specialist that developed a large-travel additive approach, Jabil moving toward production with HP AM technology, educators and industry discussing the need for engineering education to adapt to AM, Proto Labs opening a new AM facility, and much more.
 
Click here to access your digital edition.

 

 

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