Manufacturers now succeeding with additive manufacturing are beginning to see what its ultimate impact might be. Here are ideas about the reach that AM will have, and the kinds of changes and advances it will enable.
The manufacturers who have begun to succeed with 3D printing as a means of production are beginning to see what the ultimate impact of additive manufacturing (AM) might be. In this video, Additive Manufacturing editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski discusses five ideas that were not clear at first, but are now becoming apparent.
A video from Pratt & Whitney illustrates the steps needed to additively manufacture an aerospace component.
A panel discussion captured on video addresses this question.
The Linear Mold business development manager will be one of the speakers at the October 20-21 conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, focusing on industrial applications of additive manufacturing.
In addition to making either metal or plastic parts, one other production application of additive manufacturing is building in sand to create molds for casting without any need for a pattern.
GE engineers started with a radio-controlled engine and redesigned it for additive manufacturing. This model manufacturing exercise illustrates important real points about additive manufacturing as a production option.
Combining a ductile phase with a hard phase in a single build generates hard ferrous parts without cracking. Possibilities now include additive manufacturing of cutting tools, dies, bearings and downhole hardware.
What is additive manufacturing's role? What sort of parts are made through additive manufacturing? And will this process replace machinining? Peter Zelinski responds to these and other questions
This video first debuted during IMTS 2014. It takes a deeper look into the trend of additive manufacturing.