Have You Heard of Printing Mold Inserts with Metal Paste?

A lower-cost 3D printing approach extrudes a metal paste to produce a mold insert with the required surface finish and tolerances.
#3dprinting #conformalcooling


Additive Manufacturing One of Top Emerging Trends to Watch at IMTS 2018

The demand for additive technology has grown as more and more shops are using it as a fast and cost-efficient way to produce tooling, fixtures and more. Here’s where to see additive in action at IMTS 2018.

Additive Filament Eliminates Fume Emissions for Enhanced Design Flexibility

Jabil’s Jabil PA 0600 is a high-strength additive material with enhanced functionality for the development of complex parts such as tooling, workholding devices and more.

CNC Turning Machines Manufacturer Index Group Acquires One Click Metal GmbH

Index Group extends business with One Click Metal’s additive manufacturing solutions in 3D printing metal, which are used in mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing and automotive industries.

3D-Printed Mold and Part Polishing Service Advances AM Geometry and Material Capabilities

Ultra Polishing extends its services for polishing 3D-printed plastic molds and parts and printed metals, for companies creating products with complex dimensions and using nontraditional materials.

Addifab Raises $6.5 Million in FIM Oversubscribed Funding Round 

Funding to strengthen the company’s flagship freeform injection molding process, including its global availability, supply of systems and enable Addifab’s relocation to accommodate FIM’s expansion.
#moldingequipment #3dprinting

EOS Expands Online Training Program to U.S. to Foster Industrial 3D Printing Education

Additive Minds Academy offers a series of over 18 topic-based learning modules supported by EOS’ consulting team to equip learners and aid companies in leveraging AM technologies.
#education #3dprinting

MMT Chats: Making Moves and Making Progress

MMT Editorial Director Christina Fuges brings M.R. Mold & Engineering of Brea, California, to this MMT Chat to discuss moving to a new facility, investing in new machines to tackle large molds, diversifying into aerospace and defense, hiring new young employees, working on certifications, and integrating additive manufacturing into their operations. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.

Use Hybrid AM to Produce Longer-Lasting Multi-Material Molds

A flexible, laser-based hybrid CNC machine makes it practical to produce high-performance molds and dies made from multiple metals. 

New Wohlers Report 2021 Finds 7.5% Growth in AM Industry Despite Pandemic

The 26th annual installment of the Wohler’s Report 2021 discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the AM industry, the hidden costs of AM and more, all indicating industry acceleration.


Giving Mold Builders Additive Capabilities, Super Creativity

I saw my first 3D-printed hot runner manifold at K 2019 in Germany, but the system did not have a name yet.  Fast forward to 2020 and it not only has a name, but it’s been successfully implemented in a number of applications across Europe.  And today, it’s ready for the North American marketplace.

Hybrid Additive Machining Produces Accurate Parts from Metal Powders

Hybrid additive/subtractive machining produces highly accurate parts from metal powders that are melted and sintered using a laser while surfaces are precisely milled at high speeds.

PODCAST: The Thinker, The Problem-Solver and The Happiness Maker Talk AM

On this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, we interview Milacron DME, Forecast 3D and Carbon about finding the right applications for AM, investigating new opportunities and securing influential relationships to grow with additive.

MMT Chats: The Need for Broader Additive Manufacturing Education to Understand its True ROI, Part 2

This MMT Chat continues the conversation with Action Mold and Machining, as two members of the Additive Manufacturing team dig a little deeper into AM education, AM’s return on investment and the facility and equipment requirements to implement AM properly. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#leadership #education #3dprinting

ESPRIT CAM Now Supports Binder Jetting Technology

ESPRIT CAM collaborates with France’s Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry (CETIM) to further enhance the support of additive technologies.

Markforged To Become Publicly Listed Through Merger With One

Business combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) one to be completed by the end of summer 2021.

Moldmaking Technology's Top-Viewed Content: Technology, Additive Tooling, Workforce Development and More

The MoldMaking Technology team has pulled together a list of the top performing items of the last month based on recent pageview analytics. Take a look.

MMT Chats: The Need for Broader Additive Manufacturing Education to Understand its True ROI, Part 1

MMT Chats invites the additive manufacturing (AM) team from Action Mold and Machining in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to share their passion for and experience with additive manufacturing in moldmaking by exploring how education matters to fully grasp AM’s return on investment. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.

Five Key Aspects of a Basic Multi-Axis AM Programming Workflow and CAD/CAM/AM Tools

CAD, CAM and AM tools in the same software package and user interface ease programming for mold builders employing additive manufacturing operations.