ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Cutter Considerations for Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

Four tips for applying the right cutting tools in hybrid additive manufacturing.
#tips #3dprinting #vmc

Patented AM Process for Functional Multi-Component Parts Production

Arburg Freeformer and AFP process enables 3D plastic part build layer-by-layer with high material diversity and high part quality.
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Siemens, Stratasys Partner to Incorporate Additive Manufacturing into Volume Production

The formal partnership aims to strengthen and expand the benefits of 3D printing in manufacturing value chain, with the aerospace, automotive and tooling industries expected to benefit first.
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EOS, Texas A&M University Offer AM Professional Development Program

Successful additive manufacturing pilot training program for NASA Johnson Space Center leads to new collaborative offering to business and academia.
#education #3dprinting

From CAM, Cutters and Cooling to Corrosion, Cleaning and Control

A review of the year’s top tips on technologies and strategies to improve moldmaking operations from design to first shot.
#tips #leadership

Agemaspark Purchases 3D Metal Printing Machine, Improves Efficiency of Mold Tool

The EOS 290 enables manufacturing of mold tools through a conformal cooling technique to produce laser-sintered inserts. The technique improves efficiency of a mold tool by as much as 20%. 
#conformalcooling #3dprinting

ESPRIT, Alma CAM Partner for Robot Additive DED Programming

The collaboration brings together additive toolpath planning in both subtractive and additive areas, and robots retrofitted for DED applications for a complete programming solution. 
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MoldMaking Technology's Top-Viewed October Content: Proper Cleaning, Efficiency and Troubleshooting

The MoldMaking Technology team has compiled this list of the top five items that you, our audience, have looked at the most. Check out these five items from October.

Open Software Technology Refines 3D Printing and Scanning Workflows

Siemen’s Parasolid geometric modeling software now offers tools for Convergent Modeling and lattice structures.

Additive Manufacturing User Group awards ten DINOs

Every year, AMUG’s DINO awards recognize those that have contributed to the AM industry with the intent to advance other individuals or the industry as a whole. 

VIDEOS

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.

VIDEO: What Is Freeform Injection Molding?

FIM or freeform injection molding combines the proven injection molding process with the freedom of part design. Check out this video describing how this advanced technology works. 

VIDEO: How to Really Use a 3D Printer

Learn how color 3D applications are enabled with a 3D printing system that allows the production of functional parts in full color in a fraction of the time.

Print the Whole Injection Mold in HSS to Increase Tool Life

A German mold builder offers a solution for printing high-speed steels with high carbon content to produce highly dense and wear-resistant molds via selective laser melting.

A Multi-Metal Additive Approach to Optical Quality Molds

Researchers propose a new approach to producing mold inserts with optical surface quality and no degradation using electroforming, thermal spray, and selective laser melting.
#3dprinting #conformalcooling

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: Additive Manufacturing

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including Additive Manufacturing.
#supplychain #3dprinting

How to Improve 3D-Printed Conformal-Cooled Mold Insert Performance

Coated conformal cooling channels can prevent scaling and corrosion in injection molds, increasing heat transfer, improving performance, and reducing outages.

Adapting to New Ways of Working During COVID-19

Mold material suppliers are in the fight against COVID-19 just like their mold-building customers, and learning similar lessons too such as the benefits of going paperless and working remotely.

How to Use Additive Tooling in Difficult-to-Cool Areas of a Mold

Difficult-to-cool areas of a mold cost cycle time, making the perfect application for additive tooling, including retrofitting an existing tool with lifters, slides and high wear areas.