ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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.
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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.
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Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Announces New Hybrid AM Subsidiary

The new division offers customers Manufacturing-as-a-Service, and enables wider access to hybrid technology, including laser metal deposition and more.
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Siemens, EOS North America Partner to Improve AM Efficiency, Profitability

Combination of EOS machines and Siemens AM software to provide customers opportunity for a seamless, automated AM digital thread from design through production.
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Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Takes Lead Involvement in Novel Compact Wire-Fed AM Project

InnovateUK research project to demonstrate advantages of the HMT interchangeable head over subtractive manufacturing and DED techniques.
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Technology Roundup: You'll Only See It Here!

MMT presents a compilation of digital-only new/proven product content. Cutting tools, machining, AM, software and inspection/measurement categories are showcased in this latest roundup.
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How to Supply Cooling to Additive Tooling

Additive tooling provides limitless options for cooling a mold’s difficult-to-cool areas.
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Twelve-Laser Machine Facilitates High-Volume Serial Production

SLM Solutions’ robust NXG XII 600 design offers low production cost by reducing cost-per-part and overall build time.

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.

Tool Steel Alloy For Binder Jetting Delivers High Hardness and Strength

Digital Metal and its DM D2  tool steel alloy for AM can be heat treated to high hardness and compressive strength. Offers versatility and high wear resistance.

VIDEOS

Combining Injection Molding with 3D Printing Creates Freedom from Conventional Moldmaking Techniques

Rich Oles of Alba Enterprises and Carsten Jarfelt of Addifab discuss how free form injection molding provides freedom from conventional moldmaking methods.

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. 

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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How to Improve Mold Venting with Metal Additive Manufacturing

Patented 3D-printed mold insert design rapidly evacuates gases while preventing plastic flash-through, eliminates costly maintenance and need for press-side temperature-control units.
#automotive #conformalcooling #3dprinting

Cutter Considerations for Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

Four tips for applying the right cutting tools in hybrid additive manufacturing.

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.

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.