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Published: 2/17/2020

In Automotive, Is Additive Manufacturing an Answer for Die Cast Tooling?

The largest high-pressure die cast tool builder in North America is 3D printing die inserts and water jackets for major automakers. It’s a tough sell, but one company is succeeding — and it’s just getting started.

Published: 2/10/2020

How to Use a Conformally Cooled Sprue Bushing to Reduce Cycle Time and Ease Cost Pressures

Use of a new conformally cooled sprue bushing helped solve Midwest Mold Services’ problem with a big sprue that was hard to cool and preventing faster ejection times.

Published: 2/6/2020

Card Decks Leverage the Power of Additive Manufacturing

How custom card decks are helping people be more creative with AM.

Published: 2/4/2020

PODCAST: 3-in-1 Moldmaking Force Always Looking for Problems ... to Solve

This mold manufacturer considers itself an engineering company with a focus on people and solving problems. In this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance, I sit down with two VPs to break down how three companies operate as one to provide creat...

Published: 2/3/2020

Additive Tooling Goes Beyond Conformally Cooled Inserts to Simplify the Mold Build Process

Three ways that additive tooling is moving past conformal cooling to bring speed and efficiency to the overall tooling process.

Published: 11/19/2019

Can This Metal 3D Printing System Make Production Additive Manufacturing Common in Machine Shops?

A new metal AM system for batches of end-use parts was designed to permit productivity and machine pricing comparable to a CNC machine tool.

Published: 1/24/2020

What Can 3D Printing Really Do?

And what will it mean for the future of manufacturing? “The Cool Parts Show,” a new video series from Additive Manufacturing, answers these questions with real examples. Watch the first season now. 

Published: 1/24/2020

Why Use Solid-State Additive Manufacturing?

New opportunities are coming thanks to 3D printing processes where the metal doesn't melt. 

Published: 1/21/2020

3D Printing vs. CNC Milling for Prototyping

Many factors, such as price, part size and material come into play when deciding whether 3D printing or CNC milling is the best method for making a prototype.

Published: 1/14/2020

The Challenges of Teaching Creativity in Additive Manufacturing

The extensive design freedoms offered in additive manufacturing can be paralyzing. With AM consistently pushing the boundaries of manufacturing, how do we teach people to take risks and be creative with AM?