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Published: 2/21/2019

Three Cool Uses for Directed Energy Deposition

Most machining professionals don’t like to admit that they ever make mistakes, but every now and then wouldn’t it be nice to have an “eraser” to go back and repair a gouge or fix a nicked edge? Or maybe you took off a bit too...

Published: 2/19/2019

Putting 3D Printing to Work

Micro Mold and Plastikos together have invested more than $400,000 in technologies and processes related to 3D printing and reverse engineering over the last three years.

Published: 2/14/2019

What Is it Like to Study Additive Manufacturing?

This article and video series filmed at Penn State University illustrate what the school's first master’s students in AM are learning, and how they’ll apply it to advance 3D printing.

Published: 2/12/2019

Integrating the Power of AM into Injection Molding

The unique capabilities of metal 3D printing technology can complement moldmaking if the investment is justified.

Published: 2/8/2019

A Look at Additive Manufacturing in Minnesota

Increasing interest in 3D printing among machine shops was particularly conspicuous during a recent visit to multiple shops in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Published: 2/7/2019

Industry News of Note: February 2019

Additive Manufacturing Conference issues call for speakers, Mazak makes big “smart factory” investment and other manufacturing industry news. 

Published: 2/5/2019

Machine Shop Finds Opportunities with SLA 3D Printer

Adding a Form 2 desktop stereolithography 3D printer from Formlabs has enabled A&M Tool and Design to expedite workflows with 3D-printed prototypes, tooling and more.

Published: 2/4/2019

Metal AM in a Machine Shop? Ask the Marines

A hybrid system combining metal 3D printing with machining gives the Marine Corps perhaps its most effective resource yet for obtaining needed hardware in the field. It also offers an extreme version of the experience a machine shop might have in ad...

Published: 1/31/2019

What This Seat Bracket Says About the Future of Automotive Manufacturing

General Motors created a 3D-printed version of a seat bracket using generative design tools. This technology pairing will influence how cars are brought to market in the future.

Published: 1/25/2019

What Is Directed Energy Deposition?

Analyzing directed energy deposition and powder-bed fusion provides a thorough understanding of the extra machining necessary for a “near net shape” versus a “net shape” manufacturing process.