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Published: 6/1/2017

Laser Optimization Brings AM to the Next Level for Moldmaking

Metal 3D printer manufacturer Sodick first launched its OPM250L at IMTS 2016, where Phoenix DeVentures of Morgan Hill, California, showcased its success with the new hybrid machine.

Published: 6/1/2016

Lattice Generation Software Advances Bike Component Design

Smart Aero Technology's bike stem design needed to be optimized for additive manufacturing. The ScanIP software from Simpleware reduced the stem's weight, increasing its strength.

Published: 1/22/2016

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced that it is accepting applications for two scholarships for additive manufacturing and 3D printing education and professional development, which will be awarded at its annual conference.

Published: 11/17/2015

Putting Safety First Adds Up

Recognizing several years ago that too many of its machinists were getting bruised and cut from bumping against boring bars and other sharp tools inside its lathes, this company was prompted to look for a simple way to cover these tools and protect ...

Published: 7/9/2015

Video: New Customizable Consumer Car to Be Made by Additive Manufacturing

The sponsor of the upcoming Additive Manufacturing Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, has revealed the electric car that it will produce in this city.

Published: 7/1/2015

3D-Printed Tooling Speeds Manufacturing of Cutting Tools

Knight Carbide's insert delivery times had to wait on custom tooling, so they acquired a Mojo desktop 3D printer from Stratasys make their own. Lead times for insert carriers were shortened from weeks to just six hours.

Published: 3/26/2015

Desktop 3D Printer as Job Shop Resource

The low-cost 3D printer in this shop supports machining by simplifying prototyping and producing usable hardware—including vise jaws.

Published: 10/8/2014

Arcam Acquires Medical Manufacturer DiSanto Technology

Part of what the additive machine maker gains by acquiring this part producer is CNC machining capacity and expertise. The move follows the acquisition of a Canadian metal powder company.

Published: 6/1/2014

The Intersection of Laser Sintering and EDM

For this moldmaker, wire EDM helps streamline production of inserts that are “grown” with cooling lines already inside.

Published: 9/18/2013

Building Olympians, Layer by Layer

Personalized swords manufactured through 3D printing helped the Japanese fencing team take home the Silver in the 2012 Olympics.