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Published: 8/22/2019

Lower Buy-to-Fly Ratios with Near-Net Additive Manufacturing
Building up large parts with wire-arc metal 3D printing rather than machining from solid has allowed this aerospace manufacturer to reduce its buy-to-fly ratio dramatically. 

Published: 8/16/2019

Additive Manufacturing Via Material Extrusion
Material extrusion was the second additive manufacturing process to be successfully commercialized. After three decades of material advancements and a diverse array of start-ups and applications, the use cases for this technology are still going str...

Published: 8/12/2019

Thermwood’s vertical layer printing turns AM on its side
Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) 3D prints layers perpendicular to the floor, extending Z height to the length of the print bed — as long as 40 feet.

Published: 8/6/2019

Advancing additive manufacturing to exploit anisotropy
Anisoprint posits continuous fiber composites, not metals, as the material for optimized AM structures.

Published: 8/6/2019

Can You 3D Print with Machining Chips?
Meld Manufacturing’s solid-state metal 3D printing process is compatible with a range of materials and formats, even chips from machining.

Published: 8/2/2019

Are Machine Shops Doing More Plastic Parts Production Due to 3D Printing?
That is the suggestion of a survey finding. Facilities we associate with metalworking are using additive manufacturing for production of plastic parts.

Published: 7/30/2019

Additive Manufacturing Conference: Learn What's New in Additive
The Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo (AMC) 2019 (August 27-29; Austin, TX) features several key presentations dedicated to the plastics industry along with a tour of EOS North America’s polymer AM lab. 

Published: 7/29/2019

Additive Manufacturing — More Than Metal: How Vat Photopolymerization Started It All
Vat photopolymerization was the first additive manufacturing process to be successfully commercialized. Three decades later, this technology has shown how AM is capable of scaling to volume production and making custom products on demand.

Published: 7/26/2019

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites
Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.

Published: 7/23/2019

How Robots and Additive Manufacturing Work Together
The July issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine takes a close look at the ways automation and AM overlap, from part handling to 3D printing with robotic arms.