PT ZONE: Additive Manufacturing

Acquisition Brings DMLS Capability into M2M Group
Atlantic Precision joins a group of multiple machining businesses. Prior to landing this acquisition, the group had been prepared to launch additive manufacturing internally and proceed through the learning curve with this approach to making parts. More (+)
Additive Manufacturing Award Website Now Live
Submit your additive manufacturing innovation by December 31. Winner of cash and promotional package to be announced early next year at MFG Meeting in Florida. More (+)

MOST RECENT CONTENT: Additive Manufacturing

Two Heads Better Than One in New Hybrid Additive/Subtractive Machine
Modern Machine Shop

New Mazak Integrex capable of additive manufacturing includes heads for both high speed and high precision metal deposition. “Natural extension of multitasking,” the company says.

Nothing But Design Intent
Modern Machine Shop

The way to save cost through additive manufacturing is not only to use it to eliminate unnecessary material, but also to apply it within a process that avoids unnecessary effort and interpretation by keeping all manufacturing information within the digital realm. Lockheed Martin is pursuing this ideal.

Slideshow:Additive Manufacturing
MoldMaking Technology

Here's a sampling of the technology that's been highlighted in the Additive Manufacturing supplement in 2014.

Multiplying Options
MoldMaking Technology

Additive manufacturing’s greatest impact for this company is the versatility that has allowed it to offer different solutions than other manufacturers.

Championing AM
MoldMaking Technology

Join forces with local groups to learn and apply new technology, and help make your state a leading center for manufacturing.

View More Content in This Zone  |  RSSRSS  |  AtomAtom

OVERVIEW:
Additive Manufacturing

BLOGadditivemanufacturingStratasys.jpgLOWRES.jpg

Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, is a process for making parts by joining materials layer by layer. While formerly reserved mainly for producing sample or prototype parts, the technology has evolved over the years to enable manufacturers to make fully-functional production parts for automotive, aerospace, medical and a wide range of other markets. Additive Manufacturing encompasses a wide range of technologies, among them laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography and more. Processors—injection molders in particular—are using this technology more of late both for low-volume production part made out of specialized plastics, and for moldmaking.


more (+)
The additive community's new home on the web.
Regularly updated content from industry experts.
All rights reserved. Copyright © Gardner Business Media, Inc. 2014 Cincinnati, Ohio 45244