PT ZONE: Additive Manufacturing

Video: Racing Engine Oil Pump Gear Produced through Additive Manufacturing
High complexity and low quantity made this critical part a candidate for 3D printing. More (+)
Hybrid Machine Combines Additive, Subtractive Processes
DMG MORI will demonstrate its Lasertec 65 hybrid manufacturing machine, which combines additive and subtractive processes to produce a complete part from powder. More (+)

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Rebuild, Don't Replace
Modern Machine Shop

If you could rebuild a damaged or worn-out mold insert instead of replacing it with a new one, wouldn’t you?

3DRV Road Tour Visits ITAMCO
Modern Machine Shop

Although we have written about ITAMCO several times, it’s good to see this precision machining company getting positive mention in a recent article posted online by Forbes. The author, TJ McCue, visited ITAMCO as part of his eight-month, cross country tour to investigate the impact of 3D digital technology and advanced manufacturing.

Where 3D Printing Fits In
Modern Machine Shop

Baklund R&D, a tool and die and CNC machining job shop in Hutchinson, Minnesota, has an unusual philosophy for how to cultivate, encourage and develop manufacturing employees.

You Are Here
Modern Machine Shop

Different types of additive machines are at different places along the curve of technology’s adoption.

SME and 3D Systems Collaborate to Bring AM to Classroom
Modern Machine Shop

SME and 3D Systems have collaborated on the M.Lab21 program, an initiative to bring additive manufacturing technologies to high school industrial arts and vocational education classes.

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Additive Manufacturing


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.

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