ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Additive Manufacturing

International Space Station Now 3D Printing with PEI/PC Materials

PEI/PC compound is the third material a developer of zero-gravity 3D printers has demonstrated on the International Space Station for space-based additive manufacturing.

Testing

Prototyping Specialist Upgrades Services For Short-Run Production Molding

Proto Labs, a “digital manufacturing company” known for its rapid injection molding prototyping services, has expanded its injection molding capabilities to address the market for short-run “on-demand” manufacturing. 

Medical

Medical Molder Sweats the Small Stuff to Deliver Big Results

Embracing lean manufacturing and scientific molding keeps Freudenberg Medical on top of customer demands for defect-free deliveries as it expands into full device manufacturing, 100% automated inspection, and 3D-printed tooling for quicker product launches.
#bestpractices #planttour

Additive Manufacturing

One of the First Biobased Nylons Turns 70

Despite its advancing age, an “exciting future” is forecast for Arkema’s Rilsan Nylon 11.
#economics

Molds & Tooling

Could Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Moldmaking Make EDM Obsolete?

As the machinery and materials advance, some moldmaking companies at the forefront of additive manufacturing believe it could reduce or eliminate the need for some more traditional technologies, like EDM and gundrilling.

All Electric & Hybrid Machines

Three Straight Years of Record Results for Arburg

Arburg marked a third straight year of record turnover with growing contributions from Asia, as well as its newer large-tonnage and all-electric machine offerings.

Additive Manufacturing

Continuous-Build 3D Demonstrator Unveiled by Stratasys

This modular 3D printing system is targeted to low-volume continuous production and mass customization.

Molds & Tooling

Molding 2017: News in 3D Printed Molds & Conformal Cooling

Two of the hottest topics in tooling today are additive manufacturing (3D printing) and conformal cooling—often with the former as a means to the latter.

Additive Manufacturing

Advances in Molding, 3D Printing At Arburg ‘Technology Days’

Over 6700 visitors saw more than 50 working machinery exhibits highlighting automation, connectivity, and sophisticated processing.
#closeupontechnology

Heating & Cooling

The Next Game-Changing Technology in Tools and Dies

The first conformal-cooled tools entered the European market 25 years ago; a new conference aims to determine what the next 25 years could hold.
#dies