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We delve deep into all things AM. We want to educate, inform, and interest you in different processes, materials, and the history of additive manufacturing. Our goal is to share the origin of AM and share how you can effectively use AM for your operations. We invite you to share this series, leave comments, and communicate different AM topics you would like to read about.
Dip your toes in additive manufacturing. This episode will give you a little info about this series and how it can improve your products, design, or operations.
This episode starts to dive into 3D printing processes. See what an award winning AM piece looks like and some original 3D printing technologies that are still in use today.
Additive manufacturing is not only for plastics, but can be used with metal as well. Using the right material and technology is crucial for the right surface finish. Find out more about different technologies that have been used in additive manufacturing in this episode.
Learn about five different advanced manufacturing systems in this episode. One system can be used to restore or add additional support to already present parts, while another can be used to quickly build full-color 3D models.
Read about the differences between rapid, conventional, direct, and indirect tooling. Discover the pros and cons to see how to apply each type of tooling.
See how the industry fabricated components from CAD file to actual parts with Direct Digital Manufacturing(DDM). With DDM you can consolidate parts, save material, and even redesign your prototype.
Manufacturing aids are crucial elements in the manufacturing process. Custom manufacturing aids can be the answer to some of your most frustrating problems.
Successful repeatability with the same reliability is crucial when using manufacturing aids. They can be utilized during any step of manufacturing or post-processing. Read about how beneficial AM is when producing these manufacturing aids.
There are a variety of ways to produce parts with Direct Metal Additive Manufacturing, this episodes dives into three different metal additive processes. There is also a chance to win a free sample PBF part...
Additive manufacturing grew in popularity in the early 2010's when patents on original AM technologies were ending. This skyrocketed the amount of individuals and companies utilizing additive technology. Due to the increased demand, there was an increasing need for the development of standards. Read about how current standards were created and current gaps in the standards.
Hybrid manufacturing is when both additive and traditional manufacturing capabilities are used to produce a part. Check out this episode to see how combining these approaches can help your production line.
Where the future of additive manufacturing is going is still unknown. Additive has nuzzled its way into a variety of industries. Check out this episode to see where additive has grown in the past and where we think it may be heading.
October is Manufacturing Month! This month is all about education and we love educating those on all things AM. Check out this episode to see how additive manufacturing stepped in to help mitigate the effects of supply-chain disruptions.
Supply chain disruptions have negatively impacted the economy and the military. Check out this episode to see how the Marines got creative and started using portable hubs to create parts that were needed.