Additive manufacturing’s bright future

Leslie's Blog

2016 was an extraordinary year for additive manufacturing. Most vendors introduced truly manufacturing capable machines thanks to all the research and investment they could do when 3D printing was overhyped. GE made a lot of moves in additive manufacturing.

Working with additive manufacturing standards

Leslie's Blog

Standards are critical to the goal of helping users put additive manufacturing (AM) machines into more effective use across a global marketplace. The use of standards can help users manufacture parts faster. Helping additive reach its potential.

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Caterpillar Inc.’s plans for additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

At the recent AMUG 2017 Conference, Stacey DelVecchio, Additive Manufacturing Product Manager at Caterpillar Inc., gave a presentation on why and how Caterpillar uses 3D printing/additive manufacturing.

How to Design for Additive Manufacturing

Wohlers Talk

It is critical for organizations to take a number of factors into account when considering the use of 3D printing for part manufacturing. Among the most important is design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). 3D printing additive manufacturing CAD/CAM/CAE event manufacturing

AFRL Researchers Push Limits in High-Temperature, Polymer Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – March 20, 2018 – Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are “turning up the heat” in the field of polymer additive manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Additive Manufacturing

March 20, 2018 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group ( AMUG ) today announced the recipients of its scholarships. With these recognitions, Dr. Celik and Mr. Delgado Camacho will engage with additive manufacturing (AM) users at the AMUG Conference , which will be held in St.

Aerospace and Additive Manufacturing

Rapid Prototyping News UK

Design & Manufacture Additive manufacture AerospaceFollowing the publication of our successful AM and aerospace infographic, we have now created a video version. This infographic shows some of the products which 3T RPD has made for companies in the aerospace industry.

What engineers wanted to know about additive manufacturing in 2017

Leslie's Blog

Readers were looking for information on working with various types of materials in additive manufacturing. And readers were looking for information on reducing additive production cycles. Working with metal materials for additive manufacturing. It’s the end of 2017.

Additive Manufactured Parts From ITAMCO Outperform 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

Additive Manufacturing

Plymouth, Indiana, January 30, 2018 — ITAMCO ( Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies ) has additively printed parts made with EOS 17-4 PH IndustryLine metal powder that outperformed 17-4 PH Stainless Steel in tensile strength in a recent research project.

5 Places Additive Manufacturing is Unstoppable


As additive manufacturing technologies have advanced, 3D printed parts have moved decidedly outside the Research and Development arena and onto the production line. These pivotal processes are developing and producing concepts previously unattainable in the manufacturing world.

TransFIORmers Gather Speed with Renishaw Additive Manufacturing Sponsorship

Additive Manufacturing

In partnership with I3D Concept and Renishaw, the team has used additive manufacturing to improve the performance of its Moto2™ bike. Additive manufacturing is becoming a more popular technique in racing events,” explained Chris Pockett, Head of Communications at Renishaw. “In

What’s the difference between 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing?


You may have heard about Additive Manufacturing and 3D […]. The post What’s the difference between 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing? Additive manufacturing 3D Printing 3D printing material additive manufacturing

Thermwood – Additive Manufacturing Becoming a Disruptive Force in Marine Tooling

Additive Manufacturing

The completed pattern was recently displayed at the AM2017 Additive Manufacturing Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. The tool was printed slightly oversized and then trimmed to final net size and shape using a Thermwood’s large scale additive manufacturing (LSAM®) system.

Granta Shares Details of Additive Manufacturing Schema

Additive Manufacturing

Cambridge, UK – February 15, 2018 – Granta Design today announced that it has released to the Additive Manufacturing (AM) community key details of the ‘Schema’ (the underlying data structures) behind its AM data management solution.

Introducing 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS – Your Direct Path from SOLIDWORKS to Additive Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

Last week at SOLIDWORKS World in Los Angeles, Suchit Jain, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Strategy and Community at SOLIDWORKS announced a new partnership with Additive Manufacturing giant, 3D Systems. Design for additive now at your fingertips.

Help shape the future of additive manufacturing in the UK

3D Printing Industry

At the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, Martin Dury, Learning Design Manager, and his team are working to address the manufacturing skills gap, encouraging UK businesses to be agile and adopt new technologies. Currently, Dury is mapping a number of Additive Manufacturing Competency Frameworks for all roles in AM.

Additive manufacturing moves beyond the “cool” phase

Leslie's Blog

The next trend you’ll find with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is the growth of additive services. SMS Research Advisors conducted a survey on additive manufacturing. And 47% said service bureaus offer access to additive expertise.

Trends to watch in metal additive manufacturing

Leslie's Blog

Lately, the focus of additive manufacturing is on the metal additive side. Whether the technology used to build metal parts is laser or electron beam, additive manufacturing and metal go together very well. We spoke with the president and CEO of Arcam, Magnus Rene, about trends and opportunities in metal additive manufacturing. 3D Printers Additive Manufacturing Aerospace Directed Energy Deposition Leslie's blog Medical Arcam

Renishaw – Pioneering Productivity in Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Additive Manufacturing

To improve additive manufacturing productivity and lower cost per part, Renishaw has launched its latest system, the RenAM 500Q. Additive manufacturing is a key enabler of the optical system,” continued Weston. “It

Event: Identifying and Developing Additive Manufacturing Skills for UK Industry

Capturing the Value

The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry ( directions here ). Investment in education and training leading to the provision of the right skillsets at the right time will be key if UK industry is to capture the opportunities afforded by the adoption of Additive Manufacturing technologies. 31st March 2017, 10:00 – 16:00. Register your place.

Learn More About the Additive Manufacturing Symposium at SOLIDWORKS World

The Solidworks Blog

If you are there on the Monday, February 5th, and you are interested in Additive Manufacturing (AM), make sure you check out the Additive Manufacturing Symposium. The Additive Manufacturing Symposium kicks off at 10.30am after the first day’s general session.

MTC calls for contributions to stem additive manufacturing skills shortage

3D Printing Industry

The UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is where 3D printing and traditional manufacturing converge. Education Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre AMTC apprenticeships automation Design for Additive Manufacturing Loughborough University Manufacturing Technology Centre Martin Dury Metrology MTC National Centre for Additive Manufacturing skills gap training TWI University of Birmingham University of Nottingham

Laser Institute’s LAM Workshop Explores State of the Art in Additive Manufacturing

3D Printer

Lasers are an integral part of many 3D Printing processes, making it a natural fit that the Laser Institute of America [LIA] annually produces the Laser Additive Manufacturing [LAM] Workshop. Keynote Describes How GE Is Moving Additive to the Mainstream.

3D Systems strengthens its additive manufacturing product line

Leslie's Blog

The developers of additive 3D printing systems continue to focus on moving into manufacturing. 3D Systems has long had products that suit manufacturing applications, but its previous branded identity did not always emphasize that aspect of the business.

Roush Invests in New Additive Manufacturing Equipment

Additive Manufacturing

Product development supplier buys world’s largest powderbed additive system to expand reach in multiple industries. January 18, 2017) — Today Roush is the first service supplier in North America with the largest metal additive manufacturing system of its kind.

Creating the UK Additive Manufacturing Strategy

Capturing the Value

“to maximise UK business growth and long term economic value in the successful industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing”. Would you like to influence the scope and shape of the UK Additive Manufacturing Strategy?

UK Additive Manufacturing National Strategy 2018-25 published

3D Printing Industry

AM UK, an independent, government-backed collaboration, has published a new Additive Manufacturing National Strategy. Over 44 pages a vision to bring together industry, academia, government and finance bodies and ensure the UK remains a leading high value manufacturing nation is set out. With contributions from over 100 3D printing industry experts, the document provides substantial […].

Additive manufacturing—after the hype

Leslie's Blog

How has the all the hype around 3D printing /additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) prototyping and manufacturing endeavors affected you? Several companies recently have or will be introducing new additive approaches and equipment.

Racing Into Additive Manufacturing with Team Penske

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Team Penske signed a partnership with Stratasys in February to further the advancement of additive manufacturing into their racing programs. Andrew, you’ve used other additive manufacturing technologies in the past, how does Stratasys technology differ?

Moving Additive Manufacturing from Concept to Production

The Solidworks Blog

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining hundreds of additive manufacturing enthusiasts at the Dassault Systemes’ first-ever Additive Manufacturing Symposium in Chicago, which was part of the larger SCIENCE in the Age of Experience event being held May 15-18.

Additive manufacturing salaries—experience pays off

Leslie's Blog

Additive manufacturing (AM) is being promoted as the beginning of a revolution in manufacturing. The revolution is to make manufacturing digital where everything is connected through a digital thread. Because AM can be connected to the cloud and other forms of “digitalness,” it is being viewed as a natural evolution of manufacturing. As companies move down this digital manufacturing path, they seek engineering talent, but from a limited talent pool.

VDMA: Additive Manufacturing Working Group

Additively Blog

In 2014, VDMA created an association for AM, called Additive Manufacturing Association. Members are both from the industry and as well as from within research

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Renishaw puts it all together in its additive manufacturing operations

Leslie's Blog

has been in the additive manufacturing field for some time now. At a recent tour of the company’s new Chicago facility, I had a chance to see how they incorporate additive with their other manufacturing offerings and capabilities. Renishaw Inc.

Renishaw – Enhancing the Additive Manufacturing Process Chain

Additive Manufacturing

The design freedom provided by additive manufacturing (AM) or ‘3D printing’ technology is an important enabler in cutting-edge product innovation. There is no need to export data files to an external system for additional post-processing. By Renishaw | Case Studies.

Aircraft Interiors and Additive Manufacturing


Behind a lot of application development and validation in 3D printing, aka additive manufacturing (AM), is a key industry: aerospace. Realizing benefits early on, it’s continued to further adoption of 3D printing to boost efficiency, save money and enable on-demand manufacturing.

Additive manufacturing–your way

Leslie's Blog

It has developed a customer-focused Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem designed to help you design and manufacture better products, your way. It looks like Stratasys is also working on increasing the efficiency of design to 3D print experience.

Now published: additive manufacturing and sustainability article

Capturing the Value

We’re pleased to announce that after two rounds of reviews, Simon Ford and Mélanie Despeisse’s paper “Additive manufacturing and sustainability: an exploratory study of the advantages and challenges” has been accepted and is in press in the Journal of Cleaner Production. In this paper, consideration is given to the role of one such advanced manufacturing process technology: additive manufacturing.