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MIND OF METAL: FOCUSING ON THE POWER OF ADDITIVE

In July 2020, BMW officially launched its Additive Manufacturing campus in Munich. Since then, it has been pushing the boundaries of production capacity AM. And…

MIND OF METAL: A QUICK REVIEW OF ‘TRADITIONAL VS ADDITIVE’

Traditional versus Additive manufacturing. What’s the difference? Which one is better? This entry presents an fun, in-depth look at these questions through the eyes of…

MIND OF METAL: MARAGING STEELS

What…is a maraging steel?Maraging steel propertiesGrades of maraging steelMaraging steel usesAdditive manufacturing and maraging steelDesign considerations for 3D printing maraging steel ABOUT MARAGING STEEL If…

MIND OF METAL: INCONEL®

If you’ve searched the periodic table and found no reference to ‘Inconel’, you aren’t alone.  Inconel® is a “superalloy”, very deserving of the descriptor and…

MIND OF METAL: ALUMINUM

Aluminum. Common! But NOT boring. We’ll intro this blog post with some of the basics about this amazing metal and its alloys, and then move…

THE STATE OF AM STANDARDS

In light of the series of ASTM F42 committee dedicated to updating and continuing their work on AM standards, this article has been updated and…

POLYPROPYLENE: THERMOPLASTIC WORKHORSE

Pill containers. Plastic furniture. Containers for cleaning fluids. Rubbermaid storage bins.Since its origins in 1951, polypropylene (PPE) has become one of the most common thermoplastics,…

The News in 3D

It is spring and around the globe, more and more are sprouting, and it’s easy to understand why people would choose to have one. After…

MIND OF METAL: POST-PROCESSING

MIND OF METAL: POST PROCESSING (This article was produced in collaboration with Eplus3D and is the second article in our Mind of Metal series.  If…

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MIND OF METAL: A QUICK REVIEW OF ‘TRADITIONAL VS ADDITIVE’

Traditional versus Additive manufacturing. What’s the difference? Which one is better? This entry presents an fun, in-depth look at these questions through the eyes of two semi-fictitious industrial machine-tooling and sales companies who decide to produce the same product. Both…

The News in 3D

It is spring and around the globe, more and more are sprouting, and it’s easy to understand why people would choose to have one. After all, they are inexpensive, fast-growing, attractive — and green. No, you haven’t clicked on the…

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