Additive Manufacturing

MAR 2018

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is the magazine devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing and digital layering technology. We cover the promise and the challenges of this technology for making functional tooling and end-use production parts.

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MARCH 2018 Additive Manufacturing 2 26 End-to-End Medical AM Akron, Ohio-based Slice Mfg. Studios aims to control and perfect the additive manufacturing of medical devices, from raw material all the way through shipping. By Stephanie Hendrixson 32 Empathy in Engineering For manufacturers with employees who suffer from mobility issues, additively manufactured custom tools go hand-in-hand with increased productivity. By Brent Donaldson 40 Manufacturing from a Microfactory Armed with a fleet of MakerBot 3D printers and its own proprietary software, Voodoo Mfg. is producing parts by the thousands from its small Brooklyn facility. By Stephanie Hendrixson 12 Taking Shape • 3D-Printed Prototype Molds Versus Aluminum Tooling • 3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction • Democratizing 3D Printing of Injection Molds IN EVERY ISSUE Something to Add 06 News 08 On Display 46 Ad Index 63 Check This Out 64 Industry News 21 MTConnect 22 Smartforce 24 FEATURES March 2018 Vol. 7 No. 2 26 40 32 ABOUT THE COVER: Akron, Ohio-based Slice Mfg. Studios provides nearly end-to-end manufacturing services, from electron beam melting all the way through automated finish machining, sterilization and packaging. The hip cups seen here (designed by sister company NextStep Arthropedix) are 3D-printed in titanium, enabling anodization for color-coding the implants. Read more on page 26. Additive Manufacturing is a registered trademark of Gardner Business Media, Inc. facebook.com/addmfgmedia @AddMfgMedia gbm.media/amlinkedin youtube.com/c/additivemanufacturing

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