Additive Manufacturing

MAY 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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Page 2 of 43 1 24 Precast Concrete, Meet 3D Printing As an alternative to wooden tooling, 3D-printed forms made via Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) are proving to be more durable and better able to support a large-scale renovation project. By Stephanie Hendrixson 30 Unmasking Process Costs The tooling that had long been accepted was contributing to unnecessary manual labor for this PVD coater. Now, the company has improved its process with custom tools that are 3D-printed in production quantities. By Peter Zelinski 34 Additive Manufacturing Goes to College As additive manufacturing workforce needs grow and AM technologies evolve, what does a higher-ed additive program look like? Is additive manufacturing a college major, minor or something else? By Brent Donaldson 10 Taking Shape • Applying Material Like Toner Promises AM at Speeds Like Injection Molding • What Effect Does Gas Flow Have in Metal Additive Manufacturing? • Printing Solid, Simple Metal Parts in Minutes IN EVERY ISSUE Something to Add 04 News 06 Technology Review 38 Ad Index 39 Check This Out 40 Market Data Review 19 Smartforce 20 Business Practices 22 FEATURES May 2018 Vol. 7 No. 3 24 34 30 ABOUT THE COVER: Gate Precast in Winchester, Kentucky, is using 3D-printed forms to pour hundreds of these concrete windows for a NYC skyscraper, an application where the 3D-printed tooling outshines its wooden counterparts for speed, durability and quality. Read more in the story beginning on page 24. Additive Manufacturing is a registered trademark of Gardner Business Media, Inc. @AddMfgMedia

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