Contest Seeks Innovative End-Use 3D Printed Parts
The Cool Parts Showcase is looking for 3D printed components that are currently in use or show promise as future solutions.
Executive Editor, Additive Manufacturing
5 Ways to Use Polymer 3D Printing on the Shop Floor
A low-cost desktop 3D printer has many potential uses in a production manufacturing environment, as a means of making durable tooling to support machining, inspection and more.
Is 3D Printing in Your Shop or on Your Radar?
Recent shop visits reveal that some machining businesses have added/are considering adding 3D printing equipment, while others are content sending that work — for items such as polymer fixtures and jigs — to outside vendors.
Video Tech Brief: Vacuum-Assist Collection of Small, Machined Parts
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom offers an optional vacuum collection system for very small parts machined on its Swiss-type CNC lathes to avoid losing or damaging parts. Main system components are 3D-printed made at its U.S. headquarters.
Non-Machining Processes Worth Considering
Here are three in-house processes outside of machining parts from which your shop, employees and customers could benefit.
Romi Hybrid Machining Centers Enable 3D Metal Manufacturing
Switching back and forth from subtractive machining to additive manufacturing is as simple as making a tool change.
Manufacturing Knowledge is Power
The Knowledge Centers with video produced by brands such as Production Machining on the IMTS spark online platform take deep dives into technology and trends related to various CNC machining and manufacturing topics.