#ADDITIVE

Machining Centers & Milling Machines

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.

Turn-Mills

Metal Additive Manufacturing: Multitasking’s Latest Trend

Why are an increasing number of machine tool builders adding additive manufacturing to their equipment’s already versatile machining capabilities? Because additive and subtractive are complementary.

Automation & Robots

3D Printing Creates a Window of Automation Opportunity

For this Omaha shop, periodic part inspection required an automated turning cell to pause production. Printing a plastic parts collection chute for delivery outside the cell solved this problem, and it turns out the shop has found 3D printing to be valuable in many other ways.

Turning Machines

3D Printing’s Value in a Production Turning Environment

A shop had a problem with chips and coolant being shot back through tube material it was machining on a bar-fed CNC turning center. Its solution was to 3D-print a plug to insert into the back end of the tubes. It uses its 3D printer in other ways, too.

Machining Centers & Milling Machines

3D Printing vs. CNC Milling for Prototyping

Many factors, such as price, part size and material come into play when deciding whether 3D printing or CNC milling is the best method for making a prototype.

Additive Manufacturing Advances to Production

As additive manufacturing technology progresses and its use grows, it has become an accepted production process. Here are some applications for full production additive, and how the industry is achieving it.

Automation & Robots

Customizing Collaborative Robots with 3D Printing

A company that helps manufacturing companies implement collaborative robots has found that additive manufacturing can produce custom parts for these systems faster and cheaper than machining.

DMP Flex 350 Metal 3D Printing Machine is Ideal for Application Development, Production and R&D

With the DMP Flex 350, manufacturers achieve high repeatability.

Cutting Tools

Ceratizit Presents Team Cutting Tools and Turns Turning Upside Down

Luxembourg-based Ceratizit Group invited more than 50 journalists from 15 countries for their Open Days 2019 press event from May 13-15 to present the new Team Cutting Tools and its new turning technology High Dynamic Turning.

VIDEO: Creating an Unsmashable Guitar

Several of Sandvik’s divisions teamed up with a guitar designer to produce an unsmashable metal guitar for renowned musician Yngwie Malmsteen.

Additive Manufacturing Basics for Turning Shops

An additive manufacturing expert shares what turning shops should know about the technology, gives examples of how to use it and suggests steps for adopting AM.

3D Metal Printer Enhanced for Faster Manufacturing

Lens controlled atmosphere hybrid system supports building, repairing, coating and finishing of metal parts as large as 860 mm.