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Fall 2019 Issue

Volume 4, Number 4


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Cover Article

Heat Treatment Delivers More-Consistent Powder
Enabling powder to flow continuously and smoothly, via proper processing that includes drying and tumble blending, is a must for reliable 3D printing production.

 

Articles

Q&A With a Software Expert
by Joe Jancsurak
Brad Rothenberg, cofounder and CEO of New York, NY-based nTopology, provider of nTop Platform engineering software for additive manufacturing (AM), discusses the current state of 3D metal printing and its future. Spoiler alert: He's really excited.
Metal AM: The Newest Tool in the Shed
by Brad Kuvin
...at RPG Industries, a full-service multiprocess machine shop, tool builder and production manufacturer in Western Ohio. "We always strive to stay at the leading edge of technology," says company owner Robert Ginsburg, "and that’s where 3D metal printing fits."
Tackling a Mountain of AM Challenges in The Rockies
by Louis A. Kren
New additive manufacturing education programs and a high-powered consortium position Colorado School of Mines as a 3D printing teaching and research leader.
All Things AM: formnext 2019
by Joe Jancsurak
Automated Calibration Optimizes Multi-Laser System Performance
by Dr. Zach Muphree
More lasers in a 3D metal printing setup can increase processing speed, but also can introduce complications distinct from those of printing with a single laser. These include scan-field alignment, the thermal state of the AM system, laser utilization and soot management.
FABTECH Back in ChiTown
by Louis A. Kren
The November 2019 all-things-sheet metal event again features the 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion.

 

Commentaries

Better Process Performance and Monitoring? Research Offers Hope
Backtalk by Louis A. Kren
New Powders, Pure and Perfectly Shaped
Editorial by Brad Kuvin
AM Parts: From Inception to Inspection
Insights in Metal Printing by Mark Barfoot

 

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