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Winter 2021 Issue

Volume 6, Number 1


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Cover Article

Wabtec On Track to Reap Performance Gains from Metal AM
by Brad Kuvin
Railroad OEM Wabtec calls additive manufacturing (AM) a "technology pillar" as it plans use AM in the production of more than 25,000 parts by 2025. This spring the firm will open a new AM facility in Pittsburgh to produce large-scale lightweight parts, promising to reduce lead times to customers by as much as 80 percent.

 

Articles

Perfect Power for Perfect Builds
by Brad Kuvin
Brownouts, power dips and surges—oh my! All of these events can render an otherwise perfect build worthless. But have no fear—an uninterruptible power supply will prevent power disruptions from ruining your builds, avoiding costly waste and production delays.
What's New in AM Software
by Louis A. Kren
Binder jetting has been a particular hot spot in the software realm, with new products and partnerships enabling users to get a better handle on this AM process. Read ahead for more on that as well as the latest on other new supply-chain, simulation and quality-control software.
Service Bureau Laser-Focused on Small Parts, Speciality Alloys
by Brad Kuvin
With slightly less than two years under its belt, additive manufacturing service bureau Tronix3D not only has enjoyed astounding success printing pure nickel electronic and aerospace parts, but it’s leading the way in developing data-collection technology to fuel parts-certification efforts.
Formnext 2020--A Virtual Smorgasbord of AM Developments
by Staff Report
The four-day virtual event, though lacking in physical face-to-face contact, offered plenty in the way of metal additive manufacturing (AM) news and technology developments. Here’s a taste—and look for more in future issues of 3DMP.

 

Commentaries

More Lasers Promise Greater Productivity Despite the Complexity
Backtalk by Lou Kren
Metal AM Looking Strong in 2021 and Beyond
Editorial by Brad Kuvin

 

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