As additive manufacturing technologies evolve, Make Parts Fast covers all the latest trends and advancements. Here’s a recap of the five most-read articles in 2022.
1. What to look for in service providers to aerospace industry
Providing prototyping and production services for demanding industries, such as aerospace and defense, requires a bit more capability and attention to detail from service providers than with the usual customer. Such industries require that parts be 100% right, with zero defects, the first time, every time. Read more >>
2. Injection molding basics: What are parting lines?
When creating a part for injection molding, an important step is to consider where you will put the “parting line” in the design of the mold. The parting line indicates the direction of the line of draw for the mold, or the point where you can separate the two halves of the mold to release the part without damage. Usually, the parting line is down the middle of the part, but this varies due to part geometry. The parting line determines the direction to draft features for easy removal from the mold. Read more >>
3. Tips on working with copper in additive manufacturing
Copper is viewed as a material that will accelerate future aerospace production. For example, the privately funded company Ursa Major delivered a copper-based 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber from its additive manufacturing lab in Youngstown, Ohio. A challenge, however, is that the existing supply chain for high temperature metal alloy components is limited. However, development continues. Read more >>
4. Ultimaker releases Ultimaker Cura 5.0
Ultimaker has launched the beta for Ultimaker Cura 5.0, the latest version of its free, open source, slicing software. Ultimaker Cura handles applications in design, architecture, engineering and metal 3D printing. Read more >>
5. Trends in additive manufacturing in 2022
Additive manufacturing continues to evolve. Here’s a look at how Wayne Davey, Global Head of Sales and Go-to-Market for 3D Printing Solutions, HP Inc., sees the latest developments in this industry. Read more >>
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