Fasteners, 3D Printing, Tariffs and The International Fastener Expo

3D printing and additive manufacturing have completely changed modern supply chain practices, especially in consideration to manufacturing. Proposed tariff increases will likely accelerate this impact. Additive manufacturing has become more…

America Makes Hosts 3D Printing-Centered Field Trip for National Defense University

School field trips are always an exciting time, apart from the occasional dud such as a trip I once took in fourth grade where the bus broke down at the…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — December 17, 2016

This week on “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got everything from 3D printed electronics to aircraft parts to keep your mind going through the weekend. For starters, the…

Aluminum Alloys: Researchers Explore the Microstructure-Property Relationship in Metal 3D Printing

I’m always befuddled today by those on the periphery of the 3D printing industry who cry that the sky has fallen, and the technology is over and dead. We see…

SLS 3D: In-House 3D Printers Allow Manufacturers to Gain the Edge in Business

Most of us live in towns or cities still home to a number of small to mid-sized businesses and factories that seemingly haven’t changed in decades, from the dusty awnings…

Alcoa Q2 Results Showcase the Company’s Reliance on Metal 3D Printing

Widely considered as a global leader in engineering and manufacturing lightweight metals, the New York City-headquartered company Alcoa has been paving their own path through the additive manufacturing industry. Over the last…

$60 Million Arconic Facility for Metal 3D Printing to Open at Alcoa Technology Center

There are certainly plenty of newcomers to the 3D printing industry; after all, most consider 3D printing to be a newcomer in itself when compared to the history of the…

Alcoa Signs Contract With Airbus, Will Begin Supplying 3D Printed Airplane Components by Mid-2016

Lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa is relatively new to 3D printing, but once they decided to pursue the technology, they pursued it aggressively. The multinational corporation announced their intention to adopt 3D…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — October 31

In this week’s news, there’s both business deals and new 3D printing materials that may pique your curiosity. Norsk Titanium has partnered with Alcoa to manufacture 3D printed titanium aerospace…

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