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Ronald Reagan’s famously said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” This hits home with a unique blend…

Long Live AM!  Design Impacts of Innovation

At the end of 2023, we saw a lot of conjecture about the demise of 3D printing and rise of Additive Manufacturing (AM).  Tim Simpson and I took the road…

AMS 2024 Welcomes New 3D Printing Sponsors and Speakers

The Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) 2024 summit continues to shape up as a landmark event in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry with the addition of an impressive lineup of new…

RIP 3D Printing. Long Live AM!

As we read our good friend Joris Peels’ recent series “RIP 3D Printing”, we couldn’t help but conjure up the famous scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “Bring…

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3D Printing Financials: The Highlight of Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2024

After a resounding success this year, Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) is already ramping up for an impactful 2024 event, scheduled for February 6-8. The seventh edition of this essential industry…

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Consultant John Barnes on a Stratasys Merger: “We Have to Keep 3D Printing Human”

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is on the cusp of some momentous merger activity coming to fruition. We do not know what will happen yet, but the consequences will be…

DoD Awards Nearly $2M to Barnes Global Advisors to Develop Resilient 3D Printing Ecosystem

The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA), a Pittsburgh-based engineering consultancy specializing in additive manufacturing (AM) processes, has received a $1.975 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to help develop…

US Army AMNOW Program – Demonstrating the Digital AM Supply Chain

The Army’s AMNOW program completed its objectives in late 2022.  The objective of the 3-year program, which originated with the Aviation and Missile Command (AvMC) and led by NCDMM, was…

Stress Testing the JEOL JAM-5200EBM Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer – Part I

Anyone who has stepped into an internist or a cardiologist’s den may readily recall the experience of going through a round of evaluations and tests before being made to sweat…

Metal Powder Works Brings Metal 3D Printing Feedstock to Neighborhood 91 Ecosystem

Neighborhood 91 (N91), Pittsburgh’s industrial park dedicated to additive manufacturing (AM), has welcomed its newest resident, Metal Powder Works (MPW). The company is establishing a 10,000-square-foot production facility, eight times…

Metal 3D Printing at AMS 2022: Industrial Metal AM

In part one of my coverage of metal 3D printing at Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, I discussed the first session of the day, Additive Manufacturing for Series Production of Metal…

AMS Speaker Spotlight: Defining the Future is Hard Work

John Barnes, Managing Director of The Barnes Global Advisors, will be participating in Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM. Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) is…

The TBGA In-Person Events Survey – “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”

The AM industry is special. Where else could we get away with writing articles, usually technical ones, peppered with our Spotify playlist titles? So here we go again with a…

Building Trust in 3D Printing

During my 17-year career in manufacturing, I’ve experienced many technology adoption journeys, giving me a front row seat to the good, the bad, and the ugly. Each of them came…

Cumberland Additive Expands to Neighborhood 91 3D Printing Campus in Pittsburgh

The Neighborhood 91 (N91) 3D printing campus at Pittsburgh International Airport is starting to build up its population. In addition to Wabtec, which recently opened the doors to its facility…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 6, 2021

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events, both live and online, to tell you about in this week’s roundup! Topics run the gamut from 3D printing aircraft cabin…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 23, 2021

With seven webinars and events each on May 25th and 26th, five on the 27th, and one on the 28th, I won’t waste time with a lengthy intro. Keep reading…

The Building Blocks of Directed Energy Deposition Design

My kids love creating structures with Legos, Duplos, and boxes. Some days they build big houses with simple walls and others detailed spaceships with intricate features. Their block choice dictates…

Binder Jet Processing: What Happens After Printing? A Review of Key Process Steps & Design Considerations

  Author(s): Kirk Rogers & John Barnes   In our previous article, we covered design considerations for Binder Jet Processing (BJP) by highlighting the critical process steps which also form…

Designing for Additive Manufacturing = DfAM + MfAM

What images pop into your mind when we use the term “DfAM”? Perhaps you see beautiful topology optimized structures, organically inspired bird bone constructs, and perfectly latticed shapes? Imagine this…

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2020 AM Salary Survey – Participate as an Employer and Win AM Consultancy Package

Alexander Daniels Global has started collecting responses for their yearly global Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey. This is the fifth consecutive year that the recruitment company conducts the most comprehensive salary…