Michael Schuisky, AM Business Unit Manager, Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, talked to Manufacturing Engineering about metal 3D printing.
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3D Systems announced plans for acquisitions of two companies.
Holemaking in steel and cast iron up to one inch in diameter is one of the most widely used metalworking processes. What is driving drilling and tapping performance are advances in substrate, coatings, three-flute designs, and combination tools. Just as important are advances in coolant delivery, using different size holes and shapes to facilitate chip evacuation.
Selecting the best type of cutting tool for holemaking jobs is not always clear. It is best to have a drill that caters to the workpiece material, produces the specs required, and provides the most profit for the job at hand. Considering the variety of jobs and parts manufactured in machine shops, there is no “one-drill-fits-all.”
Stratasys Ltd. and DyeMansion, announced a strategic alliance to create the first reference architecture for production scale additive manufacturing.
3D Systems announced an expansion in Denver to support its health care solutions business and expand application development capabilities for its Application Innovation Group.
New features mean more choices in cutting with inserts