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Manufacturing Engineering: April 2022

The April 2022 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Powder flowing from a metal part using Solukon’s SPR technology.

Wohlers Gives State-of-the-Industry Rundown

March 28, 2022
Additive Manufacturing is maturing with a breadth of new technologies, applications and industry expertise.
Terry Wohlers Principal, Wohlers Associate, Inc.
By Terry Wohlers Principal, Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International
By Noah Mostow Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International
Avi Reichental of Nexa3D said everyone in the AM industry has a responsibility to implement and leverage the strength of 3D printing throughout each part of the product life cycle.

The Greening of Additive

April 8, 2022
Making 3D printing sustainable requires more than recyclable materials and energy-efficient equipment; it requires that we rethink the status quo.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Desktop Metal’s Shop System 3D printer is engineered for machine shops doing mid-scale production.

New AM Machines, Materials Fill Niches

March 30, 2022
Makers of new machines and materials for additive manufacturing are touting their products for the niches they fill—tool making and machine shop production, for example. They’re also talking about sustainability.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Researcher Lauren Heinrich operates a Mazak VC-500AM to advance hybrid manufacturing and related CAD/CAM.

CAD/CAM Drives Additive Ahead

April 4, 2022
CAD/CAM improves generative design, print simulation, path programming and process control in additive manufacturing.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media

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