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Without even considering pipelines, chillums, steam rollers, vaporizers, or every other devices employed for smoking cigarettes, shopping for bongs may be overwhelming. Legally, Uretsky must say their pipelines are for tobacco use only, but as Florida — he hopes — inches toward legalization this November, Uretsky’s task might be even more typical as regional smoke […]

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Delcam knows machining. In the future, the company aims to know additive manufacturing just as well. The CAD/CAM software provider (now part of Autodesk) not only wants to be able to guide its customers in machining AM parts, but also is working to develop an AM software product called PartBuilder. But Jan Willem Gunnink, manager of […]

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  AM is not just “growing” a part. It’s not that passive. More specifically, AM does not consist of just leaving the part to gradually form through the night so that the completed part will be ready in the morning. When it comes to making metal parts, AM is rarely so simple. Additive is instead […]

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  In an additive process, additive is not the only step. For this part, the two additive cycle times were long (55 hours and 80 hours, respectively), but the overall lead time for wire EDM (including delivery to the machine shop, waiting at the EDM machine for this part’s turn and the actually EDM cycle) […]

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  Here is one other machining problem the Delcam team encountered: The company’s machine shop overlooked a feature. A support buttress should have been machined away, but the shop kept it in place, mistakenly assuming this to be one of the designed features. The shop had access to the final CAD model and the near-net […]

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  Initially, the Delcam team expected to machine the manifold parts on a five-axis machining center. The choice later switched to a multitasking turn-mill machine. Either way, a machine tool capable of complex motion was in order—specifically, a machine capable of machining various faces of the part in one setup. Because the part is so […]

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  Because the AM part is so near to net shape, it might seem as though machining it to its final form is a minor or fleeting concern. Far from it, says Gunnink. The team had machining challenges. For example, positioning three parts on the build plate created a staggered configuration that caused the EDM […]

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  This lesson confirmed Delcam’s expectations for the project, and gets at the very reason why the company expects additive manufacturing to advance. The engineers measured the additive parts to discover just how effective additive manufacturing is relative to making these same part through casting. The answer: The additive process in this case was far […]

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