Adding Additive Manufacturing to Your Toolbox

Author:  Kathy Levy, Associate Editor
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 33, Issue 4, Fall 2019
Doc ID:  2019038
Year of Publication:  2019
Should Additive Manufacturing (AM) be in a shot peening facility’s toolbox? I sought answers at a recent Additive Manufacturing Summit hosted by ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies). A presentation by Bob Sutton, Managing Director with Springboard Engineering Solutions, was very useful to me. I’ll share his input on the decision-making process when purchasing a 3D printer and the best uses for a printer today. Along the way, I will write about industry leaders in shot peening that are successfully using 3D printers.

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