The Lumex Advance-25 hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) machine combines a powder bed metal AM platform with subtractive machining capability – selective laser sintering (SLS) for AM with high speed milling (HSM) for subtractive. It relies on one-machine, one-process manufacturing of complex molds and parts, creating a finished part with machined surface finish and accuracy, without causing additional variation from multiple machine set-ups and part handling. The hybrid AM machine produces complicated parts and molds through total manufacturing by digital engineering, using 3D data.

The Lumex Avance-25 enables differentiated original part production with internal structures and provides quick-turn production of custom parts, including prototypes and small run production parts.

Three-dimensional cooling channels can be incorporated into molds in a single setup, increasing cooling efficiency and enabling high-cycle injection molding with high quality and precision.


America Makes elects executive committee

Youngstown, Ohio-based America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, named its 2020 executive committee to guide collaborative partnerships in additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP) technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation.

Executive committee member are:


Stephanie Gaffney, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Program, Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI)

Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME


Sandra DeVincent Wolf, Director of Research Partnerships, College of Engineering Executive Director, NextManufacturing Center & Manufacturing Futures Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University

Ed Herderick, Ph.D., Director of Additive Manufacturing, The Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), The Ohio State University


John Barnes, Founder, The Barnes Group Advisors

Melanie Lang, Co-founder & CEO, FormAlloy

Jim Monroe, AM Director, American Additive Manufacturing LLC

Brian Rosenberger, LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.


Raymond “Corky” Clinton, Ph.D., Associate Director, Science and Technology Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Alan Pentz, Ph.D., Additive Manufacturing Implementation Lead, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E)

Mike McKittrick, Ph.D., Program Manager – R&D Consortia, U.S. Department of Energy | Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office

America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski says, “Our Executive Committees have always had membership diversification built into the structure. However, this Executive Committee has an additional level of diversity with representation from every part of the additive manufacturing value chain. They will play an integral role in providing strategic guidance and sharing their unique perspectives as we continue to execute our mission.”

TPU material certified for HP Multi Jet Fusions

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers’ thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Estane 3D TPU M95A is TPU certified for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 4200 series 3D printing solution. The flexible thermoplastic’s processing and cold unpacking properties deliver consistent elongation and tensile strength. The material also has good energy rebound, high impact absorption, a low abrasion rate, and good compression, properties that make the material suitable for newly designed prototyping and scale-up manufacturing applications while enabling consistent part quality.

Estane 3D TPU M95A allows Lubrizol customers to target a variety of commercial TPU applications with advanced additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Applications for the material include footwear and prostheses, wearables, seals, and various industrial applications.