LAI International Inc. (Tempe, AZ) a provider of machined components, sub-assemblies and contract manufacturing services to the aerospace, military, energy and medical industries, has completed the audits required as a first step to become certified by NADCAP in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) process. The next step is for PRI NADCAP to present its audit results before the Read More
3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
This is a channel about 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) for manufacturing professionals. AM is a fast-moving area of manufacturing technology and there are a wide variety of technologies use to 3D print or build objects, such as stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM), digital light processing (DLP), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and more. At Advanced Manufacturing Media, we partner with RAPID - the leading conference and exposition for 3D printing -- and cover all AM methods, including emerging ones, such as Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM).
It’s not often you get the opportunity to witness rapid, life-impacting change, but for those of us who have been in the 3D printing industry over the last few decades, we have witnessed just that. In the last 20-plus years, 3D printing has changed the definition of manufacturing from merely “one-size-fits-all” to “customized” production and from “high-volume” to Read More
Tool life, geometry, and stability largely depend on proper edge preparation. Tool Flo, located in Houston, TX, is a manufacturer of carbide cutting tools such as inserts for threading, turning, and milling. The company uses optical 3D measurement systems from Alicona Corp. (Bartlett, IL) in the quality assurance of inserts. “Alicona’s systems allow us to carry out Read More
SUDBURY, MA U.S.A. (April 13, 2017) – On May 9 -11 2017, at the RAPID + tct Show Methods Machine Tools Inc., a leading supplier of precision machine tools, 3D printing technology and automation, will be showcasing a revolutionary cell solution designed to make quantum leap production increases in 3D manufacturing throughput. The first-of-its-kind automation cell, to be Read More
The means of production are changing, competition is increasing, and manufacturers are facing new consumer demands. To address these challenges, Autodesk has built a robust portfolio of software solutions to help customers realize competitive separation through additive and advanced manufacturing. At RAPID + TCT, Autodesk will showcase Netfabb, additive manufacturing and Read More
Someone in the automotive industry recently said to me “the enthusiasm for adopting additive technology for automotive production is inversely proportional to a fundamental understanding of physics and material science.” This assessment could be considered a trifle harsh but like many sayings, or clichés, there is an element of truth. With that disclaimer, let’s take a look at Read More