PALO ALTO, CA -- HP Inc. and Deloitte Consulting LLP have created an alliance to help accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry. The two companies will collaborate on the implementation of HP’s 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments, applying their digital operations experience to help enterprises accelerate product design 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).
As the impact of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, on business continues to surge, the need for career development in this rapidly growing industry is also rising. Four years ago, SME decided to collaborate with Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) solutions company, on an initiative to attract students to the emerging tools and technologies involved Read More
Machine tool industries worldwide reflect the economic conditions of the national economies they serve. When times are good, machine tool sales expand, and when they are not, demand typically drops sharply. That was the case in Brazil. Its economy—which grew extremely rapidly from 2001 to 2014—has struggled for the past two to three years, due in large part to a loss in Read More
Steve Pollack had just about reached early retirement age when longtime friend and colleague Joe DeSimone asked him to join Carbon, his startup 3D printing company. The move was risky for the materials scientist, since he would have to leave his comfortable position as a regulator at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and he and his wife would have to move cross-country Read More
Proto Labs, well known for its rapid injection molding prototyping services, has added a suite of capabilities designed specifically to address the on-demand manufacturing needs of low-volume, high-mix manufacturers. For years, there has been a gap in manufacturing services for low-volume, custom-molded components. Companies have had to purchase in large Read More
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO--How do manufacturers love additive manufacturing (AM)? Bianca Lankford, a mechanical engineer at Northrop Grumman, can count the ways: antennas, brackets, clamps, coldplates, ducts, plenums and test fixtures. And today she relayed to dozens of people attending an SME Smart Manufacturing Seminar here a couple of compelling case studies. Cutting Read More