REDWOOD CITY, CA – January 16, 2018 – Carbon® (www.carbon3d.com), a leading Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company, today showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Company. The parts include Ford Focus HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Cooling) Lever Arm Service Parts, Ford F-150 Raptor Auxiliary Plugs for a niche market, and 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).
A single phone call changed my life forever. In 2003, I was sitting in my office at a fuel cell manufacturing company where I was vice president of operations. A voice on the other end of the line said, “Hello, my name is Mark Tomlinson. I’m calling as a representative of the SME Manufacturing Enterprise Council.”Puzzled but intrigued, I asked Mark what I could do for him. Read More
One of the key advantages of additive manufacturing is its digital thread, which allows for rapid communication, iteration, and sharing of a design model and its corresponding physical representation. While this enables an efficient design process, the flow of data opens vulnerabilities to cyber-attack. In manufacturing, these attacks are a threat to ensuring that products Read More
Nobody knows just yet how the auto industry will adopt 3D printing. But Desktop Metal Inc. (Burlington, MA) is in a better position than most to make an educated guess.Both Ford Motor Co. and BMW AG are among Desktop Metal’s investors. The company also works with Volkswagen AG. Ken Washington, Ford’s chief technology officer, is on Desktop Metal’s Board.“The industry Read More
Global additive manufacturing engineering consultancy The Barnes Group Advisors (Pittsburgh) announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading metal additive manufacturing (AM) equipment provider SLM Solutions North America (Detroit).The scope of the agreement includes the two working together to promote and offer AM training to help safely support the Read More
Albuquerque, New Mexico. 17 December, 2018 -- Optomec, a global leader in production-grade additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has acquired Huffman, the established leader in supplying 3D metal printing systems for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets. Huffman’s equipment and software are in production at virtually Read More