Named the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector by McKinsey & Company, Industry 4.0 is sweeping through manufacturing—combining connectivity with computational power and data for unparalleled capabilities. Here are three ways Industry 4.0 is forcing manufacturers to rethink one key metric: their lead times. 1. ERP Solutions An Enterprise Resource 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).
3D printing continues its rise as a dominant force in the manufacturing industryAdditive manufacturing (AM) pioneer Charles Hull introduced the first commercial 3D printer, the SLA-1, in 1987. Jaws dropped, machinists wondered about their next career, pundits said it spelled the death of traditional manufacturing. None of that happened, thankfully; in fact, some said 3D Read More
AS A TEAM OF FOUR MANUFACTURING engineering undergraduate students from Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA), we had our minds blown within seconds of walking onto the RAPID + TCT show floor when we attended the event, April 23-26, in Fort Worth, TX. Hundreds of industry-leading additive manufacturing companies—Hewlett-Packard, 3D Systems, Stratasys, Desktop Metal and Read More
Alex Berry and his team at Sutrue Ltd. (Liverpool, England) exploited the benefits of 3D printing prototypes when developing two new automated suturing devices. They also coined a phrase to describe their prototyping technique.“We’ve taken a ‘create, print, test, tweak, reprint’ approach to solving the problem of creating our automated suturing devices and we’ve called it Read More
ROCK HILL, South Carolina, August 7, 2018 – 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Georg Fischer AG (FI/N:SIX Swiss Ex) GF Machining Solutions today announced a partnership that will enhance metal parts production and redefine how manufacturers think about their manufacturing environments.GF Machining Solutions is one of the world’s leading providers of complete solutions to the Read More
Aircraft maker Boeing Co. (Chicago) was among the participants in a new round of investing in a Massachusetts 3D printing company.Digital Alloys Inc. (Burlington, MA) disclosed the investment in a statement today. Besides Boeing, investors in the $12.9 million in financing included G20 Ventures, Lincoln Electric and Khosla Ventures. Khosla was a prior investor in Digital Read More