DETROIT – At this week’s RAPID + TCT show, there was an emphasis on how 3D printing was part of the present and not so much part of a distant future.Various companies – from makers of 3D printers to suppliers of materials – talked about how additive manufacturing is part of the present.Previous editions of the show, produced by Southfield, Mich.-based SME, emphasized 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).
DETROIT – Digital manufacturing and 3D printing have the potential to upend companies, an HP Inc. executive said today.“Innovation cycles of products will absolutely accelerate,” Christoph Schell, HP’s president of 3D printing and digital manufacturing, said during a speech at SME’s RAPID + TCT show in Detroit.However, “The time to make a profit will shorten,” he said. Read More
WATERTOWN, Mass., May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Markforged, the leading provider of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers, today announced Blacksmith — the first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered software that makes manufacturing machines ‘aware’ so they can automatically adjust programming to ensure every part is produced as designed. Blacksmith is a breakthrough in smart Read More
CHICAGO, May 20, 2019 – Fast Radius, Inc., a leading manufacturing technology company, today announced a partnership with Desktop Metal to help companies accelerate the discovery and launch of applications on the Desktop Metal Production System, the world’s fastest metal printer. Desktop Metal, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, Read More
Lincolnshire, IL – GF Machining Solutions will unveil four new products for the first time in North America at its 2019 GF Solutions Days: the AgieCharmilles CUT C 350; the Microlution ML-10 and MLTC; and the DMP Flex 350. The two-day event will occur at two locations. On Thursday, June 27th, the company's U.S. Headquarters in Lincolnshire, Illinois, will feature machine Read More
My first experience with additive manufacturing was 10 years ago when I managed a project to develop a 3D-printed, remotely piloted aircraft. Within this program, a 3D-printed parts producer, that mainly printed prototypes at the time, collaborated with a university and an aerospace systems manufacturer. Additive manufacturing enabled a complete redesign of the structure with Read More