3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is produced by placing successive layers of materialto create final product.
Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.
Steve O'Hear for TechCrunch: 3D Hubs, an online marketplace for 3D printing services, is tapping into two recent trends enabled by industrial 3D printing: the rapid prototyping of new products, and the move to personalised and bespoke production. The Amsterdam-headquartered startup connects those requiring 3D printing with local 3D printers, both through its website that lets you order 3D printing jobs online, including getting a real-time quote, and via an API that enables companies to automate short production runs of products on-demand. The latter, of course, is also powering “zero-inventory” manufacturing: products are only produced on a per-order basis (and in some instances are also fulfilled directly to the end customer), which is another trend that is starting to gain traction. Cont'd...
Glowforge Announces $22 Million Series B Investment from Foundry Group and True Ventures to Bring 3D Laser Printers to Mass Production
Glowforge is a desktop laser that prints beautiful and useful products, from leather wallets to hardwood jewelry boxes, with a press of its single button. Designs can come from any software that can produce a PDF or a picture, such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Onboard cameras can scan drawings and convert them directly to designs as well.
Production and Slice Extensions Provide Standardized Tools for Organizing and Slicing Models
Siemens invests in innovative manufacturing technology Acquisition of Materials Solutions in UK continues Siemens strategy for digitalization in manufacturing One of the world leaders in materials and Additive Manufacturing processing and production
The SLM metal 3D printer, deploying the fastest growing technology in the industrial 3D printing sector, has been something the industry has been holding out high hopes for. The successful launch of Zhuhai CTC Electronic's metal 3D printer demonstrated that the company has become the only full technology chain vendor in China's domestic 3D printing sector, rivaling foreign competitors 3D System and Stratasys.
Raspberry Pi serves as the main controller board for the setup, capturing the images using the Pi Camera, controlling the Line LASER diode and providing control signals to the EasyDriver (Stepper Motor Driver).
By monitoring your printers to ensure they are working correctly you can reduce costs but having the ability to isolate your 3D printer or extra machinery after it has completed the task adds extra cost savings.
First Offering of Its Kind Equips Manufacturers to Take Advantage of the Disruptive Power of 3D Printing
Professional Services Offering from Stratasys and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Enable Industry to Advance Manufacturing Processes
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Launch Groundbreaking Contest to 3D-Print Design Aboard International Space Station
The I.S.S. Design Challenge, co-sponsored by Mouser's valued suppliers Amphenol and Intel®, is a call to college and university students, engineers, and makers, to create a 3D-printable project designed to help I.S.S. astronauts in space.
3D Scanning Market size is expected to exceed USD 6 billion, growing at a CAGR of 11.5% from 2015 to 2022
"3D Scanning Market Size By Range (Short Range, Medium Range, Long Range), By Product (Structured Light Scanner, Laser Scanner, Optical Scanner), By Application (Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, Architecture & Engineering, Industrial Manufacturing, Entertainment & Media), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2015 - 2022"
Additive Manufacturing's premiere brands and most innovative minds gather in Dayton, OH September 20-22, 2016 to accelerate the development and design of manufacturing's revolution.
Additive Manufacturing experts gather to discuss evolving this technology beyond prototyping and modeling and into actionable, production-ready applications. This year's event focuses on the work being done in Defense, Aerospace, Medical, and Industrial arenas, offering in-depth workshops, targeted case studies, and the best minds in AM.
Manufactured products from airplanes and automobiles to kitchen appliances and sport equipments are increasingly becoming - complex and sophisticated. New and ever evolving strategies in product design and manufacturing are mandatory in order to accommodate this complexity, while at the same time, empowering companies to lower their manufacturing cost in order to deliver equality products.
Teachers, professors and other academic leaders often emphasize that among the greatest challenges in education and training is getting students engaged. This theory holds true regardless of the age of students, the school they attend or the subject they study.
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