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The Largest in the World 3D-printed Building Was Made in Dubai

Before the final printing of the building walls, we conducted several tests on the printing of different constructions to be sure in the performance of all units and compliance with the requirements of maximum height and radius of printing.

15W Laser Engraver Review

There is a large number of different cheap laser engravers out there that are a great way to get into laser engraving on a budget.

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

Some people confuse AR with virtual reality. Virtual reality (VR) is a complete immersive experience that shuts out the real world. Augmented reality superimposes a computer generated (CGI) video onto a camera captured video.

Hybrid Composites Help Manufacturers Get the Best of Both Materials

As hybrids boast both a conventional engine and electric battery power, drivers get the best of both worlds. However, many aren’t aware that the hybrid concept also extends to composite materials.

Automotive Control System Manufacturer Invests in Mulit-sensor Inspection

To upgrade the inspection capabilities of its measurement laboratory, the quality department at the Chassis & Safety division of automotive equipment manufacturer Continental invested in two LK Metrology ALTERA multi=-sensor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

The Three-step Guide to Buying Automation

We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘like a kid in a candy store’. Visiting automation trade shows can leave even the calmest visitors eager to get their hands on some automation action. Before parting with your cash, Claudia Jarrett suggests three important questions to ask.

Small Manufacturers Finally Receive Respect: Affordable Access to Competitive Pricing

There is now an affordable pricing optimization solution for small and midsized manufacturers; this transformation will allow even the smallest manufacturer to utilize lean principles in the pricing process immediately.

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Haier's Shenyang Interconnected Refrigerator Factory Joins the World Economic Forum's Global Lighthouse Network as Haier Second End-to-End Lighthouse Facility

Called "lighthouses" due to their innovative and world-leading position, these factories are selected by the WEF based on the successful deployment of 4IR technologies to realize intelligent manufacturing.

Financing Gender Equality in Manufacturing

A pair of keynote speakers will address the “power of parity” and how to fast-track gender equality through investment strategies, as the PPWLN brings light to gender parity challenges and successes at PACK EXPO East

Essentium Research Shows Manufacturers Demanding Open Additive Ecosystems

The study reveals that virtually all (99%) manufacturing executives surveyed believe an open ecosystem is important to advance 3D printing at scale. While 85% of manufacturers reported that industrial-scale AM has the potential to increase revenue for their business

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Fast Radius launches Online Quotes for Advanced Manufacturing

Fast Radius has launched an online portal to provide instant quotes for advanced manufacturing parts and projects. Visitors to quote.fastradius.com can upload a part or design for additive manufacturing, CNC machining, injection molding or urethane casting and immediately get a pricing quote.

FogHorn Highlights the Value of Edge Computing for Sustainable Innovation at the 2020 CleanTech Forum

Edge AI leader also named to the 2020 Global CleanTech 100, a list of the most respected players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem

Paralympic Athlete 'Monster' Mike Schultz to Compete in Winter X Games Aspen 2020 with Help from Protolabs

New and improved prosthesis components manufactured by digital manufacturing leader support Schultz as he goes for 10th X Games gold medal

Arcimoto Pure Electric Fun Utility Vehicle Lightweighted Using XponentialWorks Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing Capabilities

XponentialWorks teams up with Arcimoto to lightweight the suspension of its Fun Utility Vehicle, boosting performance and overall ride quality

FORECAST 3D partners with specialty chemicals expert Lubrizol to industrialize 3D applications through thermoplastic powder

Strategic partnership targets application development, utilizing Lubrizol's thermoplastic polyurethane powder technology and FORECAST 3D's advanced 3D printing capabilities

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maxon motor’s - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor's - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!

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Markforged

Markforged

Markforged transforms manufacturing with 3D printers capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Markforged has over 200 employees globally, with $57 million in both strategic and venture capital and was recently named by Forbes as one of the Next Billion Dollar startups.