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Material Handling Guidance for Additive Manufacturers from Essentium

Here's some guidance on best practices for material handling and advice on the proper equipment to implement a material handling workflow at your facility.

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings Announce World's First Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in Rancho Mirage, California

Palari plans to develop the 5-acre parcel into a planned community of 15 eco-friendly homes, built utilizing the 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system by Mighty Buildings.

Tackling Obsolescence With Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printed Spare Parts Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

When obsolete components break, it can be hard to find like-for-like replacements. Managing obsolescence is therefore critical since the breakage or malfunction of obsolete components exposes the business to risk of costly downtime.

Additive in Space - Cost Reduction in Aerospace Through Additive Manufacturing

The elements needed for space travel do not have to meet the high launch requirements, but can be tailored precisely to the mission requirements. The process is being researched on parabolic flights in zero gravity - supported by a uEye CP industrial camera from IDS.

Manufacturing Micro-optics — a Micro Molding Perspective

From a molding perspective, only the most experienced expert micro molding companies can successfully achieve the exacting tolerances that micro-optic components demand. Micro-optics require a unique processing knowledge — different from mechanical parts.

Improving the Performance of Supercritical CO2 in Next-generation Energy Applications with 3D Metal Printing

Mohawk Innovative Technology uses VELO3D’s metal AM system to develop a high temperature heat transfer fluid circulator for the Department of Energy

A Rare American Builder of Large Machine Tools With ‘Strong Bones’ Adds a Superior Control to Bring New Benefits to Many

With the need for high quality contour surface milling on the rise in manufacturing, one of the rare large machine tool builders based in the U.S. has now met that challenge and is making an impact in those industries that need it most.

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Fraunhofer IGD Develops Automated Robotic Arm to Scan Cultural Objects in 3D, Now Cooperating With Phase One

The Fraunhofer IGD has developed a product to make it easier for museums to digitize their collections and is now cooperating with Danish camera manufacturer Phase One. The mobile scanner CultArm3D delivers precise 3D models of exhibits of various sizes at the push of a butt

When Should You Combine 3D Printing and CNC Machining?

3D printing has transformed the world of prototyping, assembly and manufacturing in unprecedented ways. Besides, injection moulding and CNC machining are the basis for most designs that reach the production stage.

ExOne Developing Portable 3D Printing Factory in Shipping Container for Department of Defense

ExOne has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to develop a fully operational, self-contained 3D printing “factory” housed in a shipping container. Now under development.

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BREXIT & BEYOND - REASSESSING SUPPLY CHAINS FOR UK MANUFACTURE

Whether because of the vagaries of Brexit, or because of the intense scrutiny that supply chains have come under due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, many manufacturers find themselves in a state of flux, and there is a tangible move across industry to localise production where possible while at the same time maintaining timeliness, cost-effectiveness, and quality of production.

M. Holland's 3D Printing Group Expands with New Materials and Supply Partners

New distribution agreements deepen material access and broaden opportunities to integrate 3D printing materials into industrial manufacturing

Continuous Composites Demonstrates CF3D® Technology for Lockheed Martin and The Air Force Research Laboratory's Wing Structure Design for Manufacturing (WiSDM) Project

Continuous Composites Carbon Fiber Wing Spars Structural Performance Demonstrated to 160% Design Limit Load

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