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Challenges in Aerospace Innovation in 2019 and Solutions for 2020

Manufacturing for the aerospace industry faced roadblocks in 2019, which slowed the speed of innovation. This article looks at the three biggest challenges engineers in the aerospace industry faced in 2019 and anticipated solutions in 2020.

Siemens Expands Additive Manufacturing Portfolio Through Acquisition of Atlas 3D

- Atlas 3D helps designers define optimal part orientations for 'right first time' 3D printing - Cloud-based, GPU-accelerated Sunata software can reduce downstream 3D printing errors caused by thermal distortion up to one hundred times faster than other solutions on the mar

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FABTECH EXPO Chicago

FABTECH EXPO takes place in Chicago, IL November 11th - 14th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

FABTECH Expo Q&A with Markforged

On Wednesday, November 13th, our CEO and Founder Greg Mark will be participating in a panel called Leadership Exchange. We will also be demoing our AI-powered software, Blacksmith, at our booth (A3946).

Propelling the Field of Small Sats Forward With 3d Printing and Windform® Composite Materials

Space industry has been revolutionized by the ever-increasing production and launch of small satellites. Additive manufacturing technologies not only helped this radical change to be fulfilled, but have itself reached new heights with the manufacture of structural component.

How Materialise Software Solutions Helped to Create the World’s Largest Jet Engine

The 11-foot diameter engine contains six different 3D-printed parts, which includes the low-pressure turbine blades made from an alloy of titanium and aluminum at the Avio Aero Cameri plant in Italy.

Case Study on 3D Theme Park Animatronics

The combination of digital pipelines, 3D printing and scanning, and advances in machining have made everything we do more precise, more reliable, and more efficient.

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Inkbit Raises $12 Million in Equity Round Led by Stratasys and DSM Venturing to Propel Production of Its Vision-Based, Artificial Intelligence Additive Manufacturing Platform

Proceeds will be used to industrialize Inkbit’s additive manufacturing system to fit the requirements of multi-material and volume manufacturing, expand the set of materials for medical, life sciences and robotics applications and install the first units for customers.

Desktop Metal Set to Transform Continuous Fiber 3D Printing

Introducing Fiber, the first 3D printer with AFP continuous carbon fiber reinforcement using high temperature resistant PEEK and PEKK, designed to deliver industrial fiber performance on the desktop

Using Lightburn for Laser Cutting

While there are free options to create gcode for lasers, at just $40, Lightburn gives you way more features that make the process not just more convenient but might also improve your results.

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Additive Manufacturing research: Experts at Oerlikon, Linde and TU Munich to develop high-strength lightweight aluminum-based alloy

The partners aim to develop new high-strength, lightweight aluminum-based alloys that can serve the safety and weight reduction needs of the aerospace and automotive industries. The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs is funding 50% of the EUR 1.7 million research project.

EOS demonstrates solutions for flexible, automated metal 3D printing

At formnext 2019, EOS will showcase EOS Shared Modules as a production-ready solution. Consisting of various hardware and software modules, the solution simplifies and parallelizes both the upstream and downstream workflow of the build process. Especially when operating multiple 3D printing systems, EOS Shared Modules makes it possible to manufacture high-quality metal parts on an efficient, scalable, profitable basis. EOS Shared Modules is scheduled to be available by the second half of 2020.

HP Introduces New 3D Printing Subscriptions, Services, and Partnerships to Accelerate Customers' Digital Manufacturing Journey

Significant Business Model, Ecosystem, Applications, and Materials Advancements; Continued Customer Momentum With More Than 18 Million Multi Jet Fusion Parts Produced in Last Year Alone

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Russell Finex Inc.

Established in 1934, Russell Finex has enjoyed 85 steady years of successful growth to become an international group employing over 250 direct employees with annual sales exceeding £40 million ($54m). As a worldwide leader in fine mesh separation technology, designing and manufacturing vibratory sieves, separators, ultrasonic mesh deblinding systems and liquid filters for use throughout the processing industries, our equipment is engineered for a global market and is supplied to over 140 countries. We have companies in the UK, USA, Belgium, India and China, as well as a far reaching network of experienced agents and distributors across the world. Russell Finex prides itself in offering the widest range of sieving and filtration equipment in the industry, and combined with innovative thinking and engineering expertise, we are able to provide custom built solutions to suit your unique requirements. We pride ourselves on our dedicated team of knowledgeable sales engineers and customer service staff ready to rise to every challenge.