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SME, Stratasys Announce Winners of FANUC-Inspired SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

SME created the Additive Manufacturing Competition to attract and introduce the younger generation to emerging technologies that manufacturers have adopted over the past few years.

The Business Case for Metal AM

The growing number of industrialisation questions are indicative of a growing maturity in the marketplace. AM machines are moving out of prototyping applications and research laboratories and into mainstream production manufacturing.

Industry 4.0 Strategy and Design for Additive Manufacturing

With all the buzz about these new design tools, there is still quite a bit of ground left to be covered in ensuring these next-generation designs are actually manufacturable. That is where we can really shine.

New 3D Printing Material Builds Extra-Strength Parts

The materials have a non-uniform, crystalline structure, making components built with them much stronger than those built using a standard uniform lattice structure. So much stronger, in fact, that they can withstand seven times the amount of energy ...

Post-processing — Enabling Additive Manufacturing

In this article, Joseph Crabtree, CEO at Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd considers the importance of post-processing in the entire production process chain and highlights an emerging solution.

The Evolution of Design Rules

The industry consistently says that, to support growth, it needs education and training. Part of that is for a manufacturer to understanding AM but part of that is for AM experts to understand manufacturing.

The Technology of 3D Metal Printing

The powder must be perfectly shaped in order to hold an even surface. A super-thin layer of steel powder is spread out with a roller. Then, a printer head places tiny drops of glue on the areas of the layer that are part of the design.

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STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator Announces Second-Annual Class

- 2019 Accelerator continues focus on additive manufacturing and expands to include sustainable packaging solutions. - Selected companies will relocate to Stanley Black & Decker's new Manufactory 4.0 Center in Hartford, CT for three months

U.S. Army Research Lab Selects 3D Systems to Develop World's Largest, Fastest Metal Powder 3D Printer

United States government invests $15 million towards the development of the next generation of metal 3D printing technology - advancing U.S. competitiveness and national security.

Carbon Raises Over $260M in Growth Funding Round, Paving the Way for Global Expansion of its Digital Manufacturing Platform

New Funding to Fuel Growth of its Leading Digital Manufacturing Platform Worldwide, Expand on Software Capabilities, and Accelerate Research and Development

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Increasing the Productivity of Metal AM

nTopology's partnership with Betatype yields 28% reduction in build time for rocket nozzle part, proving intelligent design and complex functionality can go hand in hand with increased productivity with Metal AM

3D Printer Builds 500-Square-Foot Home In Under 12 Hours

ARCS uses a proprietary low-power consumption technology. This essentially makes the operation more eco-friendly, safe, and reduces the use of resources such as electricity. The current used on the machine is about the same as a standard hair dryer.

An Endurance lasers LLC announces a call for a blogger / writer / reviewer

The best blogger / reviwer / tech writer will be offered a sponsorship contract with US based company. We want to inspire people to learn more about 3D printing / CNC carving and laser engraving & cutting.

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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.