Going Beyond 3D Printing to Add a New Dimension for Additive Manufacturing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:  A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers has demonstrated the 3D printing of shape-shifting structures that can fold or unfold to reshape themselves when exposed to heat or electricity. The micro-architected structures were fabricated from a conductive, environmentally responsive polymer ink developed at the Lab. In an article published recently by the journal Scientific Reports (link is external), lab scientists and engineers revealed a strategy for creating boxes, spirals and spheres from shape memory polymers (SMPs), bio-based "smart" materials that exhibit shape-changes when resistively heated or when exposed to the appropriate temperature. Lab researcher Jennifer Rodriguez examines a 3D printed box that was "programmed" to fold and unfold when heated While the approach of using responsive materials in 3D printing, often known as "4D printing," is not new, LLNL researchers are the first to combine the process of 3D printing and subsequent folding (via origami methods) with conductive smart materials to build complex structures.   Cont'd...

Nano Dimension Supplies First DragonFly 2020 System to Leading Israeli Defense Company

Supply Marks Major Milestone for the Company

IMTS - Stratasys Demonstrates Next Generation 3D Printing Technology Designed to Break Barriers in Part Performance and Production Efficiency for Aerospace and Automotive Manufacturing

• Advanced additive manufacturing technology demonstrators help customers build on FDM's use in manufacturing today to build bigger, stronger, higher quality parts. • Boeing and Ford exploring applications enabled by advances in Stratasys technology to help ensure future systems are optimized for large scale manufacturing applications. • Siemens' motion controls and PLM software for design and manufacturing integrate with Stratasys advanced additive manufacturing technologies to reimagine how strong, light-weight composite parts could be built. • New technologies unveiled in Infinite-Build & Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrators video

Cost-Effective, Pro-quality 3D Scanning Coming to Android

Scandy + pmd Unveil 3D Scanning Hardware, Software, and Middleware

Inside 3D Printing and RoboUniverse Join with IFA Berlin to Host 3DPrinting@home and Robot@home; September 4-7, 2016

The 3DPrinting@home and Robot@home expo takes place within IFA Global Markets, an exhibition which focuses on the B2B2C and retail channels. In addition to consumer and retail 3D printers and robots, other cutting-edge exhibitor groups from around the globe will be on display within IFA Global Markets. IFA attracts over 249,000 visitors, 60% of whom are from the channel.

A New Effort to Teach Low-Income Students Marketable Skills

Mikahail Zinshteyn for The Atlantic:  The Obama administration is rolling out an experimental plan that will allow employers and training programs to partner with accredited universities to teach students work-related skills. This pilot will enable students to receive federal financial aid for programs that are typically ineligible for these funds, like coding boot camps. By pairing traditional universities with companies that train workers for in-demand fields like computer coding and advanced manufacturing, the U.S. Department of Education hopes to create a new model for delivering high-quality academic credentials to workers in a shorter period of time.  Cont'd...

IMTS - Elb-Schliff at IMTS 2016 - Additive Precision Grinding

Machine tool manufacturer Elb-Schliff is presenting modern precision grinding technology to trade visitors in North Building, Hall B, Booth 7451 at the ITMS in Chicago. Current highlights include the additive hybrid machine millGrind, the modular smartLine series and the BG 3000H-C for high-precision profile grinding of helical broaching tools. The smartLine will be shown live at the IMTS (Elb-Schliff in North Building, Hall B, Booth 7451).

Industry 4.0 - Interview with fabb.one Ltd

Since the factory of the future ought to be connected with its clients, we fit perfectly in this schema.

Advanced Manufacturing Expo Posts Record Attendance of Visitors and Participants, Plans to Hold the Event in Metro Detroit

Organizers of the Advanced Manufacturing Expo, the largest public technology show in Michigan, said they intend to expand the event into metro Detroit next year, based on the record attendance of visitors and participants last week at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids.

M3D Launches Kickstarter for the M3D Pro; New Offering Delivers Affordable 3D Printer with Robust Feature Set

M3D Follows up Landmark Crowdfunding Campaign to Give Contributors Option to Pre-Order Latest Model

Optomec Breakthrough in 3D Printing Enables Micron-scale Smart Structures

Technology Achievement Reduces Cost and Size of Electronics for Communications and Bio-medical Products

IMTS - rp+m Seeks Future of Innovation In Metal Additive Manufacturing With Concept Laser

rp+m selects Concept Laser to amplify their 3D metal printing effectiveness, enhancing its research & development capabilities

Latest Version of LabVIEW Communications Drives Rapid Prototyping for 5G

New Release Includes NI Linux Real-Time Capability and Application Frameworks for MIMO, LTE and 802.11

IMTS - ICAM Launches its New Adaptive Post-Processing™ Technology at IMTS 2016!

Adaptive Post-Processing™ is new technology that changes traditional CNC programming methodology by creating a unique integrated environment for the independent steps of post-processing, tool-path optimization and G-code simulation.

Brookings Report - America's advanced industries: New trends

Brookings Report: Leaders in cities, metropolitan areas, and states across the country continue to seek ways to reenergize the American economy in a way that works better for more people. To support those efforts, this report provides an update on the changing momentum and geography of America's advanced industries sector-a group of 50 R&D- and STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics)-worker intensive industries the vitality of which will be essential for supporting any broadly shared prosperity in U.S. regions. What emerges from the update is a mixed picture of progress and drift that registers continued momentum in the manufacturing sub-sector; a major slump in energy; and strong, widely distributed growth in high-tech services- all of which adds up to a somewhat narrowed map of growth overall. Cont'd.. .

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