Debra Werner for Space News: Â Within five years, companies could begin in-orbit manufacturing and assembly of communications satellite reflectors or other large structures, according to Made in Space, the Silicon Valley startup that sent the first 3D printer to the International Space Station in 2014. As Made in Space prepares to send a second 3D printer into orbit, the company is beginning work with Northrop Grumman and Oceaneering Space Systems on Archinaut, an ambitious effort to build a 3D printer equipped with a robotic arm that the team plans to install in an external space station pod, under a two-year, $20 million NASA contract. The project will culminate in 2018 with an on-orbit demonstration of Archinaut's ability to additively manufacture and assemble a large, complex structure, said Andrew Rush, Made in Space president. NASA's selected the Archinaut project, officially known as Versatile In-SpaceÂ Robotic Precision Manufacturing and Assembly System, as part of its Tipping Points campaign, which funds demonstrations of space-related technologies on the verge of offering significant payoffs for government and commercial applications. Archinaut was one of three projects NASA selected in November that focus on robotic manufacturing and assembly of spacecraft and structures in orbit. Â Cont'd...
3D Printing Manufacturer Solidscape Names Becoming 3D an Authorized Value Added Reseller Partner in Florida
Solidscape is the leading manufacturer of high precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry. They are primarily used to produce "wax-like" patterns for lost-wax casting/investment casting and mold making applications.
Today, ZVerse announced it has reached a non-exclusive software reseller agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. whereby the Konica Minolta sales force will sell access to ZVerse LAYRâ„˘, its 2D-to-3D content creation platform. With solutions designed to make creation of 3D printed objects from 2D images trouble-free, ZVerse is making the world's 2D content 3D printable.
Sciaky, Inc. Introduces IRISSâ„˘ Closed-Loop Control for its Industry-Leading EBAM Metal 3D Printing Systems
This exclusive, patented system incorporates a suite of sensors and controls to generate extensive real-time monitoring and process data for AM parts
Approximately 100 people attended the OH!Manufacturing 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Forum held at The Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio.
Expert conference for additive manufacturing methods at the METAV in DĂĽsseldorf on the 24/25 February 2016
According to a report commissioned by the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) has the potential to disrupt parts of the metals supply chain in the coming decades.
Bulk-To-Shape technology provides the quickest path to printing quality metal parts for production
Declining 3D printer prices will prompt innovations at a faster rate in downstream markets, making customization the new norm for a wide variety of products.
Type A Machines & Polymaker Collaborate to Bring Engineering Plastic to Industrial 3D Printing, Simplifies Material and Printer Access via Improved Print Software
Initiative brings trusted material to 3D printing customers, and updated version of Cura Type A featuring simple material profile selection and "Single Click" 3D Print Workflow
Airwolf 3D introduces Wolfbite NITRO, a 3D printing nylon adhesive engineered to improve bed adhesion and reduce warpage.
With the flexibility of construction, 3D buildings will allow architects to dream up all sorts of extraordinary edifices that would be too difficult or too expensive to build, using traditional methods. A 3D-printed building would not need to coincide with our traditional ideas of what a building looks like.
Sales Partners Can Now Offer Full MakerBot and Stratasys Product Portfolio to Better Address Each Stage of the Product Design Cycle
AXIOM 3D Printer is a finalist in the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards. This product, by Airwolf 3D, was selected as a finalist in the category of Materials & Assembly, 3D-Printing & Rapid Prototyping, Materials, Tools & Services.
By Kira for 3ders.org: The first month of 2016 is now behind us, and the year is shaping up to be particularly interesting in terms of 3D printing trends. In the advanced materials sector specifically, emerging technologies firmLux Research has predicted that the top three ‘undercover’ advanced materials trends of 2016 include improved 3D printing software and formats, Carbon nanotube products, and IoT devices embedded with sensing materials. Cont'd...
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Dynatect's Gortite VF (Vertical Fabric) Automated Machine Safety Door is intended for automation and safe machine access to minimize cycle time and maximize production time. The automated roll-up door separates machines with hazardous operations from other processes, material handling equipment, and people. The Gortite VF Door contains typical machine/process generated hazards including light debris, fluid splatter/mist, and weld smoke/sparks/flash.