3D-Printing Milestone: Puris 3D Prints Largest Titanium Part

Puris, LLC (www.purisllc.com) announced today that it recently achieved a major 3D-printing milestone: Puris successfully produced the largest, complex, 3D-printed titanium part for commercial use.

Newest Science Center Incubator Startups Addressing a Variety of Healthcare and Technology Needs

From 3D printing to medical imaging software, the newest residents of the University City Science Center's Port business incubator are developing the next generation of healthcare and technology solutions.

New Ultrasonic 3D Printing Process Can Create and Print High-Tech Composite Materials

Scott J Grunewald for 3DPrint.com:  A team of engineers from the University of Bristol — comprising Thomas M. Llewellyn-Jones, Bruce W. Drinkwater and Richard S. Trask — have developed a new hybrid type of 3D printing that can both assemble and print with composite materials using a combination of desktop 3D printer technology, light-curable resins and ultrasonic waves. This new process can allow super strong and lightweight composites like the variety used to produce tennis rackets, golf clubs, professional bicycles or even airplane parts to be used with additive manufacturing technology. Needless to say these new material options will offer entire new industries the ability to incorporate 3D printing into their manufacturing workflow. And the best part is that for the most part the process was made using existing 3D printing technology. Composite materials are made by combining micro-structures of glass or carbon fibers with a plastic material. The carefully arranged fibers lock together and give the new material its strength and durability, while the plastic ensures that the resulting material will be lightweight. Currently, composite materials are manufactured as thin sheets that are then layered and cut into the desired shape and thickness. The problem with using this as a 3D printing material is the small fibers in the composite materials. In order to produce the desired strength the fibers need to be aligned in a very precise structure, which is currently not possible to reproduce using a 3D printer.   Cont'd.. .

Liquidmetal Technologies and ENGEL Host Advanced Manufacturing Symposium in Stuttgart

Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: LQMT), the world's leading developer of amorphous alloys, announced today that it would be co-hosting an advanced manufacturing symposium in Stuttgart, Germany, on January 19-20, to inform product developers, production managers and managing directors in the metal and plastics processing industries about the advanced capabilities currently available and in use by Liquidmetal Technologies at its Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

CHGT to Develop 3D Printing Educational Program for Schools and Colleges

With an eye towards potential future customers, Changing Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: CHGT) is considering putting together a 3D printing/additive manufacturing educational course for area schools.

French Develops New Composite Molding Hydraulic Press for Aerospace Components

French Oil Mill Machinery Company recently developed a hydraulic press system to improve the part quality of critical composite aerospace components while dramatically reducing production cost, energy consumption and noise emissions. The downacting, sideplate hydraulic press system is designed with an Integrated RTM Package, a Precision Control Motion Package, specialized Uni-Temp platens for advanced temperature control, and the Edge II Control System, a specialized recipe and data collection system programmed to monitor critical processing data, insuring consistent results.

U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption Down 4.1% in November

November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $153.7 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

Optomec Partners with Dragonfly to Expand Additive Manufacturing Market in Italy

Dragonfly to Distribute Optomec LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metals and Aerosol Jet Systems for 3D Printed Electronics

ATX West - MD&M West Presents an In-Depth Look at New Medtech Innovations - from Nanorobots to 3D-Printed Knees

Largest Medical Design and Manufacturing Event in the World Hosts Expert Talks, Including Panel of Leading Physicians Discussing Emerging Medical Technologies

For Advanced Manufacturing, Success Demands Innovation, Education and Public-Private Partnership

MICHAEL D. WHEELER for Photonics.com:  Global manufacturing has undergone enormous changes in the past decade as many developing countries have joined the club of tier-one manufacturing nations, a recession stalled demand, and employment fell precipitously in leading economies. Yet manufacturing remains critical to the future of both developing and advanced worlds, driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness, and offering a pathway out of poverty. Recent attention has focused on “advanced manufacturing,” which replaces traditional labor-intensive processes with ones based on the newest technologies. It encompasses a family of activities that depends on information, computation, software, sensing and networking, while making use of cutting-edge materials and emerging capabilities such as nanotechnology. Advanced manufacturing is an especially potent propellant of future economic growth, distinguished by continual process improvement and rapid new product introduction. These critical features will lead to the building of lighter, more fuel-efficient automobiles, the creation of “needleless” tests for medical conditions like diabetes, and the fabrication of semiconductors with 10 times the current processing power.   Cont'd...

S2C Expands Kintex UltraScale Prototyping Solutions for Consumer-based IoT and Other Small to Medium-Sized Designs

Single KU115 Prodigy Logic Module Well-Suited for Calculation-Intensive Applications

New Partnership Provides Advanced Virtual Testing Solutions

GSC Partners with Dassault Systèmes to Add SIMULIA to its Simulation Solution Offerings

Special Tradeshow Coverage for Advanced Manufacturing Conference & Expo 2016

Advanced Manufacturing Conference & Expo 2016 will be held from February 9th - 11th in Anaheim, California. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Molding Conference 2016 Announces Complete Technical Program

Plastics Technology announces agenda for 26th annual event on injection molding includes presentations on injection molding, automation, 3D printing, materials and process maintenance

CES 16 - NinjaTek Announces Two New 3D Printing Materials Designed for Industrial Applications

NinjaTek, a division of Fenner Drives and makers of the popular line of NinjaFlex and SemiFlex 3D printing filaments, today announced the upcoming launch of two new 3D printing materials in the first quarter of 2016.

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