Emily Calandrelli for TechCrunch: NASA is preparing to send its first commercial manufacturing facility to the International Space Station (ISS). The 3D printing company Made in Space has partnered with NASA to send their Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) to the space station on a launch scheduled to take place next Tuesday. Users on Earth can pay to use AMF, a 3D printer specially designed to operate in a microgravity environment, to print products on the space station. Once it arrives, Made in Space will be able to command AMF remotely from their headquarters in the NASA Ames Research Park. Spencer Pitman, head of product strategy at Made in Space, told TechCrunch that the company has already secured 20 paying customers for AMF. Their customers include high schools that are hosting space-related design challenges, universities that will print medical research components, and companies that will print commercial parts for satellites and other spacecraft. Cont'd...
Synergis Partners with CAD Training Online to Deliver Advanced Online Training for Specialized Autodesk Solutions
Synergis Engineering Design Solutions, a division of Synergis Technologies, LLC and an Autodesk Inc. highest-rated value-added reseller in the Americas, today announced that it has partnered with CAD Training Online to increase its offering of online, live interactive Autodesk training solutions.
New "Force Zoom" feature uses pressure-sensitive Pencil to increase CAD precision and speed
Dana Blankenhorn for SeekingAlpha: While many people consider 3D printing dead, given what has happened to the stocks of industry leaders such as 3D Systems, Stratasys, ExOne and voxeljet , it's more accurate to say the industry has rebooted and is preparing for another run. This means the industry's excitement is now coming from college campuses and startups. As an investor you want to keep an eye on this, but withhold your investment. Industry leader 3D Systems has been drawing a bid this year as it undergoes a restructuring, bringing in more professional management, anddropping the Cube, its consumer printer, from the product line. For all of 2015 it reported a loss of $664 million, $5.85/share, on revenues of $666 million. The stock, which once traded as high as $96/share during the last boom, is now at around $13, but it had been as low as $6.42 in mid-January. Founder Charles Hull, 76, has been kicked upstairs to a Chief Technology Officer role. Cont'd...
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Significant expansion to Baker 3D Solutions division
MBE / MBD Workshop: Enabling Your Digital Enterprise with Strategic Parts Management hosted by CADENAS PARTsolutions
Two-day immersive technical training course focused on re-using 3D CAD models from design to manufacture
America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) today announced the launch of the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC). The purpose of the AMSC will be to coordinate and accelerate the development of industry-wide additive manufacturing standards and specifications consistent with stakeholder needs and thereby facilitate the growth of the additive manufacturing industry. Participation is open to any interested person.Â The catalyst for the AMSC is the fact that a number of standards developing organizations are engaged in standards-setting for various aspects of additive manufacturing, prompting the need for coordination to maintain a consistent, harmonized, and non-contradictory set of additive manufacturing standards. Â Full Press Release: Â
Kick-off Meeting Scheduled for March 31 in Philadelphia
Cincinnati Process Technologies recently completed retrofitting a Cincinnati Milacron VT 550-ton press for a major manufacturer of appliance parts. The retrofit helps them produce higher quality parts and provides more precise control throughout the entire molding process.
IntegrityWare, Inc. / nPower Software announces the release of a new software product platform - Cyborg3D, and three new products (Cyborg3D SubD2CAD, Cyborg3D CAD2Poly, Cyborg3D CAD2Print) built on that platform
With its new standalone architecture, Cyborg3D brings these popular plugins, with their advanced features, to virtually the entire CAD / 3D modeling community.
JEC Composites Recognizes The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Partners
Global Composite Community Acknowledges 3D printing at the Cutting Edge of Innovation
1,400 visitors at the leading specialist conference on additive manufacturing methods
Stratasys Chief Business Officer, Joshua Claman, to Discuss 3D Printing and the Supply Chain at The Economist Events' Innovation Forum Today in Chicago
The Economist Events' Innovation Forum Features Leading Innovators from the Public and Private Sector
A novelty at IMTS 2008, 3D printing is taking its rightful place as an industrial solution.
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