Using 3D Printers in Manufacturing

The 3D printing industry is expected to change nearly every industry it touches, completely disrupting the traditional manufacturing process. As a result, the projected value of the industry is expected to explode in the near future

SME Hosts First-Ever 3D Scan of Pittsburgh Bridge

SME, in connection with its RAPID + TCT 3D technology event, worked with FARO Technologies, Inc., Direct Dimensions, Inc., and the NextManufacturing Center at Carnegie Mellon University, to take the first-ever 3D scan of the Roberto Clemente Bridge. This scan will be used to create 3D printed miniature replicas of the bridge, to be used as puzzle pieces at the RAPID + TCT event May 9 to 11 in Pittsburgh.

Divergent 3D Partners With Altran to Deploy 3D Printing for Cars

Manufacturing technology company joins with global leader in automotive engineering to unleash auto manufacturing innovation

3D printing hack: Researchers crash drone with sabotaged propeller

Conner Forrest for TechRepublic:  University researchers were able to sabotage a drone by hacking the computer controlling the 3D printer that made its parts, according to a research paper released Thursday. By changing the design of the propellor before printing, they caused the $1,000 drone to "smash into the ground" and break, shortly after take off. The paper, titled dr0wned - Cyber-Physical Attack with Additive Manufacturing, was a joint effort from researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design. In the paper, the researchers explained how they committed the cyberattack, and what the attack could mean for the future of 3D printing security. Using a phishing attack, the researchers gained access to the PC that was connected to the 3D printer.   Cont'd...

Solvay takes leadership role in aligning advanced polymers with the growing trend toward Additive Manufacturing technologies

GE opening microfactory in Chicago to build industrial prototypes

Robert Channick for the Chicago Tribune:  GE is opening a microfactory in Chicago to turn big industrial ideas into small-batch prototypes.  The Chicago manufacturing facility, set to open in December, will be the first for Fuse, a new GE crowdsourcing initiative to create and build innovative industrial products. One of the first challenges on the Fuse drawing board, for example, is finding a new way to quickly inspect a hot jet engine between flights. "The idea of reaching out to the online community really accelerates how we introduce new products," said Axel Grippo, Fuse's inaugural general manager.  The microfactory will be housed inside the mHub technology incubator, and will employ a staff of about 15 to 20 once manufacturing gets up to speed, Grippo said. The first prototype is expected to roll out early next year.   Cont'd...

Ultimaker Unveils Ultimaker 3: Its Next Generation Professional 3D Printer

Industry's First Desktop Printer That Makes Professional 3D Printing Truly Accessible

FABTECH 2016 Explores Manufacturing's Future with Post-Election Analysis, Additive and Advanced Manufacturing Panels

Forward-looking programming gives manufacturing experts platform to share industry outlooks

Altair to Reveal New Design Processes and Software Tools for Additive Manufacturing at formnext in Frankfurt

The latest HyperWorks CAE Suite, modern, innovative design & manufacturing processes, creative exhibition pieces including a 3D printed bracket and the Airbus APWorks' Light Rider process chain showcased

Give a 3D printer artificial intelligence, and this is what you'll get

Dyllan Furness for Digital Trends:  A London-based startup has combined some of today’s most disruptive technologies in a bid to change the way we’ll build the future. By retrofitting industrial robots with 3D printing guns and artificial intelligence algorithms, Ai Build has constructed machines that can see, create, and even learn from their mistakes. When CEO and founder Daghan Cam was studying architecture, he noticed a disconnect between small-scale manufacturing and large-scale construction. “On one side we have a fully automated production pipeline,” Cam explained at a recent conference in London. “On the other side we’re completely dependent on human labor.” With the emergence of more efficient printing technologies, he thought there must be a better way. “We wanted to push the boundaries of how intricate we could design things through computation and how we could create them through 3D printing,” Cam said.   Cont'd...

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Opens Conference Registration

AMUG opens online registration its Education & Training Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, at the historic Hilton Chicago, from March 19 - 23, 2017

Rising Media Launches the Frontier Tech Forum to Drive Business Innovation with Emerging Technologies - 3D Printing, Robotics, and Virtual Reality; To Debut in San Diego on December 14-15, 2016

Rising Media announced the launch of the Frontier Tech Forum, an umbrella brand encompassing the Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, and Virtual Reality Summit global conference and expo series. The Frontier Tech Forum is set to debut in San Diego on December 14-15, 2016.

Type A Machines & Mosaic Manufacturing Enable Multi-Filament Printing with Single Extruder Series 1 3D Printer

Collaboration brings cleanest multi-color printing to 3D printing industry, opens the door to new applications.

MIT's Foundry software is the 'Photoshop of 3D printing'

Andrew Dalton for enGadget:  Because the materials from a 3D printer aren't the most functional, their output has largely been limited to prototyping in the past. That should change in the near future with devices like MIT's own MultiFab, which can print up to 10 different materials at a time, but it still doesn't solve the problem of how to design such complex objects. That's where the new program called Foundry, created by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory comes in. According to MIT CSAIL, Foundry can import objects designed with traditional CAD programs like SolidWorks and then assign specific materials or properties to different parts of the object. While creating a multi-material object in the past might have required days of work and multiple 3D printers to create (assuming it was possible with existing technology at all), CSAIL says these sorts of designs can now be created in mere minutes. Rather than manufacturing a separate piece for each material in the finished product, the entire object can now be printed in one fell swoop.   Cont'd...

Airbus Standardizes on Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Solutions for A350 XWB Aircraft Supply Chain

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announces that leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus has standardized on its ULTEM™ 9085 3D printing material for the production of flight parts for its A350 XWB aircraft.

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