Just imagine: students are working in a classroom at their computers modeling their projects, then 3D print their models. Some time ago it would look like a fantasy, now it's going to be a reality.
Johannes Hellstrom and Maria Sheahan for Reuters: General Electric launched bids on Tuesday to buy two of the world's top makers of machines for metal-based 3D printing - Sweden's Arcam and Germany's SLM Solutions - for a total $1.4 billion to bolster its position in the fast-growing technology. 3D printing has been used to build prototypes for decades but has become more widespread for industrial mass production in recent years, with uses including the production of dental crowns, medical implants and light aircraft parts. GE has long been one of the main proponents of industrial 3D printing, using it to make fuel nozzles for its new LEAP jet engine in what marked a big step in using the technology in mass production. Cont'd...
Many organizations are successfully applying new technologies to the production of finished goods and their expert leaders gather at industry events and executive meetings to discuss emerging trends.
The manufacturing process is a lot less intimidating when it's broken down into a series of steps, so let's do that right now:
The 3D CAD model enabled client to easily visualize the design and suggest necessary changes quickly.
GE Plans to Invest $1.4B to Acquire Additive Manufacturing Companies Arcam and SLM; Accelerates Efforts in Important Digital Industrial Space
Expands design envelope to substantially reduce product cost Enables productive new model for services cost and delivery Lead in design and manufacture of highly valued parts Enter a fast-growing industry where GE can build a competitive position Leverages GE Store: key strengths in materials, software, and product design
Promolding Expands Service Offering with New 3D Printed Injection Molding Division Using Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printing
-Dutch specialist in global design, engineering and manufacturing of high-tech plastic parts and components, Promolding BV, slashes injection mold lead times by 93% using Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing -See 3D printed injection molds from Promolding and other Stratasys customers at K Show, Hall 4, Stand 4/C55
Twenty-ninth annual users group conference will be located in Chicago, Illinois, from March 19 - 23, 2017, at the Hilton Chicago.
James Vincent for The Verge: 3Doodler's 3D-printing pens have always had a lot of potential (who doesn't want a souped-up glue gun that can draw 3D structures in midair?), but in our hands-on with the pens, their rough build quality means they come across more as toys than serious design tools. The company's latest model, the 3Doodler Pro, wants to shake up this perception, offering professional users more control, faster-setting plastics, and a whole new range of materials to work with. Some of the new filaments on offer are pretty wild, too. 3Doodler says the Pro supports materials including wood, copper, bronze, nylon, and polycarbonate. Obviously, this doesn't mean you'll be sticking a length of dowel in the back of the Pro to draw tiny pieces of wooden furniture — instead, these new materials blend elements of their namesake into the plastic standard filament. Cont'd...
Variety of Properties Broaden Offering of Capabilities for Enterprise Market
IMTS - 3D Systems to Preview its Digital Manufacturing Strategy and Solutions at September Launch Event
-Exclusive one-day program to feature insight from company executives and leading customers -Event coincides with comprehensive display of company's end-to-end solutions at IMTS 2016
New version of Tetra4D Converter and Tetra4D Enrich features improved performance when interacting with large and complex models, STEP AP242 export, and format updates for CATIA and Autodesk Inventor
The Summit formerly known as Additive Aerospace, Hub of both NewSpace and Tradespace
Next month during the IMTS 2016 conference in Chicago, IL, Autodesk will outline its broader vision and software portfolio to support manufacturers in this new competitive environment. In addition to the technologies unveiled today, the company will also spotlight solutions for additive manufacturing, CAM, composites and more.
SUNY Poly and Norsk Titanium Announce First Rapid Plasma Deposition™ Machine is En Route to Plattsburgh as Construction of Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Plant Ramps Up
Plant to house up to 40 MERKE IV™ RPD™ machines, which will power production of titanium components for global aviation industry
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Dorner's 2200 Series SmartFlex Helix Conveyor's compact, flexible design and small footprint maximizes valuable floor space while providing customers with flexibility in layout. The custom infeed and outfeed lengths allow the conveyor to extend beyond the spiral, reducing the number of conveyors required. The Helix Conveyor is ideal for applications including accumulation, buffering, cooling between processes or machines, and more!