Automated AM Post Processing and Industry 4.0

There is real momentum behind the drive towards the use of AM as an alternative to conventional manufacturing processes. However, with this drive comes a necessary focus on and scrutiny of the entire manufacturing process chain surrounding AM.

Innovative Manufacturers Should Embed Automated Systems in Production Processes

Precision tools improve process control and result in higher product quality.

3D Printing A Game-Changer For Car Makers

With its potential to transform the way products are designed, developed, manufactured, and distributed, 3D printing is expected to grow into an $8 billion market for the automotive industry by 2024.

Promoting Safety & Sustainability in the AM Process Chain

From a 6-mile high view of the world, the AM process is less wasteful than conventional subtractive manufacturing processes, and allows for improved resource efficiency.

The Business Case for Metal AM

The growing number of industrialisation questions are indicative of a growing maturity in the marketplace. AM machines are moving out of prototyping applications and research laboratories and into mainstream production manufacturing.

MFGWatch 2019 Report

Sixty-five percent of supplier companies said they received more work in 2018 than in the previous year-a huge jump from the MFGWatch 2016 results of 40 percent (the last time an MFGWatch report was published).

The Evolution of Design Rules

The industry consistently says that, to support growth, it needs education and training. Part of that is for a manufacturer to understanding AM but part of that is for AM experts to understand manufacturing.

Is Independent Interconnectivity a Thing?

There is no doubt that sensors have enabled the rapid uptake of IIoT. The smarter the sensors are getting, the more impressive the IIoT realm is becoming.

3D Printing Industry Outlook

At the factory level (for tooling, jigs, fixtures, molds, and other means of production) it will allow faster, cheaper, and better-designed parts production. Eventually, 3D printing will transition into end-use parts and 3D printers themselves will become part of factories.

A Disruptive AM Technology for Micro Manufacturing

Today, a new technology exists at the intersection of AM and micro manufacturing, opening up the possibility for manufactures to take advantage of the inherent advantages of AM while achieving micron level accuracy over a build envelope of 5 x 5 x 10cm.

Value of Blockchain in Manufacturing

Blockchain has massive value in supply chains, and supply chains are the cornerstone of every manufacturing business. As such, increasing supply chain efficiency via the implementation of this technology will mean manufacturers can improve their material ordering process...

Digital Transformation in the Industrial Sphere

Hyper customization, smaller batch runs, a shrinking labor pool, energy availability, and global competition are factors that are increasing in importance and are also pointing to a much-needed new direction that companies will need to take in order to remain relevant ...

Software for Supply Chain Automation

Supply Chain Software is the software tools employed in executing supply chain business, handling supplier relationships and monitoring connected business processes.

Top 3 Manufacturing Predictions for 2019

As the manufacturing industry continues to grow and evolve, we're seeing more focus being put on smart machines, IIoT and Industry 4.0. This is not a trend that is going away any time soon.

Can a 3D Printer Build a Rocket?

NASA has successfully tested its first rocket engine component made through 3D printing. The 3D printed component produced a breathtaking 20,000 pounds of thrust.

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