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6 Tips For Selecting A 3D Printer For Your Projects 6 TIPS FOR SELECTING A 3D PRINTER FOR YOUR PROJECTS

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May 24, 2019

With recent advances in technology, 3D printing is fast becoming popular. According to a recent report, the 3D printing market is set to double in size every three years with the annual growth forecasted by analysts generally estimated between 18.2% ...

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Realizing 3D Printing’s Potential Via Automated Post-Processing Tech REALIZING 3D PRINTING’S POTENTIAL VIA AUTOMATED POST-PROCESSING TECH

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May 24, 2019

As the 3D printing space continues to transform into something that fits into industrial factory settings, we’ve seen materials expand, systems improve, and a trend toward automation. What has so far seemed to be the missing piece is an equal i...

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Tecnomatix Plant Simulation in tube glass manufacturing TECNOMATIX PLANT SIMULATION IN TUBE GLASS MANUFACTURING

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May 23, 2019

Digitalization is the essential next step in glass manufacturing.  It is founded on the industry's high level of automation with the digital manufacturing solutions provided by Tecnomatix Plant Simulation.  Siemens is making a key eleme...

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The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing THE FUTURE COMPUTED: AI AND MANUFACTURING

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May 23, 2019

The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing is the next book in Microsoft's The Future Computed series looking at the impact of AI on society. Author Greg Shaw explores the challenges and opportunities manufacturers face as they progress their AI j...

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Manufacturers are seizing the AI opportunity – are you? MANUFACTURERS ARE SEIZING THE AI OPPORTUNITY – ARE YOU?

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May 23, 2019

The industry is again at the forefront of grappling with the opportunity and challenges of transformational new technologies. At the start of last year, Microsoft released The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Society.

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AI & Manufacturing in Asia - Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions AI & MANUFACTURING IN ASIA - OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

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May 22, 2019

What are the opportunities for AI in Manufacturing in Asia? What are some challenges? What can governments do to help? In this video, we spoke to subject matter experts at Microsoft and customers to find out more.

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8 Ways to Approach eCommerce in Manufacturing 8 WAYS TO APPROACH ECOMMERCE IN MANUFACTURING

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May 22, 2019

Many manufacturers overlook eCommerce because they do not believe their business models are suited for selling online. Manufacturers who solely serve their distribution channel partners, for example, may find an eCommerce store unnecessary because th...

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Gen Z and metal fabrication: a perfect match GEN Z AND METAL FABRICATION: A PERFECT MATCH

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May 22, 2019

As I was chatting with a metal fabricator about the number of engineers it has on staff, I asked if it were hard to find engineering talent that wanted to work in the world of metal fabricating. The question was timely, as he proceeded to share the t...

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What Can IIoT Sensors Measure and Monitor in a Food Processing Facility? WHAT CAN IIOT SENSORS MEASURE AND MONITOR IN A FOOD PROCESSING FACILITY?

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May 22, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is revolutionizing how food manufacturing facilities operate, from processing to building maintenance and everything in between. Food and beverage companies have access to more data than ever before, and that&...

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Advanced Manufacturing Maintenance Careers In Demand ADVANCED MANUFACTURING MAINTENANCE CAREERS IN DEMAND

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May 22, 2019

During the 20th century, U.S. manufacturing increased production at a relatively steady state. However, as we begin the 21st century, the United States manufacturing workforce has decreased by one-third, and investment in new production capacity has ...

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GKN Powder Metallurgy - Advanced powders and innovative production technologies GKN POWDER METALLURGY - ADVANCED POWDERS AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

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May 22, 2019

GKN Powder Metallurgy is the global leader in Powder metallurgy. We combine advanced powder metals with innovative production technologies, like additive manufacturing, advanced compaction presses or intelligent density distribution.

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WFL Additive Manufacturing on a M80X MILLTURN WFL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ON A M80X MILLTURN

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May 22, 2019

WFL Millturn GmbH & Co. KG is intensively developing additive Manufacturing Technologies. This development is adding a brand new chapter to the history of complete Machining.

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Assessing the future potential of AM for Belgian industry ASSESSING THE FUTURE POTENTIAL OF AM FOR BELGIAN INDUSTRY

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May 21, 2019

3D printing in the industry is an expertise that is becoming increasingly important. This is shown by a recent study in which Sirris collaborated and also by our own experience. After all, Sirris has almost 30 years of experience and expertise in the...

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Desktop Metal’s Major MIM Partnership DESKTOP METAL’S MAJOR MIM PARTNERSHIP

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May 21, 2019

For metal 3D printing to compete with metal injection molding, perhaps the two technologies should work together. That’s the thinking behind Desktop Metal’s latest partnership. The company has just announced a strategic partnership with I...

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RIZE Additive Manufacturing End to End Process RIZE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING END TO END PROCESS

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May 21, 2019

Watch our full end to end additive manufacturing process to see how RIZE makes 3D printing easy and safe. In a giant leap to deliver flexibility and scalability to customers, RIZE INC., a Boston, USA-based, next-generation additive manufacturing comp...

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The world’s first 3D printed diamond composite THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTED DIAMOND COMPOSITE

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May 21, 2019

Diamond is harder than anything else in nature. It is a key component in a large range of wear resistant tools in industry, but since it’s so hard and complicated to machine it is almost impossible to form complex shapes.

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A Flight Plan for Next-Gen Manufacturing A FLIGHT PLAN FOR NEXT-GEN MANUFACTURING

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May 20, 2019

If the commercial aviation industry effectively doubles in the next 20 years, as projected by the two largest aerospace manufacturing companies in the world, how can aerospace manufacturers and suppliers possibly keep up?

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Mission Critical: An Additive Manufacturing Breakthrough in Commercial Aviation MISSION CRITICAL: AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BREAKTHROUGH IN COMMERCIAL AVIATION

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May 20, 2019

At last year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the CEO of China’s largest online travel service predicted that the number of Chinese passport holders could nearly double in the next 24 months. If that sounds impossible, consid...

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Producing an unmakeable product with additive manufacturing PRODUCING AN UNMAKEABLE PRODUCT WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 20, 2019

When Bastian Solutions needed to make a robot gripper that could pick up almost anything, they knew that they needed a more innovative solution for the design and production. So, they turned to the team at Fast Radius, who in turn partnered with Carb...

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3DQue: The Correct Way For Low-Volume 3D Print Production? 3DQUE: THE CORRECT WAY FOR LOW-VOLUME 3D PRINT PRODUCTION?

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May 20, 2019

This week we are going to see for the first time 3DQue’s revolutionary way to implement low-volume production using 3D printing. The Vancouver-based startup, founded by Mateo Pekic, has devised a method of 3D printing that is quite different an...

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Titan Robotics Dual Pellet Extruder 3D Printer TITAN ROBOTICS DUAL PELLET EXTRUDER 3D PRINTER

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May 20, 2019

Titan Robotics is introducing its new Dual Pellet Extruder Atlas-H 3D printing system. The new system builds upon the work the Colorado-based company has already introduced in terms of large-scale and pellet extruding 3D printing, offering dual extru...

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Even in the world of large manufacturing, it’s about the people EVEN IN THE WORLD OF LARGE MANUFACTURING, IT’S ABOUT THE PEOPLE

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May 20, 2019

Any of my friends from college will chuckle at that phrase. It’s on the roadside welcome sign heading into Hillsdale, Mich. I immediately think of my dad telling me about the classic dystopian movie Soylent Green where Charleston Heston declare...

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Metal 3D Printing for Production METAL 3D PRINTING FOR PRODUCTION

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May 20, 2019

From post-process CNC machining to heat treatments to first article inspections, our metal additive manufacturing process can support production projects with more advanced manufacturing requirements.

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Customers & Colleagues An Additive Manufacturing Engineer’s Story CUSTOMERS & COLLEAGUES AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ENGINEER’S STORY

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May 20, 2019

Once in a while a new technology comes along that changes everything. Transportation, lead times, warehousing, just to name a few. Those who are quick to embrace change and explore what additive manufacturing offers can make a real impact on both pro...

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Introducing Origin One - Open Additive Manufacturing INTRODUCING ORIGIN ONE - OPEN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 20, 2019

Commercial-grade parts enabled by a modular printing system, open material network, extensible software, and post-processing in minutes. Origin One uses programmable photopolymerization to turn materials into isotropic parts and products ready for en...

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7 Tips For Attending RAPID + TCT 2019 7 TIPS FOR ATTENDING RAPID + TCT 2019

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May 19, 2019

You’ve got your tickets and are ready to go to North America’s largest 3D printing event. What do you do? Some may feel attending a conference or trade show is a kind of business vacation, but that’s not really the best way to look ...

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Metal Art Casting: Taking a Clay Bowl and Making it in Cast Aluminum METAL ART CASTING: TAKING A CLAY BOWL AND MAKING IT IN CAST ALUMINUM

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May 17, 2019

Today I show you how I took a clay bowl that I made and used it as a sand casting pattern.  This longest-route-ever-to-make-a-bowl is because of the  Dirty Potter Challenge put on by the channel Earth Nation Ceramics. The Bowl:  the bo...

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Designer Is Discovering New Uses For Ceramics Using 3D Printers DESIGNER IS DISCOVERING NEW USES FOR CERAMICS USING 3D PRINTERS

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May 17, 2019

Taekyeom Lee is a designer and researcher taking pottery into the future. He taught himself to build and use a 3D printer with no prior background in robotics. He used it to create 3D-printed ceramic pieces. Each piece takes on different and intricat...

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EOS Continues Focus On Series Additive Manufacturing With Four New Metals EOS CONTINUES FOCUS ON SERIES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH FOUR NEW METALS

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May 17, 2019

Industrial 3D printing continues to march toward serial production. EOS is among the companies invested in leading that charge and is consistent in their messaging: additive manufacturing is ready for production. For EOS, developing the industry is a...

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3D Print Learning Series: 3D Scanning 3D PRINT LEARNING SERIES: 3D SCANNING

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May 17, 2019

3D printing is definitely not magic, although it may seem to be so at times. The truth is that the machines we so fondly cover make only what they are told to make. This is done by preparing a 3D model for printing. 3D models are in fact the most imp...

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PowerPlex 2019: What manufacturers love about their industry POWERPLEX 2019: WHAT MANUFACTURERS LOVE ABOUT THEIR INDUSTRY

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May 17, 2019

When you walk into a room filled with manufacturers, one thing stands out: they really love what they do. You can feel the passion in the air. This was true while walking through the Plex Experience Lab & Solutions Expo, as you listen to conversa...

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Stanley Black & Decker is Reshoring More Production of Craftsman Tools STANLEY BLACK & DECKER IS RESHORING MORE PRODUCTION OF CRAFTSMAN TOOLS

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May 17, 2019

Here at the Alliance for American Manufacturing, we get asked a lot about where to find specific American-made products - and there’s nothing people seem to ask more about than tools. Stanley Black & Decker announced this week that it is mo...

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China vs. Thailand for Manufacturing and a 10+ Year Old Showdown CHINA VS. THAILAND FOR MANUFACTURING AND A 10+ YEAR OLD SHOWDOWN

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May 16, 2019

This is extremely helpful in responding to client inquiries. If a company writes us about what sort of contract they need for manufacturing their products in Vietnam, I send them Overseas Manufacturing Contracts OEM, CM and ODM and then give them a f...

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Carbon fiber-reinforced parts 3D-printed for catamaran CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED PARTS 3D-PRINTED FOR CATAMARAN

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May 16, 2019

Swiss engineering company Scheurer Swiss GmbH Volketswil, Switzerland recently combined 3D printing and years of experience using carbon fiber-reinforced composites for motorsports to develop lighter, stronger bearing cages for the Moonwave catamaran...

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HP 3D Printing Leads The Future of Additive Manufacturing At Hannover Messe 2019 HP 3D PRINTING LEADS THE FUTURE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AT HANNOVER MESSE 2019

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May 15, 2019

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone everywhere - every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experienc...

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The State of Manufacturing THE STATE OF MANUFACTURING

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May 14, 2019

Trends in manufacturing and how they're affecting the current hiring landscape, Trends across industries including Food & Beverage and Retail, Tips for creating an agile and responsive strategy to maintain full employment.

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How the UK is responding to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution HOW THE UK IS RESPONDING TO THE CHALLENGES OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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May 14, 2019

Claudia Vecciolini examines the barriers and opportunities for SMEs as they face up to the challenge to become leaders, not laggards in the race towards digitalisation. Announced in 2018, the Made Smarter programme presents a forward-looking vision o...

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3D Printed Full Color Texture Prototypes Functional Parts Stratasys 3D PRINTED FULL COLOR TEXTURE PROTOTYPES FUNCTIONAL PARTS STRATASYS

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May 14, 2019

A look at a range of 3D printed parts printed on the Stratasys J750 rapid prototoyping 3D printing solution, the world’s only full color and multi-material 3D printer. Featuring Digital ABS Plus, a tough, engineering grade material, Agilus 30, ...

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From Concept to Component - voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers North America FROM CONCEPT TO COMPONENT - VOESTALPINE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTERS NORTH AMERICA

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May 14, 2019

Let voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centers turn your ideas into reality.  Additive Manufacturing Powder, Design, Engineering and Simulation Consultation, Prototyping and Production, Complete Additive Manufacturing Solutions.

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Additive manufacturing with NIT SWIR camera ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH NIT SWIR CAMERA

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May 14, 2019

Through this test, we illustrate how our SWIR camera - WiDy SenS - performs in very high flux scenes of the melt-pool in Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) and Laser Additive Manufacturing processes: True shape and geometry of the Melt pool witho...

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Sintavia Opens Massive Advanced Manufacturing Plant SINTAVIA OPENS MASSIVE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PLANT

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May 14, 2019

Sintavia opened a 55,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility, featuring 3D printing. The Florida-based company specializes in producing components for the aerospace and defense industries and leverages a number of advanced techniques. Their s...

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Sintratec S2 SLS 3D Printing System Ready For Its US Debut At RAPID + TCT SINTRATEC S2 SLS 3D PRINTING SYSTEM READY FOR ITS US DEBUT AT RAPID + TCT

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May 14, 2019

Sintratec is gearing up for RAPID + TCT next week to showcase the capabilities of SLS 3D printing beyond prototyping. North America’s largest 3D printing trade event is coming up quickly, and this Swiss company is ready for another big showing ...

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Health Canada Issues Guidance On 3D Printed Implants HEALTH CANADA ISSUES GUIDANCE ON 3D PRINTED IMPLANTS

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May 14, 2019

Health Canada has issued official guidance for producers of 3D printed medical implants. When they say Guidance it is just that; it is not the law, but is a statement of expectations of the government in the area proscribed. Thus anyone attempting to...

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Learn How Industrial IoT Applications Are Impacting The Manufacturing Industry in 2019 LEARN HOW INDUSTRIAL IOT APPLICATIONS ARE IMPACTING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN 2019

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May 14, 2019

Like everything else these days, the manufacturing world is using more technology to stay abreast of new trends and maintain a competitive edge. By 2020, Business Insider estimates that global manufacturers will invest around $70 billion on IoT techn...

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Playing a vital role in digital manufacturing and the digital thread PLAYING A VITAL ROLE IN DIGITAL MANUFACTURING AND THE DIGITAL THREAD

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May 13, 2019

Thanks to the rapid growth of the Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing Execution Systems are becoming a more important focus of enterprise system technology. Although MES has been available and the technology has continued to evolve and grow ...

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Additive manufacturing for flat panel displays ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS

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May 13, 2019

Innovations in additive manufacturing developed by XTPL enable ultra-precise printing of nanomaterials. Our technology derives from solving interdisciplinary challenges spanning the fields of solid state physics, inorganic chemistry, nanotechnology, ...

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Additive manufacturing for flat panel displays ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS

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May 13, 2019

Modern additive printing has proven to be indispensable for rapid prototyping and it is now making a strong impact on the manufacturing as well. XTPL provides disruptive technology for adding conductive structures on the individual micron scale (1-8 ...

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Slicing for 3D Printing in Additive Manufacturing SLICING FOR 3D PRINTING IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 13, 2019

In 3D printing use Slice to create a file which contains all slices needed for printing. CLI (common layer interface) files are created and then used for 3D printing. The CLI format is widely used by metal printers to produce parts created in additiv...

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How Does Additive Manufacturing Connect the World? HOW DOES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CONNECT THE WORLD?

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May 13, 2019

Workflows are the fundamental elements that define whether a business is productive, profitable and efficient. We love the world of additive, and we built 3YOURMIND software from the ground up to make the AM experience simplified, streamlined and eas...

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Enlightened SPC for Modern Manufacturing ENLIGHTENED SPC FOR MODERN MANUFACTURING

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May 12, 2019

Today’s manufacturers must manage ever-expanding levels of process sophistication while facing increased pressure from both competitors and customers. Statistical process control software provides the means to monitor and improve process and pr...

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RAPID + TCT: Renishaw showcases AM capabilities RAPID + TCT: RENISHAW SHOWCASES AM CAPABILITIES

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May 12, 2019

To share its expertise in medical device manufacturing, global engineering technologies company Renishaw is returning to RAPID + TCT, the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing event in the United States. From the 21st to the 23rd of May 2019, R...

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Metal 3D printing: market will be worth $19B in 2029, says IDTechEx Research METAL 3D PRINTING: MARKET WILL BE WORTH $19B IN 2029, SAYS IDTECHEX RESEARCH

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May 10, 2019

After initial commercialisation in the 1990s, 3D printing metals has witnessed a flurry of interest in recent years. Key players have been quick to capitalise on this demand, enjoying exponential revenue growth since 2013 as a result. The influx of n...

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3D Metalforge ventures out into metal additive manufacturing 3D METALFORGE VENTURES OUT INTO METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 10, 2019

3D Metalforge uses Renishaw's additive manufacturing systems and software to help select a future-proof additive manufacturing system for flexible, high-quality end-use part production. Singapore manufacturing bureau 3D Metalforge has opened the ...

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Australian Labor Party Wants To Reset Local Vehicle Production, Pledges Millions AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY WANTS TO RESET LOCAL VEHICLE PRODUCTION, PLEDGES MILLIONS

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May 10, 2019

In October of 2017, the final car rolled out of a local Australian production facility: a Holden VF Commodore. Ford closed up shop a couple of years prior with Toyota not far behind. Today, the country is without an auto industry. However, the center...

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What are UK manufacturers attitudes towards Smart Factory technologies? WHAT ARE UK MANUFACTURERS ATTITUDES TOWARDS SMART FACTORY TECHNOLOGIES?

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May 09, 2019

In coming months, we will be bringing you extracts from The Manufacturer's Annual Manufacturing Report 2019. This month, we focus on the Smart Factories section sponsored by PwC which tested attitudes and barriers to the adoption of digital manuf...

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Upscaling food and beverage production with Flexicurtain UPSCALING FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION WITH FLEXICURTAIN

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May 09, 2019

Many businesses look for cost-effective and time-efficient ways to maximise food production and the capacity of their current processes and production equipment. Flexicurtain is a simple yet effective solution to help achieve increased production cap...

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Top 10 Technology Trends in Manufacturing TOP 10 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING

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May 09, 2019

Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards. Sustainable alternatives to traditional manufacturing wi...

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Knust-Godwin grows its additive manufacturing capabilities for the oil and gas industry KNUST-GODWIN GROWS ITS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES FOR THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

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May 09, 2019

Knust-Godwin is a precision machining company located in Katy, Texas. It specializes in large, complex parts for oilfield instrumentation. Watch the case study video to find out more about Knust-Godwin expanding its Additive manufacturing (AM), or me...

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Industrialized continuous fiber composite printing in Delft INDUSTRIALIZED CONTINUOUS FIBER COMPOSITE PRINTING IN DELFT

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May 09, 2019

3D printing of continuous fiber-reinforced composites continues to expand and advance. Many new companies and developments have emerged since Markforged announced the Mark One continuous fiber 3D printer in 2014. CEAD Delft, Netherlands was introduce...

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Transform the Customer Experience with Intelligent Field Service Management for Manufacturing TRANSFORM THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE WITH INTELLIGENT FIELD SERVICE MANAGEMENT FOR MANUFACTURING

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May 08, 2019

In the era of the connected customer, delivering a superior, end-to-end customer experience has never been more important, especially for manufacturers. In fact, according to the Customers 2020 report, customer experience has overtaken price and prod...

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The Manufacturer THE MANUFACTURER'S GUIDE TO DIGITAL B2B COMMERCE

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May 08, 2019

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a digital transformation - driven partially by new technological advances, but largely by a massive change in customer expectations. Today, B2B buyers are reluctant to send countless emails back and forth with...

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Measuring the Effects of Post-Processing on Final Quality in 3D Printing MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF POST-PROCESSING ON FINAL QUALITY IN 3D PRINTING

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May 08, 2019

From lightweight, high-strength structures to hyper-realistic prototypes, 3D printing has found its way into a variety of applications. This process of additive manufacturing (AM) is becoming more common in highvolume production of designs with moder...

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EOSTATE Everywhere - Monitoring for Additive Manufacturing Systems EOSTATE EVERYWHERE - MONITORING FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

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May 08, 2019

Monitoring for industrial 3Dprinting processes. EOSTATE Everywhere is the next step towards user friendly machine park monitoring. Real-time information on Machine Park Status and access to current sensor values and pictures.

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People Power-the Driving Force of the Fourth Industrial Revolution PEOPLE POWER-THE DRIVING FORCE OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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May 08, 2019

The technology that is powering the fourth industrial revolution is now widely available and the value is clear-sensor and automation technologies are bringing new opportunities to update brownfield manufacturing sites across sectors and geographies ...

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How to Modernize Manufacturing with Mobile Technology HOW TO MODERNIZE MANUFACTURING WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

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May 07, 2019

Are you on a mission to help your company be more efficient? Are you interested in how you can apply smart factory and Industry 4.0 principles? Well the first place to start is investing in a good foundation. No matter where you are on your journey, ...

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Recyclable black plastic packaging RECYCLABLE BLACK PLASTIC PACKAGING

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May 07, 2019

Together with its supplier Ampacet, a provider of masterbatch, Henkel is developing a solution for black plastic packaging that is fully recyclable. The new packaging material uses an alternative carbon-free black colour, enabling used bottles to be ...

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Tutorial Magics: build preparation for laser sintering and multi-jet fusion TUTORIAL MAGICS: BUILD PREPARATION FOR LASER SINTERING AND MULTI-JET FUSION

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May 07, 2019

In this tutorial we will take you through build preparation for the additive manufacturing technologies laser sintering and multi-jet fusion. The video provides a step-by-step guide for each part of the process: import/conversion, fixing, editing, bu...

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Preparing for Future Manufacturing Talent Shortages PREPARING FOR FUTURE MANUFACTURING TALENT SHORTAGES

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May 07, 2019

When operations are overhauled at a factory or warehouse, or a company starts to deploy new types of technology or equipment, jobs are almost always lost. The goal itself may be to reduce workforce costs-or it may be to improve quality, speed or to a...

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True Cloud vs. Fake Cloud: How Manufacturing Companies Can Tell the Difference TRUE CLOUD VS. FAKE CLOUD: HOW MANUFACTURING COMPANIES CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE

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May 07, 2019

This whitepaper shows you how the cloud can enhance productivity for manufacturers and gives you eight reliable ways to identify true cloud manufacturing software. Your manufacturing firm needs real-time visibility into sales, order management, inven...

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The importance of welding fume protection in the workplace THE IMPORTANCE OF WELDING FUME PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE

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May 06, 2019

The operation of welding fume control equipment is affected by various factors including proper use and positioning of the equipment, maintenance of the equipment, and the specific welding procedure and application.

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Customised AM platforms to fit precise application requirements CUSTOMISED AM PLATFORMS TO FIT PRECISE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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May 06, 2019

The Pro L and XL 3D printers have been developed with greatly increased build volumes over previous FELIX AM platforms. The Pro L can build parts up to 300 x 400 x 400mm, while the Pro XL has a build chamber of 600 x 400 x 600mm. To ensure the qualit...

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Manufacturing & Small Business MANUFACTURING & SMALL BUSINESS

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May 06, 2019

Did you know that 98.6% of manufacturing companies are small businesses? And 75.3% have fewer than 20 employees. Manufacturing businesses create products from raw materials or components either by machines or by hand. Goods are made in plants, factor...

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Additive Manufacturing is going to play a very significant role in the future of nuclear ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS GOING TO PLAY A VERY SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR

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May 06, 2019

Additive manufacturing is a fairly new process of making physical, three-dimensional objects from a computer design file. This allows you to create complex shapes, layer by layer, that can be rapidly prototyped and tested to reduce the time and money...

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Bio-Inspired Metal 3D Printing For Industry? BIO-INSPIRED METAL 3D PRINTING FOR INDUSTRY?

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May 06, 2019

GE has developed a fascinating 3D printed part design that’s partly inspired by biology. The new part is a heat exchanger that is eventually intended to be used in gas turbine electrical generation systems. The idea is to capture the otherwise-...

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Cost-Effective Solution for End-to-End Manufacturing Visibility COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR END-TO-END MANUFACTURING VISIBILITY

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May 04, 2019

Cost pressures on global manufacturers are enormous. Consolidations and driving toward higher efficiency have created extensive manufacturing operations, but at larger scales, the friction from higher volumes of tools, fixtures, raw materials, work-i...

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Unified Production Optimization Architecture UNIFIED PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION ARCHITECTURE

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May 04, 2019

Unified Production Optimization: Improving Margins by Integrating Planning, Scheduling and APC. Unified Production Optimization, an end-to-end solution that bridges the gaps between the economic plan, tactical scheduling and advanced control. With ve...

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Manufacturing a sustainable tomorrow MANUFACTURING A SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW

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May 04, 2019

With rising energy costs adding to pressures of the competitive market, how can American manufacturers not only survive but thrive in today’s global economy? Listen to leading manufacturers who are convinced that sustainable manufacturing is th...

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Accelerate manufacturing throughput ACCELERATE MANUFACTURING THROUGHPUT

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May 03, 2019

A Digital Thread ties together the key design, manufacture and service domains, including product life-cycle management, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management. DXC ties these core components of the...

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3D Printing Is a Solution for Tooling 3D PRINTING IS A SOLUTION FOR TOOLING

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May 03, 2019

Tooling for conventional operations doesn't have to made conventionally. Rather than being made through machining, these welding fixtures are now made via 3D printing. Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski shows this example at Precision Tool Technologi...

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Advanced Manufacturing ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

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May 03, 2019

Advanced Manufacturing for the Seattle-TacomaBellevue, WA MSA. Four of these ownership types - federal, state, and local government and the private sector - together constitute Covered Employment employment covered by the Unemployment Insurance progr...

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Laser Additive Manufacturing LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 02, 2019

Also known as 3D printing, additive manufacturing is the process of joining materials to make objects from a 3D model by adding layer by layer from the bottom up. Advances in digital technology have enabled additive manufacturing to revolutionize ind...

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A World of Possibilities with 3D-Printing A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES WITH 3D-PRINTING

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May 02, 2019

Caterpillar has teamed up again with NASA for the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The challenge is all about finding innovative ways to design and print a habitat that could be used for deep space exploration, including a possible journey to Mars. Thes...

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Manufacturing is a game changer MANUFACTURING IS A GAME CHANGER

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May 02, 2019

In Brevard, the largest contributor to our local economy is manufacturing. Today’s world of modern manufacturing is high tech, automated, within clean environments, with a combination of talented individuals with varying skills and professions....

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Danfoss adds value through additive manufacturing DANFOSS ADDS VALUE THROUGH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 02, 2019

Additive manufacturing is a key building block in Danfoss digitization journey. That creates a need for external production facilities as well as additional knowledge and training in additive manufacturing - they get that in AM-LINE 4.0.

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From condition monitoring to Industry 4.0 FROM CONDITION MONITORING TO INDUSTRY 4.0

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May 01, 2019

Predictive maintenance is a process that has been implemented by numerous stakeholders in the manufacturing industry such as component manufacturers, plant engineers and system operators. The digitisation of production and IoT Internet of things, are...

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3 Questions Manufacturers Ask about Social Media 3 QUESTIONS MANUFACTURERS ASK ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

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May 01, 2019

We get many queries from manufacturers about social marketing - mostly, why and how should I use it - so here are our answers to the most-popular questions manufacturers ask about social media. B2B operations have increasingly embraced social media a...

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6 Manufacturing Awards In 2019 6 MANUFACTURING AWARDS IN 2019

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May 01, 2019

Praise and recognition are essential to a healthy workplace, but awards and ceremonies take those achievements to the next level. Awards help promote your brand, showcase your team's work to company leaders, and look great on your resume. For man...

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Production Accounting & Inventory Management: a Digital Transformation Approach in Mining Operations PRODUCTION ACCOUNTING & INVENTORY MANAGEMENT: A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION APPROACH IN MINING OPERATIONS

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Apr 30, 2019

Inventory of materials, from in situ ore to finished product, is the most important asset of any mining company. Yet many companies still manage, report, and reconcile their inventory using spreadsheets and other manual processes. This leads to inacc...

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How to complement CNC production with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing HOW TO COMPLEMENT CNC PRODUCTION WITH HP MULTI JET FUSION 3D PRINTING

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Apr 30, 2019

CNC is a subtractive manufacturing technology typically used in industries such as aerospace or automotive engineering and machinery/equipment manufacturing. It is well-suited for low-volume part manufacturing in a variety of materials, including met...

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Manufacturing Custom Rollers for Composite Filament Winding MANUFACTURING CUSTOM ROLLERS FOR COMPOSITE FILAMENT WINDING

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Apr 30, 2019

Look inside the lab and learn from Alexander Shaw, a composite automation technician working on a filament winding project, how researchers designed and 3D printed different versions of the custom rollers and worked with the AMRC’s open-access ...

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Six Challenges Facing Modern Manufacturing Companies SIX CHALLENGES FACING MODERN MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

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Apr 30, 2019

There’s no shortage of manufacturing problems in our modern society, from supply shortages to distribution problems and an ever-fluctuating economy. With all of these problems, it can seem like a miracle that we’re ever able to get things...

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This Custom Part Illustrates the Promise of Polymer 3D Printing THIS CUSTOM PART ILLUSTRATES THE PROMISE OF POLYMER 3D PRINTING

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Apr 29, 2019

Plural Additive Manufacturing president Ed Israel describes an application of using plastic to replace a metal component on a motorcycle, saving weight. This small success illustrates a big idea: how 3D printing can expand the opportunities for plast...

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7 Ways To Get Blog Post Ideas For Manufacturing 7 WAYS TO GET BLOG POST IDEAS FOR MANUFACTURING

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Apr 29, 2019

One of the best ways for you to reach out to your customers and provide them with information about your business or manufacturing processes is through valuable marketing content. A blog will not only allow you to provide customers with information, ...

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Vulcanizing the Tire Plant Operations VULCANIZING THE TIRE PLANT OPERATIONS

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Apr 29, 2019

The Tire industry has always been at the forefront of technological innovations, often leading the way, for the rest of the pack. With the emergence of innovative technologies, ultra-modern production facilities and the rising global demand, the sect...

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The Role of ERP in Intelligent Manufacturing THE ROLE OF ERP IN INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING

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Apr 29, 2019

The world of technology has reached a stage where concepts like IoT, ERP, artificial intelligence and more have gained importance. One of the most talked about advancement in the world of IT recently has to be ERP. Enterprise resource planning has de...

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Additive manufacturing: Ceramics ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: CERAMICS

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Apr 26, 2019

The range of applications, material types expands as ceramic additive manufacturing (AM) processes are continuously researched, validated, and implemented. Strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in end-use part production, application, and hardwar...

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Design Guide: Preparing a File for 3D Printing DESIGN GUIDE: PREPARING A FILE FOR 3D PRINTING

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Apr 25, 2019

STL is the standard file type for our 3D Printing software. A mesh resolution of 0.01-0.03mm and a ≤0.016mm chord length produce an optimal STL file. To change your mesh resolution, while saving your file to STL, click on options and choose the re...

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High-Performance Extrusion Systems for FDM 3D Printing HIGH-PERFORMANCE EXTRUSION SYSTEMS FOR FDM 3D PRINTING

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Apr 25, 2019

Veda is a start-up in the field of additive manufacturing founded in 2018 by two students from TU Delft, the leading technical university in the Netherlands. After years of learning from and struggling with the opportunities and limitations of FDM 3D...

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Optimizing machinery parts with Additive Manufacturing OPTIMIZING MACHINERY PARTS WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Apr 25, 2019

The daVINCI Painting Line is the first industrial machine which utilizes additive manufacturing for at least 40% of its parts.  The axle forms part of the system for the liniar movement of one of its four robotic arms. The paint line daVICNI Pai...

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HRSA to Enforce 340B Program Oversight of Drug Manufacturers Next Year and Share 340B Ceiling Prices with Covered Entities HRSA TO ENFORCE 340B PROGRAM OVERSIGHT OF DRUG MANUFACTURERS NEXT YEAR AND SHARE 340B CEILING PRICES WITH COVERED ENTITIES

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Apr 24, 2019

The Health Resources and Services Administration published two announcements in late 2018. The focal point of these announcements surrounds the agency’s plans to heighten oversight of drug manufacturers under the 340B drug pricing program, as w...

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The future of manufacturing is smart, secure and stable THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING IS SMART, SECURE AND STABLE

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Apr 24, 2019

Manufacturers today are seeking efficiencies in production, and the ability to deliver a broader mix of customized products to their customers. They know that staying competitive will require operational processes and production lines to be integrate...

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12 Ways To Improve Your Manufacturing Blog 12 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR MANUFACTURING BLOG

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Apr 24, 2019

A great blog can serve as the foundation of your industrial content marketing strategy and fuel lead generation. If you don’t have a blog, or if the one you have isn’t up to snuff, it may be helpful to go back to the basics and make sure ...

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10 Critical Steps Small & Medium Manufacturers should undertake Today 10 CRITICAL STEPS SMALL & MEDIUM MANUFACTURERS SHOULD UNDERTAKE TODAY

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Apr 23, 2019

These 10 critical steps will help them to automate their workflows, improve their day to day operations, control operational and overhead costs, increase machine, material and manpower utilization, improve supplier and customer relationships, and inc...

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Mind the Gap. Aligning Industry and Academia to Power Additive Manufacturing MIND THE GAP. ALIGNING INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA TO POWER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Apr 23, 2019

For many years, 3D Printing was an abstract concept. The technology could be used to advance innovation, streamline design cycles, and power manufacturing, but there was little or no proof. Industries started to explore how to align additive manufact...

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Grow Light Manufacturing: Gavita & Sun System by Hawthorne Gardening, How it Works GROW LIGHT MANUFACTURING: GAVITA & SUN SYSTEM BY HAWTHORNE GARDENING, HOW IT WORKS

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Apr 23, 2019

Hawthorne is the manufacturer of some of the most iconic brands such as Gavita, Botanicare, Sun System, Can-filter and Titian Controls. From growing at home to growing at scale, Growers Network University  will help you elevate your craft. Two f...

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Niche Cobot for Manufacturing Assembly and Small Material Handling NICHE COBOT FOR MANUFACTURING ASSEMBLY AND SMALL MATERIAL HANDLING

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Apr 22, 2019

The Cobotta weighs only 4 kg. Its six-axis arm can reach 342.5 mm and pick up 0.5kg. It’s designed to be portable, so that the robot can be taken to, for example, a circuit board assembly workbench or a 3D printer and programmed to automate sim...

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Additive Manufacturing: Aerojet Rocketdyne 3-D printing technology & application ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: AEROJET ROCKETDYNE 3-D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATION

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Apr 22, 2019

At Aerojet Rocketdyne, breakthroughs are practically routine but never ordinary. Aerojet Rocketdyne is leading the industry in designing and building aerospace components using 3-D printing technology. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospa...

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Metal 3D Printing with the Desktop Metal Studio System METAL 3D PRINTING WITH THE DESKTOP METAL STUDIO SYSTEM

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Apr 22, 2019

Watch an overview video and learn steps and details about the printing process with the Studio system. The Desktop Metal Studio System is the world’s first affordable, office-friendly metal 3D printing system. Safe and simple to use, the Studio...

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Sanhuan Group is specialized in manufacturing dyes, pigments,resins and additives SANHUAN GROUP IS SPECIALIZED IN MANUFACTURING DYES, PIGMENTS,RESINS AND ADDITIVES

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Apr 22, 2019

Sanhuan Colorchem Group provide and solution for ink, coating, plastics and textiles. Sanhuan Group specialized in manufacture dyes, pigments and resins. the first factory for dyes was found in 1982. now our group has 5 factories and the business act...

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4 Ways Performance Management Benefits the Manufacturing Industry 4 WAYS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT BENEFITS THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Apr 20, 2019

HR technology has continued to make appearances in the manufacturing industry from recent years. Employees play a vital role in operations and the overall success of the industry, so it’s important to keep them wanting to come back to your work...

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Benefits of blockchain in manufacturing industry BENEFITS OF BLOCKCHAIN IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Apr 19, 2019

A lot of new technologies are redefining the way manufacturing industries used to work with their supply-chain management and blockchain is one of them. As blockchain technology continues to advance, the supply chain industry is sure to see the true ...

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HP on Additive Manufacturing for Production HP ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR PRODUCTION

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Apr 19, 2019

HP’s Timothy Weber discusses VW’s plans for making metal parts via AM and the way forward to implementing additive as a production process. Additive Manufacturing magazine began in 2012 as a supplement to Modern Machine Shop magazine. Tod...

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SEO Basics for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies SEO BASICS FOR MANUFACTURERS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES

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Apr 19, 2019

You know you want more new customers, and you know your website is key to getting them to your company, so how can you connect the dots? When you do a Google search, you’re likely to click on a link from one of the first five results. Have you ...

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Early Physician Ally Will Serve as Witness Against Drug Manufacturers EARLY PHYSICIAN ALLY WILL SERVE AS WITNESS AGAINST DRUG MANUFACTURERS

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Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Russell Portenoy, a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an early physician ally of Purdue Pharma LP. whose views helped drive the push for addictive pain relievers for common aches and pains in the United States, has agreed t...

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UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF INDUSTRY 4.0 THROUGH VORTEX DDS UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF INDUSTRY 4.0 THROUGH VORTEX DDS

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Apr 19, 2019

Vortex DDS provides real-time data sharing that flows freely to wherever it’s needed, in the emergent Industry 4.0 environment. A new Industrial Automation Use Case from ADLINK looks at how Vortex DDS underpins a major industrial power plant manageme...

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How to Get Your Perfect Titanium 3D Print HOW TO GET YOUR PERFECT TITANIUM 3D PRINT

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Apr 18, 2019

Are you thinking about 3D printing in titanium? Then this blog post is for you.  We wanted to make sure that you have all the information you need to produce high-quality titanium 3D prints. So let’s get started and learn the basics of DML...

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Can off-site manufacturing solve the UK CAN OFF-SITE MANUFACTURING SOLVE THE UK'S HOUSING CRISIS?

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Apr 17, 2019

Sustainable construction is critically important for the future of the UK.  But as we struggle to get to grips with the latest housing crisis, what can be done to increase manufacturing efficiency, reduce costs and build cleaner, greener homes?&...

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Israeli scientists print 3D heart with human tissue and vessels ISRAELI SCIENTISTS PRINT 3D HEART WITH HUMAN TISSUE AND VESSELS

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Apr 17, 2019

Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel unveiled a 3D printed heart with human tissue and vessels. Fatty tissue taken from patients in a biopsy was used to create the ink for the printout of the heart. Calling it a major breakthrough, scientis...

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Top 3 U.S. Manufacturing Challenges And How To Overcome Them TOP 3 U.S. MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

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Apr 17, 2019

American manufacturing stands at a critical point in its long history - and how industry leaders view and react to the changing landscape will influence its future. As technology, demographics, and economic climate shift, manufacturers must innovate ...

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SolidWorks Mesh Modeling SOLIDWORKS MESH MODELING

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Apr 17, 2019

SolidWorks 2018 introduces new ways you can utilize mesh data offering more possibilities than ever before for a variety of formats such as STL, OBJ and Additive Manufacturing files. First off, graphical mesh geometry now supports material textures a...

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Top 7 Mistakes When Searching MRP / ERP / Manufacturing Software TOP 7 MISTAKES WHEN SEARCHING MRP / ERP / MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

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Apr 16, 2019

Our Customer Success team put together the top 7 mistakes to avoid when searching for ERP / MRP / Manufacturing software. Do you agree with that list? Sitting through demonstrations and trying to decide which solution is the best. It’s like buy...

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Powering the future of metal additive manufacturing at Sandvik POWERING THE FUTURE OF METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AT SANDVIK

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Apr 16, 2019

To strengthen the metal additive manufacturing industry, global engineering company Renishaw has collaborated with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to supply the company with high productivity multi-laser RenAM 500Q systems, which will substantially in...

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4 Reasons Why Manufacturers Use Video Marketing 4 REASONS WHY MANUFACTURERS USE VIDEO MARKETING

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Apr 15, 2019

The most effective content marketing strategies incorporate various types of content, allowing companies to reach users at different stages throughout the buying journey. Offering informative blogs, white papers, eBooks, infographics, case studies, c...

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Amazing Modern Automatic Glass Bottle Manufacturing Process AMAZING MODERN AUTOMATIC GLASS BOTTLE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Apr 15, 2019

The Manufacturing process begins with the raw materials being automatically mixed Sand, Silica, Limestone, Soda Ash and chemicals for colouring fed into a furnace where theyare super-heated and fused. This molten glass or gobs is then poured into dif...

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Enhancements for Additive Manufacturing SOLIDWORKS 2019 ENHANCEMENTS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Apr 15, 2019

In this edition of Javelin's SOLIDWORKS 2019 video series, Application Engineer; Colin Murphy, highlights the new enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2019 for additive manufacturing! Prototyping your designs, just got easier.

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TRUMPF Additive Manufacturing: The process and advantages of Laser Metal Fusion TRUMPF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: THE PROCESS AND ADVANTAGES OF LASER METAL FUSION

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Apr 15, 2019

How does industrial 3D printing actually work? And what are the advantages of this process for me? Answers to these two questions can be found in our small process video on additive manufacturing of components using the Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) proce...

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Fast Extreme Automatic Manufacturing FAST EXTREME AUTOMATIC MANUFACTURING

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Apr 14, 2019

BMW Car Factory - Fast Extreme Automatic Manufacturing. Fast Extreme and Automatic Car Manufacturing Factory, Modern BMW cars Assembly Technology. BMW X2, i8, new BMW X7 and 5- Series Production Assembly Line. Cars Production is Oddly Satisfying.

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Keeping Healthy Foods Flavorful KEEPING HEALTHY FOODS FLAVORFUL

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Apr 11, 2019

Today’s food and beverage manufacturers compete in an unpredictable industry that often seems to be driven by varying consumer preferences. There is a clear understanding that consumers want manufacturers to offer healthier options in a variety...

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10 Stunning 3D Prints in Polyamide 10 STUNNING 3D PRINTS IN POLYAMIDE

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Apr 11, 2019

Polyamide (SLS) is the all-rounder when it comes to 3D printing materials. It can be used for hand-painted sculptures, tech gadget prototypes, stunning fashion and jewelry design, or even pieces of art. Since this nylon plastic comes in 26 different ...

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Designing for Additive Manufacturing: An Overview DESIGNING FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: AN OVERVIEW

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Apr 11, 2019

Additive manufacturing introduces a very different method of creating parts. Learn about designing for additive manufacturing, its pros and cons, and how you can take advantage of the process to improve your design and manufacturing workflow.

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Game of 3D Printing GAME OF 3D PRINTING

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Apr 10, 2019

We got so over excited for season 8 of Game of Thrones that we wracked our brains to find a great excuse to come up with some fun content but how could we relate it to printing, so that our boss didn’t go full mountain on us?? We came up with G...

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Four steps to naming your fabrication business FOUR STEPS TO NAMING YOUR FABRICATION BUSINESS

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Apr 10, 2019

Just-in-Time delivery is an important inventory management process and lean manufacturing technique in supply chain management. It’s also known as the Toyota Production System (TPS). JIT delivery involves ordering and receiving inventory for pr...

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LATICRETE Enters Additive Manufacturing Market with 3D Printing Mortars LATICRETE ENTERS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MARKET WITH 3D PRINTING MORTARS

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Apr 10, 2019

Over the last few years, 3D construction printing, also known as additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping, has gained popularity in the construction industry. This method integrates automation in the building process where buildings and structures...

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What Lean Manufacturing Means in the Age of IoT WHAT LEAN MANUFACTURING MEANS IN THE AGE OF IOT

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Apr 09, 2019

Anyone responsible for manufacturing operations has to deal with a long and growing list of potential headaches. Workforce shortages, high labor costs, inefficient workflows and more can make improving productivity a finish line that never gets close...

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Misconceptions About Sales in the Manufacturing Industry MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SALES IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Apr 09, 2019

Manufacturers are going through a rapid digital change. Our infographic breaks down a few misconceptions about the industry and provides you with an inside look at the transformation of sales within the manufacturing market.

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Improved Continuous 3D Printing IMPROVED CONTINUOUS 3D PRINTING

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Apr 09, 2019

In this video, EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani gives an overview of the dome effect, what causes it, the results it has on accuracy as well as how EnvisionTEC’s Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing technology has conquered it. EnvisionTEC’s ...

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Manufacturing the Invincible MANUFACTURING THE INVINCIBLE

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Apr 09, 2019

Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades, few with more enthusiasm than Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Sandvik Machining Solutions AB (Sandviken, Sweden) decided to test their cutting-edge techniques by building the world&rsq...

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Approaches to Producing Additively Manufactured Concrete Mixtures APPROACHES TO PRODUCING ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED CONCRETE MIXTURES

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Apr 09, 2019

Additive Manufacturing has seen widespread use and growth in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, healthcare, architecture, and more recently concrete technology. With respect to rheological processing of additively manufactured concrete...

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Making a new robot with 3D printing MAKING A NEW ROBOT WITH 3D PRINTING

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Apr 08, 2019

When Bastian Solutions wanted to make an entirely new material handling robot, they turned to Fast Radius to help them manufacture their vision with additive manufacturing 3D printing. In the end, 45 percent of the robot arm will be made using additi...

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3 ways manufacturers can create a platform for future growth 3 WAYS MANUFACTURERS CAN CREATE A PLATFORM FOR FUTURE GROWTH

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Apr 05, 2019

Maturing technologies, human experiences and climate change are crucial to future proofing your manufacturing business. Prasad Satyavolu, chief digital officer, manufacturing & logistics at Cognizant, explains why. Due to a combination of economi...

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3D Printing Delivers New Productivity for 3dprintedparts.com 3D PRINTING DELIVERS NEW PRODUCTIVITY FOR 3DPRINTEDPARTS.COM

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Apr 05, 2019

3Dprintedparts.com, an additive manufacturing service provider in Grand Rapids, MI, is accelerating responsiveness to customer orders with the Figure 4 DLP 3D printers. The super-fast machines along with 3D Sprint fill the gap between prototyping and...

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Going Off-Piste with Customized 3D-Printed Ski Boots GOING OFF-PISTE WITH CUSTOMIZED 3D-PRINTED SKI BOOTS

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Apr 04, 2019

After working on and around slopes for over 28 years, and hearing beyond-countable complaints about painful, but competition-worthy ski boots, Reto Rindlisbacher’s dream was to create the unthinkable for winter sports enthusiasts. He wanted to ...

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Additive Manufacturing: Print to Perform ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: PRINT TO PERFORM

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Apr 04, 2019

This is a long-form demo video that covers the additive manufacturing workflow in 3DEXPERIENCE. The digital thread provided by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform ensures the connection between these powerful and intuitive applications and is key to producing ...

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Five Resources for Women in Welding FIVE RESOURCES FOR WOMEN IN WELDING

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Apr 03, 2019

Education, networking and community all lend a hand to creating strong careers for women in manufacturing. Check out these helpful resources if you’re looking to kick start or advance your career in the trades!

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Improving Mold Design with Cimatron and Metal Additive Manufacturing IMPROVING MOLD DESIGN WITH CIMATRON AND METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Apr 03, 2019

Join B&J Specialty as they reveal their Digital Factory workflow for improving injection mold designs for customers. They do this using Metal Powder Bed Fusion, Cimatron mold and die design software for conformal cooling design, 3D scanning and G...

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3D printing trendsetter shares success secrets 3D PRINTING TRENDSETTER SHARES SUCCESS SECRETS

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Apr 02, 2019

The equipment built by Titan Robotics sets an eye-opening new standard for speed and precision in 3D printing. While the improvement is astounding, the techniques used to achieve it won’t be surprising to anyone familiar with industrial automat...

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Fully automated industrial additive manufacturing FULLY AUTOMATED INDUSTRIAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Apr 01, 2019

The ARBURG AM Factory demonstrates how an IT-networked turnkey system, built around a freeformer 300-3X and a six-axis robot, functionalizes variants of standard gripper plates – in a process that is fully automated according to customer requir...

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Selective Laser Sintering for Production of Large Parts SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING FOR PRODUCTION OF LARGE PARTS

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Mar 29, 2019

SLS offers a production option enabling large, precise plastic parts to be made cost-effectively in quantities generally too low for injection molding. Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski discusses how advances in selective laser sintering have made it co...

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The Future of 3d Printing in 2019 THE FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING IN 2019

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Mar 28, 2019

Right now, 3D printing is an unstoppable force. It wasn’t long when the limited output and printing speed of 3D printers made the service suitable enough for rapid prototyping.

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5 Stunning 3D Prints in Alumide 5 STUNNING 3D PRINTS IN ALUMIDE

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Mar 28, 2019

If the two new colors that were recently launched to spice up your 3D prints in alumide weren’t enough to fuel your imagination, discover 5 outstanding alumide 3D prints in this blog post. Alumide is perhaps the most underrated 3D printing mate...

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Connecting to Additive Manufacturing with SAP and Materialise CONNECTING TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH SAP AND MATERIALISE

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Mar 28, 2019

How can 3D printing impact your business and how can you integrate the technology into your processes? Find out how you'll be able to go from 3D file to printed part on the additive network we are helping to develop with our partner SAP.

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Why should you use CLIP technology for your next project? WHY SHOULD YOU USE CLIP TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT?

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Mar 27, 2019

Are you starting a new 3D printing project and you’re unsure about the technology you should use? Or maybe you’re new to Additive Manufacturing? Let us introduce you to one of the most effective and highly precise 3D printing technologies...

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Which 3D scanner is the best for you? WHICH 3D SCANNER IS THE BEST FOR YOU?

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Mar 27, 2019

Using a 3D scanner can be a good solution to start your 3D printing process. Indeed, to 3D print, it is necessary to get a 3D file! Several possibilities are available: you can design your own 3D design using a 3D modeling software, or get one from t...

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Pharmaceutical manufacturing: the cold truth PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING: THE COLD TRUTH

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Mar 26, 2019

Low-temperature reactions are widely used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Temperatures of approximately -80°C are sufficiently cold for most cGMP requirements, but as Chris Johnson, managing director of miniature bearing supplier SMB Bearings ex...

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Advancing Additive Manufacturing into the Mobility Industry ADVANCING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INTO THE MOBILITY INDUSTRY

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Mar 26, 2019

Future cities will likely be dominated by automated, connected, electrified, and shared vehicles. Automotive customers are demanding greater vehicle personalization and unique ride experiences. Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing is a revolutionary...

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Everything Manufacturers Need to Know About Paid Marketing EVERYTHING MANUFACTURERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PAID MARKETING

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Mar 26, 2019

And if you’ve really been keeping up with our free resources, you would have learned from The Ultimate Guide to Marketing for Manufacturers that the work doesn’t stop after you’ve created content. The marketing magic continues when ...

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3D printing solving denture problem in prison? 3D PRINTING SOLVING DENTURE PROBLEM IN PRISON?

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Mar 26, 2019

3D printing has a lot of benefits to offer to the dental industry. From dental implants to aligners and 3D printed braces, the use of additive manufacturing is really promising in this sector. It could offer new possibilities on different levels, and...

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Welding Processes Risk Management WELDING PROCESSES RISK MANAGEMENT

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Mar 25, 2019

A person conducting a business or undertaking has the primary duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking. A person conducting...

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Additive Manufacturing Trends in Aerospace ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRENDS IN AEROSPACE

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Mar 25, 2019

Josh Parker, DMLS production lead at Protolabs, shares what factors are leading to aerospace companies choosing additive manufacturing over traditional methods like CNC machining and casting.

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Battle of Software: 3ds Max vs MAYA BATTLE OF SOFTWARE: 3DS MAX VS MAYA

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Mar 22, 2019

We know it! The 3D modeling world is actually offering a lot of possibilities and it might sometimes be complicated to see what are the best tools to use for your project. Choosing the perfect 3D modeling software is one of the most important parts o...

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NASA creates special copper alloy for 3D printing rocket parts NASA CREATES SPECIAL COPPER ALLOY FOR 3D PRINTING ROCKET PARTS

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Mar 22, 2019

NASA researchers with the Glenn Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center teamed up to develop GRCop-42, a copper-based high strength alloy with high conductivity. Using powder bed fusion 3D printing, NASA researchers successfully 3D printed n...

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Thales Alenia Space takes 3D printing into series production for satellites and spacecraft THALES ALENIA SPACE TAKES 3D PRINTING INTO SERIES PRODUCTION FOR SATELLITES AND SPACECRAFT

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Mar 22, 2019

We’ve reported before on 3D printing technology being used to make parts for satellites and other spacecraft, and this trend looks set to continue in the future, with Thales Alenia Space being one of the major companies leading the way. The com...

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Additive Manufacturing: Industry Trends and Outlook ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: INDUSTRY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

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Mar 21, 2019

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, technologies create three-dimensional parts from computer-aided design models by successively adding material layer by layer until a physical part is created. While AM technologies have been around since the 19...

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Korean Architect Se Yoon Park Designs Stunning 3D Printed Trees for His Art Installation KOREAN ARCHITECT SE YOON PARK DESIGNS STUNNING 3D PRINTED TREES FOR HIS ART INSTALLATION

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Mar 21, 2019

Armed with the knowledge of 3D modeling and 3D printing, a background in architecture, and the will to liberate his creative mind, Korean designer Se Yoon Park has created a stunning art installation made up of 3D-printed trees. His work imitates the...

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Sushi Singularity to serve 3D printed sushi based on customer SUSHI SINGULARITY TO SERVE 3D PRINTED SUSHI BASED ON CUSTOMER'S SALIVA AND URINE

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Mar 21, 2019

Japanese company Open Meals is fusing science and sushi to create nutrient-rich foods that is tailored to each diner. By using biological samples including saliva, urine, and stool, Open Meals will create a 3D printed sushi based on individual requir...

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3D printing is a technology whose time has come-Al Gore 3D PRINTING IS A TECHNOLOGY WHOSE TIME HAS COME-AL GORE

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Mar 21, 2019

Former Vice President Al Gore told an audience attending a conference sponsored by 3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal that it takes longer than expected for new ways to take hold. Quoting an economist, he said, Things take longer to happen than yo...

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You might soon be able to 3D print wood YOU MIGHT SOON BE ABLE TO 3D PRINT WOOD

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Mar 20, 2019

We are now able to 3D print a lot of different materials, and researchers continue to be interested in the development of new 3D printing materials. Today, let’s talk about this new project of 3D printed wood, developed by researchers from Colu...

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Enhanced Resin Removal for SLA Additive Manufactured Parts. ENHANCED RESIN REMOVAL FOR SLA ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED PARTS.

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Mar 19, 2019

This paper explores a new automated solution that improves on the cumbersome post-printing processes commonly associated with Stereolithography resin removal. This comprehensive solution is anchored by a newly developed detergent chemistry, PG1.2, th...

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CAD vs 3D modeling software: what is the difference? CAD VS 3D MODELING SOFTWARE: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

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Mar 19, 2019

There are hundreds of answers on every forum when someone asks: Which 3D software should I choose? People always list 3D programmes they use, but it’s not that easy to pick the best software for your projects. First of all, you need to know tha...

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The State of Dental 3D Printing THE STATE OF DENTAL 3D PRINTING

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Mar 19, 2019

A smartech report indicated that by 2025, 3d printer sales in dental will exceed milling sales, and that by 2027, over half of all 3d printers in dentistry will be used chairside vs labs vs 88% in labs today. Founded in 2003 as a specialist recruitme...

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Guide to Post-Printing Advanced Polymers GUIDE TO POST-PRINTING ADVANCED POLYMERS

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Mar 18, 2019

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has revolutionized the process of industrial design, prototyping, and production. Applying additive manufacturing technology has made a reality of creating products and components with geometries nev...

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The Ultimate Guide to Marketing for Manufacturers THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MARKETING FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Mar 15, 2019

Marketing isn't a new practice actually it has been around for centuries but for some companies in the industrial space, there is still an opportunity to completely embrace its effectiveness. For industry, marketing isn't just about flashy im...

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3D printing improves smart fabrics 3D PRINTING IMPROVES SMART FABRICS

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Mar 15, 2019

We talked about Additive Manufacturing being used in the fashion industry numerous times. From 3D printed shoes, fabrics and jewelry to software specialized in creating new, innovative solutions for the ultimate wearing comfort. In this blog post, we...

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Metal additive manufacturing: An introduction to HiETA Technologies METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: AN INTRODUCTION TO HIETA TECHNOLOGIES

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Mar 15, 2019

HiETA Technologies specialise in the end-to-end design and manufacture of metal 3d printed components.  World class thermal engineering technology, inspired and enabled by additive manufacturing. Our product portfolio includes high and low tempe...

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AI in Manufacturing AI IN MANUFACTURING

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Mar 14, 2019

AI technologies are injecting much needed productivity and advancement into the manufacturing industry. AI-powered bots are becoming more common on factory floors. Computer vision and machine learning software is improving QA, safety, and maintenance...

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How 3D Printing Won an Oscar HOW 3D PRINTING WON AN OSCAR

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Mar 14, 2019

Austrian designer Julia Koerner had a rather delicious surprise last month: Head Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, with whom Julia collaborated closely, won the Academy Award for her work on Black Panther. The cherry on top: Ruth wore a custom 3D prin...

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Defining Your Part Before Designing Your Part DEFINING YOUR PART BEFORE DESIGNING YOUR PART

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Mar 14, 2019

A major element of defining your part is to consider which type of plastic you’ll want to use. A variety of plastic materials are available. In raw form, they’re called resins. Resins can be combined with other resins or with filler mater...

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Digital Twins Solutions: Enabling the Practical Shift to Digital-Driven Asset Optimisation DIGITAL TWINS SOLUTIONS: ENABLING THE PRACTICAL SHIFT TO DIGITAL-DRIVEN ASSET OPTIMISATION

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Mar 14, 2019

This paper is an overview of how digital twins are becoming increasingly common in manufacturing, aerospace and defence environments.

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3D printing resolution: how to check it and why it’s important 3D PRINTING RESOLUTION: HOW TO CHECK IT AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

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Mar 13, 2019

3D printing resolution is very important to check before you upload your 3D model for 3D printing. When it comes to Additive Manufacturing, the resolution depends on the layer thickness. However, this is not the only factor you have to keep in mind w...

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Seagate Transforms Manufacturing with Deep Learning from Edge to Cloud SEAGATE TRANSFORMS MANUFACTURING WITH DEEP LEARNING FROM EDGE TO CLOUD

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Mar 13, 2019

This video is about NVIDIA, HPE Edgeline and Apollo systems that help factories in leveraging AI Artificial Intelligence to identify real-time data patterns that people might miss. Deep learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, is about enabling...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing site in Huntsville, Alabama MAZDA TOYOTA MANUFACTURING SITE IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

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Mar 13, 2019

The Mazda Toyota Manufacturing site under construction in Huntsville, Alabama, in January 2019. The jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville is expected to create 4,000 jobs and accelerate g...

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Laser Cutting Sheet Metal Parts for Added Precision LASER CUTTING SHEET METAL PARTS FOR ADDED PRECISION

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Mar 13, 2019

At one time, lasers were nothing more than science fiction dreams. In the last 60 years, we’ve transitioned from imaginary cosmic ray guns to harnessing the power of light strategically. Today, lasers are everywhere, in subtle surgical equipmen...

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Moog Additive Manufacturing Internal Capabilities MOOG ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INTERNAL CAPABILITIES

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Mar 13, 2019

Moog leads in expanding process knowledge, equipment capacity, and customer support in metal additive manufacturing. Black-box design, material qualifications, advanced process troubleshooting, and state-of-the-art inspection capabilities are resulti...

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3d Printed TaskMaster Helmet 3D PRINTED TASKMASTER HELMET

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Mar 12, 2019

Hey everyone! My name is Nikko and I'm from California. I build 3d printed armor from video games and movies. I have a channel on YouTube that you can follow to learn more about how to post process and smooth your 3d printed armor so you can have...

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3D Printing vs Electroforming: What s the Difference? 3D PRINTING VS ELECTROFORMING: WHAT S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Mar 12, 2019

3D Printing is a popular Additive Manufacturing process. Electroforming, while less known, is also a typical Additive Manufacturing process. What's the difference between 3D Printing and Electroforming then? Watch this comparison video to find ou...

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Two Brand Spankin New Colors For 3D Printing In Alumide To Inspire You TWO BRAND SPANKIN NEW COLORS FOR 3D PRINTING IN ALUMIDE TO INSPIRE YOU

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Mar 11, 2019

What would you print in Bordeaux? What about Petrol Blue? Well now you can get prints in these two colors for 3D printing in Alumide thanks to yours truly. Overnight, we went from offering six colors to eight, with Bordeaux and Petrol Blue joining ou...

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What is hybrid manufacturing? WHAT IS HYBRID MANUFACTURING?

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Mar 11, 2019

Have you ever heard about hybrid manufacturing technologies? We hear more and more about this new process, often seen as a little revolution. This process is using both subtractive and additive manufacturing. But why is this manufacturing process so ...

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The New Age of Manufacturing THE NEW AGE OF MANUFACTURING

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Mar 11, 2019

Walk across the spotlessly clean and well-lit floors of Pratt & Whitney’s 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant in North Berwick, Maine, and you’ll pass by dozens of closed-door CNC machines, each the size of a large refrigerator....

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IoT in Tyre Manufacturing Process IOT IN TYRE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Mar 08, 2019

Many tire companies of today are turning to IoT for measuring, analyzing, and controlling the usage of consumables and indirect materials, a significant part of the investment. They also prefer IIoT to bring complete process traceability using produc...

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Is Boeing’s 787 Production Rate Sustainable? IS BOEING’S 787 PRODUCTION RATE SUSTAINABLE?

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Mar 08, 2019

Boeing plans to increase production of the 787 to a rate of 14 per month in 2019. The company delivered 145 aircraft in 2018, up from 136 in 2017, and looks to be on track to make its goal for the new year. The move is not without risk. Production of...

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McLaren debuts track-only production Senna GTR after all 75 have been purchased MCLAREN DEBUTS TRACK-ONLY PRODUCTION SENNA GTR AFTER ALL 75 HAVE BEEN PURCHASED

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Mar 08, 2019

McLaren designed the Senna to be a track car that was just barely legal enough to drive on public streets. Hinderances such as safety restrictions keep it from being the full-out ballistic projectile it was born to be. So McLaren asked the question, ...

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Acura bringing near-production-ready concept sedan to Pebble Beach ACURA BRINGING NEAR-PRODUCTION-READY CONCEPT SEDAN TO PEBBLE BEACH

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Mar 08, 2019

Three years ago Acura turned many heads with the Precision concept. Said to be the future of Acura design language, the latest RDX crossover is the most full-bodied expression of the Precision Crafted Performance design language. The rest of the rang...

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Wondering how to 3D print faster? With light! WONDERING HOW TO 3D PRINT FASTER? WITH LIGHT!

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Mar 07, 2019

Additive Manufacturing is the perfect solution for low-volume production. It doesn’t require expensive molds and gives you new design freedom to improve your products. It can produce highly complex, accurate and fully functional parts in a shor...

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Lightweight CoroMill 390 produced with additive manufacturing LIGHTWEIGHT COROMILL 390 PRODUCED WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Mar 07, 2019

Long overhang milling can be a vibration-prone application. The lightweight CoroMill 390 cutter, in combination with Silent Tool's adaptors, is developed to overcome this challenge. When designing lightweight CoroMill 390, the material has been t...

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8 Manufacturing Content Marketing Ideas 8 MANUFACTURING CONTENT MARKETING IDEAS

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Mar 06, 2019

So you’ve realized that your old traditional and digital marketing business tactics just weren’t working, and you’ve taken steps to get your inbound marketing program off the ground. Great! To refresh, inbound marketing focuses on c...

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Prototyping and Manufacturing Services to Help Satisfy Modern Market Expectations PROTOTYPING AND MANUFACTURING SERVICES TO HELP SATISFY MODERN MARKET EXPECTATIONS

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Mar 06, 2019

Design and manufacturing expectations keep escalating. There’s a heightened consumer desire for variety, customization, automation, and technological innovation. Manufacturers across all industries want parts that are more durable, lighter-weig...

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Dental hybrid manufacturing DENTAL HYBRID MANUFACTURING

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Mar 06, 2019

We’re transforming the dental industry with our partners Follow-Me, Datron and Fresdental and offering a dental hybrid manufacturing solution, that combines the advantages of additive manufacturing with subtractive technology-offering the best ...

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Why This 3D Light Printer Is A HUGE Game Changer WHY THIS 3D LIGHT PRINTER IS A HUGE GAME CHANGER

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Mar 06, 2019

Computed Axial Lithography is the first printer of it's kind. It can shape objects, all-at-once, using specialized synthetic resin and rays of light. The speed, geometry, and surface quality limitations of additive processes are linked to the rel...

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Generator Manufacturing Infographic GENERATOR MANUFACTURING INFOGRAPHIC

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Mar 05, 2019

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Motor And Generator Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global motor and generator manufacturing market, and provid...

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Mercedes EQV electric van concept debuts, will spawn production version MERCEDES EQV ELECTRIC VAN CONCEPT DEBUTS, WILL SPAWN PRODUCTION VERSION

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Mar 05, 2019

Fully electric vans aren't all the rage yet, but Mercedes is trying to change that with its EQV Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Mercedes promises this concept is going to spawn an extremely similar production vehicle. The specs on the concept a...

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How can we use 3d printing for telecommunication? HOW CAN WE USE 3D PRINTING FOR TELECOMMUNICATION?

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Mar 04, 2019

Telecommunication is all around us, from our phones, WiFi, public transportation to space exploration, it connects people around the globe. Considering how widely used this technology is, there is always room for improvements. We need faster internet...

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Additive Manufacturing with 3D Screen Printing ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH 3D SCREEN PRINTING

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Mar 04, 2019

Get to know the additive manufacturing technology 3D Screen Printing and learning how to print three-dimensional components. Additive manufacturing using 3D screen printing. Additive manufacturing is an interesting technique for the manufacture of in...

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How Additive Manufacturing Is Advancing the Space Industry HOW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS ADVANCING THE SPACE INDUSTRY

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Mar 04, 2019

By making launch vehicles more efficient and easier to manufacture, AM lets small companies play a significant role in space. Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski discusses this with Max Haot, CEO of Launcher, and Ankit Saharan, R&D and applications de...

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Multi-axis Additive Manufacturing with 5axismaker 5xm MULTI-AXIS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH 5AXISMAKER 5XM

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Mar 04, 2019

The Directional Composites through Manufacturing Innovation (DiCoMI) project aims to bring together leading innovators from across Europe, and beyond, to develop a new method of producing composite material parts with optimized fibre directionality. ...

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3D printing for mechanical engineering 3D PRINTING FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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Mar 01, 2019

You know it, applications of additive manufacturing are numerous. Today we are going to focus on the mechanical engineering applications of this cutting edge technology. Do you know that 3D printing could help you on many levels for your mechanical p...

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The New World of Thermoplastic Manufacturing THE NEW WORLD OF THERMOPLASTIC MANUFACTURING

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Feb 28, 2019

Selective Laser Sintering technology is at the heart of a growing trend in mass custom manufacturing as well as functional prototyping. The right additive technologies, materials and finishes are transforming manufacturing. Digital-direct thermoplast...

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Streamlining additive manufacturing for spinal implants STREAMLINING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR SPINAL IMPLANTS

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Feb 28, 2019

Global engineering company, Renishaw, collaborated with two innovative technology companies to demonstrate the capability of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce lightweight titanium spinal implants that mimic the mechanical proper...

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Stratasys Consulting Looks at Additive Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 STRATASYS CONSULTING LOOKS AT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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Feb 27, 2019

Industry 4.0: Is this fourth industrial revolution just another buzzword boardrooms use while the machine shop is knee deep in oil & swarf? Meanwhile, nobody’s bothered to do a proper inventory in the stockroom, so we’ve run out of ma...

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Choose the most robust 3D printing material CHOOSE THE MOST ROBUST 3D PRINTING MATERIAL

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Feb 27, 2019

There are so many 3D printing materials to choose from that it might be overwhelming. Which one would be best for your production? It might be a hard call to make. To help you we’ve written about available materials, their properties, and possi...

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The medical applications of 3D scanning: What is possible? THE MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF 3D SCANNING: WHAT IS POSSIBLE?

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Feb 27, 2019

We talk a lot about 3D printing in the medical industry, from 3D printed knee replacements to hearts. But there is much more to discover within 3D technologies. For instance, 3D scanning. This technique enables doctors around the world to literally l...

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3D printed sponge to help cure cancer 3D PRINTED SPONGE TO HELP CURE CANCER

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Feb 27, 2019

A 3D printed sponge to soak up chemo drugs… Does it sound impossible for you? You certainly know it by reading our blog, 3D printing technology is now really revolutionizing the medical industry, from treatments testing to 3D printed organs. T...

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3D Printing Price - Is 3D Printing Expensive? 3D PRINTING PRICE - IS 3D PRINTING EXPENSIVE?

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Feb 27, 2019

3D printing service prices depend on several factors including technology and the type of material or filament used. This page will give you an overview of how much to charge for 3D printing services. Do you know that 3D printing goes beyond printing...

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Amazing Manufacturing Process Carbonated Beverages AMAZING MANUFACTURING PROCESS CARBONATED BEVERAGES

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Feb 27, 2019

A modern manufacturing process of carbonated soft drinks: Water is a foundation of every soft drink, so much care needs to be taken for it to be cleaned from any impurities organic matter, suspended particles and bacteria and stabilized to the desire...

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The benefits of UV curing in 3D modelling THE BENEFITS OF UV CURING IN 3D MODELLING

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Feb 26, 2019

Design teams test the aerodynamics of a Formula 1 car by putting a prototype in a wind tunnel. Using a full-size model in the testing process can be expensive and time-consuming, so development engineers often use smaller scale 3D models during testi...

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Stratasys and Materialise Joining Forces to Boost Point-of-Care 3D Printing STRATASYS AND MATERIALISE JOINING FORCES TO BOOST POINT-OF-CARE 3D PRINTING

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Feb 21, 2019

For decades, Medical 3D Printing has been enabling a more personalized approach to patient care. But for decades, it’s been a quiet player on the sidelines, leveraged in relatively few specialties and called on as an additional planning tool fo...

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3D Printing in the construction industry: The Best Projects 3D PRINTING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: THE BEST PROJECTS

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Feb 21, 2019

We already talked about a family moving into a 3D printed house in France. In the other real-life examples, we will introduce you to some stunning projects from the Netherlands, Dubai’s 3D printed offices which were a pioneer for office archite...

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Top 5 3D printed sports safety equipment projects: what is possible? TOP 5 3D PRINTED SPORTS SAFETY EQUIPMENT PROJECTS: WHAT IS POSSIBLE?

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Feb 20, 2019

Done professionally or as a hobby, sports are fun, however, they can be also highly dangerous. Therefore we have to constantly look at how to improve our safety. By 2025 the sports safety equipment market will be worth over 90 Billion US dollars and ...

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Meet the longest 3D printed bridge in the world MEET THE LONGEST 3D PRINTED BRIDGE IN THE WORLD

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Feb 20, 2019

In the construction industry, 3D printing is constantly improving, allowing for the creation of more and more outstanding architectural projects. In this blog post, we are going to tell you about a new success: The longest 3D printed bridge in the wo...

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Boost your Kickstarter campaign using 3D printing! BOOST YOUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN USING 3D PRINTING!

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Feb 20, 2019

Using Kickstarter and Indigogo are great new ways for startups to present their products to the public and to their future customers. This way, people interested in the project can invest money in it. To make your Kickstarter campaign worth it, and m...

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Four ways 3D printing will disrupt logistics FOUR WAYS 3D PRINTING WILL DISRUPT LOGISTICS

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Feb 19, 2019

The revolution of 3D printing has been transforming many industries, with recent developments in aerospace, manufacturing, health and even the food industry there isn’t an industry untouched by the technological development of additive manufact...

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3D printing the future of aircraft 3D PRINTING THE FUTURE OF AIRCRAFT

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Feb 19, 2019

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is not a new concept. First conceived in the late 1980s, it’s only in recent years that it has taken flight. Additive manufacturing is used in daily life, but developments are making it more accessible fo...

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The Outlook for Automation and Manufacturing Jobs in Seven Charts THE OUTLOOK FOR AUTOMATION AND MANUFACTURING JOBS IN SEVEN CHARTS

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Feb 19, 2019

Over the last decade, the prospect of mass automation has seemingly shifted from a vague possibility to an inescapable reality. While it’s still incredibly difficult to estimate the ultimate impact of automation and AI on the economy, the pictu...

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10 Insane Benefits of 3D Printing 10 INSANE BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING

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Feb 14, 2019

3D printing offers tons of benefits in the fields of medicine, engineering, and business. This page will help you understand and appreciate the different 3D printing applications. What to make with a 3d printer? What can you print with a 3d printer? ...

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Digital Manufacturing Strikes a Chord with New Guitar Pick Design DIGITAL MANUFACTURING STRIKES A CHORD WITH NEW GUITAR PICK DESIGN

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Feb 14, 2019

A guitar pick is a simple design, right? It’s just a flat piece of flexible plastic, after all. Well, Paul Holcomb, founder of Bog Street LLC and designer of the LEAP series of guitar picks, begs to differ. He has reimagined the guitar pick wit...

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3D printing tissue in space! 3D PRINTING TISSUE IN SPACE!

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Feb 13, 2019

We recently talked about Additive Manufacturing in space projects, such as colonizing Mars with 3D printed habitats or using moon dust for Additive Manufacturing applications. It’s also no news that Additive Manufacturing is broadly used in the...

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How to choose the best 3D printing service? HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST 3D PRINTING SERVICE?

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Feb 13, 2019

A lot of companies are offering their additive manufacturing services and you might feel a bit lost. In this blog post, we will help you choose the best 3D printing service for your project. What criteria should you take into account to choose your 3...

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The State of Training in 2019: Industrial Skills THE STATE OF TRAINING IN 2019: INDUSTRIAL SKILLS

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Feb 13, 2019

In fact, 25% of employers in manufacturing have said they’ve already lost revenue due to unfilled vacancies, and many are offering extended overtime pay to existing workers at they struggle to keep production lines running. Learn how employers ...

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Designing for Sheet Metal Fabrication DESIGNING FOR SHEET METAL FABRICATION

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Feb 12, 2019

Sheet metal is one of the most versatile materials in the manufacturing industry. It’s made from steel, aluminum, brass, copper, tin, nickel, titanium, or precious metals. It ranges in thickness from wispy leaf through light foil to heavy plate...

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Andretti Autosport Shifts into High Performance Additive Manufacturing with Stratasys ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT SHIFTS INTO HIGH PERFORMANCE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH STRATASYS

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Feb 12, 2019

Andretti Autosports, a top performer in IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, and FIA Formula E competitive auto racing, today revealed the team will leverage high-performance FDM 3D Printers and materials from Stratasys. Stratasys 3D Printing solutions will ...

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Emerging Trends In Additive Manufacturing EMERGING TRENDS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Feb 12, 2019

Now that Additive Manufacturing (AM) has traversed the Hype Cycle to the Path of Enlightenment, an increasing number of manufacturing concerns are focused on learning how to leverage the benefits of AM to bolster the strength of their value streams. ...

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Think about postprocessing when designing 3D-printed parts THINK ABOUT POSTPROCESSING WHEN DESIGNING 3D-PRINTED PARTS

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Feb 12, 2019

Few would argue that cost-effective and efficient postprocessing of 3D-printed parts is a necessary aspect of the industry’s continued growth. Yet it’s important to recognize that postprocessing is far more effective if it’s conside...

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The 4 Questions Your Industrial Manufacturing Marketing Agency Should Answer in Order to Keep Your Business THE 4 QUESTIONS YOUR INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING MARKETING AGENCY SHOULD ANSWER IN ORDER TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS

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Feb 12, 2019

Partnering with an industrial manufacturing marketing agency may be just what your business needs to boost growth and achieve goals. However, once you’ve established a partnership with an agency, you must make sure they are delivering an ROI re...

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Putting customers at the centre of the OEM supply chain PUTTING CUSTOMERS AT THE CENTRE OF THE OEM SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 11, 2019

Around the world, original equipment manufacturers have earmarked their supply-chain operations for digital transformation. The reasons for this technological undertaking are clear: manufacturers are on a mission to improve customer service and build...

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Can CAN'T MISS INDUSTRY 4.0, DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SESSIONS AT LIVEWORX 19!

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Feb 11, 2019

Manufacturing teams are all striving for continuous improvement - more output, better quality, lower costs, increased flexibility, and agility, etc. There is a global wave of digital transformation in manufacturing, commonly referred to as Industry 4...

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A Convergence of Construction and Manufacturing A CONVERGENCE OF CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING

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Feb 11, 2019

At Autodesk University (AU) last November, it was not surprising that several speakers representing the company, including CEO Andrew Anagnost, discussed the convergence of design and manufacturing. This has been a theme at several prior sessions of ...

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Embedded intelligence in Manufacturing EMBEDDED INTELLIGENCE IN MANUFACTURING

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Feb 09, 2019

An overview of the evolutions in manufacturing technologies, information technology evolutions in the manufacturing sector and manufacturing trends against the backdrop of IT and OT convergence and changing smart manufacturing processes and prioritie...

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A Sheet Metal Materials Comparison: Galvanized vs. Galvannealed Steel A SHEET METAL MATERIALS COMPARISON: GALVANIZED VS. GALVANNEALED STEEL

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Feb 08, 2019

Two of the most popular forms of carbon steel for manufacturing-galvanized and galvannealed-start with the same process, but that’s where the similarities end. The difference between these two is the addition of an important manufacturing step ...

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What does today’s political environment mean for additive manufacturing in the U.S.? WHAT DOES TODAY’S POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT MEAN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN THE U.S.?

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Feb 08, 2019

For those utopians starry-eyed about emerging 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, former President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm was rather encouraging. As a new era has dawned in the White House, what is helping and hindering the...

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New manufacturing report shows how worker turnover costs the industry NEW MANUFACTURING REPORT SHOWS HOW WORKER TURNOVER COSTS THE INDUSTRY

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Feb 08, 2019

There have been plenty of discussions lately around the mounting skills gap dilemma facing manufacturing and fabricating industries. It’s quite a different conversation compared to a decade ago, though. Between late 2007 and 2010, the U.S. econ...

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5 Manufacturing Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 5 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Feb 07, 2019

Steady industry growth was a trend for manufacturers in 2018. According to a recent Forbes report, U.S. manufacturing has rebounded since the Great Recession, with a gain of 1.1 million jobs over the last eight years. Those numbers are expected to cl...

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5 easy steps to start a jewelry business 5 EASY STEPS TO START A JEWELRY BUSINESS

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Feb 06, 2019

Jewelry has been around for centuries, it has already been known in ancient Egypt as the archeology shows. Starting your own jewelry business might seem overwhelming, but it’s not as hard as you might think. To help you out we prepared for you ...

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Let’s 3D print flexible materials! LET’S 3D PRINT FLEXIBLE MATERIALS!

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Feb 06, 2019

Are you looking for a way to manufacture flexible objects? Do you that you can use additive manufacturing technology for these projects? By using 3D printing you will have several possibilities to create your flexible parts. Are you looking for rubbe...

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Shrinking 3D printed objects to 10 times their original size? SHRINKING 3D PRINTED OBJECTS TO 10 TIMES THEIR ORIGINAL SIZE?

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Feb 06, 2019

Creating objects at the nanoscale is not the easiest thing to do. Thankfully, a lot of researchers are already trying to make new progress on it. Today, let’s talk about a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the ...

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Keeping up with education, keeping up with manufacturing KEEPING UP WITH EDUCATION, KEEPING UP WITH MANUFACTURING

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Feb 06, 2019

After high school graduation and a few years at a technical school, or maybe four years at a university, you’re done, right? Racking up 14 to 16 years in classrooms, full-time, should be more than enough for a career, shouldn’t it? How mu...

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3D printing technology to reduce production time and costs in passenger car Manufacturing 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE PRODUCTION TIME AND COSTS IN PASSENGER CAR MANUFACTURING

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Feb 05, 2019

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Passenger Car global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global passenger car market, and provides information on the market characteris...

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Manufacturing Trends for 2019 and What They Tell us about the Future MANUFACTURING TRENDS FOR 2019 AND WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT THE FUTURE

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Feb 05, 2019

The increasing availability of cloud services keeps redefining what’s possible in the manufacturing world. The Cloud enables us to collect much greater data quantities than before, leading to all-round connectivity between ops, people and asset...

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Going beyond way beyond entry-level workload automation GOING BEYOND WAY BEYOND ENTRY-LEVEL WORKLOAD AUTOMATION

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Feb 05, 2019

The benefits of automating repetitive operational procedures are clear, at least in theory. Workload automation can provide improved process efficiency, better visibility and allow a more agile response to an ever-changing technological landscape. Bu...

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5 Quick Tips For Improving Quality Control On Your Shop Floor 5 QUICK TIPS FOR IMPROVING QUALITY CONTROL ON YOUR SHOP FLOOR

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Feb 04, 2019

Even if you think your operation couldn't get better, there's always room for improvement. Thanks to rapidly developing technology, you have new options to implement quality control on your shop floor. With a few tweaks to your process, you c...

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55 Amazing 3D Printer Projects You Can Make In 2019 55 AMAZING 3D PRINTER PROJECTS YOU CAN MAKE IN 2019

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Feb 03, 2019

Are you looking for 3d printing projects you can make at home? Are you aware of the wonders that this little machine can do for you? 3D printing is a powerful technology. It allows you to bring to life anything you have in mind. With 3D printing tech...

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How to Turn Hours Into Minutes with 3D Post-Print Automation: A Success Story HOW TO TURN HOURS INTO MINUTES WITH 3D POST-PRINT AUTOMATION: A SUCCESS STORY

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Feb 03, 2019

The best way to demonstrate the transformative benefits of 3D post-print automation is through a customer’s real-world success story. This prominent consumer goods company utilizes multiple additive manufacturing technologies within their proto...

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ISM reports show continued manufacturing growth ISM REPORTS SHOW CONTINUED MANUFACTURING GROWTH

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Feb 02, 2019

January’s jobs report released on Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that U.S. companies added around 304,000 jobs last month and average hourly wages grew 3.2 percent for private-sector workers from one year ago. The unemp...

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3D printing pioneers: Top 10 industries utilizing Additive Manufacturing 3D PRINTING PIONEERS: TOP 10 INDUSTRIES UTILIZING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Feb 01, 2019

From Selective Laser Sintering to Direct Metal Laser Sintering, 3D printing offers the ultimate solutions to many production needs and requirements. You can choose from a variety of materials depending on their properties, strengths, colors, melting ...

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A metal AM expert dishes on powder and system improvements A METAL AM EXPERT DISHES ON POWDER AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS

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Feb 01, 2019

Metal 3D printing crosses markets. And those in machining, fabrication, and other areas of conventional manufacturing have been paying attention. A high-end, previously machined part could be totally redesigned to take advantage of all that additive ...

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3D Printed Realism from Stratasys Helps Bring Ancient Artifacts to Life 3D PRINTED REALISM FROM STRATASYS HELPS BRING ANCIENT ARTIFACTS TO LIFE

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Jan 30, 2019

Stratasys and Google Arts and Culture are re-imagining some of the world’s most cherished artifacts and historical monuments through additive manufacturing. Using the Stratasys J750 3D Printer, historians can now re-create ancient artifacts and...

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3D printing glass: A new challenge 3D PRINTING GLASS: A NEW CHALLENGE

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Jan 30, 2019

More and more materials are 3D printable and today, we are going to talk about 3D printed glass developed by MIT’s scientists. Researchers, 3D printer manufacturers, everybody knows that the potential of 3D printing can be increased with a grow...

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How 3D printed robotic arms could help you HOW 3D PRINTED ROBOTIC ARMS COULD HELP YOU

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Jan 30, 2019

Additive manufacturing and robotics are really getting along. In 2018 we talked about seriously impressive 3D printed robot projects on our blog. Today we are going to focus on 3D printed robotic arms. From industrial machines to 3D printed prostheti...

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De-Risking Manufacturing for Digital Transformation DE-RISKING MANUFACTURING FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jan 30, 2019

For the past few years, one of the biggest trends in manufacturing is Digital Transformation. Most manufacturers have created some type of Digital Transformation roadmap, started their search for relevant use cases, and in some instances, began their...

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The Maturity of Manufacturers in E-Commerce THE MATURITY OF MANUFACTURERS IN E-COMMERCE

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Jan 30, 2019

Manufacturers have taken different strategies over the years to adapt to the proliferation of online channels and the constant evolution of consumer behavior. Some manufacturers were early to embrace direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales. Some are still lea...

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Attracting New Diverse Workers to New Manufacturing Jobs ATTRACTING NEW DIVERSE WORKERS TO NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS

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Jan 30, 2019

Sandi Bouckley is the CEO and Executive Director of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. We asked her about the challenge of creating awareness of the new, high-quality jobs in the manufacturing industry.

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Why Small To Mid-Sized Manufacturers Should Consider Modeling & Simulation Software WHY SMALL TO MID-SIZED MANUFACTURERS SHOULD CONSIDER MODELING & SIMULATION SOFTWARE

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Jan 29, 2019

Modeling and Simulation is defined as an imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system. In other words, a simulation in practice is a way to evaluate virtual scenarios using a process model to mitigate the risk of an investment. This m...

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7 Steps To Take When Digitalizing Your Manufacturing Operations 7 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN DIGITALIZING YOUR MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

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Jan 29, 2019

The digitalization of your manufacturing operations is an essential component of not only working to improve operational efficiencies today – but also preparing for what’s next.  Define specific objectives based on the level of autom...

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The Curious Path to Industry 4.0 THE CURIOUS PATH TO INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 29, 2019

Change is not a word that many people think of when it comes to the manufacturing industry. Words like precise, quality, reliability, efficiency are more commonly associated with manufacturing. But change is happening, and it’s increasing in sp...

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Why Additive’s Ramp to Production Requires a New Way to Surface Finish WHY ADDITIVE’S RAMP TO PRODUCTION REQUIRES A NEW WAY TO SURFACE FINISH

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Jan 28, 2019

Surface finish is fundamental to the performance and appearance of any customer-ready part. For example, in the way of performance, an uneven surface can create aerodynamic drag that is the difference in a part meeting or failing a critical test. In ...

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Why Data First is the Game-Changer for Manufacturing Analytics WHY DATA FIRST IS THE GAME-CHANGER FOR MANUFACTURING ANALYTICS

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Jan 28, 2019

What is the ideal operating speed for your stamping press to deliver the highest productivity? What’s the optimum clean-in-place interval for the vats in your beverage production line? Your operators are running an asset hard. What’s the ...

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The use of additive manufacturing will grow rapidly THE USE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WILL GROW RAPIDLY

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Jan 28, 2019

The town I live in is home to four companies involved with additive manufacturing: a builder of 3D printers, an international distributor of resins, a multinational consultancy, and a 3D printer of small toys. That certainly doesn’t make the to...

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UMD engineers create smallest-ever 3D printed fluidic circuit element UMD ENGINEERS CREATE SMALLEST-EVER 3D PRINTED FLUIDIC CIRCUIT ELEMENT

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Jan 28, 2019

A team of engineers at the University of Maryland has created the smallest-ever 3D printed fluidic circuit element. Fluidic circuits are a lot like electrical circuits, where different components of a circuit board control and direct the flow of flui...

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Ica & Kostika launches luxury 3D printed Exobiology shoe collection ICA & KOSTIKA LAUNCHES LUXURY 3D PRINTED EXOBIOLOGY SHOE COLLECTION

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Jan 28, 2019

A luxury footwear brand called Ica & Kostika has used 3D printing technology to create a range of shoes which it dubbed as its Exobiology collection. Inspired by nature, the shoes are shaped and designed to comfortably fit the natural form of the...

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Nascar driver Brad Keselowski started a 3D printing company NASCAR DRIVER BRAD KESELOWSKI STARTED A 3D PRINTING COMPANY

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Jan 28, 2019

Nascar was an early adopter of 3D printing because it enables their engineers to prototype faster, testing more design iterations to determine what makes the car go the faster. The drivers are often involved in the testing process and thus exposed to...

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Manufacturers Face Rising Healthcare Costs MANUFACTURERS FACE RISING HEALTHCARE COSTS

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Jan 28, 2019

American manufacturers are facing another big threat to growth and profitability in the future. It is the threat of rising healthcare costs. Both the costs of insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise. Many people and companies are asking w...

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The 3 best solutions to get a 3D model for 3D printing THE 3 BEST SOLUTIONS TO GET A 3D MODEL FOR 3D PRINTING

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Jan 25, 2019

One of the questions we are constantly asked as a 3D printing service is how to get a 3D model for 3D printing. Indeed, you may want to start using 3D printing technology, but you don’t know how to get a 3D model. Here are three ways to get the...

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25 KPI Examples For Manufacturing Companies 25 KPI EXAMPLES FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

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Jan 25, 2019

Because Rhythm strategy execution software acts as a framework for pulling together into one single system many improvement initiatives and management tools that are popular among manufacturing companies, many of our most successful clients come from...

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3D-printed faucet wins design award 3D-PRINTED FAUCET WINS DESIGN AWARD

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Jan 25, 2019

Kallista’s Grid bathroom faucet and Cube handles are stunning examples of minimalist design. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Kallista, part of the Kohler (Wis.) Decorative Products Group, recently received a Good Design Award from...

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3D printed magnetic mesh robots can reshape and grab objects while floating on water 3D PRINTED MAGNETIC MESH ROBOTS CAN RESHAPE AND GRAB OBJECTS WHILE FLOATING ON WATER

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Jan 25, 2019

A study out of North Carolina State University investigates a process for 3D printing soft robotics that can be controlled with magnetic fields. Soft robotics is a subfield where robotic objects are constructed of materials that mimic tissues of livi...

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Researchers use multimaterial 3D printing to create first fast-response, stiffness-tunable soft actuator RESEARCHERS USE MULTIMATERIAL 3D PRINTING TO CREATE FIRST FAST-RESPONSE, STIFFNESS-TUNABLE SOFT ACTUATOR

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Jan 25, 2019

The standard robot (overlord) is usually equipped with rigid actuators, also known as grippers; they may have a soft coating to limit scratching the surface of whatever object the robot is interacting with, but ultimately the actuators have to be rel...

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Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Circular Economy HARNESSING THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Jan 24, 2019

The technological advancements of the last 100 years have helped society thrive - life expectancy at birth has risen globally from 48 in 1955 to 72 years and GDP per capita grew on average about 1.9% per year since the 1960s. Around the world, a rapi...

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The Top Three Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2019 THE TOP THREE PRIORITIES FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN 2019

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Jan 24, 2019

Manufacturing companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2019 by focusing on three key areas. Deloitte has released the results of its annual manufacturing industry outlook report, which finds that the optimism from 2017 and 2018 will c...

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Guide to Welding & Fume Extraction GUIDE TO WELDING & FUME EXTRACTION

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Jan 23, 2019

This weld fume guide takes a look at the many ways weld fume can be collected and extracted from a facility. When not properly removed from the work area, weld fume can cause some serious health issues for welders. The CMAXX Dust & Fume Collector...

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How are 3D printed molds beneficial for your production? HOW ARE 3D PRINTED MOLDS BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR PRODUCTION?

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Jan 23, 2019

Using molds for mass production has been known for ages, but there is more to discover about this technology. Molds allow you to manufacture the same parts over and over, but getting the masterpiece perfect might be hard. Is 3D printing the solution?...

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3D printing chiral metamaterials: What is it? 3D PRINTING CHIRAL METAMATERIALS: WHAT IS IT?

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Jan 23, 2019

A team of researchers recently launched a paper entitled 3D Printed Chiral Metasurface as Dichroic Dual-Band Polarization Converter. We can see every day that researchers around the world are fascinated with additive manufacturing. Let’s talk a...

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Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Preparation and Response CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: PREPARATION AND RESPONSE

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Jan 23, 2019

Grasping the opportunities and managing the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution require a thriving civil society deeply engaged with the development, use, and governance of emerging technologies. It is, therefore, important to highlight an...

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Mechanical engineers develop process to 3D print piezoelectric materials MECHANICAL ENGINEERS DEVELOP PROCESS TO 3D PRINT PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS

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Jan 23, 2019

Xiaoyu Rayne Zheng, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, and a member of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute, and his team have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-desig...

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3D printing is missing the third dimension 3D PRINTING IS MISSING THE THIRD DIMENSION

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Jan 23, 2019

Composites manufacturing is inherently an additive process and has always been about structural efficiency in our three-dimensional world. However, the 3D printing community has been slow to catch on. For more than 30 years, 3D printing has been stuc...

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Five tech trends to watch out for in manufacturing in 2019 FIVE TECH TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN MANUFACTURING IN 2019

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Jan 22, 2019

2018 marked a turbulent year for manufacturers, with UK output declining amidst an uncertain business and economic landscape. In light of this, Graeme Wright, CTO for manufacturing, utilities, and services at Fujitsu UK, shares his five technology tr...

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6 Times 3D Printing Made It to the Silver Screen 6 TIMES 3D PRINTING MADE IT TO THE SILVER SCREEN

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Jan 22, 2019

With the hype around the Golden Globes earlier this month and the excitement in the air around today’s Oscar nomination announcement, we thought we would take a look back to see when 3D printing was used in some of our favorite films. The 2018 ...

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Partnering for Industry 4.0 PARTNERING FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 22, 2019

Industry 4.0 is commonly defined as the next wave of manufacturing technology advances, which characterize the fourth industrial revolution. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0&rs...

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How Manufacturing Leads Find and Research Solutions HOW MANUFACTURING LEADS FIND AND RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

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Jan 22, 2019

Technical buyers, like engineers and other industrial professionals, hold a huge influence over the purchase process in the manufacturing space. That’s why converting manufacturing leads into customers requires the right messaging approach tail...

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Additive manufacturing isn’t just for billion-dollar organizations ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ISN’T JUST FOR BILLION-DOLLAR ORGANIZATIONS

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Jan 22, 2019

Every few months or so I read about a university, government agency, or manufacturing company that’s opening a research center devoted to advanced technologies. These organizations tend to be large and well-funded. GE, for example, invested app...

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Here’s why green manufacturing is crucial for a low-carbon future HERE’S WHY GREEN MANUFACTURING IS CRUCIAL FOR A LOW-CARBON FUTURE

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Jan 22, 2019

Climate change is indisputable, as is its impact on our planet’s invaluable but finite resources. Indeed, this is one of the most pressing paradoxes of our time: how do we strive for industrial growth while also being mindful of the traditional...

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Advanced Product Design for Industry 4.0 ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 21, 2019

The world of product development, manufacturing and production is changing. With Industry 4.0 we’re on the brink of a new dawn of automation and intelligence, with smart, connected products and the smart factories that produce them. Autonomous ...

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Advancing Product Design Workflows in Manufacturing ADVANCING PRODUCT DESIGN WORKFLOWS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jan 21, 2019

With the advent of Industry, 4.0-the transformation of manufacturing by automation and big data-forward-thinking product manufacturers are engaging with a broad spectrum of pioneering technologies to reduce costs, optimize products, speed development...

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Supply Chain 4.0: Global Practices and Lessons Learned for Latin America and the Caribbean SUPPLY CHAIN 4.0: GLOBAL PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

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Jan 21, 2019

Production in modern economies is organized around supply chains, which involve business processes ranging from product design to customer delivery. The performance of supply chains is driven by the efforts and behaviors of multiple stakeholders, suc...

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U.S. steel producers fight efforts to change what counts as domestic content in water projects U.S. STEEL PRODUCERS FIGHT EFFORTS TO CHANGE WHAT COUNTS AS DOMESTIC CONTENT IN WATER PROJECTS

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Jan 21, 2019

Made in America considerations have come into play over the past few years with regard to iron and steel products used by cities, counties, and states when they repair or build drinking water and sewer systems. That trend continues as Congress fights...

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Top 8 Smart Industry Trends in Logistics and Manufacturing for 2019 and Beyond TOP 8 SMART INDUSTRY TRENDS IN LOGISTICS AND MANUFACTURING FOR 2019 AND BEYOND

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Jan 21, 2019

Digital transformation is rapidly disrupting current industry models. The adoption of new technologies is particularly accelerating in the logistics and manufacturing sector due to the benefits it offers enterprises and is resulting in the wider impl...

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How cutting-edge robotics technology can be advantageous to manufacturing industry? HOW CUTTING-EDGE ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE ADVANTAGEOUS TO MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?

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Jan 21, 2019

In the case of Attl A Spol, a company producing stainless steel tubes for a Volkswagen supplier, automated robots allowed them to perform monotonous manual labor with heightened precision and 20 hours a day, 6 days a week without any required downtim...

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The four leadership personas of Industry 4.0 THE FOUR LEADERSHIP PERSONAS OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 20, 2019

​Industry 4.0 holds the promise of a new era of globalization. Yet while our latest survey identifies companies successfully implementing Industry 4.0 technologies, many senior executives remain less prepared than they think they are. A year ago, Del...

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How can 3D printed adaptive aids help patients with arthritis? HOW CAN 3D PRINTED ADAPTIVE AIDS HELP PATIENTS WITH ARTHRITIS?

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Jan 18, 2019

Around the world, about 350 million people struggle with arthritis. That’s an enormous amount of people who seek help, even when it comes to simple tasks such as brushing your teeth. Many of them turn to adaptive aids, but they are expensive an...

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Amazing Modern Automatic Steel Pipe Manufacturing Process AMAZING MODERN AUTOMATIC STEEL PIPE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Jan 18, 2019

They are produced by two distinct methods which result in either a welded or seamless pipe. In both methods, raw steel is the first cast into a more workable starting form. It is then made into a pipe by stretching the steel out into a seamless tube ...

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Making Biodegradeable Medical Implants with Hybrid 3D Printing MAKING BIODEGRADEABLE MEDICAL IMPLANTS WITH HYBRID 3D PRINTING

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Jan 18, 2019

Optomec makes a special hybrid additive manufacturing machine with an inert gas work envelope. The University of Nebraska uses it to create 3D printed medical implants.

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Zero Waste Lab in Greece directly recycling waste plastic into 3D printed furniture ZERO WASTE LAB IN GREECE DIRECTLY RECYCLING WASTE PLASTIC INTO 3D PRINTED FURNITURE

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Jan 18, 2019

A Zero Waste Lab was just opened in Thessaloniki, Greece that directly recycles plastic into outdoor furniture. For the public, closing the plastic waste loop with direct recycling is one of the more compelling selling points of 3D printing as we all...

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What is 3D Printing? WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?

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Jan 17, 2019

3D printing is any of various processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with a material being added together such as liquid molecules or powder grains being fused together, typica...

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How automation solutions need to evolve in 2019 HOW AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS NEED TO EVOLVE IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

January is a great time to look at the year ahead and sketch out a few ways the automation market needs to evolve in 2019, to the benefit of both vendors and customers. Digital Darwinism, or slowly falling behind the competition as you fail to adapt ...

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5 Manufacturing Trends to Watch for 2019 5 MANUFACTURING TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

With Industry 4.0 quickly gaining steam, 2019 is the year for manufacturers to prioritize technological advancements in order to stay competitive in the coming years - and industry predictions suggest the coming years are going to move very quickly. ...

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How CNC parts are improving the manufacturing industry HOW CNC PARTS ARE IMPROVING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jan 17, 2019

CNC Machining is a manufacturing process in which a set of pre-defined computer codes are used to manipulate how the existing machinery such as lathe, grinder, milling machine, would behave. These codes are generated with the help of CAM software tha...

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Carbon, Ford Collaborate on 3D-Printed End-Use Parts CARBON, FORD COLLABORATE ON 3D-PRINTED END-USE PARTS

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Jan 17, 2019

3D printing company Carbon (Silicon Valley) showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Co. at the Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Workshop at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Det...

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TAHOE Boats builds first hull with Thermwood 3D printed tooling TAHOE BOATS BUILDS FIRST HULL WITH THERMWOOD 3D PRINTED TOOLING

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Jan 17, 2019

TAHOE Boats, part of White River Marine Group, the marine manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops, has announced its new and revolutionary T16 boat design engineered with families in mind. Using innovative 3D printing technology, the T16 delivers a light...

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5G nets, 3D printing and smart speakers among top 2019 opportunities 5G NETS, 3D PRINTING AND SMART SPEAKERS AMONG TOP 2019 OPPORTUNITIES

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Jan 17, 2019

The technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has revealed its latest digital trends for 2019 in its annual UK technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) report. 2019 will see the first mass-market g...

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Micro 3D printing for telecommunication: Is it possible? MICRO 3D PRINTING FOR TELECOMMUNICATION: IS IT POSSIBLE?

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Jan 16, 2019

You know it already, mobile communications are quickly advancing and 5G connections might soon be part of our daily life. Ultra-fast video streaming, super-efficient car radars, and 5G communication systems could quickly be improved in the upcoming y...

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How does a 3D printer work? HOW DOES A 3D PRINTER WORK?

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Jan 16, 2019

You want to use 3D printing, but don’t know how 3D printers work? Or maybe you are already using 3D printing but don’t really understand the way these impressive 3D machines work. That is why, today, we chose to focus on these amazing 3D ...

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A Manufacturer A MANUFACTURER'S GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS

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Jan 16, 2019

We talk a lot on this blog about Chinese New Year and for good reason! It’s a major multi-week holiday that puts production at a complete standstill, and if companies do not properly prepare, it could cause major headaches. It’s not just ...

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World WORLD'S LONGEST 3D PRINTED CONCRETE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OPENS IN SHANGHAI

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Jan 16, 2019

One of the biggest (pun totally intended) trends occurring in 3D printing right now is printing bridges. We just covered the opening of China's first 3D-printed footbridge in Shanghai, but another record-setting 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bri...

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Europe EUROPE'S FIRST CONCRETE 3D PRINTING FACILITY OPENS IN EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS

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Jan 16, 2019

3D printing with concrete is all the rage right now amongst the big wigs in the construction industry, and Europe is jumping on that enthusiasm with the opening of its first industrial concrete 3D printing facility, which is in Eindhoven, Netherlands...

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New 100% sustainable packaging NEW 100% SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

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Jan 15, 2019

OptumRx is the first large-scale pharmacy care services company to implement fully sustainable packaging for temperature-sensitive prescriptions, reducing environmental impact. The new packaging eliminates polystyrene, while ensuring medication safet...

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First Steps Towards Industry 4.0 FIRST STEPS TOWARDS INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 15, 2019

Industry 4.0 is upon us, but what exactly does it mean? Not just in defining the term, but in understanding the potential benefit it can bring, then once prepared, how to go about implementing Industry 4.0 technologies in your shop. Recent years have...

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How Do I Know Which Manufacturing Trends Are Impacting My Business Right Now? HOW DO I KNOW WHICH MANUFACTURING TRENDS ARE IMPACTING MY BUSINESS RIGHT NOW?

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Jan 15, 2019

One of the most exciting things about working in manufacturing is the fast-paced nature of the industry. However, the constant change and continuous innovation can also create a challenge - keeping up with everything. As a supplier, you need to know ...

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Fortify raises $2.5M to develop composite DLP 3D printing platform and strongest resin FORTIFY RAISES $2.5M TO DEVELOP COMPOSITE DLP 3D PRINTING PLATFORM AND STRONGEST RESIN

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Jan 15, 2019

Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing company specialized in composite material systems, has announced today a seed round of $2.5M with strategic funding from Neotribe Ventures, Prelude Ventures, MainspringCapital, Ocean Azul Partners, and M...

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Chocolate 3D Printing Moving Closer to the Masses CHOCOLATE 3D PRINTING MOVING CLOSER TO THE MASSES

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Jan 15, 2019

Roaming the vast halls of CES, you realize the show isn’t just about the brightest TVs or the fastest drones. It’s also about deliciousness. As you’ve probably seen from our numerous dispatches from the show, we found a bunch of coo...

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Gillette is 3D Printing Custom Razor Handles with Razor Maker GILLETTE IS 3D PRINTING CUSTOM RAZOR HANDLES WITH RAZOR MAKER

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Jan 13, 2019

We were invited out to Boston to visit Gillette at World Shaving Headquarters to talk about Razor Maker, where it came from, and how they go about 3d printing all those custom razors handles.

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Leading through the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Putting People at the Centre LEADING THROUGH THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CENTRE

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Jan 11, 2019

Manufacturing has long been a benchmark of economic vitality. An essential driver of economic growth, the sector accounts for 16% of global GDP today and employs nearly one-quarter of the total global workforce (1.2 billion people). It is projected t...

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Manufacturing growth slows to end 2018. What’s next? MANUFACTURING GROWTH SLOWS TO END 2018. WHAT’S NEXT?

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Jan 11, 2019

While President Trump and others extol manufacturing sector growth, the year ended with the standard manufacturing production number dropping from 59.3 percent in November to 54.1 percent in December. While any PMI number over 50 still indicates grow...

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3D printed sponge could absorb excess chemotherapy drugs and minimize side effects 3D PRINTED SPONGE COULD ABSORB EXCESS CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS AND MINIMIZE SIDE EFFECTS

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Jan 11, 2019

A 3D printed sponge could absorb excess drugs from entering the bloodstream of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, reducing the side effects of treatment while also allowing for higher dosages to combat more resistant tumors. The toll of cancer d...

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Top 5 Considerations for 3D Printed Metal Surface Finishing TOP 5 CONSIDERATIONS FOR 3D PRINTED METAL SURFACE FINISHING

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Jan 10, 2019

Metal additive manufacturing is on the rise. The most recent numbers show that over 50% of service providers are producing some level of metals parts, and almost 25% are producing metal exclusively. However, metals have more challenges when it comes ...

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Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies for competitiveness and sustainable growth FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMPETITIVENESS AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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Jan 10, 2019

Manufacturing is crucial for global economic growth. However, the manufacturing industry is facing unprecedented challenges that must be addressed by companies and governments if it is to succeed: the need to create hyper-personalized experiences and...

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Fourth Industrial Revolution: Beacons of Technology and Innovation in Manufacturing FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: BEACONS OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN MANUFACTURING

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Jan 10, 2019

Many companies are piloting Fourth Industrial Revolution initiatives in manufacturing, but few have managed to integrate Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies at scale to realize significant economic and financial benefits. The World Economic For...

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3D printed rocket: Rocket Lab launches first NASA mission 3D PRINTED ROCKET: ROCKET LAB LAUNCHES FIRST NASA MISSION

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Jan 09, 2019

Did you know that you can 3d print Rocket engines?  Not only that but today, we will tell you about a new example of a 3D printed rocket. The company Rocket Lab developed a 3D printed rocket and it has launched its first mission for NASA. A grea...

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3D printing and archeological challenges! 3D PRINTING AND ARCHEOLOGICAL CHALLENGES!

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Jan 09, 2019

Here is a project developed by an archeology team at the University of California, in Los Angeles: they decided to help to reconstruct the ruins of Tiwanaku (AD 500 – 950). 3D modeling and 3D printing have been used to help this Unesco World He...

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Millennials skeptical about manufacturing careers MILLENNIALS SKEPTICAL ABOUT MANUFACTURING CAREERS

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Jan 09, 2019

This past December, I took part in a three-day workshop conducted by the American Management Association on behalf of my employer, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA). The entire organization took part in the program, ...

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How 3D Printing is Changing the World HOW 3D PRINTING IS CHANGING THE WORLD

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Jan 08, 2019

Learn when 3D printing started and how the technology has rapidly evolved since that time to catalyze sea changes in the longstanding industries of healthcare and manufacturing, including aviation and automotive. Across the globe, various 3D printing...

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The State of Manufacturing in America Right Now THE STATE OF MANUFACTURING IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW

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Jan 08, 2019

We spoke with Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, on manufacturing issues such as the skills gap, labor shortages, and reshoring. Revitalizing the manufacturing industry and the manufacturing workforce in the USA is an important topic f...

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ISM reports show mixed manufacturing numbers ISM REPORTS SHOW MIXED MANUFACTURING NUMBERS

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Jan 07, 2019

When the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its monthly Report on Business last week, the manufacturing industry got a bit of a jolt when December’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) plummeted more than 5 percent from th...

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3D printing: printing something other than a printer mod 3D PRINTING: PRINTING SOMETHING OTHER THAN A PRINTER MOD

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Jan 07, 2019

And here is the result, the first stab at a bicycle light - in this case, one based on a pair of Carclo 26.5mm collimators. Good citizen note: With powerful leds behind them, it is only fair to use such optics as a switchable main beam to go alongsid...

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How Is Digitalization Affecting the Manufacturing Supply Chain? HOW IS DIGITALIZATION AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Jan 06, 2019

Digital manufacturing promises to improve productivity on the shop floor, offering manufacturers sensors, software and connectivity to capture and leverage data about their operations. However, truly digital manufacturing extends beyond the shop floo...

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Medtech and 3D Printing: Challenges and opportunities MEDTECH AND 3D PRINTING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Jan 04, 2019

Additive manufacturing promises a revolution in the way we manufacture and distribute goods in a range of industries. The opportunities for the MedTech sector are immense, for business, healthcare professionals and patients alike. Ultimately, the ben...

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State of Automation: Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 STATE OF AUTOMATION: MANUFACTURING IN INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 03, 2019

The manufacturing industry is in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution thanks to the rapid development in technology over the past few decades. Powered by innovations in fields such as Robotic Process Automation, Cloud, Internet of Things, Ma...

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Industrial AI Powering Exponential Manufacturing Outcomes INDUSTRIAL AI POWERING EXPONENTIAL MANUFACTURING OUTCOMES

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Jan 03, 2019

Flutura has helped various batch manufacturing companies move from Standard Operating Procedures to Dynamic Operating Procedures to achieve high-quality benchmarks for their products. The key to this is through better decision making for shop floor p...

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How Modern-Day Apprenticeships Can Help Manufacturers Succeed HOW MODERN-DAY APPRENTICESHIPS CAN HELP MANUFACTURERS SUCCEED

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Jan 02, 2019

By now, you’ve probably heard the troubling statistics. IndustryWeek reports that nearly 25% of manufacturing employees are age 55 or older, and many will soon be leaving to enjoy a well-earned retirement. Unfortunately, there’s no influx...

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Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing Market PHOTOGRAPHIC AND PHOTOCOPYING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING MARKET

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Jan 01, 2019

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Photographic And Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global photographic and photocopying eq...

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Manufacturing analytics: $6T opportunity MANUFACTURING ANALYTICS: $6T OPPORTUNITY

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Jan 01, 2019

There has been sustained excitement about IOT and the data capabilities it will bring to the industry. In 2013, McKinsey&Company had predicted that IOT would bring $3-6T economic impact in 2025. With margins getting smaller and competition gettin...

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Is additive manufacturing a workforce development strategy? IS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY?

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Dec 28, 2018

Recently, a potential client asked if we The Barnes Group Advisors could give a presentation to their stakeholders. Requests like these are common and topics typically include Industrial Additive Manufacturing or The Future of Additive Manufacturing....

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The 3D printed Christmas ornament that 3D prints Christmas ornaments THE 3D PRINTED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT THAT 3D PRINTS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

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Dec 27, 2018

Every maker’s 3D printer is working overtime around the holidays as family and friends request trinkets, figurines, and custom name tags. But arguably, the most popular Christmas-time objects to 3D print are ornaments. Some designers go to extr...

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Bulgarian patient receives first 3D printed rib implant BULGARIAN PATIENT RECEIVES FIRST 3D PRINTED RIB IMPLANT

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Dec 27, 2018

We cover heaps of research and development concerning the 3D printing of bone, and while the technologies of the field are advancing at a rapid pace, most of the techniques and materials are years away from being applied. That’s why it’s ...

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Robotisation could help reshore manufacturing jobs back to Europe ROBOTISATION COULD HELP RESHORE MANUFACTURING JOBS BACK TO EUROPE

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Dec 27, 2018

One would be hard-pressed to find many commentators ready to say Europe’s manufacturing industry is coasting. Rather, the last decades have been quite competent at throwing several challenges towards our economic model. The 2018 European Trade ...

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Watch Bugatti test world WATCH BUGATTI TEST WORLD'S FIRST 3D PRINTED TITANIUM BRAKE CALIPER

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Dec 26, 2018

In only a few years, nearly all vehicles will include 3D printed components. This is evidenced by the growing number of automotive manufacturing companies already using additive methods as well as those in the research and development phase of incorp...

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3D printing: What happened in 2018? 3D PRINTING: WHAT HAPPENED IN 2018?

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Dec 24, 2018

A lot of amazing things can happen in just one year. For 3D printing, 2018 has been a really great year, for the whole 3D printing world, but also for Sculpteo. Let’s take a look at this amazing year and more precisely, at all the amazing proje...

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3D printing business: What to expect for 2019? 3D PRINTING BUSINESS: WHAT TO EXPECT FOR 2019?

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Dec 24, 2018

The constant evolution of the 3D printing world offers diverse possibilities, enables new business models, and allows for the creation of amazing designs, impossible to build with traditional manufacturing techniques. If 2018 has already been a great...

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How to treat dyslexia using 3D printing? HOW TO TREAT DYSLEXIA USING 3D PRINTING?

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Dec 24, 2018

Every day thousands of people are diagnosed with dyslexia. Dyslexia is a very common disorder, usually, discovered at an early age. It influences only writing and reading and can be treated by specialized teachers. However, they are lacking new tools...

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Overcoming obstacles of asset management in manufacturing with Industry 4.0 OVERCOMING OBSTACLES OF ASSET MANAGEMENT IN MANUFACTURING WITH INDUSTRY 4.0

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Dec 24, 2018

Innovations in technology have always driven industrial revolutions. The world is witnessing the fourth Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0. The digital era is making way for a new way of thinking about manufacturing and its operations. Advances in ...

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Best 3D printers 2018: What are the main trends? BEST 3D PRINTERS 2018: WHAT ARE THE MAIN TRENDS?

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Dec 21, 2018

3D printing technology is constantly evolving and new 3D printing technologies are appearing on the market quite often. Innovations are always going further and in this little 3D printer guide, we will focus on the best professional 3D printers to se...

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A Lesson in Lean Manufacturing From the North Pole A LESSON IN LEAN MANUFACTURING FROM THE NORTH POLE

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Dec 21, 2018

If Santa Claus ran a toy company, he’d have the best lean manufacturing operations in the industry. A lean analysis shows that he delivers custom tailored products to every one of his clients; providing immense value. He is also able to accompl...

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Software helps companies meet additive manufacturing challenges SOFTWARE HELPS COMPANIES MEET ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES

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Dec 21, 2018

Data shows that the additive manufacturing industry grew 21 percent from 2016 to 2017 (Wohlers Associates). With so many businesses now embracing industrial 3D printing, it is natural for them to move from R&D to prototyping to the production of ...

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Manufacturing Brightens Your Holidays in So Many Ways MANUFACTURING BRIGHTENS YOUR HOLIDAYS IN SO MANY WAYS

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Dec 21, 2018

It’s true that there is no place like home for the holidays, but during these months of sweater weather, family gatherings, seasonal celebrations, and greeting cards, it is easy to take the creature comforts that make all these things possible ...

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Bugatti speeds up testing on its 3D-printed titanium brake caliper BUGATTI SPEEDS UP TESTING ON ITS 3D-PRINTED TITANIUM BRAKE CALIPER

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Dec 21, 2018

There are only a few manufacturers on that planet that are so important and so specialized that their production of a brake caliper would warrant any amount of attention. Bugatti is one of those few. After premiering a 3D-printed titanium caliper ear...

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Additive manufacturing eases the aging process ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EASES THE AGING PROCESS

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Dec 20, 2018

The article discusses an engineering course at Michigan Technological University in which students designed and additively manufactured adaptive aids for arthritis sufferers. They 3D-printed a light switch extender, a device that actuates fingernail ...

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Predictions and trends: what does 2019 have in store for Australian manufacturers and suppliers? PREDICTIONS AND TRENDS: WHAT DOES 2019 HAVE IN STORE FOR AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS?

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Dec 20, 2018

2018 is almost over and what a year it was! We found needles in strawberries, saw a surge in food fraud and an outbreak in listeria from contaminated rockmelons. We observed the rolling of another Australian prime minister, while the positive growth ...

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Three must-see UK electronics manufacturing trade shows for 2019 THREE MUST-SEE UK ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING TRADE SHOWS FOR 2019

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Dec 20, 2018

Meeting your prospective electronics manufacturing partner face-to-face can be a valuable part of the process of assessing whether or not they're the right fit for your company. Manufacturing trade shows offer the perfect opportunity to meet and ...

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The Most Versatile 3D Printing Solution for Personalized Medicine Is Now Validated with an FDA Cleared Software THE MOST VERSATILE 3D PRINTING SOLUTION FOR PERSONALIZED MEDICINE IS NOW VALIDATED WITH AN FDA CLEARED SOFTWARE

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Dec 19, 2018

As we have highlighted in this blog time and again, surgeons are moving beyond the limitations of two-dimensional images on a screen to achieve the goal of personalized patient care. While medical imaging has come a long way, ultimately an image on a...

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Top 10 of the best 3D printing prototypes TOP 10 OF THE BEST 3D PRINTING PROTOTYPES

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Dec 19, 2018

Additive Manufacturing has numerous applications, and one of the most known is 3D printing prototypes. This technology provides you with a wide range of materials, absolutely new design freedom, and at the same time, the results are fast and cost-eff...

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Understanding Manufacturer’s Challenges Entering the New Year UNDERSTANDING MANUFACTURER’S CHALLENGES ENTERING THE NEW YEAR

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Dec 19, 2018

Over the last few months, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program has been commemorating our 30th anniversary. The Program has enjoyed taking a step back to look at our beginnings, the reasons the Program came to be, and how we can cont...

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Can a Manufacturer Protect My Intellectual Property in China? CAN A MANUFACTURER PROTECT MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN CHINA?

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Dec 19, 2018

Let me guess – you’ve designed a killer product that you want to manufacture in China, but you’re worried that a cheaper version of your product will appear on Alibaba in a month. Who wants to spend the R+D dollars to then have thei...

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Manufacturing output picks up as year comes to a close MANUFACTURING OUTPUT PICKS UP AS YEAR COMES TO A CLOSE

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Dec 19, 2018

The survey of 346 manufacturers found that output growth picked up in the three months to December, rising further above the long-run average. Output expanded in 15 out of 17 sub-sectors, with growth driven predominantly by the food, drink, & tob...

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About 3D Printing a Woolly Mammoth 6 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT 3D PRINTING A WOOLLY MAMMOTH

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Dec 18, 2018

Even though they went extinct thousands of years ago, the woolly mammoth still captures our imagination. This summer, our parent company Materialise was faced with the unique challenge of 3D printing a life-size replica of a mammoth for the new city ...

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Automotive Trends: A 3D Printing Milestone, Flex Factories, Hyperloop Update AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS: A 3D PRINTING MILESTONE, FLEX FACTORIES, HYPERLOOP UPDATE

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Dec 18, 2018

In many ways, the promise of industrial-grade 3D printing additive manufacturing as a production method is already here. Case in point: BMW. The Germany-based luxury automaker recently announced that it had just fitted its one-millionth 3D printed pa...

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Is automation the answer to your compliance and governance headaches? IS AUTOMATION THE ANSWER TO YOUR COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE HEADACHES?

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Dec 18, 2018

You don’t have to be a bank or insurance company to know the value of having bulletproof compliance and governance structures in place. In multi-national, multi-platform business, correctly handling and generating the masses of data required be...

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Reality Check: The State Of UK Manufacturing REALITY CHECK: THE STATE OF UK MANUFACTURING

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Dec 18, 2018

People around the globe are quick to laud Britain for its prowess in the likes of financial services, education, and media. But few are willing to accept that the nation is a world leader in manufacturing. Despite having remained in the top 11 produc...

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Digital Transformation Trends in Manufacturing DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING

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Dec 18, 2018

In the past couple of years, one of the topics that created buzz among manufacturers has been digital transformation. What was initially seen as an IT expense has, over time, grown to be accepted as one of the main strategic initiatives every CEO nee...

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What Does America Think Of Manufacturing? WHAT DOES AMERICA THINK OF MANUFACTURING?

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Dec 18, 2018

The US manufacturing industry faces a shortage of up to two million skilled workers over the next decade. If we’re going to address that shortfall, it’s clear that we need to make sure that entering a career in manufacturing is seen as a ...

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Pardon the Disruption: Feeding An On-demand Culture with Digital Manufacturing PARDON THE DISRUPTION: FEEDING AN ON-DEMAND CULTURE WITH DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Dec 17, 2018

Looking for leaders in disruptive technology? Just pull out your smartphone there's a good chance your screens are peppered with apps of companies that have transformed how everyday products and services are consumed. How people shop. How they mo...

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The Rebirth Of Additive Manufacturing In 2019 THE REBIRTH OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN 2019

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Dec 17, 2018

As of the end of 2018, it has now been seven years since SmarTech Publishing believes the additive manufacturing (AM) industry reached its most significant inflection point when the mass influx of low-cost desktop machines catalyzed public attention ...

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Software company Materialise identifies five 3D printing trends for 2019 SOFTWARE COMPANY MATERIALISE IDENTIFIES FIVE 3D PRINTING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Dec 17, 2018

It’s December. That means holiday cheer and a spate of articles, columns, and blogs predicting trends that will shape manufacturing in 2019. A good trends piece about additive manufacturing was posted recently on the website of the Belgian soft...

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Transparent lenses from an FDM 3D printer TRANSPARENT LENSES FROM AN FDM 3D PRINTER

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Dec 17, 2018

Tomer Gluck of FennecLabs recently posted a tutorial on 3D printing transparent objects such as lenses on desktop FDM 3D printers. While there are many transparent filaments available for FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printers, there are few tra...

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Connected I/O Solutions for Industry 4.0 CONNECTED I/O SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Dec 17, 2018

Connected solutions for industry 4.0 simplify connectivity with industrial ethernet, reduce marshalling of IO wiring with Software Defined IO allowing flexible commissioning of complex systems and providing a diagnosis for continuous plant operation....

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5 Ways to Automate 3D Print Production using Cobots 5 WAYS TO AUTOMATE 3D PRINT PRODUCTION USING COBOTS

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Dec 16, 2018

When running a fleet of 3D Printers, Cobots can easily remove prints from resin vats, powder beds, and standard filament extrusion bed areas. Using vision inspection and other sensors, Cobots can easily identify different geometries coming off your 3...

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Three things the additive manufacturing crowd is talking about THREE THINGS THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CROWD IS TALKING ABOUT

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Dec 14, 2018

There’s been a lot of buzz lately in the additive manufacturing realm about generative design, developing AM-friendly materials, and shifting printer processing speeds into overdrive. Generative design is an iterative process whereby specialize...

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