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eSIM: Offering manufacturers the competitive advantage they need ESIM: OFFERING MANUFACTURERS THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THEY NEED

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Jul 19, 2019

The ability to change network operator without physical interaction is a major benefit of eSIM, states eSIM: Giving Manufacturers the Competitive Edge, a new whitepaper from Arm, the multinational semiconductor and software design company. IoT device manufacturers embracing the concept of eSIMs embe...

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the value of a 3D printed model? IF A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, WHAT IS THE VALUE OF A 3D PRINTED MODEL?

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Jul 19, 2019

Its night time. There are many stars in the sky, as far as the eye can see. Below the stars, a layer of clouds over the mountains. And in the distance, the glowing lights of a city. Now, scroll to the bottom of this post and tell me if what you imagined, and what is pictured, is similar?

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South Korea: 3D Printing Innovator And A Talented Supply Chain Alternative SOUTH KOREA: 3D PRINTING INNOVATOR AND A TALENTED SUPPLY CHAIN ALTERNATIVE

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Jul 19, 2019

Inside 3D Printing, one of Asia’s largest 3D printing events, took place in Seoul, South Korea June 26-28 this year. The event anticipated more than 12,000 attendees from 28 countries demonstrating how prominent South Korea has become in the additive manufacturing industry. Exhibitors are give...

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Use Technology to Engage Young Workers in the Manufacturing Labor Force USE TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE YOUNG WORKERS IN THE MANUFACTURING LABOR FORCE

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Jul 18, 2019

A common challenge for many manufacturers is finding and retaining skilled labor. Many businesses are facing the retirement of older employees, and higher turnover in their workforce. At the same time, some manufacturers lament that younger workers don’t have the same skill sets as the earlier...

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Generation Z More Likely Than Millennials to Pursue Work in Manufacturing GENERATION Z MORE LIKELY THAN MILLENNIALS TO PURSUE WORK IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 18, 2019

But it's also clear more work needs to be done to recruit young people into the field. Millennials are over - the next generation is about to enter the workforce, and new polling reveals they could be more likely than their immediate predecessors to enter manufacturing. Leaning2Lead, a data and ...

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What Do Modern Frontline Manufacturing Leaders Really Want? WHAT DO MODERN FRONTLINE MANUFACTURING LEADERS REALLY WANT?

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Jul 18, 2019

Constellium and DDI have been partnering for almost five years to design and deploy a learning journey for frontline leaders. Since 2018, Constellium has been focused on a stronger learner center approach. A bit of background: Constellium has chosen to invest in its frontline leaders for several yea...

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A Quick Guide To 3D Printing Technology A QUICK GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 18, 2019

3D printing can be used to make amazing sculptures and innovative technology - but do you know how a 3D printer actually works? A good understanding of the manufacturing process will make it easier to design your own creations. 3D printing is actually quite similar to regular printing processes. A n...

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3D printers guide for beginners: Personal experience and knowledge about 3D printers 3D PRINTERS GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS: PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT 3D PRINTERS

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Jul 18, 2019

There are a large number of 3D printing enthusiasts, and they are very happy to release their own models at the T stage. So there are also a variety of beautiful, exquisite or wonderful models. This website is regarded as the starter of the model website. You can see lots of brilliant designs on the...

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4 Examples of American Machining Evolution 4 EXAMPLES OF AMERICAN MACHINING EVOLUTION

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Jul 17, 2019

Although the American machine tool industry is not what it used to be, American engineers continue to design and American workers continued to build metal-cutting equipment. At the Fives Giddings & Lewis plant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, they’ve been doing so for more than a century - a sto...

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Is a sand 3D printer the future of Additive Manufacturing? IS A SAND 3D PRINTER THE FUTURE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?

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Jul 17, 2019

You might be surprised, but sand 3D printers go back to the late 90s! Generis and MIT are responsible for this huge development. But how exactly does this technology work? At what stage is it after 20 years of research and improvements? Today, we will focus on the innovations of sand 3D printers! Ar...

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Can we save wildlife with 3D printing? CAN WE SAVE WILDLIFE WITH 3D PRINTING?

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Jul 17, 2019

We recently wrote about saving forests thanks to Additive Manufacturing, now new research was conducted to protect wildlife animals. Brandy Neiles, a resource biologist from South Dakotas Gae, Fish & Parks, is changing the face of preserving the Bobcat population with his revolutionary developme...

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10X Faster 3D Printing In Dispute: Jabil Sues Essentium 10X FASTER 3D PRINTING IN DISPUTE: JABIL SUES ESSENTIUM

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Jul 17, 2019

The technology in question is hitting the market as Essentium’s HSE 180 S, a system proclaimed to be 10x faster than the next-fasted 3D printer out there. Thats a sore spot for Jabil, which states that that 10x faster system is actually based on its TenX 3D printer, which it had been developin...

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Manufacturers planning for the future, planning for success MANUFACTURERS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

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Jul 16, 2019

Undoubtedly, the manufacturing sector is facing change and uncertainty, but it’s also seeking to take control of its own destiny. A new report from Sage, Riding the wave of uncertainty: how process manufacturers are planning for a brighter future, discusses the issues, and offers several reaso...

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Current trends in bioresin manufacturing CURRENT TRENDS IN BIORESIN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 16, 2019

Plastics are among the most versatile materials on the planet, but humanitys propensity to misuse single-use plastic items like straws and flatware has become an environmental threat. That's where bioresin comes in - slowly. The biggest change to the bioresin manufacturing industry is the introd...

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How NASA Plans to Start Building in Space in the Next 3 Years HOW NASA PLANS TO START BUILDING IN SPACE IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS

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Jul 16, 2019

3D printing technologies have significantly improved over the past few years and some have even made it to the jobsite.  Not to be outdone, NASA, your favorite America space exploration organization, has announced a plan to being building and manufacturing in low-Earth orbit.

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Where Are The Stratasys Advanced 3D Printing Demonstrators? WHERE ARE THE STRATASYS ADVANCED 3D PRINTING DEMONSTRATORS?

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Jul 16, 2019

Stratasys seems to be selling one of their demonstration technologies as a product now, but what happened to the others? In the past few years we were fortunate enough to see first hand three very unusual technology demonstrations by Stratasys. These were considered quite notable at the time, and st...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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Tariff Volatility Requires Action TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION

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Jul 15, 2019

Volatility is deeply disliked by business leaders. Many manufacturers and distributors face the volatility caused by unpredictable tariffs on Chinese imports and warn of a potential calamity should the Administration’s trade war be expanded.

The uncertainty and exploding costs b...

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How to Move Your Manufacturing from China AND Protect Your IP HOW TO MOVE YOUR MANUFACTURING FROM CHINA AND PROTECT YOUR IP

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Jul 15, 2019

With no sign of a peace breaking out any time soon on the U.S.-China trade front, an increasing number of businesses are turning their eyes toward alternative manufacturing destinations, such as Vietnam, Thailand and Mexico. Understandably, such relocations will present all sorts of new and headache...

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3D-Printed DNA Lamp Made us do a Double Helix 3D-PRINTED DNA LAMP MADE US DO A DOUBLE HELIX

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Jul 15, 2019

It’s incredible to take a step back and think about something like DNA. Even this unseen piece of our very foundation has a defined shape: the double helix. Naturally, this shape makes for eye-catching art pieces, and that’s why this 3D-printed DNA lamp captures our attention.

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3D Systems Returning To Consumer 3D Printing? 3D SYSTEMS RETURNING TO CONSUMER 3D PRINTING?

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Jul 15, 2019

Amazon Prime Day or Days, as it seems now, is a special period that occurs once a year on the massive online retailer, where countless dramatic sales are posted. Often items are reduced by 20-60%, making for some great savings if you happen to need something in particular.

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What Industry 4.0 really means WHAT INDUSTRY 4.0 REALLY MEANS

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Jul 13, 2019

Industry 4.0. We have all heard it as being about a world of smart machines and smarter factories. So what does Industry 4.0 mean to you? Several years ago I asked the question at various shops, and I usually got some variation of It’s nice and everything, but I need to get these jobs out the ...

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AI in manufacturing: adopt early to gain market share AI IN MANUFACTURING: ADOPT EARLY TO GAIN MARKET SHARE

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Jul 11, 2019

With research suggesting artificial intelligence in manufacturing could become mainstream within 24 months, what can manufacturers gain from taking an early adopter approach? Tom Leeson reports. New digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things offer huge potential ...

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Inbound Marketing Case Study: How One Manufacturer Increased Leads by 285% INBOUND MARKETING CASE STUDY: HOW ONE MANUFACTURER INCREASED LEADS BY 285%

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Jul 11, 2019

If you were to ask any business leader what their main goals for their company are, the answer would most likely be something along the lines of increasing sales and leads. In fact, even if they mentioned other goals, such as improving website performance and SEO, or redesigning a website for better...

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MedAccred Certification For Plastic Injection Molding Company Suggests 3D Printing May Be Next MEDACCRED CERTIFICATION FOR PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING COMPANY SUGGESTS 3D PRINTING MAY BE NEXT

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Jul 10, 2019

MedAccred, administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), is an accreditation that replaces several critical process supplier audits with one robust audit. The program’s aim is to ensure quality throughout the medical device supply chain, giving manufacturers an increased sense of con...

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Industry 4.0, Towards The Future of Waste Treatment INDUSTRY 4.0, TOWARDS THE FUTURE OF WASTE TREATMENT

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Jul 10, 2019

New technologies will play a determining role in facilitating the transformation towards a circular economy. In order to obtain secondary raw materials that can compete with virgin materials, technologies capable of boosting the current figures of material valuation will be needed, thereby facilitat...

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Laser Technology: Industry 4.0 at the Speed of Light LASER TECHNOLOGY: INDUSTRY 4.0 AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

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Jul 09, 2019

Cats arent the only ones chasing lasers. Applied scientists around the globe are working with lasers to move Industry 4.0 at the speed of light. From variating length, power and time to simply exploring how old tricks make new tech, labs keep lasers on the drawing board. Now, optical discoveries are...

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Brookings survey finds 58% see manufacturing as vital to US economy, but only 17% are very confident in its future BROOKINGS SURVEY FINDS 58% SEE MANUFACTURING AS VITAL TO US ECONOMY, BUT ONLY 17% ARE VERY CONFIDENT IN ITS FUTURE

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Jul 09, 2019

Manufacturing is a crucial part of the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. census, around 11.1 million workers are employed in the sector, and it generates about $5.4 trillion in economic activity annually. Yet this area currently faces significant headwinds. The June IHS Markit Manufacturing Purcha...

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Do UK manufacturers still have a tiger in their tank after years of profound uncertainty? DO UK MANUFACTURERS STILL HAVE A TIGER IN THEIR TANK AFTER YEARS OF PROFOUND UNCERTAINTY?

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Jul 09, 2019

Each month, The Manufacturer explores a section of the latest Annual Manufacturing Report, which gauges the mood of leadership teams on issues such as Skills & Training, Government Policy & Industrial Strategy, and Finance & Investment. This month, we look at Growth & Exports.

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How innovation can help UK manufacturers deliver global success HOW INNOVATION CAN HELP UK MANUFACTURERS DELIVER GLOBAL SUCCESS

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Jul 09, 2019

Santanders Manufacturing Industry Day offered attendees invaluable insights into the challenges manufacturers are facing, and the solutions needed to meet them. At Santanders recent Manufacturing Industry Day, delegates heard how Britain’s future success in the sector will likely be founded on...

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Velo3D VELO3D'S INCREDIBLE METAL 3D PRINTING PROCESS

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Jul 09, 2019

The company, which operated in complete stealth until just under a year ago, had been secretly developing a powerful metal 3D printing process. Now, we’ve seen up close some of the prints that were made with that process and the results are startling, to say the least.

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TEST TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION TEST TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION

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Jul 09, 2019

Volatility is deeply disliked by business leaders. Many manufacturers and distributors face the volatility caused by unpredictable tariffs on Chinese imports and warn of a potential calamity should the Administration’s trade war be expanded.

The uncertainty and exploding costs b...

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TEST TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION TEST TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION

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Jul 09, 2019

Volatility is deeply disliked by business leaders. Many manufacturers and distributors face the volatility caused by unpredictable tariffs on Chinese imports and warn of a potential calamity should the Administration’s trade war be expanded.

The uncertainty and exploding costs b...

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Topline growth through digitalization: Industry 4.0 insights for executives TOPLINE GROWTH THROUGH DIGITALIZATION: INDUSTRY 4.0 INSIGHTS FOR EXECUTIVES

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Jul 08, 2019

There has been an increased emphasis on digitalisation within manufacturing. While some may see this as a means of reducing cost, Simon-Kucher believe the bigger profit opportunities will come from focusing on the topline revenue side of the profit equation.

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6 Social Selling Tips: For Sellers In Manufacturing 6 SOCIAL SELLING TIPS: FOR SELLERS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 08, 2019

If you have already put in the work of building out profiles on these major social media platforms and have gained some followers, you’re off to a great start. But even more important than gaining followers, of course, is gaining customers - and simply having a social media presence isn’...

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Moving Your Manufacturing Out of China: The Initial Decisions MOVING YOUR MANUFACTURING OUT OF CHINA: THE INITIAL DECISIONS

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Jul 08, 2019

The uncertainty surrounding products manufactured in China is causing many foreign companies especially those that sell their products to the United States to ask us what they can do to mitigate their risks and where else they could look for getting their products made.  See Has Sourcing from C...

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3D Print Learning Series: Business 3D PRINT LEARNING SERIES: BUSINESS

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Jul 08, 2019

This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on additional 3D print design tips. For other current entries in this series, please search for our tag, learning series, here. Search often, as we will be adding more periodically.

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Millennials And The New Demographics Of 3D Printing MILLENNIALS AND THE NEW DEMOGRAPHICS OF 3D PRINTING

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Jul 08, 2019

In 2019, millennials will become the largest population group in the U.S. As members of the first truly digital generation approach their prime income years, their impact on business decision-making should reach unprecendented levels. Tech-savvy millennials are the largest users of 3D printing, a te...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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Discovered: How To Eliminate Metal 3D Print Warping DISCOVERED: HOW TO ELIMINATE METAL 3D PRINT WARPING

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Jul 05, 2019

Thermal stress is perhaps the most unfortunate aspect of metal 3D printing. Caused by the extreme temperatures created by energy sources usually lasers to rapidly melt fine metal powder, these temperatures cause all kinds of issues during and after printing.

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Mysterious Multi-Material 3D Printing Coming From Lake3D MYSTERIOUS MULTI-MATERIAL 3D PRINTING COMING FROM LAKE3D

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Jul 05, 2019

The Netherlands-based company seems to be an offshoot of the Dutch Smart Industry Action Agenda’s Fieldlab Multi-3D initiative, in which a number of parties are collaborating together to envision new manufacturing environments.

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Sierra Leone 3D Prints Data For Educational Policy Decisions SIERRA LEONE 3D PRINTS DATA FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY DECISIONS

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Jul 05, 2019

Education is a major issue around the world, and while we often hear about these from the perspective of curriculum or a focus on STEAM science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics subjects, or even about preparing the next generation of the workforce with next-generation technologies, someti...

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UK Space Agency: Additive manufacture for space - what UK SPACE AGENCY: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURE FOR SPACE - WHAT'S GOING ON?

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Jul 04, 2019

The UK Space Agency is an interesting organisation. As well as engineers and scientists, we have a wide range of programme managers, policy specialists and strategic operators who can leverage government to work for our sector. We are a modern space agency and part of a diverse UK space sector inclu...

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The Safety Bomb Hidden In Some Metal 3D Print Operations THE SAFETY BOMB HIDDEN IN SOME METAL 3D PRINT OPERATIONS

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Jul 04, 2019

Many metal 3D printers make use of fine metal powder that is heated to sintering or melt temperatures to create objects. Usually the metal powder is very fine to achieve good print resolution. However, this fine powder tends to get airborne, where it can cause issues.

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Hybrid additive/subtractive manufacturing machine produces large-scale parts HYBRID ADDITIVE/SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING MACHINE PRODUCES LARGE-SCALE PARTS

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Jul 03, 2019

Thermwood Corp. first made a name for itself by manufacturing big, high-speed CNC routers. It remains well-known today for building 3-, 4-, and 5-axis routers used to make products ranging from furniture to boats. In recent years, the Dale, Ind., firm has also gotten into additive manufacturing-in a...

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Manufacturing MANUFACTURING'S FUTURE MUST BE GOVERNMENT PRIORITY

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Jul 03, 2019

As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, here at Automation Alley we are also celebrating one of the things that makes our country so special - our strong manufacturing leadership. Last month, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters' call for a National Institute of Manufacturing was a welcome announcement ...

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Implications of the United States Push for Domestic Manufacturing IMPLICATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES PUSH FOR DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING

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Jul 02, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission mandates that to qualify as a Made in the USA product, it must meet the all or virtually all standard, meaning that all significant parts and processing that go into its making should be of U.S. origin. The product should contain no, or negligible, foreign content.

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4 Ways How to Improve Worker Productivity with a Real-Time Location System 4 WAYS HOW TO IMPROVE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY WITH A REAL-TIME LOCATION SYSTEM

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Jul 02, 2019

Real-time location tracking systems are becoming an increasingly valuable solution for manufacturing businesses in many industries. In fact, the global RTLS market has been gaining prominence in recent years it’s projected to increase by over 17 percent annually, as more and more companies rea...

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Recent Trends In 3D Printing Glass RECENT TRENDS IN 3D PRINTING GLASS

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Jul 02, 2019

The rapid expansion of 3D printing materials has enabled previously unimaginable applications. Recent developments combine additive manufacturing capabilities with the strength, transparency, and chemical stability of glass. Major technical advancements now open the way for innovative uses in design...

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How 3D Printing is Transforming Healthcare HOW 3D PRINTING IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Jul 02, 2019

3D printing has started a revolution in many industries, providing a manufacturing model based on production decentralization, highly individualized end-results, and the potential to scale processes. The healthcare and life science industries have already been hit by the 3D printing wave, and use ca...

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Morson Group Funds New Additive and Digital Manufacturing Hub to Inspire Future Engineers MORSON GROUP FUNDS NEW ADDITIVE AND DIGITAL MANUFACTURING HUB TO INSPIRE FUTURE ENGINEERS

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Jul 01, 2019

The University of Salford and Morson Group has launched two new facilities featuring the latest industry standard manufacturing technologies to enable students to learn real-world engineering skills in relation to design for manufacture, assembly and inspection, allowing hands-on practical experienc...

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Testing Stepper Motors with Many 3D-Printed Gears TESTING STEPPER MOTORS WITH MANY 3D-PRINTED GEARS

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Jul 01, 2019

3D printing is unquestionably amazing, but it does have some downsides. Most hobby 3D printers use the fused-filament fabrication process, which is affordable but somewhat imprecise. That makes it great for making enclosures and prototype mechanical parts, but usually unsuitable for parts that need ...

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What Can You Do with Metal 3D Printing? WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH METAL 3D PRINTING?

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Jul 01, 2019

Metal 3D printing is changing the way we create parts. In low- to mid-volume production runs, the parts themselves can be made faster, cheaper, and with lower effort than traditional manufacturing processes. Since additive manufacturing forms parts in such a different way, it makes it much easier to...

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Solving Image-Based Medical 3D Printing Challenges SOLVING IMAGE-BASED MEDICAL 3D PRINTING CHALLENGES

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Jul 01, 2019

Medical 3D printing is becoming increasingly valuable for manufacturers and clinicians to solve patient-specific problems through tailored implants to improve diagnostic decision-making. Creating models from image data such as MRI and CT adds value to this approach by capturing the realistic anatomy...

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Mobility Jump Starts Manufacturing Business Transformation MOBILITY JUMP STARTS MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

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Jun 28, 2019

For as long as I can recall, mobile devices found on the manufacturing floor have been limited to the lucky few-management-and primarily focused on smart phone technology. Over the last year, I’ve had the privilege of holding conversations with manufacturing leaders across America.

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3D Printing: A Lifeline For Automakers Adapting To A Changing Industry 3D PRINTING: A LIFELINE FOR AUTOMAKERS ADAPTING TO A CHANGING INDUSTRY

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Jun 28, 2019

The recent discussions concerning the potential merger of Fiat, Renault and Nissan have put the automotive industry at the forefront of the news. The industry has boomed since bottoming out in 2009, achieving sizable growth year-to-year. However, just recently unit sales have dropped significantly f...

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Manufacturing is Cool Again: Why Digital Technology is Essential for Winning the Talent War MANUFACTURING IS COOL AGAIN: WHY DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS ESSENTIAL FOR WINNING THE TALENT WAR

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Jun 27, 2019

As a Chemical Engineering major at Yale, I spend a fair amount of time around STEM students. We take the same classes, study in the same libraries, and attend the same office hours. We hang out in the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design and do STEM-y things. We use 3D printers to print misc...

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What’s good for Wall Street is often bad for American workers and manufacturing WHAT’S GOOD FOR WALL STREET IS OFTEN BAD FOR AMERICAN WORKERS AND MANUFACTURING

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Jun 27, 2019

A strong dollar is hurting American workers and main street manufacturers, as I explained last week in the New York Times. I discussed what can be done about it, which builds on a crucial plank of Elizabeth Warren’s American Jobs plan.

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Mimicking Wood’s Ultrastructure With 3D Printing MIMICKING WOOD’S ULTRASTRUCTURE WITH 3D PRINTING

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Jun 27, 2019

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique ultrastructure of wood. Their research could revolutionise the manufacturing of green products. Through emulating the natural cellular architecture of wood, t...

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MedAccred Certification Forms The Framework For The Future Of Micro Medical Components MEDACCRED CERTIFICATION FORMS THE FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE OF MICRO MEDICAL COMPONENTS

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Jun 27, 2019

Established in 1972, MTD Micro Molding custom-crafted, ultra-precision molded components meet the exact requirements of companies in the medical device industry. In-house tooling, unparalleled bio-absorbable molding expertise, ISO 13485 certified systems, and state-of-the-art equipment make MTD the ...

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Five Impactful 3D Printing Innovations FIVE IMPACTFUL 3D PRINTING INNOVATIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

3D printing was once considered science-fiction, but in the last couple of decades, it's become not only science-fact but also something the average hobbyist can have on in their workshop. It also appears in nearly every industry around the globe, offering far-reaching implications for many busi...

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Samtec.com Wins Two Manufacturing Leadership Awards SAMTEC.COM WINS TWO MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AWARDS

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Jun 26, 2019

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Judges look for leaders that have demonstrated achievement across a wide variety of domains including sustainability, operational excellence, in...

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Smithsonian 3D Prints Neil Armstrong SMITHSONIAN 3D PRINTS NEIL ARMSTRONG

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Jun 26, 2019

The Smithsonian Institution is 3D printing life-size copies of Neil Armstrong. Well, actually they are 3D printing his spacesuit, you know, the one that was ON THE MOON. Yes, this organization has plenty of incredible artifacts in their seemingly limitless warehouse, and one of them is Armstrongs su...

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LEO Lane: Consistency And Security For The Full 3D Printing Workflow LEO LANE: CONSISTENCY AND SECURITY FOR THE FULL 3D PRINTING WORKFLOW

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Jun 26, 2019

This industry moves quickly. 3D printing is picking up its pace as additive manufacturing is increasingly recognized as a viable opportunity for digital manufacturing around the world. Supply chains are shortening, parts are becoming lighter-weight and being created on demand, and collaboration is c...

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How 3D Printing Technology Has Influenced Storytelling HOW 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY HAS INFLUENCED STORYTELLING

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Jun 25, 2019

Up to the mid-1980s, the highest aspiration of many comic book artists was to stop working on the monthly superhero books and instead develop, or be hired to illustrate, a syndicated strip. Some artists, like Al Williamson who illustrated the Star Wars strip and Russ Manning Tarzan, got a gold star ...

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Manufacturing ERP Software: Choosing the Best Solution for Your Business MANUFACTURING ERP SOFTWARE: CHOOSING THE BEST SOLUTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jun 25, 2019

Manufacturing ERP software is a business management solution that allows organizations to deal will all facets of an operation in one convenient place. ERP software solutions such as 2020 Insight can help with product planning, development, manufacturing, assembly, sales, accounting, scheduling, and...

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US: Manufacturing On The Path To Recession US: MANUFACTURING ON THE PATH TO RECESSION

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Jun 25, 2019

Intensifying trade war fears and an inventory overhang are weighing on the manufacturing sector. Regional surveys suggest the national ISM manufacturing index will fall below the breakeven 50 level on Monday, which will only heighten fears of recession for the sector.

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The Next Stage Of 3D Printing Standards? THE NEXT STAGE OF 3D PRINTING STANDARDS?

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Jun 25, 2019

Our recent piece regarding the potential pitfalls of print profile libraries generated some chatter. The article discussed how companies are now building vast libraries of print profiles to ensure their equipment works properly with larger numbers of material options.

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Drones Are Taking Off Rapidly With Help From 3D Printers DRONES ARE TAKING OFF RAPIDLY WITH HELP FROM 3D PRINTERS

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Jun 25, 2019

Wing Aviation LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., became the first drone manufacturer to get FAA approval earlier this year. Many companies had only received waivers from the FAA to demonstrate flights and make short distance deliveries. Urban areas are also troublesome in the eyes of regulators. Ap...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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Digital Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers DIGITAL MANUFACTURING FOR SMALL MANUFACTURERS

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Jun 24, 2019

Smart Manufacturing. Factory of the Future. Industry 4.0. These are the buzzwords used by those driving the manufacturing world forward. At the heart of these concepts is digital manufacturing and design. But what exactly is DM&D? And what does it mean for the small and medium-sized manufacturer...

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Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics 2019 Recap ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WORKSHOP FOR PLASTICS 2019 RECAP

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Jun 24, 2019

The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics, a half-day event held during the recent Amerimold 2019 in Chicago, brought together mold builders, technology providers and companies providing industrial 3D-printing services. These mold builders, technology and service providers gave insights into ...

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Selling To Yourself: 3D Printing In Bigger Corporations SELLING TO YOURSELF: 3D PRINTING IN BIGGER CORPORATIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

For some of the big-name players who have entered into 3D printing, their biggest customers are themselves. They often refer to it as eating our own dog food: listen to enough heads of 3D printing businesses within the big guys talk and you’ll be sure to hear the phrase come up more than a few...

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Design Of The Week: 3D Printed Windup Car DESIGN OF THE WEEK: 3D PRINTED WINDUP CAR

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Jun 24, 2019

Oklahoma-based Zumwalt submitted an interesting project to YouMagine that is not only the 3D model of the parts for a 3D printed windup car, but also the precise manner in which it was designed using Autodesk Fusion 360.

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27-year-old Search Marketing CEO Lands 13-stop U.S. Speaking Tour 27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

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Jun 23, 2019

Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique presentation, 5 Data-Validated Tactics to Increase the Experienced Marketer’s Qualified Lead Volume (…and 3 Tactics Guaranteed to Fail) with their audiences across t...

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GE Additive Announces 34 Metal 3D Printer Sales GE ADDITIVE ANNOUNCES 34 METAL 3D PRINTER SALES

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Jun 21, 2019

In four announcements over the last nine days, GE Additive has shared the news of a notable sales season in metal 3D printing. The three most recent announcements hit this week during the famed Paris Air Show, which each year sees a greater presence of - and clearly investment in - additive manufact...

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How Advanced Can 3D Printed Colors Be? HOW ADVANCED CAN 3D PRINTED COLORS BE?

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Jun 20, 2019

DyeMansion is a German company specializing in post-processing 3D prints. They offer a complete set of equipment and software to perform the three most frequently performed post-processing activities for 3D prints, including: support removal, surface smoothing and coloration.

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No Code’s Impact on Manufacturing Engineering NO CODE’S IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

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Jun 20, 2019

In manufacturing, no code platforms are revolutionizing how engineers work. This revolution is long overdue, considering that in the last 20 years software has changed how nearly everyone works. Every job now has a series of software tools that enable users to do their job better and more efficientl...

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Cybersecurity in manufacturing CYBERSECURITY IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 19, 2019

Not long ago, many manufacturing CIOs thought that cybersecurity was something only the financial sector had to worry about. Why would anyone want to hack a manufacturing plant? How times have changed – now, cybersecurity in manufacturing is definitely front and center. But how do you meet the...

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How real-time 3D is changing every industry HOW REAL-TIME 3D IS CHANGING EVERY INDUSTRY

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Jun 19, 2019

Real-time 3D is changing everything, in much deeper ways than most people realize. Forged in gaming, this technology continues to transform the way games are created, operated and monetized. Its impact now also extends to industries of all kinds, from film to automotive.

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The Digital Transformation of the Process Manufacturing Industry THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE PROCESS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jun 18, 2019

The digital transformation of the process manufacturing industry is opening up new opportunities at an incredible pace. In order to keep up and stay competitive, many industrial organisations have been investing funds, skills and capabilities to adjust their businesses.

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Paintmaker PPG’s Digital Transformation Ripples Around The World PAINTMAKER PPG’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION RIPPLES AROUND THE WORLD

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Jun 18, 2019

PPG has seen many changes over its 135-year history. Originally a glass manufacturer, PPG transitioned the core of its business to paints and specialty coatings that are used on everything from driverless cars to the posts on NHL goals. But the latest change may be the most drastic. PPG has undergon...

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3D Printed Magnetic Metamaterial Boosts MRI Scanners 3D PRINTED MAGNETIC METAMATERIAL BOOSTS MRI SCANNERS

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Jun 18, 2019

The problem being solved here is a common dilemma facing MRI operators. MRI machines use a form of magnetic resonance imaging to develop highly detailed 3D images of patient internals. These images are used by surgeons and others to diagnose medical issues or plan surgeries by looking inside the pat...

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6 Companies Serving Up Delicious 3D Printed Food Innovations 6 COMPANIES SERVING UP DELICIOUS 3D PRINTED FOOD INNOVATIONS

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Jun 17, 2019

Today, 3D printers can create almost anything the mind can imagine - from movie props and aeroplane parts to organs and entire homes. Talk about an image makeover? But how do we feel about 3D printed food?

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Additive Manufacturing & Moisture ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING & MOISTURE

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Jun 17, 2019

Additive manufacturing is rapidly gaining pace as a commercially viable industrial manufacturing technology following the global trends of on-demand production, customization, and the need for savings in time, money, and materials.

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Making the virtual a reality with additive manufacturing MAKING THE VIRTUAL A REALITY WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jun 17, 2019

The efficiency-enhancing benefits of 3D printing/additive manufacturing can deliver many quantifiable advantages for supply chain managers. In a previous column I talked about its ability to simplify the supply chain via the production of complex parts. Another key aspect of AM that can deliver even...

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Virtual and Augmented Reality in Manufacturing VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 14, 2019

More than 200 years ago, German philosopher Immanuel Kant described virtual reality as a reality that exists in our minds and is distinct from the external physical world. Nowadays we use the term differently, but the concept of virtual reality still retains Kant’s idea of a world that isn&rsq...

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Initial Impressions: HP 3D Printing And Digital Manufacturing Center Of Excellence INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: HP 3D PRINTING AND DIGITAL MANUFACTURING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

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Jun 14, 2019

The new HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence is, well, excellent. HP says it’s the largest 3D printing R&D center in the world; that may well be the case. At 152,000 square feet, it’s certainly among the largest, at least.

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Manufacturers Beware! Avoid These Six Common, Costly Mistakes in Data Management MANUFACTURERS BEWARE! AVOID THESE SIX COMMON, COSTLY MISTAKES IN DATA MANAGEMENT

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Jun 13, 2019

Although it has been said that money makes the world go round, a quick Google search shows the expression is increasingly being rephrased: data makes the world go round. And it’s also been said that data can make or break a company, depending on how it’s used.

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New 3D Print Material: Composite Basalt Fiber NEW 3D PRINT MATERIAL: COMPOSITE BASALT FIBER

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Jun 13, 2019

The company is most well-known for their continuous carbon fiber 3D printer, able to insert continuous long strands of very strong carbon fiber into 3D prints. This is very different from most carbon fiber systems in which chopped carbon fiber segments are mixed in with a binder.

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Relativity Space Spends US$59M On Massive 3D Printer Farm RELATIVITY SPACE SPENDS US$59M ON MASSIVE 3D PRINTER FARM

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Jun 12, 2019

The California-based startup focuses on advanced rocketry through the use of their unique Stargate 3D printer. It’s a monstrously huge robotic metal 3D printer they say can dramatically speed up production. They say they can 3D print an entire rocket engine in only 60 days using their system.

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The Mayo Clinic’s 3D Printing Accomplishments THE MAYO CLINIC’S 3D PRINTING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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Jun 12, 2019

Ken Burns 2018 movie documentary, The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science, details the journey of The Mayo Clinic, from the vision that started it all to all of its accomplishments to date. In the late 19th century, English immigrant physician William Worrall Mayo, his sons, and the nearby Sisters o...

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America’s Wholesalers, Distributors, and Manufacturers Oppose Trump’s Tariffs AMERICA’S WHOLESALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND MANUFACTURERS OPPOSE TRUMP’S TARIFFS

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Jun 10, 2019

A large number of working-class U.S. voters still support the tariffs the Trump Administration has imposed on imports from China and other nations. Those voters employers, however, are ambivalent at best-and nearly half of America’s wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers actively oppose t...

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Trump Outsources Manufacturing Jobs to Saudi Arabia TRUMP OUTSOURCES MANUFACTURING JOBS TO SAUDI ARABIA

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Jun 10, 2019

So that weapons sale to Saudi Arabia that Trump is trying to push through despite congressional opposition, invoking national security allegedly making it necessary, doesn’t just allow that country to buy billions of dollars in weapons from American companies. It also allows American companies...

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3D Printing Final Aircraft Parts 3D PRINTING FINAL AIRCRAFT PARTS

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Jun 07, 2019

Marshall Aerospace and Defense has revealed its use of 3D printing for prototype and final flight parts. 3D printing parts for aircraft is becoming more commonplace as aviation continues to take interest in the technology - and, importantly, as quality and repeatability improve to the point of quali...

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Polymaker POLYMAKER'S NEW 3D PRINTING MATERIALS

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Jun 07, 2019

Polymaker announced a series of new materials, and offered some dramatic demonstrations of their capabilities. The China-based company has been one of the leaders in the 3D printing industry in developing engineering-grade high-quality 3D printing filaments, as well as some highly unusual 3D printin...

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Key Insights from the 3D Printing Job Market KEY INSIGHTS FROM THE 3D PRINTING JOB MARKET

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Jun 05, 2019

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the main trends in the 3D printing industry. Indeed, the State of 3D printing is the biggest study about additive manufacturing: how is it used by professionals, what are the main advantages of this technology, and how could you start implementing it i...

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How to Achieve a Semi-gloss or Satin Finish on your Resin 3D Print HOW TO ACHIEVE A SEMI-GLOSS OR SATIN FINISH ON YOUR RESIN 3D PRINT

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Jun 05, 2019

This 3D print called Desk Clamp Headphone Hanger by Wyka from Thingiverse is an excellent lifehack if you're looking to declutter your workstation. Headphones can take up quite a bit of space on a desk - now you can hang it on this attachment instead.

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A 3-D Printer Powered By Machine Vision And Artificial Intelligence A 3-D PRINTER POWERED BY MACHINE VISION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jun 04, 2019

Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be overcome before 3-D printing transforms the production of most devices.

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UNYQ And IKEA Continue To Personalize Gaming UNYQ AND IKEA CONTINUE TO PERSONALIZE GAMING

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Jun 04, 2019

A personalized product line is 3D printing comfort for gamers. It started with their butts. Around 2.2 billion people globally fit under the gamer umbrella; estimates say around 14 billion hours of games are played weekly.

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Can 3D Print Services Serve Global Markets? CAN 3D PRINT SERVICES SERVE GLOBAL MARKETS?

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Jun 03, 2019

After an interesting discussion with Objectify, my thoughts on 3D print service regionality have changed. For many years myself and, well, everyone, has assumed that 3D print services for larger parts are for all practical purposes regional operations, aside from specialty services. This is due to t...

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Anisoprint Expands Continuous Fiber 3D Printing Capabilities ANISOPRINT EXPANDS CONTINUOUS FIBER 3D PRINTING CAPABILITIES

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Jun 03, 2019

Anisoprint announced an arrangement that should make their continuous carbon fiber 3D printer even better. The startup company, which we first encountered in 2017 at Formnext, offered an almost-unique solution: 3D printing continuous carbon fiber in prints. This is very different from the typical ca...

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Interactive Map Of 3D Printing Tech Available INTERACTIVE MAP OF 3D PRINTING TECH AVAILABLE

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May 30, 2019

A comprehensive interactive chart of 3D printing technologies has been published. Our friends at 3dpbm have developed a large chart containing a kind of tree-structure that one can explore to find vendors of various types of 3D printing technology. The chart includes 132 vendors across 38 different ...

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AddiFab Intrigues With 3D Printing Freedom For Injection Molding ADDIFAB INTRIGUES WITH 3D PRINTING FREEDOM FOR INJECTION MOLDING

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May 30, 2019

AddiFab recently emerged from stealth with its Freeform Injection Molding technology, offering an interesting business proposition that effectively brings together the best of two worlds in manufacturing. 3D printing has gained accolades for its freedom of design a bit of an overstatement, but the s...

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Bridging a Skills Gap with Micromachining BRIDGING A SKILLS GAP WITH MICROMACHINING

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May 30, 2019

On the surface, R&D Manufacturing may look like any other 100-employee U.S. manufacturer working in sectors like aerospace or automotive, designing and producing metal end products. But R&D Manufacturing manufactures jewelry parts for brands like Tiffany and Co. and Bryan Anthonys, which may...

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In Brevard County, the modern manufacturing sector is thriving and hiring IN BREVARD COUNTY, THE MODERN MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS THRIVING AND HIRING

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May 29, 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. However, nationally 84% of manufacturers reported...

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Metal 3D Printing And MIM: Deeper With Desktop Metal And Indo-MIM METAL 3D PRINTING AND MIM: DEEPER WITH DESKTOP METAL AND INDO-MIM

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May 29, 2019

The companies announced a strategic partnership last week, bringing together operations of the dynamic metal 3D printing company and the world’s largest metal injection molding supplier. The move is a big one, marrying metal capabilities in additive manufacturing together with traditional manu...

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The Startling Magnetic 3D Print Technology From Fortify THE STARTLING MAGNETIC 3D PRINT TECHNOLOGY FROM FORTIFY

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May 29, 2019

A startup is using magnetic fields to 3D print extremely strong objects. You likely have not heard of Fortify, but you certainly will be hearing a lot more from them in the future. The Boston-based startup, founded by Joshua Martin in 2016 based on his academic thesis, has developed a highly unusual...

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ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Turns Training Into Jobs - Quickly ACC’S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTER TURNS TRAINING INTO JOBS - QUICKLY

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May 28, 2019

With much of the manufacturing workforce starting to age out and a dearth of young people entering the field, companies have been struggling for some time to find the skilled employees they need to grow. One successful model changing the equation is the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at As...

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Ultimaker Directly Focused On 3D Printing Applications ULTIMAKER DIRECTLY FOCUSED ON 3D PRINTING APPLICATIONS

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May 28, 2019

We spoke with Ultimaker’s USA chief, Jamie Howard, to learn more about the company’s strategy. Ultimaker has undergone an incredibly significant transformation from their humble origins as a DIY 3D printer. Today we find their operation to be of very large size, at least in the world of ...

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How to rise in the IIoT Maturity Model for the manufacturing industry HOW TO RISE IN THE IIOT MATURITY MODEL FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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May 27, 2019

This Industrial IoT Maturity Model forms the foundation of future plans for the IoT journey in the manufacturing industry: from Digitalisation to Industry 4.0. Discover how you can become a fully mature IoT enterprise. Use the Industrial IoT Maturity Model to evaluate your current position and set a...

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When 3D Met IoT WHEN 3D MET IOT

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May 26, 2019

You already know that 3D printing is one of the most important technological disruptions in living memory. We'll continue to see it grow by 21% each year through 2020, and arrive at a total market value of more than $175 billion before continuing upward. What's even more exciting than 3D tec...

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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 improvement in post-processing technologies.

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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% and 27.2%. It also states that SMEs are the power-...

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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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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 they don’t sell direct to the end user.

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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’s helping them make more informed decisions....

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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 tale of a young engineer that gave the company a ca...

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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 Indo-MIM, the world’s largest metal injection...

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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 field, based on which it can offer companies the ...

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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 declares that the food is people!

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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 extrusion capabilities.

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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 and could enable practical use of 3D printer arrays ...

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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, consider that less than 10 percent of Chinese citizens o...

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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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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 at it. In fact, those who treat them in that way l...

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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 moving production of Craftsman wrenches, ratchets, s...

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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 conversations between sessions, and at networking events d...

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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 important part of the sequence, because that is where...

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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 critical consideration as emerging technologies g...

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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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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 flat fee quote for us to draft just such a manufact...

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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 technologies; this is in comparison to the $29 billion ...

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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 market 3D printed implants of any sort in Canada ...

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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 following a successful premiere of the Sintratec S...

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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 service has been in operation since 2012, when thei...

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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 of British manufacturing in a digital age, proposin...

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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, Renishaw can be found on Booth 827 at the Cobo Cent...

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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 new powder bed fusion equipment vendors since 2015 ...

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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-left Labor Party has pledged to hit reset on the ...

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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 introduced in Karen Mason’s March 2019 feature, Movin...

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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 manufacturing technologies.

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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 around the world.

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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 align with other companies in the supply chain. If ...

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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 integrated back into the value chain.

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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 quality and reliability upon which FELIXprinters has bui...

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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-lost heat created by the primary turbine, and then...

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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. However, nationally 84 percent of manufacturers r...

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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 manufacturers, industry awards are a valuable way to ...

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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 done in a landscape in which everything is agains...

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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 definitely  increased efficiency and simplified...

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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 sector is poised to grow further. According to Global ...

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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, but it will also give you a chance to incorporate ...

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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 integrated and adaptable in order to enable fast configurat...

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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 your blog is set up for success. Before you start ...

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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 manufacturing across business, but there were few use-case...

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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 to act as a witness and testify against the OxyCont...

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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 ever given any thought to exactly how one of those...

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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 DMLS 3D printing in titanium. Models made in titanium...

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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 in order to stay competitive.

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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, calculators, checklists, and other forms of content...

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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 finishes and can be used so universally, we though...

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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 economic instability and rapid evolution in consumer dema...

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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 create footwear that is both powerful and comforta...

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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 material. Often mistaken for aluminum or seen as the l...

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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 the internet. But you can also start by 3D scanning...

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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: CLIP by Carbon. Did you know that industry giant...

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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 that is precisely what Texas inmates are about to...

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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 you promote your content to drive more buyers to y...

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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 explains, these extreme temperatures create design c...

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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 of your project while getting started with 3D work....

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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 company, which is a joint venture between Thales and ...

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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 near-fully-dense GRCop-42 components that are resis...

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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 requirements.

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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 you think. Then they happen much faster than you tho...

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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 organic structure of trees and consists of many s...

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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 Columbia University! They managed to 3D print digital ...

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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 that 3D software divides into two categories: CAD and...

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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 will go a step further into the future and discus...

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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 imagery and cute one-liners, it's a crucial part...

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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 printed piece created by Julia for the Oscar festiviti...

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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 materials to give plastics special properties. All of t...

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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 equipment, optical media readers, and in the brute-force s...

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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 while designing your parts. Despite that, the layer...

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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 interesting? That is what we are going to figure o...

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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 our original dream team of Natural, Asphalt Black, B...

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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. The machines quietly whir and hum as they turn, m...

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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 range has only gone as far as the Diamond Pentagon gri...

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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, "What if we took the Senna out of that box?&q...

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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 the competing Airbus A350 is ramping up, and the ...

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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 short amount of time. But what if the manufacturing pr...

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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 creating educational content that pulls people towa...

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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 are promising, too. The EQV Concept will travel 249...

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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, better connection, and improved devices. Can Add...

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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 projects? From developing your prototype to the imp...

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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. Today we are going to see how additive manufacturin...

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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 toys to play or printing additional cups for your...

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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 machine screws again. Or is industry 4.0, as some so...

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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 look inside the patient in just a matter of seconds...

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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 possible applications. Recently we had a look over flex...

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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 testing - but how can they be sure that the prototype w...

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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 for the most complex cases. Today, the steady rise o...

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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 architecture, to the first ever 3D printed bridge. How ab...

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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 world! From 3D printed houses to 3D printed urban fe...

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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 Additive Manufacturing is going to be a big invest...

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

blog article

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 make a great launch of your product, you could use ...

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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 for other industries to use the technology, includin...

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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? Have you asked yourself these questions? If you ar...

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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 with an all-in-one design with variable thicknesses a...

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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 3D printing service? We will see what is best for y...

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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 medical sector. From 3D printed prosthesis to org...

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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 considered early in the design process-not treated as an ...

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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. Most who are successful at understanding the gains...

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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 return on investment.

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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 help Andretti accelerate design and development of...

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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 the annual AU event. However, another convergence ...

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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 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution. Attend Liv...

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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 that could affect your choice of materials for cer...

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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. economy was suffering through a financial crisis-led r...

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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 growth of 3D printing today?

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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 climb in 2019.

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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 much education does the modern world really need fro...

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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 Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineeri...

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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 rubber-like material? Or a part slightly flexible?

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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 a simple guide to opening your first jewelry busin...

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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. But it’s that ever-changing nature that causes...

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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 can see distinct improvements in quality while main...

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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 technology, you can now see, hold and feel whatever is...

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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 prototyping department. With volumes ramping annually, ...

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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 unemployment rate rose to 4 percent mostly due to the r...

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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 manufacturing (AM) has to offer, complete with imp...

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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 points, and other characteristics. For those reaso...

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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 prosthetics, how could 3D printed arms become a revolution ...

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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 growing and interesting offer of 3D printing materials...

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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 implementation. These transformations are either ...

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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 historical monuments both digitally and physicall...

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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 automation, data processing and connectivity you need i...

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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 means that Manufacturers can fail quickly and inexp...

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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 consequence of the machine’s future health? ...

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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 town a hotbed of AM activity. But it’s an impr...

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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 why the per capita cost is so high in the United St...

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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 the wonders of 3D printing. Brad Keselowski got b...

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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 foot.

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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 fluid/electricity. They’re used in medical devic...

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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 the way of aesthetics, it can also be the differen...

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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 perfect 3D model for your project!

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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 relatively stiff in order to bear the weight of lifte...

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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 living organisms; they generally achieve motion withou...

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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 the Chicago Athenaeum Museum for its faucet set.

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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 continue this year. With promises of tax reform, de...

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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 stuck in 2.5D, building parts a layer at a time on a f...

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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-designed to convert movement, impact, and stress from a...

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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 about this research focusing on designing and 3D pr...

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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? Let’s find out why should you start using A...

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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 environmental impact of production?

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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 approximately $1.5 billion in its Global Research Cen...

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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’s attraction is not only in the digitization o...

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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 trends to watch out for in manufacturing in 2019. We...

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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 blockbuster by Marvel used 3D printing to make fan...

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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 downtime or service outages.

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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 back efforts to change the rules.

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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 feel the guilt of our plastic waste.

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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 and don’t give much choice of customization. H...

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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 lightweight design and better affordability with an unc...

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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 Detroit.

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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 that converts CAD drawing of parts into a series of s...

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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 generation of 5G-enabled handsets go on sale.

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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 to new technologies, is a real thing. And it&rsquo...

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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. The project is a collaboration between BAM Infra...

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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 bridge was unveiled on the same weekend and also in S...

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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 Chinese New Year, though.

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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 printing systems. How does a 3D printer work? Are ...

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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 years, and it could be thanks to 3D printing techno...

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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 McCune Capital.

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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 cool startups developing new ways to make tasty treat...

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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 what trends are driving demand for your products a...

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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 seen a resurgence in manufacturing activity that ...

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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 doesn’t stop at the illness; the treatments c...

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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 growth, this is the lowest figure since November 2016 ...

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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 to meeting the final surface finish specifications...

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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 Heritage Site located in Bolivia. 3D printing and ar...

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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 great way to end in 2018!

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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, entitled Building Better Work Relationships: New T...

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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 the previous month. The drop to 54.1 percent is a 25...

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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 alongside a properly controlled non-dazzle dip beam.

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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 floor; it follows and encompasses the entire product l...

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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 benefit of this technology lies in the deskilling and...

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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 personnel in real time by identifying deep insights...

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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 of new talent waiting to take their places.

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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 getting more intense, manufacturing companies are 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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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 especially exciting when we get to report on prese...

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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 extremes by incorporating moving parts into their 3D p...

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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 Union Institute (ETUI) Conference “The World...

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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 incorporating 3D printing into their supply chains and a...

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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 to help children develop better writing skills. I...

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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 year, what about 2019? What can you expect for yo...

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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 projects created around the world thanks to 3D printing...

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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 early in 2018, Volkswagen Group released a video of e...

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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 see what are the main additive manufacturing trends....

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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 parts. At each stage, 3D printing supply chains be...

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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 for granted. Let’s take a look at how manufa...

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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 accomplish this with minimal waste and able to adapt to s...

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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 compare a whole range of contract manufacturers un...

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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 in Australian manufacturing continued. We watched ...

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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 clippers, and a toothbrush holder - to name a few....

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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, & tobacco, mechanical engineering, and chemicals sub-se...

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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 continue to deliver on our mission to strengthen and e...

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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 their intellectual property (IP) stolen in a flash? Ta...

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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-effective. What are the most interesting ways to use ...

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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 screen cannot offer the same insight as seeing, f...

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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 production countries for the past decade, UK manufacturi...

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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 museum of Lier in Belgium. What does it take to br...

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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 part in production: a window guide rail for the new ...

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

blog article

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 between on-premises, private and public cloud deploy...

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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 software company Materialise.

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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 transparent 3D prints that come out of the popular de...

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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 in the technology like never before.

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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 move from spot to spot. How they watch and listen to...

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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 specialized software and cloud computing produce multiple, e...

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New TRUMPF Machine at HUI Set to Improve Production Speed NEW TRUMPF MACHINE AT HUI SET TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION SPEED

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Dec 13, 2018

November was an exciting month for HUI, as we built our first run of sellable parts on our brand new TruMatic 6000 TRUMPF machine. This is great news for both our customers and our teammates. Once the machine is functioning at full capacity by the end of December, we’ll see improvements in pro...

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What are the latest developments in 3D printing in space? WHAT ARE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN 3D PRINTING IN SPACE?

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Dec 13, 2018

Additive Manufacturing is exactly what the Aerospace industry needs, as it redefines design and material possibilities. Researchers already work with 3D printing on Earth and the potential uses of it in space. The next step? Testing it in orbit and on Mars. It’s been a while since we sent our ...

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Faster 3D printer and antibacterial 3D printed cellulose: MIT is going further! FASTER 3D PRINTER AND ANTIBACTERIAL 3D PRINTED CELLULOSE: MIT IS GOING FURTHER!

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Dec 12, 2018

MIT is always at the forefront of innovation when it comes to additive manufacturing and we see that once again, they found new 3D printing advantages. We can now be sure that everything is 3D printable: Researchers from MIT developed an amazing antibacterial 3D printed cellulose. They also unveiled...

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3D printed motorcycle: Is it functional? 3D PRINTED MOTORCYCLE: IS IT FUNCTIONAL?

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Dec 12, 2018

We already know that additive manufacturing is particularly great for the automotive industry: It will help you in your manufacturing process to reduce costs or to create custom-made 3D printed parts. But now, with the constant progress of companies in large-scale 3D printing, it is possible to get ...

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Today TODAY'S TOP 6 MANUFACTURING TOPICS

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Dec 12, 2018

The manufacturing industry has been making rapid advancements in recent years, paving the way for cutting-edge technologies. With each new innovation, manufacturing gets more efficient and more precise, leading to the cost-effective production of safer and higher-quality products.

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3D printing electronic devices for the Internet of Things 3D PRINTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Dec 12, 2018

Nano Dimension builds machines for additively manufacturing printed electronics used in the medical, aerospace, telecommunications, defense, and automotive industries. The company’s DragonFly Pro System simultaneously 3D-prints dielectric polymers and conductive metals. The Israeli firm, which...

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Govt lifts ban on raw material import for manufacturing biofuel, biodiesel GOVT LIFTS BAN ON RAW MATERIAL IMPORT FOR MANUFACTURING BIOFUEL, BIODIESEL

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Dec 11, 2018

Biofuel manufacturers can now breathe a sigh of relief with a new announcement that opens and encourages enhanced business operations. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has ascertained that biofuel manufacturers are now permitted to import raw material without any restrictions.

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Cybercrime Prevention: First Steps Any Manufacturer Can Take CYBERCRIME PREVENTION: FIRST STEPS ANY MANUFACTURER CAN TAKE

blog article

Dec 11, 2018

You’ve already installed antivirus software, so your operations are now protected, right? Don’t be lulled into a false sense of cybersecurity. If you haven’t implemented the first cybercrime prevention steps to protect your Operational Technology (OT), your networked equipment may ...

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Our step-by-step 3D printed pipe fittings tutorial OUR STEP-BY-STEP 3D PRINTED PIPE FITTINGS TUTORIAL

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Dec 11, 2018

Welcome to the first part of our 3D printing pipe fittings tutorials! Did you know that it is possible to 3D print pipe fittings? Additive Manufacturing will provide you with high quality, robust mechanical parts. 3D printing materials can be water-resistant, heat- resistant and show great resistanc...

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30 Years of Advancing U.S. Manufacturing 30 YEARS OF ADVANCING U.S. MANUFACTURING

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Dec 10, 2018

As you may have heard, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program is commemorating its 30th anniversary this year. It’s got me thinking about that milestone in light of the MEP National Network’s mission to strengthen and empower U.S. manufacturers and its emphasis on deliveri...

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Manufacturing jobs continue to rise in November labor report MANUFACTURING JOBS CONTINUE TO RISE IN NOVEMBER LABOR REPORT

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Dec 07, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor released its November labor report today, and the overall takeaway shows numbers that are, well, mostly meh – nothing great but nothing too unpleasant. Although November’s 155,000 new jobs were a little less than the 198,000-forecast and below the yearly 209,...

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3D printing food: What about 3D printed meat? 3D PRINTING FOOD: WHAT ABOUT 3D PRINTED MEAT?

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Dec 07, 2018

It might sound like a joke, but food 3D printing is a real thing. We already talked about chocolate 3D printers on the blog, and today, we are going to take a look at 3D printed meat. Indeed, 3D printing meat is becoming possible and several projects have been made in the last few years. Yes, your r...

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A look into smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 A LOOK INTO SMART MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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Dec 06, 2018

As operational technology merges with ICT, mobile communication has an important role to play towards the manufacturing industry. With that said, 80% of Industrial IoT is wired and fixed networks dominate in factories. These long-established physical constraints have contributed to a fixed mindset i...

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How does a laser cutter work? HOW DOES A LASER CUTTER WORK?

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Dec 05, 2018

Did you know that we are not only an online 3D printing service but also a laser cutting service? We believe in innovation and want to provide you with the latest technology developments. In a lot of our blog posts, we explain 3D printing applications and what are the different technologies and mate...

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Healing tendons and ligaments: What if 3D printing was the solution? HEALING TENDONS AND LIGAMENTS: WHAT IF 3D PRINTING WAS THE SOLUTION?

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Dec 05, 2018

Additive Manufacturing is bringing a new revolution in the medical field. We already talked about 3D printed skin, jaw reconstruction and even 3D printed heart! Now researchers are testing 3D technologies for healing tendons and ligaments. Sounds impossible?

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Protolabs Partners with MIT Consortium to Advance Manufacturing PROTOLABS PARTNERS WITH MIT CONSORTIUM TO ADVANCE MANUFACTURING

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Dec 05, 2018

We are excited to announce that we are a founding member of MIT’s Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT). The group is focused on scaling new manufacturing technology through research and education, bringing together the best minds in academia and industry. We...

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How Digital Transformation Is Driving Manufacturing Industry? HOW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS DRIVING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?

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Dec 04, 2018

Digital technology is shaping businesses and reducing conventional ways of structuring and conducting them. In a nutshell, digital transformations are happening in leaps and bounds and as far as the packaging industry is concerned, it has run on set business models until recently. With digitization ...

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How could lasers bring 3D printing to the next level? HOW COULD LASERS BRING 3D PRINTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

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Dec 04, 2018

New 3D printing technologies are regularly unveiled by researchers all around the world. And today, we are going to tell you about this new experiment from Clemson University in South Carolina USA! Researchers at Clemson University are currently working on a new 3D printing technique involving rapid...

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Statistics That Show Why Cybercrime Protection Is Crucial To The Manufacturing STATISTICS THAT SHOW WHY CYBERCRIME PROTECTION IS CRUCIAL TO THE MANUFACTURING

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Dec 04, 2018

Despite the fact that manufacturing remains a top sector when it comes to targeted cyber attacks, manufacturers haven’t focused on cybersecurity as a key aspect of their businesses. This is likely due to the fact that manufacturers don’t know how at risk they are, much less where they ca...

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How does AI fit with automation? HOW DOES AI FIT WITH AUTOMATION?

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Dec 04, 2018

AI, most regularly associated with Artificial Intelligence, has become a bit of a stand-in term for what is really a broad selection of technologies that encompasses machine learning, predictive analytics, natural language processing, object recognition and more. To the uninitiated, it can be a bit ...

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VA Surgeons Harness 3D Printing for Mandibular Surgeries VA SURGEONS HARNESS 3D PRINTING FOR MANDIBULAR SURGERIES

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Dec 04, 2018

Finding the right size clothing can be a frustrating experience, especially if you aren’t proportioned exactly like the designer envisioned. Just ask anyone who has gone through the frustration and work of trying on multiple pairs of pants or shoes in a department store, only to leave empty-ha...

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Improvements Your UK Manufacturing Business Should Be Looking At For 2019 IMPROVEMENTS YOUR UK MANUFACTURING BUSINESS SHOULD BE LOOKING AT FOR 2019

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Dec 03, 2018

There are sure to be many new challenges (and opportunities) for manufacturing companies in the wake of the Brexit fiasco. Whilst we’re currently embroiled in an uncertain political, economical and technological climate that’s creating more questions than answers, we can be certain that ...

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Solving Storage Space with 3D Printing: RCKZ Designs Stackable Sneaker Display SOLVING STORAGE SPACE WITH 3D PRINTING: RCKZ DESIGNS STACKABLE SNEAKER DISPLAY

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Dec 03, 2018

One of the most familiar dilemmas of being a shoe lover is finding the space to store your latest acquisitions. And even if you do find a corner in the back of your closet – how can you admire them from there? German company RCKZ used 3D printing to design a stackable, stylish storage box. Rea...

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Storage and supply chain management: How can 3D printing help your company? STORAGE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: HOW CAN 3D PRINTING HELP YOUR COMPANY?

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Nov 30, 2018

Additive manufacturing is obviously a great solution for proof of concept, prototyping, and even production. But there are also plenty of advantages that we are not necessarily thinking about while speaking about 3D printing. That is why, today, we want to tell you about storage and supply chain man...

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Using gaming to attract young manufacturing talent USING GAMING TO ATTRACT YOUNG MANUFACTURING TALENT

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Nov 29, 2018

Manufacturing is at a turning point. At a time when we walk around with supercomputers in our pockets, plants that have been around for decades are still operating like the world hasn’t changed. Sure, there are many businesses undergoing a digital transformation, but the perception remains tha...

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Ready-to-Eat Food Manufacturing: 5 Recommendations for Future Growth READY-TO-EAT FOOD MANUFACTURING: 5 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE GROWTH

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Nov 29, 2018

The demand for healthy and convenient ready-to-eat (RTE) food is on the rise. Already the largest segment in the overall conventional and non-conventional food industry, the RTE food market is forecasted to grow at a 21.8-percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2018 and 2023.

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CERAMBOT is the most affordable ceramic 3D printer to be Kickstarted CERAMBOT IS THE MOST AFFORDABLE CERAMIC 3D PRINTER TO BE KICKSTARTED

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Nov 29, 2018

Ceramic has become a popular material in the 3D printing world. It’s heat resistant, food safe, relatively strong, and has a look and feel that’s just more pleasant than plastics and polymers. That explains why more companies are 3D printing with ceramic. Now, even makers can join in on ...

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What Can 3D Printing Tell Us About The Human Brain? WHAT CAN 3D PRINTING TELL US ABOUT THE HUMAN BRAIN?

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Nov 29, 2018

Our world is full of networks. Our social networks are abstract, but others, such as the circuitry in our brains or the underground networks of fungi that trees use to communicate, have to exist physically. Physical networks, which are restricted by the laws of three-dimensional space, captured the ...

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Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019 TOP 10 MANUFACTURING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Nov 29, 2018

Manufacturers who excel at orchestrating analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), quality management and real-time monitoring to improve manufacturing strategies are growing 10% faster than their peers. 81% say real-time monitoring is improving their business, and 60% say analytics and Business Intell...

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What WHAT'S THE SOLUTION TO THE UK MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY PUZZLE?

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Nov 29, 2018

Day to day productivity is vital to the success of any manufacturer. And the manufacturing industry has historically been considered a key driver in productivity growth in the UK. But since the financial crisis of 2008, manufacturing - along with the rest of the economy - has seen an undeniable slum...

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The Risk Manufacturers Face By Taking A Reactive Approach To Cybersecurity THE RISK MANUFACTURERS FACE BY TAKING A REACTIVE APPROACH TO CYBERSECURITY

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Nov 29, 2018

Cybersecurity compliance is a concept that has been talked about abundantly in recent years. Whether it is in reference to the alleged interference in an election process or the latest retail breach of customer’s credit card information, it is hard to deny that the risk is real. But, what does...

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Social Media for Manufacturers: Facebook SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MANUFACTURERS: FACEBOOK

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Nov 29, 2018

Is your company liked? The question may sound silly, but the reality is that companies making themselves available online and through social media are the ones most likely to succeed. It’s no secret that television and radio commercials aren’t as effective as they once were, and print ad...

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Ten Manufacturing Technology Predictions for 2019 TEN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

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Nov 28, 2018

Running as lean and fast as they can to capitalize on every growth opportunity in 2018, manufacturers are taking bold steps to digitally transform operations in 2019. According to a recent survey of 151 North American manufacturers conducted by Decision Analyst on behalf of IQMS, technologies that b...

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BMW to Start Manufacturing Batteries in Thailand Next Year BMW TO START MANUFACTURING BATTERIES IN THAILAND NEXT YEAR

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Nov 28, 2018

The global EV offensive is forcing some manufacturers to look for alternative ways of cashing in from their experience in the field. BMW recently announced that their Thailand branch will be kicking off local high voltage battery production starting next year. The plant will be located at a new prod...

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How Manufacturers Can Manage Increasing Cybersecurity Risks HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN MANAGE INCREASING CYBERSECURITY RISKS

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Nov 28, 2018

We understand how hard you have worked to build a secure factory and digital framework. We know the landscape has changed dramatically over the past ten years, and we get how hard it has been to sit with uncertainty throughout this process. It’s one thing to acknowledge where you may have gaps...

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3D printing innovations: What happened in Formnext? 3D PRINTING INNOVATIONS: WHAT HAPPENED IN FORMNEXT?

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Nov 28, 2018

Formnext is one of the biggest trade shows in the additive manufacturing world. Each year, new 3D printing innovations are unveiled, making the future of additive manufacturing more and more promising. Like previous years, this trade show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 13th to Novem...

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How a CT scan and Additive Manufacturing improve the aerospace industry? HOW A CT SCAN AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IMPROVE THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY?

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Nov 28, 2018

We already had a few examples of how 3D printing is used in the aerospace industry. In a previous blog post, we talked about 3D printing with moon dust and 3D printed parts on airplanes. Now it’s time to have a closer look at how Additive Manufacturing and CT scanning brings more development a...

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Disruptive Manufacturing Technologies: Reality vs. Hype DISRUPTIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES: REALITY VS. HYPE

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Nov 28, 2018

The term disruptive technology is everywhere these days. How do you separate the truly disruptive from the hype? And what does it mean for technology to truly be disruptive, instead of just new? When it comes to IIoT, Anurag Garg, VP and Head of Analytics & IoT, Plex Systems believes there is on...

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Space Florida will throw almost $20 million at several new rocket manufacturing projects SPACE FLORIDA WILL THROW ALMOST $20 MILLION AT SEVERAL NEW ROCKET MANUFACTURING PROJECTS

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Nov 27, 2018

Space Florida’s board of directors voted Tuesday to throw almost $20 million at new projects estimated to add over 270 high-paying space-related jobs at Cape Canaveral. The biggest project would include $52 million in new facilities for a new player in launch operations and launch vehicle (roc...

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More Than 11,000 Manufacturing Companies Use This Tool To Drive Leads MORE THAN 11,000 MANUFACTURING COMPANIES USE THIS TOOL TO DRIVE LEADS

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Nov 27, 2018

Imagine if you could immediately and continuously identify the companies that are re