Spaceport Camden | October 15, 2020
Separate examinations from the consulting giant PwC and Georgia Southern University's Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research (CBAER) show the business appeal of Spaceport Camden.
PwC's 2020 Aerospace producing allure rankings records the State of Georgia as the main state in the nation for aviation fabricating. As per the report, "[Georgia's Aerospace and Defense] workforce of 108,000 is utilized by in excess of 800 aviation organizations. Aviation items, esteemed at $10.8 billion, represent the state's top fares and speak to the second biggest assembling industry in the state, speaking to $57.5 billion in financial effect."
Independently, a report by CBAER (PDF) at Georgia Southern University found that Camden County as of now represents 278 of Georgia's 926 direct space industry occupations. As per CBAER, "Camden County has an altogether more elevated level of specialization in the essential dispatch area than does the territory of Georgia… the expansion of a spaceport could help increment the work and wages effectively present here."
Direct space industry net local item has expanded since 2008 for both Georgia and Camden County, while information shows statewide GRP has developed by 88% and in Camden County by 125%. The normal yearly wages per specialist in Camden County are $42,757, while the immediate space area normal wages are $150,190 in 2019. This implies that a run of the mill work in the space area wins 3.5 occasions the local standard.
"Georgia is the number one state in which to do business, as well as the number one state for aerospace manufacturing. Coupled with Camden's existing expertise in the space industry, we are poised for massive growth with the approval of Spaceport Camden," said Steve Howard, Camden County administrator and Spaceport Camden project lead.
Camden County authorities have recently promoted Spaceport Camden's capability to help progressing military from Naval Base Kings Bay and to utilize plane design specialists from Georgia Tech University, the country's biggest maker of architects. Camden County foresees an official conclusion on its Launch Site Operator's License Application by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the spring of 2021.
About Spaceport Camden:
Our Vision is to develop a successful world class spaceport through a public-private partnership that establishes Camden County as the Commercial Space Center of the United States. Our Mission is to create the premier spaceport strategically positioned to provide economic diversity with a competitive advantage for the space sector, Camden County, the State of Georgia and the United States of America.
Desktop Metal | October 08, 2020
Desktop Metal, a pioneer in large scale manufacturing and turnkey added substance fabricating arrangements, declared today it has been granted Phase I of a long term $2.45 million dollar venture from Department of Defense to build up an advanced Additive Manufacturing measure fit for mass creating without cobalt hardmetals, created by the U.S. Armed force. The organization's Production System™ with Single Pass Jetting , a restrictive AM innovation created by Desktop Metal, will mass assembling complex molded sans co hardmetal parts without tooling and is relied upon to prompt the improvement of a double use innovation with various applications in DoD just as in the regular citizen segment.
This new cycle can possibly change the scene of the carbide hardmetals market which is extended to develop to $24 billion by 2024 and is utilized in double use applications including cutting apparatuses, scraped area and compound safe spouts, parts for the oil and gas division, parts for the substance and material industry, devices utilized in agribusiness and mining, steel industry, purchaser products and outdoor supplies, parts for rough terrain transportation, aviation and safeguard segment, development, and in instruments and kicks the bucket for chip-less materials framing.
The venture is given to Desktop Metal by the U.S. Armed force Contracting Command – Aberdeen, Research Triangle Park, in the interest of U.S. Armed force Research Laboratory to the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Processes (AMMP) Consortium.
Effective examinations by the U.S. Armed force in building up a novel iron-based nano material as the grid in WC-based hardmetals, supplanting Cobalt, has brought about the advancement of a licensed, novel sans co WC-(Fe-Ni-Zr)- based hardmetals. Pair with the making of this promising new material for business and DoD applications, the ARL has been looking for a practical, high volume measure fit for assembling the new sans co hardmetals into unpredictable, net or close net formed parts without the utilization of any tooling.
Among the goals and requirements of the three-year project include:
Development of a feedstock and binder system for novel cobalt-free hardmetal;
Using the Desktop Metal SPJ process to print a sufficient quantity of components of at least 200,000 parts in one day from a single machine; and
Delivery of a cost analysis for scaling up its advanced SPJ binder jet manufacturing technique to successfully manufacture at least 500,000 prototype pieces.
“The novel Co-free hardmetal grade is expected to yield a high strength, high toughness, high hardness, and high wear resistance material,” said Dr. Nicholas Ku, Materials Engineer, CCDC Army Research Laboratory. “We believe combining this novel material with Desktop Metal’s Single Pass Jetting technology will have major applications not only in the defense sector but also in the commercial sector. Further, we believe this combined method will dramatically improve sustainability, reduce the use of a conflict mineral and provide an environmentally-friendly process to mass produce parts with superior properties.”
Desktop Metal Production System
Made by driving creators of fastener flying and single-pass inkjet innovation, the Desktop Metal Production System is intended to be the quickest method to 3D print metal parts at-scale. The Production System use patent-forthcoming SPJ innovation to accomplish print accelerates to multiple times those of inheritance powder bed combination added substance fabricating advances and convey up to several thousands or even huge number of parts every year at costs serious with traditional assembling. Though regular cover flying uses various carriages and ignores a form box to finish the means needed to print each layer, bi-directional SPJ on the Production System combines these means into the movement of a solitary print carriage, significantly decreasing print time and eliminating squandered movements during printing to increment mechanical productivity.
Dr. Animesh Bose, Vice President of Special Projects for Desktop Metal, and a Fellow of ASM International and APMI International, will fill in as head agent of the three-year venture. With over 40 years of involvement with the preparing of particulate materials, he is the writer of more than 125 distributions in the zone of P/M handling of cutting edge materials, wrote and co-created four books, and innovator or co-creator of more than 12 licenses.
“The success in this project will not only provide the hardmetal community with their eagerly desired Co-free hardmetal solution, but also result in the development of a tool-free processing technique capable of fabricating this class of materials into extremely complex shaped parts at speeds that can rival most other high-volume manufacturing techniques, opening up new horizons in the area of hardmetals and its applications,” said Dr. Bose.
“This effort exemplifies the ability of NCMS and AMMP to link cutting edge technologies of non-traditional defense contractors with government agencies to meet existing needs and requirements,” said NCMS’ CEO Lisa Strama. “We look forward to the lasting impact this initiative will have within AMMP, the Army, and the broader community driving innovative Co-free hardmetal solutions across the services and industry at large.”
About Desktop Metal
Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make Additive Manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies.
Delta Electronics | November 05, 2020
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced it has closed the acquisition of Trihedral Engineering Limited, a SCADA and IIoT software company based in Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta, acquired 100% of Trihedral's interests. The acquisition represents a key part of Delta's long-term strategy in its industrial automation and system integration portfolios – and is expected to help facilitate a broader business in digitized manufacturing. Delta plans to use its existing global sales and service network to expand Trihedral's signature VTScada software solution globally. Integrating Delta hardware and Trihedral software will allow both to play on their strengths in the rapidly growing fields of Automation, AI and Data Analytics. "Together, Delta and Trihedral will foster significant synergies – adding value both for our employees and customers worldwide," said Simon Chang, president and COO of Delta Electronics, Inc. "Trihedral's leadership in SCADA software development will bring considerable benefits for our organization, as we focus on smart manufacturing, smart building and smart micro-grid solutions." Trihedral will keep both its namesake brand and management team. Delta will leverage Trihedral's expertise in a range of field applications and industries, including water treatment, oil and gas, among others. Founded in 1986, Trihedral serves customers in more than 100 countries. Its proprietary VTScada software is widely used in large power, water treatment and other mission critical infrastructure installations across North America.