ADDMAN Engineering | January 04, 2022
On January 4, ADDMAN Engineering announced the acquisition of Castheon Inc., a market leader in additive manufacturing technology for mission-critical space applications. Castheon is ADDMAN's third acquisition in the last ten months.
Castheon, founded in 2016 by Dr. Youping Gao, is a pioneer in the development of additive manufacturing technologies and a leading manufacturer of metal additives for demanding end industries. The company has extensive expertise in metal printing and has developed technologies that can significantly increase the usage of hitherto difficult-to-create refractory metals. In addition, Castheon collaborates with firms developing next-generation spacecraft to design, manufacture, and print complicated components with rapid turnaround times.
"This investment affirms ADDMAN's strategic proposition in space. We believe that the technologies created by Dr. Gao will revolutionize the additive manufacturing industry and transform thinking around component development for the end markets that Castheon serves. Dr. Gao's accomplishments represent the cutting-edge of additive manufacturing, especially in refractory metals applications and solutions for the space industry,"
-said Joe Calmese, ADDMAN CEO.
Dr. Gao added, "Castheon has made breakthroughs in technology to print refractory metals, including demonstrating success in difficult applications such as reaction control system ("RCS") thrusters for spacecraft customers. Castheon's technology and know-how, combined with ADDMAN's scale and resources, will supercharge the next chapter of Castheon's growth. ADDMAN brings a national manufacturing and engineering footprint with over 300 employees, dozens of additive manufacturing machines, key quality certifications, and over 100 traditional subtractive machines to Castheon's customer base.
"The ability to efficiently produce certain refractory metals via additive manufacturing is a breakthrough for customers who depend on high-temperature structural components." Castheon's offerings, which include solutions to print Niobium and other refractory metals, can transform the way additives serve advanced industries. AIP is fully committed to supporting the continued growth of the combined company. “Mr. Wilken added, "We welcome Dr. Gao to the ADDMAN team and look forward to delivering innovative solutions that enable our customers' success."
-Kevin Wilken, Partner at AIP
Stratasys Spearheading Sustainability for 3D Printing Industry to Advance More Mindful Manufacturing
Stratasys | August 23, 2021
-Stratasys Ltd. a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, announced its commitment to lead 3D printing with an ESG-focused offering, establishing its ‘Stratasys Sustainability’ function and appointing Rosa Coblens as Vice President of Sustainability. Stratasys said a commitment to a circular economy, climate action, and social impact is paramount to building on its 30+ years of leadership in polymer 3D printing.
Stratasys CEO Dr. Yoav Zeif said now is the time for Mindful Manufacturing. “The new global economy requires companies to adapt and overcome unexpected challenges, while maintaining a commitment to environmental stewardship,” he said. “Stratasys is well-positioned to provide production and manufacturing solutions that are resilient, empower local supply chains, and most importantly save lives. For example, during the pandemic we were able to repurpose our ecosystem to support the design, manufacture and delivery of vital personal protective equipment and ventilator parts to the healthcare industry.”
Zeif added, “Beyond the global pandemic, climate change is a growing worldwide concern. It is our mission to translate our leadership in 3D printing into mindful business applications for our customers – where less waste is produced, and more value derived from the digital processes that drive our manufacturing solutions. This approach is aimed at assisting our customers in reducing their carbon footprint, with less dependency on mass shipment of inventories and parts, shortening and localizing supply chains across industries such as aerospace, automotive, healthcare and consumer products.”
To advance its commitment to sustainability, Stratasys joined the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association as a Founding Member, with Coblens serving on the AMGTA Board of Directors. The AMGTA is a new global trade organization launched in November 2019. The AMGTA is a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets certain criteria related to sustainability of production or process. Part of the AMGTA’s mission is to commission research that highlights the sustainable uses of additive manufacturing.
“Stratasys’ Founding Member status is critical to our organization’s mission to advance sustainability in additive manufacturing as we secure a selective group of market and industry experts to represent and advance our work to report on the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing,” said Sherry Handel, Executive Director of the AMGTA. “Our goal is to introduce new lifecycle analysis research projects in additive manufacturing that clearly measure impact and increase the world’s understanding of 3D printing as critical to the global manufacturing industry’s move towards greater sustainability.”
Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.
prnewswire | December 07, 2020
Atlantic Packaging reports the dispatch of a recyclable can transporter framework, Fishbone, to supplant plastic ring handles. The Fishbone drink transporter is a curbside recyclable, biodegradable, and execution tried item that will take out single utilize plastic from refreshment bundling.
Single use plastics are a known danger to our current circumstance, creating a great many huge loads of pointless waste each year that advances into our waters and separates into microplastics. These microplastics disturb whole biological systems and cause extraordinary mischief to turtles, natural life, ocean winged creatures, and the marine life that ingests them.
Fishbone replaces single use plastics with paper-based can transporters that utilization fundamentally less material than full overwrap paperboard containers. Fishbone transporters are accessible for standard jars just as Alumi-Tek bottles in both 4-pack and 6-pack arranges and are fixed with a recyclable, compostable water-based boundary covering for dampness opposition. Fishbone would carriers be able to arrive in an assortment of choices intended to supplement any brand and to convey the brand's obligation to manageability. Custom printing and illustrations are additionally a possibility for interesting marking openings on the transporter.