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    DESKTOP METAL DELIVERS STUDIO SYSTEM 3D PRINTERS TO FIRST UK CUSTOMERS

    Jul 17, 2019

    Two UK manufacturing centres have become the first customers in the UK to take delivery of Desktop Metal 3D printing systems. Working with UK reseller Tri-Tech 3D, the University of Sheffield and global engineering solutions firm Weir Group, are the first UK organisations to implement Desktop Metal&...

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    SANDVIK ACQUIRES 30% STAKE IN 3D PRINTING FIRM BEAMIT

    Jul 17, 2019

    Swedish engineering tools group Sandvik has announced the acquisition of a 30% stake in additive manufacturer BeamIT. BeamIT specialises in metal components for industries such as automotive, energy and aerospace. With over 20 Powder Bed Fusion printers, the company produces parts through DMLS, EBM ...

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    BORDEAUX UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HARNESSES STRATASYS J750 FULL-COLOUR 3D PRINTER TO SUPPORT COMPLEX KIDNEY SURGERY

    Jul 16, 2019

    Bordeaux University Hospital is using Stratasys J750 full-colour 3D printing system to produce anatomical models for complex kidney tumour removal procedures. It is one of the only hospitals worldwide to have adopted the J750 platform, thanks in large part to funding from three research partners: th...

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    BRALCO ADVANCED MATERIALS TEAMS UP WITH GE ADDITIVE TO DEVELOP 3D PRINTED MAGNETIC COMPONENTS

    Jul 16, 2019

    Bralco Advanced Materials has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GE Additive to work on the development of 3D printed magnetic components. Through the MoU, the research, product development and commercialisation company is looking to harness GE Additive’s expertise in powder manufacturi...

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    SANDVIK ACQUIRES 30% STAKE IN BEAM-IT WITH RIGHT TO INCREASE CONTROL OVER TIME

    Jul 15, 2019

    Sandvik has acquired a 30% stake in additive manufacturing service provider Beam-IT with the option to increase its control at a later date. The investment in the Italian service bureau has been made to enhance Sandvik’s metal additive manufacturing offering according to Sandvik's leadersh...

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    UTS CREATES PERSONALIZED FINGERPRINT STOOL USING BIGREP LARGE-FORMAT 3D PRINTING

    Jul 15, 2019

    In a case study demonstrating the customizability of additive manufacturing, the University of Technology Sydney in Australia has used a large-format 3D printer from the Germany-based BigRep to create a fingerprint stool. Specifically,  Dr. James Novak, who was at the time a postdoctoral resear...

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    3D SYSTEMS LANDS $15M CONTRACT TO DEVELOP NEW METAL 3D PRINTER FOR US ARMY

    Jul 11, 2019

    3D Systems has secured a $15 million contract to develop a metal 3D printer that can produce large parts quickly and precisely by the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory. The ARL is hopeful the resulting printer will have a big impact on the supply chains associated with...

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    FIT AG PARTNERS WITH MITSUI MACHINE TECH TO OFFER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES TO JAPANESE MARKET

    Jul 11, 2019

    FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is to offer its additive capabilities to the Japanese market through Mitsui & Co. Machine Tech Ltd, a fellow 3D printing service provider. The companies announced the formation of their partnership at the German-Japanese Additive Manufacturing Forum, hosted by th...

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    JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO MANUFACTURE NEW RANGE OF ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES AT UK PLANT

    Jul 10, 2019

    British automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to manufacture a range of new electric vehicles at its Birmingham plant. Jaguar Land Rover said that work to upgrade the plant would begin later this month. The first vehicle produced will be a new electric version of the Jaguar X...

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    DSM TEAMS UP WITH BRIGGS AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY TO DEVELOP 3D PRINTING APPLICATIONS FOR MONO R SUPERCAR

    Jul 10, 2019

    DSM is working with British supercar manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company to co-develop 3D printing applications for the Mono R model. BAC is seeking not only to take advantage of the weight saving benefits of additive designs and potential to customise products per customer desires, but by having...

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    ARTEC 3D LAUNCHES AUTOMATED ROTATION PLATFORM TO SUPPORT HANDHELD DATA CAPTURE

    Jul 09, 2019

    Artec 3D has introduced the automated Turntable rotating platform which has been developed to make the scanning of small objects easier. The Artec Turntable is integrated with the Artec Studio data processing software and can be teamed with the handheld Artec Space Spider, which captures 7.5 frames ...

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    KNUST-GODWIN INSTALLS FOUR RENISHAW METAL 3D PRINTING SYSTEMS TO PRODUCE OIL AND GAS TOOLING COMPONENTS

    Jul 09, 2019

    Precision machining company Knust-Godwin has installed four Renishaw RenAM 500Q metal additive manufacturing systems as the company moves into serial production with AM. Knust-Godwin has been operating out of Texas for half a century, machining large and complex components for the oil and gas indust...

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    VOLKSWAGEN ESTABLISHES INNOVATION AND ENGINEERING CENTER CALIFORNIA; DEBUTS 3D PRINTED CONCEPT CAR

    Jul 08, 2019

    Volkswagen Group of America has announced the expansion and rebranding of its California-based Electronics Research Laboratory with a unique concept vehicle integrating additive manufacturing. The electric Type 20 concept car is built from a 1962 Type 2 11-window Microbus and showcases a variety of ...

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    SCHUNK CARBON TECHNOLOGY HARNESSES ANISOPRINT COMPOSITE FIBRE CO-EXTRUSION 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY FOR CUSTOM TOOLS

    Jul 08, 2019

    Schunk Carbon Technology, a service manufacturer headquartered in Germany, has begun implementing Anisoprints 3D printing technology to produce custom tools and demonstrator models. The company serves a host of companies in industries like automotive, delivering construction components in carbon/ gr...

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    COBOD SUPPLIES TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK WITH CONSTRUCTION 3D PRINTER

    Jul 05, 2019

    The Technical University of Denmark has purchased a BOD2 concrete 3D printer from COBOD International to research and develop new manufacturing processes for the construction industry. Malene Kirstine Holst, Laboratory Manager at DTU, explained, We are very excited about this next chapter and lookin...

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    KONGSBERG MARITIME TESTS SLS TO SUBSEA EXTREMES WITH 3DPRINTUK

    Jul 05, 2019

    A feature in the March 2016 company magazine for Kongsberg Gruppen - one of Norway’s oldest and largest companies - delves into the future of 3D printing within the multi- faceted technology manufacturer. The article focusses on the in- house 3D printing by the R&D team at Kongsberg Mariti...

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    TU GRAZ RESEARCHERS MODIFY 316L STAINLESS STEEL POWDER TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF METAL 3D PRINTING

    Jul 04, 2019

    Researchers at Graz University of Technology, Austria, have modified 316L stainless steel powder for additive manufacturing for better print quality and surface finish. The pioneering aspect of the study was the addition of silicon nitride to control the reaction of borides, which were used as activ...

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    AI BUILD INTRODUCES NEW AICELL MEDIUM WITH LIVE FURNITURE 3D PRINTING

    Jul 04, 2019

    Ai Build announced a new version of AiMaker with AiCell Medium, the latest addition to its fleet of autonomous large scale 3D printers. This new solution is being demonstrated to the public with a live furniture 3D printing show at Future Lab, during the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019. The first ve...

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    AURORA LABS AND GRANGES SIGN MOU FOCUSED ON ALUMINIUM 3D PRINTING FOR AUTOMOTIVE

    Jul 03, 2019

    Australian metal 3D printing company Aurora Labs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Swedish industrial company Granges AB. The agreement details potential transactions between the two companies including the purchase of Auroras RMP1 Rapid Manufacturing Printer and the supply of proprietar...

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    NEW BALANCE AND FORMLABS LAUNCH SNEAKERS WITH TRIPLECELL 3D PRINTING PLATFORM

    Jul 03, 2019

    Sportswear leader New Balance has brought a new pair of sneakers to the market featuring a 3D printed heel component. But don't get too excited, they're already sold out. Launched last Friday, the 990 Sport is the result of a new platform, TripleCell, which leverages Formlabs stereolithograp...

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    GRIPPLE AUTOMATION: DRIVING PRODUCTION IN THE SMARTEST FACTORIES

    Jul 02, 2019

    You may have heard of world-leading manufacturer of wire joining systems, Gripple, but you might not know Gripple Automation, its sister company that makes the machines powering some of the smartest factories there are. Since the 1980s, customers have demanded more products at a competitive price fr...

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    NEW BALANCE AND FORMLABS COLLABORATE ON 3D PRINTING PLATFORM

    Jul 02, 2019

    Footwear company New Balance has announced the launch of a 3D printing platform known as TripleCell, in collaboration with 3D printing firm Formlabs. TripleCell technology will be incorporated in its 990 Sport and FuelCell Echo products, with the former launched on 28 June and the latter launching 1...

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    PREMIUM AEROTEC PARTNERS WITH LOCKHEED MARTIN TO INTEGRATE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INTO F-35 AIRCRAFT

    Jul 01, 2019

    Premium AEROTEC, a German subsidiary of Airbus, has signed an additive manufacturing agreement with global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin. Aiming to optimize production and reduce costs, the partners will work to identify parts in the F-35 Lightning II aircraft that can be produced u...

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    CANADA'S HOLISTIC INNOVATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NETWORK GAINS ARCAM EBM MACHINE

    Jul 01, 2019

    Canada’s Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing Network (HI-AM) is advancing metal 3D printing for aerospace, automotive and the medical sector. Funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the HI-AM wa...

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    ZMORPH PUBLISHES MATERIALS LIBRARY FOR ADDITIVE AND SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jul 01, 2019

    ZMorph, Polish manufacturer of the ZMorph VX multitool 3D printer, has published a Materials Library for professional users of additive and subtractive technologies. Listing the properties of 48 filaments, soft metals, hard plastics, wood derivatives, and composites, the library is designed to be a ...

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    MICROFACTORIES BRING AI-DRIVEN AUTOMATION TO MANUFACTURING

    Jun 28, 2019

    Bright Machines has began delivering its vision of integrating software and artificial intelligence into every phase of the manufacturing cycle with the introduction of Bright Machines Microfactories. The new Bright Machines Microfactories combine software, machine learning, computer vision, and ada...

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    FORMLABS IS 3D PRINTING PARTS OF NEW BALANCE’S NEW SNEAKERS

    Jun 28, 2019

    Sneakers have been a pretty effective means for helping 3D printing make the transition from prototype to manufacturing. Carbon in particular has found success with its Adidas partnership, printing out Futurecraft 4D shoes in limited quantities and scaling up considerably in the last few years. Anno...

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    MAKERBOT 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY BEING USED BY GERMAN MEDIA CENTRE NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

    Jun 27, 2019

    MakerBot is supplying a 34-strong network of media centres with 3D printing technology and educational materials in southern Germany. The desktop 3D printing vendor has announced a partnership with Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg, which offers technology, advanced media, and technical sup...

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    SIEMENS TEAMS WITH UK UNIVERSITIES TO LAUNCH INDUSTRY 4.0 CURRICULUM

    Jun 27, 2019

    Siemens has announced a new academic teaching programme focused on Industry 4.0. in partnership with UK universities. The launch of Connected Curriculum has already secured participation from leading institutions including The University of Sheffield, Liverpool John Moores, Middlesex University, New...

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    PRINT PARTS LAUNCHES NEW 3D PRINTING SERVICE OFFERING COMPOSITE PARTS ON-DEMAND

    Jun 27, 2019

    A New-York based 3D printing company has launched its online additive manufacturing service for on-demand prototypes and production-grade parts. Print Parts offers a range of AM capabilities including stereolithography and plastic extrusion-based technologies from leading machine manufacturers such ...

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    TESLA REPORTEDLY WORKING ON ITS OWN BATTERY CELL MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY

    Jun 26, 2019

    Automaker Tesla  is looking into how it might own another key part of its supply chain, through research being done at a secret lab near its Fremont, CA HQ, CNBC reports. The company currently relies on Panasonic to build the battery pack and cells it uses for its vehicles, which is one of, if ...

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    U.S. MANUFACTURING VETERANS LAUNCH MICROFACTORIES TO ASSEMBLE ELECTRONICS

    Jun 26, 2019

    Bright Machines, a startup founded by a group of software and manufacturing executives, on Wednesday released its latest microfactories designed to automate the assembly of electronics. While automation has taken hold in factories for cars and other products, the company's chief executive, Amar ...

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    BOEING LOOMS LARGE OVER STRUGGLING U.S. MANUFACTURING SECTOR

    Jun 26, 2019

    New orders for long-lasting U.S.-made goods fell for a second straight month in May as troubles at Boeing weighed on demand for aircraft, suggesting manufacturing could remain weak even as business spending on equipment appears to stabilize. The report from the Commerce Department on Wednesday added...

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    SHAPEWAYS ADDS SLA 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY TO PORTFOLIO

    Jun 25, 2019

    Shapeways has announced it now houses stereolithography technology as it works to boost its service offering to customers around the world. The company has produced more than 10 million products for its customer base and has now added 3D Systems SLA technology to its portfolio to enhance its flexibi...

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    ZORTRAX LAUNCHES BIOCOMPATIBLE 3D PRINTING RESINS FOR DENTAL AND PROSTHETIC APPLICATIONS

    Jun 25, 2019

    Zortrax has announced new biocompatible resins that have been optimised for its Inkspire 3D printing platform for dental and prosthetic applications. The company launched its Inkspire machine last year and has followed it up with dedicated materials for temporary crowns and bridges and surgical guid...

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    E.GO PARTNERS WITH ERICSSON AND VODAFONE TO OPEN INDUSTRY 4.0 FACTORY

    Jun 25, 2019

    Telecommunications companies Ericsson and Vodafone have partnered with German electric vehicle start-up e.GO Mobile on an industry 4.0 factory. Incorporating automation and 5g connectivity, the technology will increase efficiency and allow for flexibility in the kinds of vehicles produced. Looking t...

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    TITOMIC AND TAUV PARTNER ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLDIER SYSTEMS

    Jun 24, 2019

    Australian additive manufacturing company Titomic has announced the completion of a soldier systems project with 3D printed armour manufacturer TAUV. The project saw the creation of 5 prototype defense Soldier System products, and cost $0.3mn. The global soldier systems market is said to be worth $9...

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    BOOM SUPERSONIC INCORPORATES METAL 3D PRINTING INTO XB-1 SUPERSONIC DEMONSTRATOR PRODUCTION

    Jun 24, 2019

    Boom Supersonic is leaning on VELO3Ds Intelligent Fusion metal 3D printing technology to produce parts for its XB-1 supersonic demonstrator aircraft. The company, who recently announced an extension to its partnership with Stratasys, has been working with VELO3D to develop two titanium components fo...

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    TRUMP’S PROMISE OF A MANUFACTURING BOOM HAS YET TO MATERIALIZE

    Jun 24, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s promise to bring back manufacturing jobs in a huge way played a major role in the success he enjoyed in the Rust Belt in 2016. Trump carried Pennsylvania and Michigan, two Rust Belt states a Republican hadn’t won in a presidential race since President George H.W....

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    ESA INITIATES DESIGN4AM WITH SIEMENS AND SONACA FOR METAL 3D PRINTING

    Jun 21, 2019

    The European Space Agency has awarded a contract to Europes largest industrial automation specialist, Siemens, in order to develop an aerospace design and production software for metal 3D printing. Siemens will be part of a two-year long project called Design4AM, alongside Sonaca, a Belgian aerospac...

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    LIMACORPORATE BREAKS GROUND FOR FIRST ON-SITE HOSPITAL 3D PRINTING FACILITY

    Jun 21, 2019

    Global medical device company LimaCorporate has confirmed that it has started construction of its forthcoming on-site 3D printing facility at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. First confirmed in January this year, the partners held a ground breaking ceremony at the site at the end of May...

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    FRAZER NASH ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURES AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY FASTENERS WITH RENISHAW TECHNOLOGY

    Jun 20, 2019

    Frazer-Nash Manufacturing, a British engineering firm, has additively manufactured a small batch of fastener parts which are to be used during aircraft assembly for Kwikbolt. Kwikbolt is a company specialising in the design of temporary fasteners for the aerospace and defence industries. Offering a ...

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    GE ADDITIVE ANNOUNCES METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DEALS WITH GE AVIATION & FUSIA AEROADDITIVE AT PARIS AIR SHOW

    Jun 20, 2019

    GE Aviation has invested in 17 additional Arcam EBM A2X systems and 10 Spectra H platforms, GE Additive has announced at Paris Air Show. The new machines will be installed across the facilities of GE Aviation and Avio Aero, an Italian aerospace company GE acquired in 2013, in the United States and E...

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    APPLE COULD MOVE 15-30% OF ITS MANUFACTURING CAPACITY FROM CHINA

    Jun 19, 2019

    Tech giant Apple could shift 15-30% of its production capacity out of China. Could this initiate a domino effect of manufacturers leaving the country? Apple has asked its major suppliers to evaluate the cost impacts of shifting 15% to 30% of its production capacity from China to Southeast Asia, a lo...

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    CADSPEED USES TRUMPF METAL 3D PRINTER TO SPEED UP DENTAL MANUFACTURING

    Jun 19, 2019

    A CNC digital milling centre in Germany has reported how the recent expansion of its in-house metal 3D printing capabilities is improving the manufacture of dentures. CADSPEED, based in Hanover, is using the TRUMPF TruPrint 1000 in place of conventional and time-consuming casting and milling techniq...

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    HP OPENS ONE OF THE LARGEST 3D PRINTING AND DIGITAL MANUFACTURING R&D FACILITIES IN SPAIN

    Jun 18, 2019

    HP has opened a new 150,000 sq. ft centre of excellence for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in Barcelona. Pooling together world-class manufacturing experts and next-generation technologies, HP says the centre is one of the largest 3D printing and digital manufacturing research and development...

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    TUSAS ENGINE INDUSTRIES INVESTS IN FOUR GE ADDITIVE CONCEPT LASER 3D PRINTING SYSTEMS

    Jun 18, 2019

    TUSAS Engine Industries has invested in two GE Additive Concept Laser M Line Factory and two M2 cusing systems. The announcement was made on the opening day of the 2019 Paris Air Show and is an extension of the links between GE and Turkish Aerospace Industries, the parent organisation of TEI. TEI wa...

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    BIGREP UNVEILS 3D PRINTED ECO WALL WITH EMBEDDED DRAINAGE SYSTEM

    Jun 17, 2019

    German 3D printing company BigRep has unveiled a fully 3D printed green wall developed by its NOWLAB innovation consultancy. The company, which specialises in large-format polymer 3D printing, says the new BANYAN ECO WALL prototype is a world-first, complete with an embedded water supply and drainag...

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    ROLLS ROYCE TO 3D PRINT AEROSPACE PARTS WITH SLM SOLUTIONS QUAD-LASER TECHNOLOGY

    Jun 17, 2019

    Rolls Royce is ramping up its additive manufacturing capabilities with the adoption of SLM Solutions metal AM technology. The engineering giant is said to be leveraging the German 3D printing leader’s large SLM 500 quad-laser systems for the manufacture of aerospace components and is also join...

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    RELATIVITY SPACE PARTNERS WITH NASA TO CONSTRUCT 3D PRINTING ROCKET FACTORY

    Jun 14, 2019

    Aerospace manufacturer Relativity Space has announced it is to build an autonomous rocket factory at facilities owned by NASA. With an incentive package from the Mississippi Development Authority, the company will utilise and expand existing infrastructure at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, ...

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    WHY NINTENDO, GOOGLE AND OTHERS MAY WANT TO MOVE SOME MANUFACTURING OUT OF CHINA

    Jun 14, 2019

    China has long been the world's manufacturing powerhouse. It has the suppliers, the assembly lines, the workers, the expertise. Companies, particularly technology giants like Google, depend on China to assemble their products. Now, a year into a trade war provoked by a tough new stance by the Un...

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    BMW PRODUCTION SHIFT TO CHINA PAYS OFF WITH JUMP IN X3 SALES

    Jun 13, 2019

    BMW AG reported a 33% sales jump in China during May after a shift to local production of its X3 sport utility vehicle boosted deliveries, defying a year-long pullback in the world’s largest automotive market. Making the X3 locally helps avoid a 15% Chinese import tariff on cars that were prev...

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    US NAVY EXPANDS ITS METAL 3D PRINTING CAPABILITIES

    Jun 13, 2019

    The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division in Florida has acquired a new metal 3D printer for its Additive Manufacturing Laboratory. The addition of a EOS M290 3D printer will allow NSWC PCD to quickly produce parts and prototypes to ensure warfighting dominance. There are many advantages...

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    GM TO EXPAND PRODUCTION AT FLINT TRUCK PLANT

    Jun 12, 2019

    General Motors Co. announced today they will be investing $150 million at the Flint Truck Assembly to increase production of the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups. This new investment follows GM’s May announcement to expand full-size pickup production capacity in Fort W...

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    HP OPENS 150,000 SQUARE-FOOT 3D PRINTING AND DIGITAL MANUFACTURING CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN BARCELONA

    Jun 12, 2019

    HP has opened a 150,000 square-foot centre of excellence for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in Barcelona. The new facility has been established to enable collaboration between vendor, customers, and partners in a factory-like environment, actioning further research and development around the ...

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    XTREEE LAUNCHES 3D PRINTING CONSTRUCTION UNIT IN UAE, RECEIVES NEW FUNDING

    Jun 10, 2019

    Parisian large scale 3D printing firm XtreeE has received a major investment from TTWiiN Investment Partners, an investment arm of the US-based engineering consulting firm Thornton Tomasetti, in the company’s latest round of funding. The details of the funding round have not been disclosed, bu...

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    MARSHALL AEROSPACE & DEFENCE USING 3D PRINTING FOR AIRCRAFT CABIN PARTS AND GROUND-RUNNING EQUIPMENT

    Jun 07, 2019

    Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is using 3D printing to produce flight-ready parts and ground-running equipment for a number of its military, civil, and business aircraft. Having installed a Stratasys Fortus 450mc, Marshall has implemented several pieces of 3D printed ducting for air conditione...

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    UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW STUDENTS CREATE 3D PRINTED TRIBUTE TO JAMES WATT

    Jun 07, 2019

    A team of University of Glasgow students have 3D printed a scale model of James Watt’s pioneering Boulton-Watt steam engine, marking the bicentenary of his death. Constructed over five months by members of the School of Engineering’s JetX student society, the model is believed to be the ...

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    BRIDGEND CLOSURE: WHAT’S THE UK AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACT?

    Jun 06, 2019

    The closure of the Ford engine plant at Bridgend in Wales is the latest blow to the UK automotive sector, after recent announcements of job losses at JLR, the closure of Honda Swindon and slowing investment in the North East. Edward Pearcey examines the wider implications for the UK automotive suppl...

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    MARKFORGED SUPPLIES ON-DEMAND 3D PRINTED REPLACEMENT PARTS IN NEW SERIES OF BATTLEBOTS

    Jun 06, 2019

    Markforged’s 3D printing technology has starred in the latest series of American TV show, BattleBots, working to replace damaged parts on-demand. BattleBots is an offshoot of Robot Wars, a series which sees teams engineer their own remote-controlled robots from the ground up and place them int...

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    PROTOLABS LAUNCHES METAL 3D PRINTING PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES

    Jun 06, 2019

    The Minnesota-based digital manufacturing company, Protolabs, has launched production capabilities for its metal 3D printing service. Using secondary processes, metal parts will feature improved strength, dimensional accuracy and cosmetic appearance. Such advances are contributing to Protolabs effor...

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    UNYQ & IKEA DEVELOP THREE PERSONALISED GAMING ACCESSORIES WITH 3D PRINTING

    Jun 04, 2019

    UNYQ has announced three personalised gaming products produced with Carbon’s 3D printing technology and developed in partnership with IKEA and Area Academy. The products include a biometric wrist support, soft vented keycaps, and a portable mouse bungee. They are being brought to market under ...

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    ARTEC3D ANNOUNCES STUDIO 14 SOFTWARE WITH SEVERAL FEATURE UPDATES

    Jun 04, 2019

    Artec 3D has announced the availability of its Artec Studio 14 software, with a number of new features and integration with the recently-launched Artec Micro system. Updated features include great CAD/CAM functionality, target-free registration for the Artec Ray long-range scanner, and the ability t...

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    FRENCH ARMY INSTALLS TWO PRODWAYS P1000 3D PRINTERS FOR MANUFACTURING SPARE PARTS

    Jun 03, 2019

    French industrial 3D printer provider Prodways has revealed that the French Army will be integrating two of its ProMaker P1000 3D printers into its operations. The systems were ordered by the Integrated Structure for Maintaining Land Equipment in operational condition, a division of the French Army ...

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    EVONIK AND EVOLVE ADDITIVE SOLUTIONS PARTNER TO DEVELOP NEW MATERIALS FOR STEP 3D PRINTING

    Jun 03, 2019

    Evonik, a leading German chemical company, has announced a partnership with Evolve Additive Solutions to advance the range of thermoplastic materials for Evolve’s Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process STEP technology. STEP has been developed for volume manufacturing so offering t...

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    3DILIGENT LAUNCHES CONSULTING DIVISION FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

    May 31, 2019

    3Diligent has launched a consulting division that will help manufacturers develop strategies around and build knowledge of the implementation of digital manufacturing technologies. The service manufacturer houses a host of additive manufacturing technologies which operate alongside traditional means...

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    OERLIKON OPENS $55MN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    May 31, 2019

    Swiss technology group Oerlikon has announced the opening of a research and development and production facility in North Carolina. The $55mn Huntersville facility is said to serve as the cornerstone of Oerlikon’s U.S. additive manufacturing business. Occupying 125,000 square feet, the facility...

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    NANAWALL SYSTEMS EXPANDS CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    May 30, 2019

    NanaWall Systems, the pioneer of the opening glass wall industry, announces the expansion of its Richmond, California manufacturing facility, more than doubling its U.S. manufacturing footprint and further investing in the local Bay Area community. While many other companies are moving manufacturing...

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    OERLIKON OPENS $55 MILLION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN NORTH CAROLINA

    May 30, 2019

    Swiss-listed technology group Oerlikon, has established a $55 million Innovation Hub & Advanced Component Production facility in Huntersville, North Carolina. This 125,000 square foot facility, will function as a cornerstone of Oerlikon’s additive manufacturing business in the US. Dr. Mich...

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    ARCELORMITTAL CUTTING PRODUCTION IN EUROPE, FOR 2ND TIME

    May 29, 2019

    ArcelorMittal fell the most in two years after announcing that it’s further cutting steel production across its European plants to cope with weak demand and rising imports. The world’s largest steelmaker will reduce primary production in France, Germany and Spain, according to a statemen...

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    EXONE AND SANDVIK TEAM UP TO OPTIMISE METAL POWDERS FOR BINDER JET 3D PRINTING

    May 29, 2019

    ExOne has announced it has strengthened its material collaboration with the additive manufacturing division of global engineering company, Sandvik. Sandvik already houses multiple ExOne systems in-house and is a beta customer for its new X1 25PRO machine which was officially launched at RAPID + TCT ...

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    27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

    May 29, 2019

    Garrett Mehrguth, the CEO and co-founder of the B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, Directive, recently was selected to speak at 13 stops of the Digital Summit tour. Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique pres...

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    RAPIDIA REMOVES DEBINDING FROM BOUND METAL 3D PRINTING

    May 28, 2019

    The metal 3D-printing space continues to grow rapidly, with one of the most recent entrants offering a form of bound-metal 3D-printing technology that may offer significant advantage of other similar technology from companies like Desktop Metal and Markforged. To learn about Rapidia’s so-calle...

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    PAVEGEN PARTNERS TO BRING DOWN COST OF MANUFACTURING

    May 28, 2019

    Engineering and manufacturing conglomerate, Hinduja Group, has partnered with UK energy and data from footsteps firm Pavegen to help support its growth and expansion into key markets. The group will be working closely with Pavegen’s team to reduce the cost of manufacturing and provide access t...

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    AIR PURIFYING COMPANY TO MOVE MANUFACTURING TO LAKELAND

    May 27, 2019

    San Francisco air purification company with ties to Lakeland plans to open its first manufacturing facility here. The company, named Molekule, will initially have dozens of employees at a facility on Anchuca Drive west of Lakeland Linder International Airport. From a blog post written by Dilip Goswa...

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    GREAVES COTTON TO FORAY INTO ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY MANUFACTURING

    May 27, 2019

    The 160-year old Greaves Cotton, which is traditionally known as a manufacturer of diesel engines, generators and pump sets, is looking to invest in battery manufacturing and supply chain for electric vehicles in the coming years. The engineering company, which has in the recent years diversified in...

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    SANDVIK CREATES 3D PRINTED DIAMOND COMPOSITE

    May 24, 2019

    Swedish engineering group Sandvik has revealed its creation of a 3D printed diamond composite, opening up a range of new possibilities for the material. The company says that the composite is perfect for industrial use owing to its hardness, heat conductivity, low density, thermal expansion and corr...

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    ADAPTIVE3D PARTNERS WITH DSM TO COMMERCIALIZE SOFT TOUGHRUBBER 3D PRINTING RESIN

    May 24, 2019

    Adaptive3D, a Texas-based 3D printing resin specialist, has partnered with Dutch nutrition and materials multinational, DSM, to commercialize a resin-based soft rubber-like material. The material will be sold under the name Soft ToughRubber. Walter Voit, founder and CEO of Adaptive3D Technologies, A...

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    PROTOLABS GROWS DIGITAL MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT, CELEBRATES TWO DECADES OF EXPANSION

    May 23, 2019

    In May digital manufacturer Protolabs celebrated its 20-year anniversary with the grand opening of its eighth manufacturing facility in the United States, and 12th globally. A lot can happen in 20 years, and for digital manufacturer Protolabs, a lot has. The company, a producer of rapid prototyping ...

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    UAW-FORD CENTER TO TRAIN HOURLY WORKERS IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

    May 23, 2019

    In an effort to upskill workers,  Ford Motor Co. on May 22,  unveiled the newly transformed UAW-Ford Technical Training Center. The center, a $35 million investment for Ford located in Lincoln Park, Mich., is designed to provide state-of-the-art technology training to hourly employees from...

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    JABIL TO PROVIDE 3D PRINTED PARTS TO RENAULT F1 TEAM

    May 23, 2019

    Jabil, the Florida based manufacturing company, has announced an agreement with the Renault F1 team to develop and deliver 3D printed parts for its current race car. The demands placed upon the Renault R.S. 19, which is competing in this year’s Formula One World Championship, seem to be a natu...

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    PPG LAUNCHES PAINTS WITH PURPOSE

    May 23, 2019

    PPG (NYSE: PPG) today launched its Paints with Purpose campaign, which will showcase the many unexpected applications of next-generation paint and coatings technologies. These include paints that can cool the temperature of asphalt on a hot day to protect a puppy’s sensitive paws; coatings tha...


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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    NJ FOOD MANUFACTURER AGREES TO SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AFTER OSHA INSPECTION

    May 22, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and J&J Snackfoods have reached a region-wide settlement agreement to improve workplace safety and health at the company’s eight food manufacturing and warehouse facilities throughout New Jersey and N...

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    MAKERBOT LAUNCHES PETG FILAMENT FOR METHOD 3D PRINTER

    May 22, 2019

    Desktop 3D printing leader, MakerBot, has announced its first Specialty Material offering for the METHOD 3D printer. Users of its recently launched performance system will now be able to print with polyethylene terephthalate glycol, better known as PETG, to produce parts for industrial applications,...

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    SIEMENS OPENS SMART MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE IN CHENGDU

    May 22, 2019

    Industrial manufacturing titan Siemens has announced the opening of its Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Chengdu, China. Opened on 21 May 2019, the facility consists of four units: the Smart Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, the Smart Manufacturing Professional Lab, the Industry Solution R...

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    SMILEDIRECTCLUB TARGETS 20 MILLION 3D PRINTED MOUTH MOULDS A YEAR WITH HP MULTI JET FUSION

    May 21, 2019

    HP has announced a collaboration with SmileDirectClub, which sees the developer of clear aligners take on 49 HP Multi Jet Fusion 4210 platforms. With this 3D printing capacity, the partners are projecting to produce nearly 50,000 unique mouth moulds a day and around 20 million in the next 12 months....

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    JABIL AND RENAULT F1 TEAM TO COLLABORATE ON 3D PRINTED RACECAR PARTS

    May 21, 2019

    Manufacturing solutions provider Jabil has announced an agreement with the Renault F1 Team to 3D print parts for use in the 2019 Formula One World Championship series. The cooperation is intended to speed up the development and delivery of 3D printed racecar parts for the Renault R.S.19. According t...

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    FUNCTIONAL PARTS FROM ULTIMAKER 3D PRINTERS USED IN HEINEKEN BREWERY

    May 21, 2019

    Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has announced that compatriot brewing company Heineken has been using its printers to produce custom tools and machine parts for its brewery in Sevilla, Spain. The brewery produces around 400mn litres of beer for Heineken-owned brands per year, proof if it was...

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    FORMALLOY TO DEMONSTRATE NEW POWDER FEEDER AND ROBOTICS INTEGRATION FOR METAL 3D PRINTING

    May 20, 2019

    Metal additive manufacturing (AM) company, Formalloy is set to showcase its new robotics integration for metal AM and Alloy Development Feeder (ADF) at RAPID + TCT this week. The California-based company, which specialises in direct energy deposition (DED) technology, says it is further enabling the...

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    MATERIALISE INTEGRATES 3D PRINTING SOFTWARE WITH HP MULTI JET FUSION AT RAPID + TCT

    May 20, 2019

    Materialise and HP have announced a partnership which will see the former’s software technology integrated with the latter’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing platforms. The two companies made the announcement ahead of RAPID + TCT and believe their alignment will help users of Multi Jet Fusio...

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    MARKFORGED LAUNCHES BLACKSMITH AI SOFTWARE FOR REPEATABLE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    May 20, 2019

    Markforged has announced an artificial intelligence (AI) software which automatically adjusts programming to ensure accurate additive production. Blacksmith is set to be commercially available to users of Markforged’s Metal X and X7 machines later this year and efforts will be made to connect ...

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    3D PLATFORM LAUNCHES NEW 3D PRINTING PLATFORMS AND ANNOUNCES THREE PARTNERSHIPS

    May 17, 2019

    3D Platform has introduced the WorkCenter 500 and WorkCell fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing systems ahead of RAPID + TCT 2019. The Illinois-based company has also announced a series of partnerships and new consumable developments. 3D Platform’s WorkCenter 500 offers a print volume ...

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    CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS UNIT

    May 16, 2019

    Carpenter Technology Corporation has announced the establishment of its Carpenter Additive business unit, which will assist companies through the design and production of additively manufactured (AM) parts.
    The company has long been a developer and distributer of stainless steels and specialt...

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    WABTEC INVESTS IN GE ADDITIVE BINDER JET TECHNOLOGY FOR RAIL AND TRANSIT APPLICATIONS

    May 15, 2019

    Wabtec Corporation, a global manufacturer for the rail and transit industries, has invested in GE Additive’s H2 binder jet technology to expand its growing additive manufacturing strategy and application within the transportation sector.
    Philip Moslener, global director of the WabtecOne...

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    SIGMA LABS TO LAUNCH VERSION 5.0 OF PRINTRITE3D METAL AM QUALITY CONTROL PLATFORM AT RAPID + TCT

    May 15, 2019

    Sigma Labs is to unveil an updated version of its PrintRite3D quality control platform for metal additive manufacturing at RAPID + TCT in Detroit, MI. PrintRite3D is a suite of software modules which provides inspection, feedback, data collection, and critical analysis capabilities.
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    SIEMENS MOVES TO SECURE INDUSTRY 4.0

    May 14, 2019

    Whether we like it or not, manufacturing is becoming increasingly digitized and connected. Industry increasingly connects production machinery with Internet of Things (IoT) devices, gathers multiple real-time sensor information into large datasets and harnesses machine learning to make data driven d...

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    RAPID + TCT: GENERAL MOTORS TALKS 3D PRINTING AHEAD OF AUTOMOTIVE DAY

    May 14, 2019

    As a celebration of RAPID + TCT planting its feet in Motor City this year, the event's final day will be designated as Automotive Day. In addition to a keynote from BMW, this special focus will include conference tracks and panels dedicated to automotive applications for additive manufacturing. ...

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    RAPIDIA TO DEMO WATER-BASED METAL 3D PRINTING SYSTEM AT RAPID + TCT

    May 14, 2019

    Vancouver start-up, Rapidia Inc. is set to demo its water-based metal 3D printing technology at RAPID + TCT next week. Visitors to Detroit’s Cabo Center will be able to see the Rapidia system in action, which builds parts using a water-based metal paste from two independent print-heads and sol...

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    RAPID + TCT: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN MOTOR CITY

    May 13, 2019

    Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus are the two mottos that adorn the Detroit City flag and they mean, We hope for better days; it shall rise from the ashes. The forward-looking sayings derive from the Detroit Fire of 1805, which levelled the burgeoning city. The devastated population, who chose no...

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    F-35'S FIRST CRASH WAS CAUSED BY MANUFACTURING DEFECT, GAO SAYS

    May 13, 2019

    The crash of a U.S. Marine Corps F-35 that temporarily grounded the entire fleet of next-generation jets in 2018 was caused by a manufacturing defect in a fuel tube made by a United Technologies subcontractor, according to congressional investigators.
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    AM VENTURES EXPANDS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO ASIA

    May 13, 2019

    Strategic additive manufacturing (AM) investor, AM Ventures Holding GmbH (AMV), is expanding its global reach with the opening of a new office in Korea, to support investment activities in Asia Pacific. AM Ventures Asia, the liaison office of AMV, will be based in Busan and led by Simon (Sangmin) Le...

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    3D HUBS NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS TO BE LOCATED IN CHICAGO'S MHUB INNOVATION CENTRE

    May 10, 2019

    3D Hubs has announced its North American headquarters will be located in Chicago’s mHUB innovation centre. The service provider’s offices are set to open in June and will house a centralised workforce which is to double by the end of 2019.
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    TE CONNECTIVITY PUTS MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION INTO PRACTICE ON ITS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY

    May 10, 2019

    Back in 1941, Aircraft Marine Products was founded, as so many companies were, as part of the technical leap forward catalyzed by war. The need for rapid development and deployment of new ships and aircraft spelt the death of labor intensive manufacturing practices such as manual soldering of electr...

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    EU CHALLENGES ASIAN DOMINANCE OF BATTERY CELL MANUFACTURING

    May 10, 2019

    Carole Mathieu of the French Institute of International Relations expalins some of the developments between the EU battery manufacturing and automaker industries and how they impact on the region's contributions towards the global energy storage market. French battery cell manufacturer Saft and ...

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    EVONIK TO CLOSE DOWN POLYPHTHALAMIDE PRODUCTION IN WITTEN TO FOCUS ON NEW POLYAMIDE 12 OPERATIONS IN MARL

    May 09, 2019

    Evonik has announced it will withdraw entirely from the polyphthalamide at its Witten site to concentrate on the development of polyamide 12 materials in Marl. The move is being made to drive its business in attractive growth markets like automotive, oil and gas, additive manufacturing, and optics.<...

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    HP ANNOUNCES STRENGTHENING OF ALLIANCE WITH SIEMENS

    May 09, 2019

    Amidst a flurry of announcements, HP have revealed an expansion of their alliance with Siemens. The alliance hopes to take advantage of Siemen’s expertise in automation and HP’s industrial 3D printing background. HP’s press release said that the two are collaborating in order to he...

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    HUISMAN INSTALLS FIRST 3D PRINTED CRANE HOOK ON OFFSHORE VESSEL

    May 09, 2019

    Global heavy equipment manufacturer Huisman, headquartered in the Netherlands, has announced the installation of its first ever 3D printed crane hook. The 36,000 kg hook, designed specifically for use in offshore lifting operations, has been certified by the American Bureau of Shipping. Following ce...

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    SIEMENS MATERIALS SOLUTIONS 3D PRINTING FACILITY INSTALLS FOUR GUYSON SYSTEMS

    May 08, 2019

    Industrial finishing and cleaning equipment manufacturer, Guyson, has installed four of its systems inside Siemens Materials Solutions additive manufacturing facility in Worcester. The new Guyson Euroblast 8, pressure feed, blast finishing systems complete with side loading turntables, are designed ...

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    POLYGONICA TO DEMO EXPANDED 3D POLYGON MODELLING CAPABILITIES RAPID + TCT

    May 08, 2019

    Manufacturing software developer, MachineWorks will demo its expanded range of 3D polygon modelling capabilities for its Polygonica Software Toolkit at RAPID + TCT. Key updates include a new Anisotropic Offsetting tool where a solid can be offset in different directions, each with their own value. A...

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    INDIAN SERVICE BUREAU OBJECTIFY TECHNOLOGIES TO EXPLORE AM BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE US AT RAPID + TCT

    May 08, 2019

    Objectify Technologies, a leading additive manufacturing (AM) service provider in India, is to exhibit at the upcoming RAPID + TCT show in Detroit as it eyes opportunities in the American market. The company will have a presence at the largest additive manufacturing trade show in North America for t...

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    GKN OPENS NORTH AMERICAN POWDER METALLURGY HQ AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTRE

    May 07, 2019

    GKN Powder Metallurgy has cut the ribbon on its new North American Powder Metallurgy Headquarters and Additive Manufacturing Customer Centre in Michigan. Located in Auburn Hills, the 38,260 square foot facility is designed to expand the company’s global 3D printing network and in-house powder ...

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    HENKEL OPENS UP MATERIALS PLATFORM FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    May 07, 2019

    Henkel, a manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, is opening up its materials platform to enable qualification of new materials for additive manufacturing. The company, which launched a portfolio of 3D printing resins and post-processing bonding kit under its Loctite brand last ...

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    PROTOLABS AND GE ADDITIVE USE 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MET GALA GOWNS

    May 07, 2019

    GE Additive and Protolabs have taken their additive manufacturing experience in an unexpected direction via a collaboration with fashion designer Zac Posen. The three collaborated to construct four gowns and a headdress for showing at the Met Gala.
    While the innovation does not herald the imm...

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    EXONE SAVES PUMPWORKS CASTINGS 9 WEEKS OF LEAD TIME WITH INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING

    May 06, 2019

    PumpWorks Castings, LLC, an industrial pump manufacturer and foundry, is tackling the challenge of hardware obsolescence by applying additive manufacturing technology. Responding to an urgent request from its customer MW Smith, a Division of DXP Enterprises, Inc., a rotating equipment supplier from ...

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    ORNL AND UMAINE EMBARK ON $20M BIO-BASED 3D PRINTING PROJECT

    May 06, 2019

    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Maine have been granted $20 million in funding for a bio-based additive manufacturing program. The joint project will seek to develop a 3D printing process and wood-based materials that will effectively create a new market for Maine’s for...

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    MERCEDES-BENZ EQC ENTERS PRODUCTION IN GERMANY

    May 06, 2019

    Mercedes-Benz is now one step closer to the start of its battery-electric onslaught. Mercedes announced on Monday that the electric EQC crossover has started production in Bremen, Germany. The EQC isn't on its own line at the plant - it's actually being built alongside gas-powered Mercs like...

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    FORD ACCELERATES PRODUCTION BY COMBINING EMERGING TECH

    May 03, 2019

    Ford's new Advanced Manufacturing Center is already steering several initiatives to deploy more 3D printing, cobots, and AR and VR applications across the automaker's factories. Last December, Ford unveiled its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., to the public, a repurposed 100,...

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    SOLVAY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CUP STUDENT COMPETITION

    May 03, 2019

    Specialty chemicals company, Solvay has announced the winners of this year’s AM Cup, a global competition which invites university students to explore the potential of high-performance 3D printing materials. Following last year's competition, which challenged students to print with PEEK, t...

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    ALEPH OBJECTS DEBUTS LULZBOT TAZ WORKHORSE EDITION 3D PRINTER

    May 03, 2019

    Desktop 3D printer manufacturer, Aleph Objects has debuted the LulzBot TAZ Workhorse Edition this week, the latest in its line of TAZ extrusion-based systems. Following the popular LulzBot TAZ 6, the Workhorse is said to deliver larger, faster and higher quality prints and introduces automatic X/Y/Z...

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    NTRON GAS MEASUREMENT OPENS 30,000 SQUARE-FOOT MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    May 02, 2019

    Ntron Gas Measurement Ltd has this week opened a new 30,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Navan, Ireland. The company has been operating just outside of Dublin for more than 30 years and specialises in oxygen and gas measurement in markets such as the pharmaceutical, gas generation, and addi...

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    MARKFORGED LAUNCHES ONYX FR MATERIAL FOR INDUSTRIAL SERIES 3D PRINTERS

    May 02, 2019

    Markforged has announced the availability of a new Onyx composite material for its Industrial Series of additive manufacturing systems. Onyx FR is a V-0 flame-retardant nylon thermoplastic designed for application in industries like aerospace, automotive, and defence, where parts are required to be ...

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    AMNOW PROGRAMME TO ACCELERATE 3D PRINTING INTEGRATION IN U.S. ARMY SUPPLY CHAIN

    May 01, 2019

    The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, America Makes and partner, Catalyst Connection have announced the launch of AMNOW, a new programme to support the adoption of additive manufacturing technology in the U.S. Army supply chain. By enabling a robust AM supply chain and clear t...

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    AMT TO LAUNCH POSTPRO3DMINI & POSTPRO3DCOLOR POST-PROCESSING MACHINES AT RAPID + TCT

    Apr 30, 2019

    Additive Manufacturing Technologies is set to unveil its PostPro3DMini and PostPro3DColor post-processing machines at the upcoming RAPID + TCT show in Detroit, MI. The Sheffield-based company announced the commercial availability of its flagship PostPro3D part smoothing system last September and in ...

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    NANO DIMENSION 3D PRINTS IOT COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN 18 HOURS

    Apr 30, 2019

    Nano Dimension has announced the successful production of 3D printed IoT communication device within a single day using its inkjet deposition DragonFly Pro machine. The prototype device is similar to a printed circuit board and was printed, assembled and tested within 18 hours, as opposed to the two...

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    NEW GENE THERAPY MANUFACTURING PLANT OPENS IN MARYLAND

    Apr 30, 2019

    Precigen, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of innovative gene and cellular therapies to improve the lives of patients, announced on April 26 the official opening of its new manufacturing facility.
    The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intrex...

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    FIAT CHRYSLER CEO 100% SURE CARMAKER CAN SURVIVE TECH DISRUPTION

    Apr 29, 2019

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is a house of brands and that ensures it will be one of the few traditional automakers to survive the disruption the car industry is facing from the rise of electric and self-driving cars, according to Chief Executive Officer Mike Manley. Manley’s vision, like that...

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    3DILIGENT'S DISTRIBUTED NETWORK OF DIGITAL MANUFACTURING FACILITIES NEARS 250 LOCATIONS

    Apr 29, 2019

    3Diligent has announced it has now qualified nearly 250 digital manufacturing facilities and integrated them into its manufacturing network. Spanning six continents and more than a dozen countries, 3Diligent has more than 1,200 machines at its disposal, supporting 3D printing, CNC machining, casting...

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    CIDEAS INVESTS IN EOS 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY FOR LARGE THERMOPLASTIC PARTS

    Apr 29, 2019

    CIDEAS, an Illinois-based additive manufacturing service provider, has added two EOS P770 Selective Laser Sintering to its repertoire. The company has been in operation since 1998, continually growing its portfolio of 3D printing hardware to include SLA, FDM, DLS, Polyjet, and SLS, as well as offeri...

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    NEW JERSEY MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PROGRAM AWARDED FUNDING FROM WALMART TO TRAIN STUDENTS

    Apr 29, 2019

    The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program has been granted funding from Walmart in order to use Certified Logistics Associate training for students at Donald M. Payne School of Technology. It is believed the NJMEP will use the funds to train 20 students and one teacher in the Manufacturing Skil...

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    INTELLEGENS DEVELOP MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM FOR NEW 3D PRINTING ALLOYS

    Apr 29, 2019

    Intellegens, an AI company spinning-off from the University of Cambridge, has developed a new machine learning algorithm for designing new materials for 3D printing. Alchemite, developed in collaboration with partners such as the Stone Group, was used to design a new nickel-based alloy for Direct La...

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    MAZAK TO SHOWCASE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING AT JUNE CONFERENCE IN SANTA CLARA, CALIF.

    Apr 26, 2019

    Northern Kentucky’s Mazak, a forward-thinking pioneer in manufacturing, will showcase several innovations that apply emerging technologies to manufacturing applications at the MT360 Conference held June 17-20 in Santa Clara, Calif. In line with the inaugural event’s goal to bridge the ga...

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    CARBON, THE FAST-GROWING 3D-PRINTING BUSINESS, IS RAISING UP TO $300M

    Apr 26, 2019

    Carbon, the poster child for 3D printing, has authorized the sale of $300 million in Series E shares, according to a Delaware stock filing uncovered by PitchBook. If Carbon  raises the full amount, it could reach a valuation of $2.5 billion. Using its proprietary Digital Light Synthesis technol...

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    PROTOLABS REPORTS ANOTHER RECORD QUARTER FOR 3D PRINTING, AWAITS RAPID MANUFACTURING PERFORMANCE

    Apr 26, 2019

    On demand digital manufacturing provider Proto Labs, Inc., headquartered in Maple Plain, Minnesota, has announced its financial earnings for the first quarter of 2019. With a headline revenue of $113.5 million for Q1 2019, the company was within its target growth guidance set in Q4 2018, attaining a...

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    AGMA PREPARES MEMBERS TO USE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN GEAR PRODUCTION

    Apr 25, 2019

    The American Gear Manufacturers Association has published a new document outlining the use of additive manufacturing within its industry. With this document, titled Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Gears, AGMA aims to help disseminate more information about 3D printing among its members, and ...

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    HENKEL’S ADHESIVES AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING RECYCLING FOCUS

    Apr 25, 2019

    Henkel has announced a partnership to enhance recycling in additive manufacturing. The company is best known for its adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. As with many materials operations, Henkel has also been broadening its portfolio to enter into 3D printing. Offering materials since 2016...

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    CREAFORM LAUNCHES GO!SCAN 3D SPARK AND HANDYSCAN BLACK PORTABLE 3D SCANNERS

    Apr 25, 2019

    3D measurement technology specialist, Creaform, has today launched two new handheld scanners, the Go!SCAN 3D SPARK and HandySCAN BLACK. Set to make their debut at the Control show in Stuttgart next month, the scanners mark the third generation in Creaform’s professional-grade Go!SCAN and metro...

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    ZTE, SANY PARTNER ON 5G FOR SMART MANUFACTURING

    Apr 25, 2019

    The year 2018 was not a very good one for ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet. The U.S. government hit hard on the Chinese company. However, ZTE is now showing its strength and commitment. For ZT...

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    NEW MANUFACTURING TECH DELIVERS MINIATURIZATION FOR PIVOT INTERNATIONAL

    Apr 25, 2019

    Pivot International spent $1.5 million to set up an electronics manufacturing process called Surface Mount Technology. SMT is considered a more efficient electronic manufacturing method for small-format electronics. It involves mounting components directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards,...

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    6SENSE EXPANDS INTEGRATION WITH HUBSPOT FOR HEIGHTENED ACCOUNT BASED ORCHESTRATION

    Apr 25, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    OSHA PARTNERS WITH ALVIN H. BUTZ INC. TO PROMOTE WORKPLACE SAFETY AT MANUFACTURING FACILITY EXPANSION

    Apr 24, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Alvin H. Butz Inc. have established a strategic partnership to promote workplace safety during an expansion project at B. Braun Medical Inc., a medical device manufacturer in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
    ...

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    NEXXT SPINE INVESTS IN METAL 3D PRINTING TO ADVANCE SPINAL IMPLANT PRODUCTION

    Apr 24, 2019

    Medical device manufacturer, Nexxt Spine, has expanded its metal 3D printing capacity with two additional machines from GE Additive. The company, which specialises in spinal implant solutions, is set to install a pair of Concept Laser Mlab 100R systems at its facility in Noblesville, Indiana, later ...

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    CREATING COMMUNITY: HOW 3D TECHNOLOGIES ARE EMPOWERING PEOPLE IN PLACEMAKING

    Apr 24, 2019

    It’s a bit of a running joke in the TCT office that I spent my first pay cheque here on a new laptop for the sole purpose of playing The Sims 4, a life simulation game which lets you create your own small universe down to the minutiae of curtain colours or potted plants outside your character&...

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    NSCRYPT SECURES NEW PATENT FOR HYBRID, LARGE-SCALE, PRECISION MANUFACTURING

    Apr 24, 2019

    nScrypt, a Florida-based manufacturer of micro-dispensing and 3D printing equipment, has secured a new patent for large-scale high-precision manufacturing. This patent addresses a hybrid gantry system combining 3D printing and traditional manufacturing using a rigid frame or modular girders. We saw ...

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    GSK TO INVEST $100M IN MONTANA VACCINE MANUFACTURING SITE

    Apr 24, 2019

    The British drugmaker is acting in part to address a shingles vaccine shortage that has captured nationwide attention. Demand for GSK’s Shingrix zoster vaccine recombinant, approved in 2017, quickly outstripped supply and forced shipping delays and order limits last year. The Centers for Disea...

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    CARBON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PRODUCES HIGH PERFORMANCE THRUSTERS FOR NASA FREE FLYER INSPECTOR

    Apr 23, 2019

    Carbon’s additive manufacturing technology has enabled the production of four high-performance thrusters for a NASA free flyer technology demonstration project. Seeker is a robotic free flyer inspector that was launched aboard the Cygnus spacecraft for Northrop Grumman’s 11th contracted ...

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    HENKEL EXPANDS RECYCLING PROGRAMME TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Apr 23, 2019

    Henkel Corporation, a manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, is expanding its Recycling Program to its additive manufacturing (AM) products. In partnership with TerraCycle, the company is now offering recycling options across its Loctite brands as part of ongoing efforts to pro...

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    MANUFACTURING SLUMP HITS SARINE EARNINGS

    Apr 23, 2019

    Sarine Technologies expects a loss in the first quarter, amid market uncertainties that led to soft demand for equipment used in diamond manufacturing. The net loss will be between $1 million and $1.5 million, the company cautioned last week, compared with a profit of $3.1 million reported for the s...

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    FIRST STEEL COLUMN RISES AT MAZDA TOYOTA MANUFACTURING USA

    Apr 23, 2019

    Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA has marked a milestone in its $1.6 billion project to build an auto assembly plant in Alabama as the first steel column is now in place at the construction site in Limestone County. The development signals that construction is well under way on the plant, which will pr...

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    GREENBRIER SEEKS TO BOLSTER NORTH AMERICAN RAIL MANUFACTURING ASSETS

    Apr 22, 2019

    The Greenbrier Companies is planning to buy the manufacturing arm of American Railcar Industries as a way to increase its North American presence. Oregon-based Greenbrier, a railcar manufacturer that serves markets in North America, Europe, Saudi Arabia and Brazil, will acquire the assets from ITE M...

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    HUBER MANUFACTURING: UNDERAPPRECIATED PART OF TRACTOR HISTORY

    Apr 22, 2019

    Henry Ford’s Fordson may have been one of the first production tractors to employ the concept of unit-frame, or unitized, construction. However, Huber Manufacturing perfected the unitized design in its 1926 introduction of that firm’s Super Four tractors, led by the model 18-36. Huber&rs...

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    HUB FOR MANUFACTURING, JOB TRAINING TO OPEN IN FORMER KROGER STORE

    Apr 22, 2019

    The CoMade initiative to establish a Cincinnati hub for manufacturing, product innovation and job training will launch its first phase this month in a former Kroger building in Walnut Hills. The first CoMade services offered there will be a community tool library through which local residents and or...

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    HOW CUMMINS IS USING 3D PRINTING TO TRANSFORM MANUFACTURING

    Apr 22, 2019

    REMEMBER when 3D printing was making waves in the world of manufacturing as the most promising technology? Well, it seems 2019 will be the year that it actually gains momentum, moves past prototypes, and hits scale.
    Cummins recently announced that it has sold its first ever metal part printed...

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    FIT ACQUIRES HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING MACHINE FOR POST-PROCESSING 3D PRINTED METAL

    Apr 22, 2019

    FIT Additive Manufacturing Group has acquired a Hot Isostatic Pressing machine from Quintus Technologies, a Swedish high pressure technology expert. The HIP machine will ensure that after post-processing, 3D printed metal parts pass the quality assurance tests as smoothly as possible. Carl Fruth, CE...

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    CRP INTRODUCES WINDFORM P-LINE RANGE FOR HSS 3D PRINTING

    Apr 22, 2019

    Italian 3D printing materials manufacturer CRP Technology, has introduced the first product in its P-LINE range of Windform materials for High Speed Sintering. Today, I’m very proud to launch Windform P1, the first material from Windform P-Line, said, Franco Cevolini, VP and CTO at CRP Technol...

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    HONDA SLOWS ACCORD, CIVIC PRODUCTION AS BUYERS SHIFT TO SUVS

    Apr 19, 2019

    Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant, in part to prepare the factory to produce future...

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    RICH GROWTH: CERESANA EXAMINES THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR PAINTS AND COATINGS

    Apr 18, 2019

    They are more than their appearance: Paints and coatings are more and more often equipped with anti-bacterial properties when they are used in hospitals and doctor’s surgeries; they help to inhibit the spread of dangerous germs. “Facade coatings can also be more than just colorful”...

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    INDESTRUCTIBLE PLASTIC: CERESANA PUBLISHES NEW REPORT ON THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR PVC

    Apr 18, 2019

    Sunlight, acid or salt water: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) can withstand practically anything and is almost indestructible. PVC plasticizers are controversial, yet, this robust material remains one of the most frequently produced plastics alongside polypropylene and polyethylene. Demand even continues t...

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    SOLID GROWTH: CERESANA EXPLORES THE MARKET FOR RIGID PLASTIC PACKAGING

    Apr 18, 2019

    Convenience products and delivery services are stirring up the market for plastic packaging: “Sales of highly processed foods, ready meals, and ready-to-eat meals are growing considerably” says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana. “Manufacturers are dealing w...

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    SINTRATEC KIT SLS MACHINE DELIVERED TO SOUTHERN UNION STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Apr 18, 2019

    Sintratec has donated a Sintratec Kit desktop selective laser sintering platform to the Southern Union State Community College’s additive manufacturing programme. The partnership between the two organisations is born from a mutual desire to adequately train an emerging generation of engineers ...

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    CRP TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES NEW MATERIAL RANGE FOR HIGH SPEED 3D PRINTING

    Apr 18, 2019

    Windform P1 is the inaugural material from CRP's new P-LINE family. Italian additive manufacturing service provider, CRP Technology has introduced a new line to its flagship Windform materials range. Designed for high speed sintering (HSS), the new Windform P-LINE will enable production-grade 3D...

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    EUROPAC 3D SECURES UK & IRE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS WITH DWS, ROBOZE & MIMAKI

    Apr 18, 2019

    Europac 3D has secured agreements to distribute additive manufacturing technology from DWS, Roboze, and Mimaki throughout the UK and Ireland. The company has recently announced similar deals with DSM and Dyemansion, and already circulates hardware from HP and UnionTech, software from Polydevs and Si...

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    HAS SAMSUNG BEEN CHOSEN FOR INTEL XE GPU MANUFACTURING?

    Apr 18, 2019

    A number of tech news sites are reporting on Raja Koduri's attendance at a Samsung Electronics manufacturing facility, coinciding with the firm's 5nm EUV announcement. As evidenced by his Twitter feed, Koduri, the SVP of the Graphics Processing Unit Team at Intel, visited Samsung Electronics...

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    CAMPDEN BRI CONDUCTING STUDY ON 3D PRINTING IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

    Apr 18, 2019

    Campden BRI, a food and drink research organization based in the UK, has revealed it is conducting a study examining the capabilities and limitations of 3D printing technology with various types of food materials.
    The project will help to provide an independent evaluation of 3D printing in th...

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    CUMMINS INVESTS IN GE ADDITIVE METAL BINDER JETTING TECHNOLOGY AS COMPANY REVEALS NEW GENERATION BETA MACHINE

    Apr 17, 2019

    Cummins, a Fortune 500 manufacturer, has invested in GE Additive’s metal binder jetting technology, taking on the company’s beta H2 platform. GE Additive first announced its move into the binder jetting segment in December 2017, revealing images of a prototype system with the project nam...

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    SME TO INTRODUCE INTERACTIVE RAPID AM PORTAL AT RAPID + TCT

    Apr 17, 2019

    At the 2019 RAPID + TCT trade show in Detroit, Michigan, visitors will be able to find the right technologies for their product needs via the Interactive RAPID AM Portal. The SME is positioning itself as the trusted third party among the hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors, with a numbe...

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    BASF AND THE MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE HONOR OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING

    Apr 17, 2019

    BASF employee, Dana Scott, Maintenance and Technical Services Director in Geismar, Louisiana was among 130 women recognized nationally through The Manufacturing Institute’s 2019 STEP Ahead Awards. Focusing on science, technology, engineering and production, the program annually honors female l...

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    BMW GROUP KICKS OFF PROJECT FOR SERIAL AUTOMOTIVE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Apr 17, 2019

    The BMW Group has launched what promises to be a landmark project for the introduction of serial additive manufacturing into the automotive industry. Named the Industrialization and Digitization of Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Series Processes, or IDAM for short, this project is supported b...

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    SCULPTEO AND NETLOOKS PUT CUSTOM EYEWEAR TO THE TEST WITH 3D PRINTING

    Apr 17, 2019

    Paris-headquartred service bureau Sculpteo has confirmed a new 3D printing collaboration with Netlooks, a specialist in handmade eyewear also based in France. Together the two companies applied 3D printing to produce eyewear test frames that can fit to a customer’s profile through a multitude ...

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    6SENSE SECURES $27 MILLION TO ADVANCE BOLD VISION IN B2B AND ABM

    Apr 16, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    ADDITIVE INTERNATIONAL FUTURE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SESSION TO HIGHLIGHT AM RESEARCH ADVANCEMENTS

    Apr 16, 2019

    Additive International will celebrate its 14th annual summit in July, kicking off with a pre-conference session on 9th July that will explore new developments, advances and industry deployments in additive manufacturing. With a focus on large-scale initiatives, presenters at the Future Additive Manu...

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    ESSENTIUM DETAILS QUEST TO ENABLE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AT SCALE AT AMUG 2019

    Apr 16, 2019

    A group of engineers walk into an additive manufacturing trade show. Through their work in the semiconductor space, they’re used to scale, speed, accuracy, and options. Five to ten years ago, they leave disappointed. And then, at another conference, they get talking to a company working to bri...

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    ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES AM ALLOY REGISTRATION SYSTEM & GRANTS HRL LABORATORIES FIRST MATERIAL VALIDATION

    Apr 16, 2019

    The Aluminum Association has established a registration system for additive manufacturing alloys with an HRL Laboratories high-strength aluminium being the first to be validated. AA oversees alloy registration and product standards within the aluminium space, offering its expertise and statistics to...

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    IRA GREEN MAKES 80% TIME SAVING ON FIXTURES WITH RIZE 3D PRINTING

    Apr 16, 2019

    U.S. additive manufacturing company, RIZE has revealed how Ira Green Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of military insignia and uniform items, is using its technology to create prototypes and manufacturing aids. New fixtures are required everyday at IGI's Rhode Island headquarters, with each ...

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    STRATASYS DIRECT MANUFACTURING ADDS VELO3D SAPPHIRE 3D PRINTING SYSTEM TO PORTFOLIO

    Apr 16, 2019

    Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has announced the addition of Velo3D’s Sapphire 3D printing hardware and Flow software to its service offering. The new technology will supplement Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s repertoire of additive and conventional manufacturing tools as it works to pr...

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    APL APOLLO TUBES BUYS SHANKARA BUILDING'S TUBE MANUFACTURING UNIT

    Apr 15, 2019

    Delhi-based manufacturer of steel pipes and tubes APL Apollo Tubes Ltd said it has agreed to acquire a tube manufacturing unit of Shankara Building Products Ltd for Rs 70 crore. The acquired 2,000-million tonnes per annum tube manufacturing unit makes galvanised iron and pre-galvanised pipes that ar...

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    INKCLUB ACQUIRES 3D PRINTING ONLINE RETAILER 3D PRIMA

    Apr 15, 2019

    InkClub, a Swedish online retailer, has acquired 3D Prima. Located in Malmö, 3D Prima is an online retailer of 3D printers and 3D printing supplies. It was founded in 2014 and now, five years later, the company has sold over 20,000 3D printers worldwide. 3D Prima is a fast-growing e-commerce pl...

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    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 3D PRINTED FOOD CHALLENGES CONVENTIONAL FLAVOR PROFILES

    Apr 15, 2019

    Hoping to overcome the limitations of current 3D food printers, scientists from Columbia University have developed a new method to 3D print cooked food. This latest method is unique insofar as it can combine different ingredients-such as chicken with dough-and cook each ingredient selectively. Most ...

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    SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY AWARDED $1 MILLION FOR MASS PRODUCED 3D PRINTED CARBON FIBER PARTS

    Apr 15, 2019

    Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, and its research partners have been awarded $1 million AUD towards a $3.5 million project to produce 3D printed composites on an industrial scale. Awarded via the Global Innovation Linkages Program, the money will go towards the development and mass 3...

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    BI RECORDS EXPANSION IN MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN Q1

    Apr 12, 2019

    Bank Indonesia released on Thursday a report on the performance of the manufacturing sector in the first quarter of 2019, reflected in the prompt manufacturing index, which was recorded at 52.62 percent, higher than the 52.58 percent recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018.
    According to the bu...

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    RIGID.INK OPENS A 3D PRINTING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

    Apr 12, 2019

    Rigid.ink, a UK-based filament maker, has opened an online 3D printing course, the Institute of 3D Printing, exclusive to its members. According to rigid.ink, If the course delivers all it promises, the 3D printing industry edges that little bit closer to the everyday man or woman. When learning rea...

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    USC ELECTRIC FIELD 3D PRINTING METHOD MAKES GRAPHENE SMART ARMOR

    Apr 12, 2019

    Scientists from the University of Southern California are using 3D printing to investigate the the potential of smart metamaterials. Adding the brick-and-mortar structure of high-strength nacre aka mother of pearl to electrically conductive graphene, the team have demonstrated the ability to create ...

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    3D SYSTEMS EXPANDS ON-DEMAND SERVICE IN EUROPE WITH NEW ITALIAN PRODUCTION FACILITY

    Apr 11, 2019

    3D Systems has expanded the capacity of its On-Demand service within Europe with the opening of a new additive manufacturing facility in Pinerolo, Italy. The new Advanced AM Centre has been established in a building adjacent to another of its On-Demand locations, an ISO-9001 certified production fac...

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    PROTOLABS LAUNCHES SERVICE FOR 3D PRINTED COPPER PARTS

    Apr 11, 2019

    Protolabs, an award-winning on-demand manufacturing provider, has launched a copper 3D printing service, where it is now offering copper parts produced by additive manufacturing as well as CNC machining. By providing this service, Protolabs is looking to fill a gap in market for copper part supplier...

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    SWANSEA UNIVERSITY PLANS TO EXPAND ITS CHILDRENS 3D PRINTING PROJECT ACROSS THE WORLD

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Factory of the Future project, led by Swansea University, introducing children to smart manufacturing will be rolled out to schools across the world if it wins its bid for a grant worth over £1.2 million.
    It’s vitally important to introduce our schoolchildren to smart manufact...

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    FAIRLIFE TO EXPAND AND BUILD NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY IN ARIZONA

    Apr 10, 2019

    fairlife, LLC announced plans Tuesday to increase overall production capabilities with the construction of a new 300,000-square-foot production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Arizona - a suburb of Phoenix. fairlife currently produces multiple varieties of dairy-based beverages at its product...

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    LINK3D GROWS TEAM TO EXPAND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WORKFLOW SUPPORT TO GLOBAL MARKETS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Link3D, a developer of workflow & MES software for additive manufacturing, has announced details of its global expansion with two new appointments. In response to growing demand from industries including aerospace and defence, automotive, industrial, and oil & gas across Europe, Middle East,...

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    SANDVIK ENGINEERS SMASH-PROOF GUITAR WITH 3D PRINTING

    Apr 10, 2019

    As a former heavy eyeliner and Doc Martens wearing teen maybe hold the former. I have always liked the idea of one day smashing up a guitar. Swedish engineering company, Sandvik however, has built a guitar so strong that no matter how much I fancy myself a wannabe Joan Jett, is virtually impossible ...

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    ULTIMAKER MATERIAL ALLIANCE PROGRAM NOW HAS MORE THAN 80 CONTRIBUTING COMPANIES

    Apr 10, 2019

    Ultimaker says it has now had more than 80 companies around the world develop material print profiles for its extrusion-based desktop 3D printing systems.
    The Dutch vendor launched the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program 12 months ago to drive the printing of ‘the most sophisticated eng...

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    3D SYSTEMS TECH ENHANCES PRODUCTION AT NOKIA, RMS COMPANY AND GF PRECICAST

    Apr 09, 2019

    During the Additive Manufacturing User Group conference in Chicago last week, 3D Systems unveiled how three global manufacturers, Nokia, rms Company, and GF Precicast are using its polymer and metal 3D printing technologies to enhance production workflows. Leveraging the company's Figure 4 and D...

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    JABIL TALKS INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT, CUSTOMER CONVERSATIONS & WHAT'S REQUIRED FOR TRUE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

    Apr 09, 2019

    A large cup of coffee to go, an A5 notepad emblazoned with the company’s logo, two colleagues darting back and forth, and in the backdrop, peers hugging their hellos, engaging in catch ups, and resting their feet. Jabil Additive’s Rush LaSelle, Senior Director of Digital Manufacturing, w...

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    SOCAL LOGISTICS AIRPORT WILL BE A DRAW FOR MANUFACTURING

    Apr 09, 2019

    Logistics and distribution users may be driving the demand for an industrial product, but manufacturing users are still active in the Greater L.A. area and in need of space. The new 20 million square foot Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, which is currently under construction, co...

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    AUDI ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF POLYMER 3D PRINTING IN PRODUCTION

    Apr 09, 2019

    Luxury automaker Audi announced that it is expanding the use of 3D printers in Production.  As a part of the expansion, the company will set up a separate department that will be responsible for implementation at the company’s Neckarsulm site in Germany in the future.
    Speaking abou...

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    COBOD BEGINS DISTRIBUTING BOD2 CONSTRUCTION 3D PRINTING

    Apr 08, 2019

    While we await livable 3D-printed homes and buildings, the field of additive construction is experiencing steady development. China’s WinSun has made the most progress in terms of actually 3D printing buildings, but the Danish firm COBOD International may be the most established when it comes ...

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    THYSSENKRUPP TO ESTABLISH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTER IN SINGAPORE

    Apr 08, 2019

    ThyssenKrupp AG will establish an Additive Manufacturing TechCenter Hub in Singapore this year. The announcement – made at Hannover Messe 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology – illustrates the company’s initiative to bring its engineering and innovat...

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    BOEING'S 737 PRODUCTION CUT ECHOES THROUGHOUT AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

    Apr 08, 2019

    Boeing Co.’s plan to cut its 737 jetliner production by 19% this year is expected to have negative spillover effects across the aerospace industry, from parts suppliers to engine makers and even airlines. The planemaker on Friday said it would cut output to 42 airplanes a month by mid-April, a...

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    CHELSEA BUILDING PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY

    Apr 08, 2019

    Chelsea Building Products announced the grand opening of its new Greenville, Texas facility on April 9, with a reception, plant tours, and ribbon cutting ceremony. The new 126,000-square-foot space, located at 1001 Ed Rutherford Drive, will be the second production facility for Chelsea Building Prod...

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    AEROJET ROCKETDYNE ACQUIRES 3D MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND EXPANDS METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

    Apr 05, 2019

    Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., the American rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer, has recently announced that it has acquired 3D Material Technologies from ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. 3DMT is a provider of additive manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, medical and industrial mark...

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    ADVANCES LINCOLN ELECTRIC’S AUTOMATION CAPABILITIES AND ITS NEW METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SERVICE BUSINESS

    Apr 05, 2019

    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. announced it acquired Baker Industries, Inc. and related assets. Baker is a privately held Detroit, Michigan-based provider of custom tooling, parts and fixtures primarily serving automotive and aerospace markets. Baker has extensive in-house design and manufacturing ...

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    DAIMLER OPENS NEW MERCEDES-BENZ FACTORY NEAR MOSCOW

    Apr 05, 2019

    The automotive giant, Daimler, has unveiled a new Mercedes-Benz factory near Moscow following a ceremony attended by President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (3 April), according to Reuters. In a move which signifies a rare foreign investment into Russia’s car sector, the plant is the first to be...

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    HOW INGERSOLL RAND TESTS BEST PRACTICES IN SUSTAINABILITY, FROM MANUFACTURING TO MARKETPLACE

    Apr 05, 2019

    Scott Tew’s sustainability journey began on his family’s produce farm in Alabama. There, he learned that natural resources are precious gifts that need to be nurtured, protected and never squandered. Today, Tew is executive director of Ingersoll Rand’s Center for Energy Efficiency ...

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    RELATIVITY, THE 3D-PRINTED-ROCKET MANUFACTURER, INKS MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT WITH TELESAT

    Apr 05, 2019

    Relativity, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer of 3D-printed rockets, has signed its first public commercial contract with Telesat, the longtime vendor of satellite services for telecommunications and business information.
    The deal marks the first agreement between a major satellite operator ...

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    DIEHL AVIATION INTRODUCES LARGEST 3D-PRINTED PART FOR AIRBUS PASSENGER PLANES

    Apr 04, 2019

    Airbus may be considered the leader in the application of 3D printing technology to aircraft parts, having detailed a techno-futuristic vision of the future at the beginning of the decade that would supposedly redefine the way humans fly. As unrealistic as the vision might have seemed at the time, t...

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    TESLA'S PRODUCTION, DELIVERIES FALL IN THE 1ST QUARTER

    Apr 04, 2019

    Tesla's assembly lines slowed and deliveries fell during a rocky start to the new year that is likely to magnify nagging doubts about the company's ability to post sustained profits. The Palo Alto, California, company churned out 77,100 vehicles from January to March, well behind the pace, i...

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    FORD SET TO INTRODUCE 30 NEW VEHICLES IN CHINA OVER NEXT THREE YEARS

    Apr 04, 2019

    The automotive giant, Ford, is planning to unveil over 30 new Ford and Lincoln vehicles in China over the next three years as it begins to tackle a reduction in sales in the world’s biggest automaker market, according to CNN Business.
    In a statement, Ford revealed that approximately one...

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    BITREZ CROWNED MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2019 AT CHEMICALS NORTHWEST AWARDS

    Apr 04, 2019

    Bitrez has been crowned Manufacturing Company of the Year 2019 at the Chemicals Northwest awards. Sponsored by Biochemica Water, the award recognizes Bitrez’s sustainable growth and excellence in developing and bringing innovative products to market.
    Paul Jones, Managing Director of Bit...

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    GARTNER SAYS B2B MANUFACTURING BRANDS MUST IMPROVE DIGITAL MARKETING OPERATIONS TO DRIVE GROWTH AND DEFEND AGAINST COMPETITION

    Apr 04, 2019

    Most B2B manufacturers are struggling to build digital marketing strategies and purchase guidance needed to help buyers make the most informed decisions, according to Gartner, Inc. In a ranking of digital performance among B2B manufacturing brands, 62 percent of these brands fell below average.
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    FORMLABS RELEASES TWO 3D PRINTERS, LARGE AND SMALL

    Apr 03, 2019

    It’s been nearly three years since Formlabs released the Form 2 3D printer. After a few years of expansion, novel resins, part washing, and curing accessories, and new partnerships, the Massachusetts-based firm are back with not one, but two new 3D printers: the Form 3 and Form 3L systems.
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    REMINGTON ARMS FACES 27 VIOLATIONS AFTER AMPUTATION AT NY MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Apr 03, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Remington Arms Company LLC-based in Madison, North Carolina-for 27 violations of workplace safety and health standards after an employee's fingertip was amputated while working on a broaching machine at it...

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    AFTER IPHONE 7, APPLE TO NOW TEST MANUFACTURING OF IPHONE X IN INDIA

    Apr 03, 2019

    In the next few weeks, Foxconn Technology Group will start trial production of Apple's latest iPhone models in India, sources told Bloomberg. This trial comes before Foxconn starts assembling iPhone X at its Chennai factory. Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron in Bengaluru has already starte...

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    JOINT VENTURE FIRST TO OFFER SEAMLESS MANUFACTURING OF MICROBIOME THERAPIES

    Apr 03, 2019

    Lonza, a Swiss pharma supplier, and Chr. Hansen, a Danish supplier of bacterial products, are teaming up to enter the promising microbiome space. Together, the two companies will invest €90M in the creation of the first company that will offer a full supply chain to produce treatments made of l...

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    APOLLO TYRES LEVERAGES TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION IN THE TYRE MANUFACTURING

    Apr 03, 2019

    Lisa Zinn, Head of Global IT & Business Services at Apollo Tyres, discusses how her company is leveraging new technology in the manufacturing sector amidst Industry 4.0. With the fourth industrial revolution redefining the way manufacturing companies operate, many firms are embracing technology ...

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    BEVERAGE GIANT WAHAHA FORMS ROBOTICS COMPANY TO STEP UP SMART MANUFACTURING

    Apr 02, 2019

    Chinese beverage behemoth Wahaha is taking an ambitious step into the world of robotics, launching a smart manufacturing company that is under the direct supervision of the company founder, billionaire businessman Zong Qinghou.
    According to the company database website Qichacha, the Zhejiang ...

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    FORMLABS RE-ENGINEERS RESIN 3D PRINTING WITH LAUNCH OF FORM 3 AND FORM 3L

    Apr 02, 2019

    The boston-based 3D printing company, Formlabs has today launched two new professional 3D printers at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference in Chicago. Based on a new Low Force Stereolithography LFS technology, Form 3 and Form 3L are said to deliver an advanced form of SLA that enables c...

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    AMERICA MAKES AND THE TCT GROUP ANNOUNCE FORMAL PARTNERSHIP TO ACCELERATE THE ADOPTION OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Apr 02, 2019

    America Makes and The TCT Group have today announced a partnership that will see the two organizations collaborate to promote 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing technologies, tackle their challenges and ultimately accelerate adoption on a global scale. The partnership will see America Makes and ...

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    NASA GRANTS $5.2MN CONTRACT TO AUBURN’S NATIONAL CENTRE FOR 3D PRINTING

    Apr 02, 2019

    NASA has awarded a $5.2mn contract to Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering for Auburn’s National Centre for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, according to The Plainsman. As part of the three-year contract, the expansion will allow the long-standing partnership between ...

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    BMW AND MICROSOFT LAUNCH OPEN PLATFORM TO FAST-TRACK MANUFACTURING INNOVATION

    Apr 02, 2019

    Noting that complex, proprietary systems can adversely affect productivity and profitability, the partnership announced the Open Manufacturing Platform at the Hannover Messe today. The idea is to set up an open technology framework and cross-industry community to accelerate automotive and manufactur...

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    CHINA'S MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY TICKS UP IN MARCH

    Apr 01, 2019

    A gauge of Chinese manufacturing improved in March in a possible sign of government efforts to reverse an economic slowdown amid a tariff war with Washington might be gaining traction. The statistics bureau and an industry group said Sunday their monthly purchasing managers index rose to 50.5 on a 1...

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    STRATASYS DOES INDUSTRIAL DESKTOP AND SLA 3D PRINTING

    Apr 01, 2019

    For the Additive Manufacturing Users Group, 3D printing stalwart Stratasys released two new 3D printers that reach into two different segments of the 3D printing industry. Engineering.com had the opportunity to speak with company representatives to learn about its new F120 industrial desktop 3D prin...

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    3YOURMIND LAUNCHES AGILE MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM SOFTWARE

    Apr 01, 2019

    3YOURMIND has announced the launch of its Agile Manufacturing Execution System software at the AMUG Conference in Chicago. The Agile MES is said to enable additive manufacturing facilities to benefit from digital production planning and software-driven workflows to improve efficiency and machine uti...

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    STRATASYS ENTERS STEREOLITHOGRAPHY MARKET WITH V650 FLEX 3D PRINTER

    Apr 01, 2019

    Today at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference in Chicago, Stratasys has made a number of announcements including a significant entry into the stereolithography market.
    The pioneering company has spent the last 30 years focused on FDM and PolyJet systems, recently expanding into t...

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    FDA WARNS HOMEOPATHIC FIRMS FOR PUTTING PATIENTS AT RISK WITH SIGNIFICANT VIOLATIONS OF MANUFACTURING QUALITY STANDARDS

    Apr 01, 2019

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted warning letters to four companies who produce homeopathic drug products for significant violations of current good manufacturing practice regulations, including a letter to King Bio Inc. of Asheville, N.C. The FDA previously warned the public about ...

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    SMITHFIELD'S KINSTON, SIOUX CITY FACILITIES WIN MANUFACTURING AWARDS

    Apr 01, 2019

    ProFood World has selected Smithfield Foods Kinston, N.C. and Sioux City, Iowa facilities as winners of the 2018 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards. The annual awards program honors companies for exceptional sustainability achievements in food, beverage and consumer products manufactu...

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    ARCELORMITTAL TO USE HYDROGEN IN STEEL PRODUCTION PROCESS

    Mar 29, 2019

    As part of its strategy to reduce CO2 emissions, hydrogen will be used at the firm’s Hamburg plant for the direct reduction of iron ore. The hydrogen-based reduction of iron ore will initially take place on a demonstration scale with an annual production of 100,000 tonnes. A pilot plant is to ...

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    MORE THAN 10 MILLION PARTS 3D PRINTED LAST YEAR WITH HP MJF TECHNOLOGY

    Mar 29, 2019

    According to a report by HP, more than 10 million parts were printed with its Multi Jet Fusion technology last year. It’s a significant number for the tech company, which just a year ago announced it had totaled a number of 3.5 million parts printed since its launch in 2016, 50% of which were ...

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    TESLA SUPPLIER AGREES TO BUY GM KOREAN PLANT FOR EV MANUFACTURING

    Mar 29, 2019

    A South Korean supplier of Tesla has agreed to buy a shuttered factory from General Motors local unit to start contract manufacturing of electric vehicles, possibly for the U.S. and Europe. The deal comes after GM closed its Gunsan factory, one of its four South Korean plants, in late May as part of...

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    VISION AND PRACTICE AT VOLVO GROUP GTO: INDUSTRY 4.0 AND PLM IN GLOBAL TRUCK MANUFACTURING

    Mar 28, 2019

    It is battling big league players such as Daimler Mercedes, Volkswagen Group (MAN/SCANIA), IVECO, DAF, PACCAR and others in an industry undergoing a powerful transformation. We’re talking about heavy trucks and Volvo Group, one of the leading actors in this arena globally, just surpassed by Da...

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    STEEL PRODUCER NUCOR TO BUILD $1.3B MILL IN RURAL KENTUCKY

    Mar 28, 2019

    Steel producer Nucor Corp. announced Wednesday it will build a $1.35 billion manufacturing mill in a rural Kentucky county, creating several hundred jobs while expanding its presence in the bluegrass state. Gov. Matt Bevin said the steel plate mill to be built at Brandenburg in Meade County ranks as...

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    COMAU INTRODUCES NEW HEMMING PROCESS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE MANUFACTURING

    Mar 28, 2019

    Hemming in automotive manufacturing is a cold process of joining an inner and outer panel by folding the flanges of the outer panel onto the inner panel, permanently clamping the inner panel in place. This process is used in the manufacture of doors, hoods, and decklids and can be accomplished using...

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    PROTOLABS WINS MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

    Mar 28, 2019

    Protolabs, a global leader in technology-enabled manufacturing, has been recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its outstanding achievement in engineering and production technology.
    The digital manufacturer's winning p...

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    AUTHENTISE TEAMS WITH MICROSOFT TO PUT POWER IN HANDS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OPERATORS

    Mar 28, 2019

    Additive manufacturing process automation software developer, Authentise has announced a multi-year collaboration with Microsoft to integrate its workflow management system into Microsoft Flow. The collaboration utilizes Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform to make digital automations available ...

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    SHAPEWAYS ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF PA11 LASER SINTERED PARTS

    Mar 28, 2019

    Shapeways is now able to produce parts in PA11 material through its fleet of EOS selective laser sintering machines. The company harnesses SLS technology to manufacture nearly 50% of the parts for its customer base and has sought to integrate the bio-degradable nylon material into its offering to ca...

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    ALEPH OBJECTS UNVEILS DUAL-MATERIAL LULZBOT TAZ PRO 3D PRINTER

    Mar 28, 2019

    Colorado-based 3D printer manufacturer, Aleph Objects, has launched what it describes as its first-ever industrial desktop 3D printer, the LulzBot TAZ Pro. Building on the company’s popular open-source TAZ plastic extrusion printers, the TAZ Pro is a larger, dual-material system designed for t...

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    SHAREBOT DEBUTS FIRST METAL 3D PRINTING SYSTEM

    Mar 27, 2019

    Sharebot has officially launched its first metal 3D printing system at the Mecspe in Parma, Italy. Lifting the cover - and the media embargo set earlier this month - to introduce the metalONE, Sharebot expressed its excitement at entering a new frontier. The Italian vendor has only previously worked...

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    RIZE INTRODUCES SMART SPACES TO ENABLE 3D PRINTING OF INTELLIGENT PARTS

    Mar 27, 2019

    The boston-based 3D printing company, RIZE has introduced its new Smart Spaces for Innovation initiative which connects 3D printing with technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality to enhance productivity for designers, engineers and manufacturers.
    Identified as one of Gartner&...

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    SLM SOLUTIONS TO PRODUCTISE DATA PROTECTION & LICENSING DEVELOPMENTS WITH IDENTIFY3D

    Mar 27, 2019

    SLM Solutions and Identify3D are to productize their joint developments around data protection and licensing in order to secure intellectual property. The pair first partnered almost 12 months ago with an agreement that Identify3D would supply a solution for data protection and contractual and manuf...

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    NATUREWORKS INTRODUCES INGEO 3D450 BREAKAWAY SUPPORT MATERIAL FOR DUAL-EXTRUSION 3D PRINTERS

    Mar 27, 2019

    NatureWorks has introduced a new support structure breakaway formulation for use in dual extrusion 3D printing systems. The Ingeo 3D450 support material has been designed to work with NatureWorks Ingeo 3D series of professional-grade materials, including the 3D850 and 3D870, and is compatible with l...

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    MIMAKI LAUNCHES DESKTOP 3D PRINTER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SINDOH

    Mar 27, 2019

    Mimaki has announced the launch of a desktop fused filament fabrication machine in partnership with Sindoh, a South Korea printing hardware manufacturer. The new 3DFF-222 printer has been designed to address in-house design and production requirements, and is said to be most suitable for components ...

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    DOE FUNDS CYBERSECURITY INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT MANUFACTURING

    Mar 26, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced on March 26 that it will fun up to $70 million for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop technologies that will advance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation. This Institute will focus on early-stage resea...

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    3D HUBS RAISES $18M AND SETS SIGHTS ON FURTHER AUTOMATION & NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS

    Mar 26, 2019

    3D Hubs has raised $18m through a Series C round of funding led by Endeit Capital, with contributions from the founders of Ultimaker and Booking.com. The company will use the investment to advance the automation of its quoting, design validation, and the smart order routing to its global network of ...

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    WACKER OPENS FIRST UNITED STATES RUBBER SILICONE 3D PRINTING LAB

    Mar 26, 2019

    Wacker has opened its first United States-based ACEO Open Print Lab, equipped with two 3D printers for the process of silicone rubber with varying shore hardnesses and colours. The company first announced the plans last September, explaining the expansion into Ann Abor, MI would support the growth o...

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    XYZPRINTING OFFERS FREE 3D PRINTERS TO SCHOOLS PURCHASING K-12 STEAM CURRICULA

    Mar 26, 2019

    Bath County High School using XYZprinting's 3D printing technology to produce architectural models. XYZprinting is to deliver a free 3D printer to every school that purchases its K-12 STEAM curricula. The company is hoping the offer of a desktop platform will encourage more teachers to integrate...

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    AIRBUS CONFIRMS ORDER OF ALMOST 300 JETS FROM CHINA IN DEAL WORTH BILLIONS

    Mar 26, 2019

    The aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has announced an order of around 300 jets from China in a deal valued at billions of dollars, according to BBC News. With an agreement to acquire the A320 and A350 XWB aircraft signed following a visit by Chinese President, Xi Jinping, trip to Paris, the order is t...

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    PRODWAYS BEGINS WORK ON AUTONOMOUS DENTAL 3D PRINTING

    Mar 25, 2019

    Since it was acquired by Groupe Gorge in 2013, Prodways has been growing and transforming at a rapid pace, developing new 3D printers and materials while acquiring numerous smaller companies and expanding its product portfolio. All the while, some have been wondering when Groupe Gorge’s own te...

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    GENE AND CELL THERAPY MANUFACTURING FACILITY OPENS IN NORTH CAROLINA

    Mar 25, 2019

    bluebird bio, Inc's first wholly owned manufacturing facility opened in Durham, N.C. on March 22. The company, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., is researching cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, sickle cell disease, transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia and multiple myeloma using three gene the...

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    BLUE ORIGIN TO EXPAND FLORIDA MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Mar 25, 2019

    Blue Origin plans to move into a 90-acre plot of land adjacent to its existing rocket manufacturing facility, according to GeekWire. The rocket factory funded by Amazon head Jeff Bezos already owns a 750,000-square-foot factory on Space Commerce Way in the space industry complex, which includes the ...

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    HOW FORD AUTOMATED THE DESIGN OF MANUFACTURING AIDS

    Mar 25, 2019

    At Ford’s RIC - Research & Innovation Center in Aachen, Germany, the automotive leader is using intuitive software to automate the design of additive manufactured production tools. The software was created by the Berlin-based company trinckle, whose flagship software paramate simplifies th...

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    VOLKSWAGEN AND NORTHVOLT TEAM UP IN BATTERY CELL RESEARCH

    Mar 25, 2019

    The Germany-based automotive manufacturer, Volkswagen, and Swedish firm, Northvolt, as well as unnamed other companies, are collaborating in battery cell research, according to Reuters. Set to begin at the beginning of 2020, the European Battery Union EBU aims to put together know-how on battery cel...

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    AMT DISCUSSES ITS BLAST TECHNOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY & THE IMPENDING LAUNCH OF A NEW PRODUCT

    Mar 22, 2019

    Two years is a long time in business, but for this company it has seen the launch of its flagship post-processing system, the evolution of the technology that powers it, an expansion into North America, and in Q2 of 2019, it prepares for the introduction of an additional product.
    AMT’s ...

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    GE ADDITIVE'S ADDWORKS TO PROVIDE METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CONSULTANCY TO GENERAL ATOMICS AERONAUTICAL SYSTEM INC

    Mar 22, 2019

    GE Additive is to provide consultancy services to General Atomics Aeronautical System, Inc via its AddWorks subsidiary. GA-ASI manufactures Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electrooptic and related mission systems, and is looking to implement additive manufacturing technologies effecti...

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    AMUG 2019 PREVIEW: EXPO TO LIFT THE LID ON 3D PRINTING TECH

    Mar 22, 2019

    The Additive Manufacturing Users Group returns to Chicago later this month for its 2019 conference, bringing together owners and operators of industrial additive manufacturing technologies to share AM expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments. In addition to new features su...

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    PROTOLABS AND WOHLERS ASSOCIATES ANNOUNCE DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING COURSE

    Mar 21, 2019

    Protolabs and Wohlers Associates have announced their partnership to deliver a three-day Design for Additive Manufacturing course. The programme is an invitation-only initiative and has come about as a result of a joint interest in helping engineers and designers get the most from 3D printing techno...

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    MARKFORGED TAKES IN $82M INVESTMENT FOR MASS PRODUCTION

    Mar 21, 2019

    Markforged has already made a name for itself in the 3D printing industry, continually reinventing the technology with every major product release. It’s no surprise, then, that the company, now on its Series D round of investment, has raked in $82 million to see the firm develop 3D printing fo...

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    TOYOTA TO BUILD NEW HYBRID CARS IN BREXIT-FACING UK

    Mar 20, 2019

    Toyota on March 20 said it will build a new hybrid car in Britain for Japanese peer Suzuki - a welcome boost for the UK auto sector which has been hit by Brexit uncertainty. Seeking to produce additional volume for other customers is one example of all the efforts we are making to keep our UK manufa...

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    CETIM INSTALLS SECOND DIGITAL METAL HIGH-PRECISION 3D PRINTER

    Mar 20, 2019

    Metal additive manufacturing company, Digital Metal has announced the second installation of its high-precision metal 3D printer at Cetim, the Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry in France. Cetim, a leading technical organisation with close to its 6,500 subscribing companies, was one of the fir...

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    MARKFORGED SECURES $82 MILLION FUNDING TO ACCELERATE INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING

    Mar 20, 2019

    Industrial 3D printing company, Markforged has successfully closed an 82 million USD Series D funding round to accelerate its global expansion and product roadmap, including mass production 3D printers and new materials. The round has been led by Summit Partners with participation from existing stra...

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    FOXCONN CONFIRMS PRODUCTION ON WISCONSIN FACTORY TO START BY 2020

    Mar 20, 2019

    The electronics industry company, Foxconn Technology Group, has announced it will complete work on a new factory in Wisconsin to begin production before the end of 2020, according to Reuters. With the next phases of factory construction expected to start by the summer, the facility in Wisconsin will...

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    HOW BOLTENSTERN IS DELIVERING BESPOKE JEWELLERY PIECES WITH PRECIOUS METAL 3D PRINTING

    Mar 20, 2019

    Cradled inside a precious metal cage is a stone. A group of them dangle from an ear, a necklace, a bracelet. It is architecture in its smallest form, the result of technology meeting tradition, the product of Marie Boltenstern’s influence on an Austrian jewellery atelier born in the 1960s and ...

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    FUJIFILM ACQUISITION PROMISES TO FAST-TRACK PLANS TO EXPAND CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATION BUSINESS

    Mar 19, 2019

    Fujifilm Corp. has hit the acquisition trail to fast-track the expansion of its Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization business. The company recently confirmed that it has reached a deal to buy Biogen, Denmark Manufacturing Aps from Biogen Inc. for around US$890 million in cash. Biogen ...

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    FORD SHIFTING 550 JOBS TO BOOST SUV PRODUCTION IN KENTUCKY

    Mar 19, 2019

    Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles to meet growing demand for its large SUVs. Growing sales for the Expedition and Navigator are driving a 20 percent production boost at the plant in Loui...

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    AWARD WINNING FINISH: GPA INNOVA DISCUSSES ITS DLYTE DRY ELECTROPOLISHING SYSTEM

    Mar 19, 2019

    At Formnext 2018, splashes of purple could be spotted on a select few stands as this year’s TCT Award-winning exhibitors proudly displayed their industry expert-approved tech to the masses. One such badge-holder was Barcelona-based, Steros GPA Innovate S.L., which took home the TCT Post Proces...

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    POSTPROCESS TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES NEW 3D PRINTING RESIN REMOVAL CHEMISTRY FOR SLA PARTS

    Mar 19, 2019

    PostProcess Technologies has developed a new SLA resin removal chemistry, optimised for the company’s DEMI and CENTI post-printing machines. The new chemistry formulation, PG1.2, has been tested in multiple production environments with eight different materials. PostProcess says it has consist...

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    XIAOMI SET TO UNVEIL 7TH MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN INDIA

    Mar 19, 2019

    In a bid to accelerate its manufacturing operations in India, Xiaomi has confirmed the unveiling of a new unit which takes its total number of facilities to seven in the country, according to Business Today. As part of its Make in India programme, the China-based company has collaborated with Chenna...

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    TOYOTA TO INVEST 10 BILLION IN U.S. AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING

    Mar 18, 2019

    Toyota’s first manufacturing plant in the U.S. was Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, or TMMK, established in 1986. Since then, the company has grown to become the world’s largest automotive manufacturer by production volume. Recently, the company has announced it will exceed its 2017 ...

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    STRATASYS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW UK LOCATIONS TO SUPPORT LOCAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING USERS

    Mar 18, 2019

    Stratasys has established two new locations in the UK, as it looks to ensure the successful adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in one of the world’s leading regions.
    The new facilities, in Cambridge and Derby, will provide technical and business consultancy, as well as...

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    UNYQ LAUNCHES 3D PRINTED PROSTHETIC LEG SOCKET

    Mar 18, 2019

    Unyq, a developer of customised medical wears, has launched a 3D printed prosthetic leg socket, available for order immediately. The San Francisco-based company is among the many start-ups to be supported by the XponentialWorks network. Since it was founded in 2014, Unyq has built a team of 40 peopl...

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    SPECTRUM’S NEULASTA COMPETITOR TRIPPED UP BY MANUFACTURING ISSUES

    Mar 18, 2019

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals sold off its portfolio of approved drugs and downsized this year so it could concentrate on its development efforts. Now a manufacturing hitch is affecting the first of its pipeline products up for approval.
    The Henderson, Nevada-based drugmaker said Friday that it ha...

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    GUYTON TO RE-ESTABLISH MAZDA'S U.S. MANUFACTURING

    Mar 18, 2019

    The mission facing Mazda North America's new president will be guiding the brand as it re-establishes U.S. manufacturing and attempts to aggressively broaden its crossover offerings.
    Jeff Guyton, a former Ford manager and currently CEO of Mazda Motor Europe, was named president of Mazda N...

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    REMANUFACTURING: RECYCLING MATERIALS, RECOUPING COSTS, REFINING DESIGNS

    Mar 18, 2019

    Technological advances in car manufacturing mean our increasingly sophisticated vehicle components have a longer lifespan than they once did. Even when complete automobiles or parts are no longer fit for purpose, they contain valuable elements which hold considerable utility and value. This has open...

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    PURDUE OFFERS ONLINE AM CERTIFICATION

    Mar 15, 2019

    The ever-evolving world of technology makes it imperative for professionals to stay on the pulse of change, especially when it comes to the booming field of additive manufacturing. To assist engineers, managers, executives, and even students in gaining a solid understanding of this increasingly comm...

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    INSPHERE LAUNCH BASELINE RAPID VERIFICATION SYSTEM FOR HIGH-VALUE MANUFACTURING

    Mar 15, 2019

    UK-based, measurement solutions company, INSPHERE is set to launch its BASELINE rapid verification system for high-value manufacturing next week. The system has been designed to carry out machine tool health checks in under an hour to deliver clear data and confidence in multi-stage machining proces...

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    ARKEMA AND 3DXTECH ADD FLUROX 3D PRINTING MATERIAL TO ULTIMAKER MARKETPLACE

    Mar 15, 2019

    Specialty chemicals and materials company, Arkema, has announced the addition of a new high-performance polymer to Ultimaker’s Material Alliance Program. In collaboration with filament manufacturer 3DXTech, FluorX is based on Arkema’s Kynar PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride) which provides h...

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    JOBLIFT REVEALS THAT THE UK AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR IS REMAINING RESILIENCE DESPITE ONGOING CONCERNS

    Mar 15, 2019

    The impact of Brexit is heavily impacting the UK automotive industry. In February, Honda announced its plans to close its Swindon car plant, while Nissan has revealed that it is looking at the possibility of reducing its operations in Sunderland, impacting UK employment figures.
    Job search pl...

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    AUTHENTISE LAUNCHES APP FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

    Mar 14, 2019

    Additive manufacturing process automation software developer, Authentise has announced the release of a new mobile web application for data-driven AM workflow management. The tool has been designed to carry the digital thread from manufacture through to post-processing steps so that operators can tr...

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    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FROM RENISHAW BRINGS HOPE FOR A PARKINSON’S CURE

    Mar 14, 2019

    Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's disease. A device created via additive manufacturing has enabled the precise delivery of a new drug candidate that could potentially reverse the condition. It is estimated that one in 37 people alive today will be diagnosed with Par...

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    FIAT CHRYSLER HIT BY EMISSIONS AGAIN WITH US RECALL OF 863,000 CARS

    Mar 14, 2019

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV recalled almost 863,000 vehicles that violate U.S. emissions standards, another setback for a company that just agreed in a separate case to make amends for building trucks and SUVs that polluted more than legally allowed.
    The voluntary recall of 2011 through 2016...

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    WITH LAWSUITS LOOMING, OXYCONTIN MAKER CONSIDERS BANKRUPTCY

    Mar 14, 2019

    The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal options including bankruptcy, a move that could upend hundreds of lawsuits claiming it had a major role in causing the U.S. opioid drug crisis.
    As the company has state...

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    DEUTSCHE BAHN USES 3YOURMIND SOFTWARE TO OPEN UP 3D PRINTING POSSIBILITIES

    Mar 14, 2019

    Industrial 3D printing software developer, 3YOURMIND has unveiled how German railway company, Deutsche Bahn (DB) is leveraging its software to expand its use of additive manufacturing (AM). Since 2015, DB has been applying 3D printing technologies from companies such as BigRep for the production of ...

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    MADE IN SPACE SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATES ARCHINAUT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY CAPABILITIES

    Mar 14, 2019

    Made In Space (MIS) has successfully demonstrated Archinaut’s additive manufacturing and robotic assembly capabilities in a simulated space environment. Through a NASA Tipping Point contract, thermal vacuum (TVAC) testing was carried out on the Archinaut system, fabricating the thermal and pre...

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    6SENSE ANNOUNCES SALESFORCE PARDOT INTEGRATION FOR REVENUE TEAMS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE ABM PROGRAMS

    Mar 14, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, extends its relationship with Salesforce to include an all-new integration with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. This integration combines marketing execution from Salesforce Pardot with the time-based pr...

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    VW BRAND TO SHRINK WORKFORCE FURTHER IN BIGGER SAVINGS PUSH

    Mar 13, 2019

    Volkswagen AG’s main car brand plans to deepen cost cuts and ax more jobs as profits slip in the industry’s shift to electric and self-driving cars.
    The German carmaker said Wednesday it will eliminate as many as 7,000 positions - with measures including early retirement and not f...

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    ENERGY DEPARTMENT SELECTS PROJECTS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FOR MANUFACTURING

    Mar 13, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), announced nearly $1.2 million for four new projects to support American steel and aluminum manufacturers in improving energy efficiency, increasing productivity and accelerating manufacturing inno...

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    CLUSTER RAISES $1.9M TO TRANSFORM HIRING ENGINEERS IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

    Mar 13, 2019

    Cluster, the first U.S. marketplace matching Industry 4.0 skills and jobs, announced that it closed a $1.9 million seed round of financing. American industrial companies are being transformed by technology. More than 1.3 million manufacturing jobs have been added since the end of the recession. The ...

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    FICONTEC AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS LAUNCH NATIONAL PHOTONICS MANUFACTURING PILOT LINE

    Mar 13, 2019

    Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland) and ficonTEC (Achim, Germany) Service, along with other industry partners including Eblana Photonics, Faz Technology, mBryonics, and Sanmina, have come together to build the National Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Line, an integrated photonics manufacturing ...

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    SAFRAN TO OPEN €68 MILLION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAMPUS IN BORDEAUX

    Mar 13, 2019

    France’s Safran Group, one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, has announced that it will open a €68 million additive manufacturing campus in Bordeaux, France. Named Campus Safran Additive, the company has received local support for the complex which is expected to create 200...

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    FUJIFILM TO ACQUIRE LARGE-SCALE BIOLOGICS MANUFACTURING SITE FROM BIOGEN

    Mar 12, 2019

    FUJIFILM Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire Biogen Denmark Manufacturing ApS, a large-scale biologics manufacturing site located in Hillerod near Copenhagen, Denmark Biogen Hillerod from Biogen for approximately US$890 million in cash. Upon closure of this transaction, Biogen Hille...

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    NEXA3D AND BEGO INTRODUCE VARSEO XL DENTAL 3D PRINTER AT IDS 2019

    Mar 12, 2019

    Nexa3D, an additive manufacturing vendor backed by XponentialWorks, has announced the launch of the Varseo XL resin-based 3D printing system at IDS 2019 in Cologne, Germany. The Varseo XL is the latest addition to a portfolio of 3D printers marketed and sold by BEGO, a provider of dental materials. ...

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    ADDIFAB RECIEVES EU GRANT TO BOOST FREEFORM INJECTION MOLDING TECHNOLOGY

    Mar 12, 2019

    Danish advanced manufacturing company, AddiFab has announced it has been awarded an EU grant of 1.6 million Euro to boost the commercial readiness of its Freeform Injection Molding technology.
    The funding has been provided under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation ...

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    BUGATTI USES SLM SOLUTIONS METAL 3D PRINTING TO PRODUCE OPTIMISED FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS

    Mar 12, 2019

    From BMW’s optimized fixture for its i8 Roadster’s soft top to XEV’s eclectic car or Volkswagen’s manufacturing aids, 3D printing has found itself an application in just about every aspect of the automotive production line. Now, a high-performance sports car manufacturer, Bug...

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    MICROSOFT SUES MANUFACTURING GIANT FOXCONN OVER PATENTS

    Mar 12, 2019

    When you think tech lawsuits, you might recall Apple suing Korean tech giant Samsung for allegedly copying its designs for the iPhone. Or maybe you think of Waymo suing Uber, accusing the ride-hailing giant of stealing trade secrets used to develop self-driving cars.
    Instead, Microsoft on Fri...

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    MORGAN - THE LAST FAMILY-OWNED BRITISH CARMAKER SET TO SELL TO ITALIAN FIRM

    Mar 11, 2019

    Morgan Motor Company has announced that Italian investment firm, Investindustrial, will take over majority ownership of the car company in April. The announcement occurred at the Geneva Motor Show, alongside the company unveiling its latest Morgan Plus Six. The Malvern-based sports car manufacturer ...

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    AMUG VP ON 3D PRINTING TRAINING LABS, PANELS AND MORE

    Mar 11, 2019

    The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is gearing up for its 2019 Conference, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, March 31 – April 4, 2019. Now in its 31st year, the AMUG Conference is a unique event, open to owners and operators of industrial additive manufacturing technologies fr...

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    ROCKMAN INDUSTRIES APPOINTS FORTINET TO PROTECT ITS MANUFACTURING PLANTS FROM DIGITAL THREATS

    Mar 11, 2019

    Cybersecurity leader Fortinet has announced that Rockman Industries, a manufacturer of Aluminium die casting components, machined and painted assemblies for motorcycle and automobile OEMs, has chosen Fortinet’s solutions to protect their data and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
    Its ...

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    TRAKRAP: EMBRACING INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

    Mar 11, 2019

    With the importance of operating a sustainable business in an industry consistently experiencing technological change, it has become vital that companies embrace technology and introduce new systems in order to keep up with competitors. In particular, the manufacturing sector has heavily embraced te...

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    TESLA NABS UP TO $521 MILLION IN CHINA

    Mar 09, 2019

    After years of negotiations with Chinese authorities to become the first foreign automaker to wholly own a manufacturing facility in the country, Tesla broke ground on the outskirts of Shanghai on Jan. 7. Musk has said Tesla plans to start battery and Model 3 production at the factory by the end of ...

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    GA BATTERY MANUFACTURER CITED FOR LEAD AND OTHER SAFETY HAZARDS

    Mar 08, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited U.S. Battery Manufacturing Co. for exposing employees to lead, unguarded machinery, and other safety hazards at its facility in Augusta, Georgia. The company faces penalties of $115,594.
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    FREEDOM OF DESIGN: HOW FREE-D IS USING 3D PRINTING TO EMPOWER WOMEN

    Mar 08, 2019

    One UK organization is helping disadvantaged women in India to gain high-value digital careers in the jewelry industry. Deputy Group Editor, Laura Griffiths, speaks to the founders about how they're using 3D printing to break the cycle.
    According to the latest statistics from the Internat...

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    LAMBORGHINI, CARBON PARTNERSHIP PAVES ROAD FOR DIGITAL MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION

    Mar 08, 2019

    Lamborghini is in the fast lane to becoming part of a digital manufacturing revolution after announcing that it has partnered with another business to make components for its vehicles.
    Pursuant to the arrangement, the Italian manufacturer of luxury sports cars and sports utility vehicles has ...

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    ACCENTURE TO BUY IRISH MANUFACTURING SERVICES COMPANY

    Mar 08, 2019

    Accenture has agreed to acquire Enterprise System Partners, a consulting and manufacturing services provider for the life sciences industry. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, ESP will join Accenture’s digital manufacturing arm, Industry X.0, to boost Accenture’s efforts to transform manufa...

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    GE ADDITIVE METAL 3D PRINTING HARNESSED IN DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DENTAL ABUTMENT SOLUTION

    Mar 07, 2019

    GE Additive’s Concept Laser metal additive manufacturing technology has been leveraged in the development of a hybrid dental abutment to be launched by an oral implantologist at IDS next week.
    Prof. Dr. Mario Kern is set to debut his Extended Anatomic Platform in Cologne, which has been...

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    SIKA AUTOMOTIVE USES GERMAN REPRAP 3D PRINTING TO SPEED UP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    Mar 07, 2019

    3D printer manufacturer, German RepRap has unveiled how Sika Automotive leveraged its technology to speed up the product development process for functional structural components.
    Sika Automotive specializes in bonding, sealing, damping and reinforcing technologies for vehicles, providing stro...

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    MEDTECH COMPANY SUTRUE SEEKS NEW INVESTMENT TO TAKE AUTOMATED STITCHING DEVICES TO MARKET

    Mar 07, 2019

    Sutrue, a UK-based MedTech company, is seeking investment to help take its automated stitching devices to market. The patented devices have relied on 3D printing technologies through the prototyping phase, and have been designed to modernize the still-ancient methods of medical stitching. This tradi...

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    ACCENTURE IS ACQUIRING ESP TO SUPPORT LIFE SCIENCES CLIENTS DIGITISE THEIR MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

    Mar 07, 2019

    Accenture has revealed its plans to acquire Enterprise System Partners (ESP), a consulting and manufacturing services provider for the life sciences industry. Through the acquisition, ESP will join Accenture Industry X.0, which helps clients master the digital reinvention of industry, strengthening ...

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    LITHOZ INSTALLS 3D PRINTER AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, MARKING NEW MEMBERSHIP WITH ADAPT CONSORTIUM

    Mar 07, 2019

    Austrian ceramic 3D printing specialist Lithoz has joined the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), an industry-academia consortium dedicated to solving challenges in additive manufacturing. Through the partnership, Lithoz also installed its CeraFab 7500 ceramic 3...

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    PROFOOD TECH 2019: EMBRACING SUSTAINABILITY IN FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING

    Mar 07, 2019

    As the Earth’s population is expected to grow by more than two billion people in the next 30 years according to a 2017 United Nations report, it will become more imperative to address the sustainability of food processing. Population growth translates to higher required food output and consume...

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    3M BUCKLEY INNOVATION CENTRE REVERSE ENGINEERS LEGACY LEESONA WINDER PART WITH 3D PRINTING

    Mar 06, 2019

    3M Buckley Innovation Centre has applied 3D printing technology to provide a replacement part for a Leesona winder, which is used by Wyedean, a military uniform manufacturer and supplier to the Armed Forces.
    The Yorkshire-based company has been serving the military for over a century and turn...

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    KEENE VILLAGE PLASTICS ACQUIRES 3D PRINTING FILAMENT MANUFACTURER MAKESHAPER

    Mar 06, 2019

    U.S. plastics company, Keene Village Plastics (KVP) has announced the acquisition of North Carolina-based 3D printing filament manufacturer, MakeShaper. Located in Ohio, KVP is a precision manufacturer of thermoplastic welding rod and 3D printing filaments with extensive manufacturing facilities cap...

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    3DILIGENT PRODUCES 140 ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED COMPONENTS FOR SEATTLE SKYSCRAPER PROJECT

    Mar 06, 2019

    3Diligent has additively manufactured 140 exterior curtain wall nodes for the Rainier Square Tower which is currently under construction in Seattle. The manufacturing service provider was commissioned by Walters & Wolf, a commercial cladding company, to produce the nodes, which varied in dimensi...

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    MIDLAND CHOPPERS GMBH INSTALLS MAKERBOT REPLICATOR MACHINES FOR PROTOTYPING AND LOW-VOLUME PRODUCTION

    Mar 06, 2019

    Midland Manufaktur Kft, a subsidiary of Midland Choppers GmbH, has revealed its use of a MakerBot Replicator desktop FDM machine to produce prototypes and small end-use parts. The company is a manufacturer of its own brand of chopper bikes and also provides accessories for Harley-Davidson motorcycle...

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    SIEMENS IS SET TO ACQUIRE KACO NEW ENERGY TO ENHANCE ITS MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

    Mar 06, 2019

    Siemens has announced its plans to acquire the string inverter business of KACO new energy GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers of energy-related power electronics.
    Headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, KACO new energy is situated in more than nine countries with local sales and service com...

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    DIRECTIVE RANKS #1 IN CLUTCH’S TOP B2B MARKETING SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, has recently been honored as the number one B2B marketing and advertising service provider in Los Angeles, according to Clutch. Clutch is a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and marketing service provi...

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    FRAUNHOFER INTRODUCES HIGH-SPEED SCREW EXTRUSION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

    Mar 05, 2019

    Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz have developed a new high-speed printing system for high-performance plastics.
    The process is called Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing or SEAM and is said to be eight times faster than conven...

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    MASSIVIT LAUNCHES 1800 PRO 3D PRINTING MACHINE WITH NEW AND IMPROVED RESOLUTION FEATURES

    Mar 05, 2019

    Massivit 3D Printing Technologies has launched its 1800 Pro machine, delivering enhanced functionality and expanding the company’s portfolio. It has been debuted at the Shanghai International Ad & Sign Technology & Equipment Exhibition, and like the 1800 Flagship and 1500 Experimentati...

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    FICTIV RAISES $33M TO BE THE AWS OF HARDWARE MANUFACTURING

    Mar 05, 2019

    Hardware, as the saying goes, is hard, but today a startup has raised some money for a manufacturing platform that it believes can make the prospect of starting and running hardware businesses a little easier. Fictiv, which positions itself as a kind of AWS for manufacturing - providing a platform b...

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    MANUFACTURING GIANT 3M COMMITS TO 100% RENEWABLES & JOINS RE100

    Mar 05, 2019

    American manufacturing giant 3M announced last week that it was committing to move to 100% renewable electricity across all its global facilities by 2050 and has started the process by switching its company headquarters St. Paul, Minnesota, to 100% renewable electricity last Friday and kickstarting ...

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    BIOGEN AVOIDS HEAVY MANUFACTURING LIFT IN LATEST GENE THERAPY DEAL

    Mar 05, 2019

    Biogen has its sights set on gene therapies for inherited retinal diseases. After backing away from a collaboration with Florida-based AGTC, the big biotech now plans on dropping roughly $800 million to snag Nightstar.
    The target company offers two mid- to late-stage candidates as well as an ...

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    FLORIDA PET FOOD MANUFACTURER CITED FOR AMPUTATION, FALL, AND OTHER SAFETY HAZARDS

    Mar 04, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited The Higgins Group Corp.-operating as Higgins Premium Pet Foods-for exposing employees to amputation, fall, and other safety hazards at its facility in Miami, Florida. The company faces $95,472 in pena...

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    GE ADDITIVE SETS FOCUS ON K-12 STUDENTS FOR 2019/2020 ADDITIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM CYCLE

    Mar 04, 2019

    GE Additive has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2019/2020 cycle of its Additive Education Program, as it sets its focus on the younger generation. The company launched the initiative in 2016 with the scheme getting underway the following year, and through two subdivisions has deli...

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    OPTOMEC LAUNCHES CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE LENS 3D PRINTING SYSTEMS

    Mar 04, 2019

    Metal 3D printing systems manufacturer, Optomec, has launched two new controlled atmosphere direct energy deposition (DED) systems based on its LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) technology series.
    The new configurable LENS CS 600 and CS 800 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) DED Systems are designe...

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    GERMAN REPRAP INTRODUCES DUPONT FIBREGLASS AND CARBON REINFORCED 3D PRINTING MATERIALS

    Mar 04, 2019

    German RepRap introduces two new high-performance materials in partnership with DuPont. The 3D printing company, German RepRap has introduced two new high-performance materials to its portfolio in partnership with DuPont.
    The new filaments are based on DuPont Zytel’s ultra-low-shrinkage...

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    ARM ANNOUNCES FOURTH CALL FOR MANUFACTURING ROBOTICS PROJECTS

    Mar 04, 2019

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) last week issued a formal solicitation for a call for proposals for eight topic areas relative to advancing robotics technology for manufacturing.
    Pittsburgh-based ARM is the nation’s leading public-private collaborative in robotics and workforc...

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    PARCEL PRO PARTNERS WITH JEWELRY MANUFACTURING GROUP TO SHIP LUXURY GOODS

    Mar 04, 2019

    Parcel Pro, a UPS Capital company, has partnered with Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America to provide MJSA premier members access to technology and insured shipping at a time when e-commerce is causing sales of luxury goods to boom, according to a company news release.
    Parcel Pro h...

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    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CENTER TO OPEN IN THE PHILIPPINES

    Mar 01, 2019

    The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-the Filipino government’s department responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the country-has announced plans to build a new research-focused manufacturing center.
    The facility named the Advanced Manuf...

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    KORA 3D DEVELOPS SAFETY CABINET TO PROTECT AGAINST FFF DESKTOP 3D PRINTER EMISSIONS

    Mar 01, 2019

    Kora 3D has developed a safety cabinet to protect the users of extrusion-based 3D printing from potentially harmful emissions transmitted by the machine.
    The company had previously suspended sales of its Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) systems, after entering into a research collaboration wi...

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    FEBRUARY MANUFACTURING OUTPUT DOWN BUT FUNDAMENTALS REMAIN STRONG, SAYS ISM

    Mar 01, 2019

    Manufacturing output in February continued remained on an uneven sequential path but remained on the right side of growth according to the monthly manufacturing Report on Business, which was released today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) today.
    The report’s key metric, the ...

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    SWINBURNE TO EXPLORE INDUSTRY 4.0 OPPORTUNITIES WITH DEFENCE INDUSTRY

    Feb 28, 2019

    Representatives from Swinburne, the Victorian Defence Alliances (VDA) and the Australian Defence Alliance have signed a letter of agreement at the Avalon Airshow to explore Industry 4.0 opportunities. The agreement was signed today by Swinburne Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Developme...

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    SUCCESSFUL TCT JAPAN DEBUT SEES 10-YEAR DEAL TO DEVELOP LEADING 3D PRINTING EVENT

    Feb 28, 2019

    On the back of a hugely successful debut edition of TCT Japan in Tokyo last month, owners of The TCT Group, Rapid News Publications Ltd (Rapid News) and JTB Communication Design Inc. (JCD) have announced a 10-year deal to jointly organize and develop TCT Japan.
    The two organizations are confi...

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    MARKFORGED INTRODUCES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME

    Feb 28, 2019

    Markforged has announced the launch of its Additive Manufacturing University programme, which will provide a series of tutorials and workshops to enhance knowledge of additive manufacturing. The company has designed the initiative in a bid to help address the knowledge gap in additive design and ope...

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    GM NAMES NEW HEAD OF MANUFACTURING IN EXECUTIVE CHANGE-UP

    Feb 28, 2019

    General Motors announced today that it is replacing two top executives, including its executive vice president of global manufacturing.
    Gerald Johnson, currently GM’s vice president of North American manufacturing and labor relations, will step into the new role, leading GM’s glob...

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    INDUSTRYWEEK REVEALS NORTH AMERICA’S BEST MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

    Feb 28, 2019

    Leading manufacturing publication, IndustryWeek has revealed the best manufacturing facilities across North America.
    In its 29th year, The Best Plants Awards programme seeks to recognize those who are utilizing cutting edge technologies, increased competitiveness, rewarding environment and gu...

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    MANUFACTURING GIANT 3M COMMITS TO 100% RENEWABLE POWER FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS

    Feb 28, 2019

    Manufacturing and technology giant 3M has become the latest company to join RE100, the global leadership initiative bringing together companies committed to 100% renewable power, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.
    The company has committed to source 100% renewable electricity f...

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    AUTHENTISE'S USPTO APPROVED PATENT INCREASES SECURITY IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

    Feb 28, 2019

    Authentise, a Californian process automation software provider, has received approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Officefor its System, method and Program Product for Digital Production Management patent.
    The patent is used within the company’s Additive Accelerator, a wo...

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    KIRTLAND ADDS PAIR OF FOREST PRODUCT MANUFACTURING PROGRAMS

    Feb 28, 2019

    Kirtland Community College will launch two new programs this fall specifically designed to meet the needs of the growing, high-demand forest products manufacturers who heavily employee people throughout Northern Michigan and the entire state.
    Beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, Kirtland will...

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    JINKOSOLAR LAUNCHES ITS NEW SOLAR MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Feb 27, 2019

    Global solar module manufacturer, JinkoSolar, has unveiled its new state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Pilot production at the manufacturing facility began in November 2018 and has since been steadily ramping up. Once fully operational, the $50mn facility wi...

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    FORTIFY AND DSM PARTNER TO DEVELOP HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR 3D PRINTING

    Feb 27, 2019

    Fortify, a Boston-based advanced manufacturing company, and DSM, a global purpose-led, science-based company in Nutrition, Health, and Sustainable Living, announced today that they will develop high-performance composite materials for 3D printing of structural parts.
    The partnership brings to...

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    3DEO TO DOUBLE METAL 3D PRINTER PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2019

    Feb 27, 2019

    3DEO, Inc., a metal 3D printed part provider based in Los Angeles, has announced it is increasing its production capability over twofold for the first quarter of 2019. The expansion for 3DEO comes as a response to greater customer demand, with the company experiencing significant growth in 2018, its...

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    NOKIA AND DAWIYAT INTEGRATED COLLABORATE ON MULTIPLE INITIATIVES TO DEVELOP INDUSTRY 4.0 ECOSYSTEM IN SAUDI ARABIA

    Feb 27, 2019

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Nokia and Dawiyat Integrated Telecommunications and Information Technology Company, part of Saudi Electricity Corporation (SEC), will collaborate on multiple projects to develop the ecosystem for Industry 4.0 in the country. Nokia’s path-breaking solutions and...

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    FLEXBLOW INVESTS IN INDUSTRY 4.0 SYSTEMS, PLANT EXPANSION TO OPTIMIZE HYBRID STRETCH BLOWMOLD MACHINE PRODUCTION

    Feb 27, 2019

    FlexBlow, a family-owned company founded in 1994 specializing in PET stretch blow molding technology, is adding a new 3,500-square-meter manufacturing facility to its 10,000-square-meter site in Kretinga, Lithuania. The company is not only expanding capacity but also improving its stretch blow mold ...

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    SIGMA LABS JOINS MTC FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN INDUSTRIAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Feb 26, 2019

    Sigma Labs, the computer-aided inspection (CAI) software company behind PrintRite3D software, has become a member of the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). As a result, Sigma Labs will enable in-process quality monitoring for additive manufacturing systems at the MTC’s National ...

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    GE, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY PARTNER TO OPEN NEW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LAB

    Feb 26, 2019

    On February 20, General Electric (GE) officially opened a new additive manufacturing lab under its strategic partnership with Clemson University.
    The industrial conglomerate dedicated 1,000 square feet of space at its GE Power division’s Advanced Manufacturing Works facility in Greenvil...

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    SIGMA LABS ANNOUNCES MTC MEMBERSHIP

    Feb 26, 2019

    Sigma Labs has been named a member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), the UK’s National Centre for Additive Manufacturing. As a member of the MTC, Sigma Labs will be able to share its expertise for a range of the organisations projects, as well as network with other members, which i...

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    AMFG ANNOUNCES NEW SALES AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT OFFICE IN GERMANY

    Feb 26, 2019

    AMFG has announced it is expanding into Germany with the opening of a Munich office dedicated to sales and customer support. The company is headquartered in London, UK with a second office in Lisbon, Portugal, and is hoping by establishing a presence in a third European country it will help to expan...

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    NAM VISITS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER DURING STATE OF MANUFACTURING TOUR 2019

    Feb 26, 2019

    The National Association of Manufacturers traveled to North Carolina Friday to highlight the state’s manufacturing industry and its promising future as part of the fifth-annual NAM State of Manufacturing Tour. During the visit, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and Manufacturing Institute Exec...

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    NEW WSU ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATE TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY NEED

    Feb 26, 2019

    As manufacturing methods change, so must the skills of the workforce. To address this, Wichita State University will soon offer a graduate certificate in additive manufacturing. The 12-hour certificate is intended to fill a skills gap identified in the manufacturing industry.
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    WILMINGTON PHARMATECH PLANS NEW R&D-MANUFACTURING COMPLEX IN NEWARK, DELAWARE

    Feb 26, 2019

    Wilmington PharmaTech will invest $18 million on a new state-of-the-science research and manufacturing facility in Newark, Delaware. The company plans to hire up to 139 new associates.
    A Contract Research/Manufacturing Organization, Wilmington PharmaTech provides integrated services to pharma...

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    $120 MILLION MANUFACTURING PLANT SERVES UP 500 NEW JOBS IN SAN ANTONIO

    Feb 26, 2019

    Cuisine Solutions Inc. is cooking up 500 jobs in San Antonio with the opening of a $120 million plant that will make refrigerated food. Cuisine Solutions and property developer Cambridge Development Group LLC will begin construction in March on the 290,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, which will...

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    FARSOON DEVELOPS ADVANCED PURE COPPER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

    Feb 25, 2019

    Farsoon Technologies, headquartered in Changsha, China, has announced the development of a pure copper Additive Manufacturing process using the company’s metal laser sintering systems. Copper is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity, which is w...

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    HAS FOXCONN UNCERTAINTY AFFECTED WISCONSIN MANUFACTURING STUDENTS?

    Feb 25, 2019

    Questions and concerns arose about Foxconn’s plans in Racine County a couple of weeks ago. Reports surfaced that the company would be shifting its plans from manufacturing LCD screens to research and development. Then Foxconn said it was committed to manufacturing on the site - after a convers...

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    HAULMARK OPENS TRAILER MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

    Feb 25, 2019

    Australian company Haulmark Trailer has opened a manufacturing facility in Adelaide, which represents a significant growth in the country’s defense industry. The opening of the $15m facility was welcomed by Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo...

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    GM EXTENDS MANUFACTURING AT ITS DETROIT-HAMTRAMCK PLANT BY SEVEN MONTHS

    Feb 25, 2019

    Late last year, General Motors announced that it would be indefinitely idling five of its North American plants in 2019. Among those affected plants was the Detroit-Hamtramck location.
    Now, the Detroit-Hamtramck Plant’s future has been slightly extended. GM plans to keep the location op...

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    SPRINTRAY INTRODUCES NEW SPRINTRAY PRO DENTAL 3D PRINTER

    Feb 22, 2019

    SprintRay introduces new dental-specific 3D printer. California-based 3D printer manufacturer, SprintRay has unveiled its latest machine designed specifically for the dental industry. The SprintRay Pro is being presented for the first time at the 2019 Chicago Midwinter Meeting this week and solidifi...

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    ADDITIVE INDUSTRIES FURTHER EXPANDS METAL 3D PRINTING TO CHINA WITH SINSUN-TECH

    Feb 22, 2019

    At the fifth TCT Asia show in Shanghai, Dutch metal additive manufacturing (AM) company, Additive Industries has signed an Agency Agreement with Sinsun-Tech Corporation Ltd to further expand its operations in China. Beijing-based Sinsun-Tech specializes in metal AM and metal treatment solutions and ...

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    STRATASYS J720 DELIVERS REALISTIC, FULL-COLOUR 3D PRINTING TO DENTAL LABS

    Feb 22, 2019

    Today at LMT Lab Day in Chicago, Stratasys is debuting its latest machine which promises new levels of realism for the dental industry. The new J720 Dental multi-material 3D printer is said to deliver high resolution, patient-specific dental models with over 500,000 color combinations. Stratasys cla...

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    VW TARGETS CARBON-NEUTRAL PRODUCTION FOR FIRST ELECTRIC CAR

    Feb 15, 2019

    Volkswagen AG plans to save 1 million tons of carbon-dioxide emissions a year by making a production of its first electric model carbon neutral, part of an effort to clean up its image in the aftermath of the diesel-cheating scandal.
    The German automaker will use green power to assemble the I...

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    BREXIT MAY LEAD FORD TO MOVE PRODUCTION OUTSIDE UK

    Feb 15, 2019

    Ford has outlined its plans in the case of a decisive withdrawal from the European Union, including moving production out of the United Kingdom. According to The Times UK on Tuesday, Ford told the prime minister on a private call that it was readying locations off the island. Ford employs about 13,0...

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    BLICKLE OPENS NEW MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION, TRAINING AND TEST FACILITY

    Feb 15, 2019

    To better serve the North American market, Blickle U.S.A. has taken occupancy of a new 62,491 square foot multi-million-dollar facility located in Newnan, GA. The building, designed and built specifically for Blickle, represents the completion of Phase One of the company’s US Headquarter Campu...

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    EVONIK LAUNCHES NEW HIGH TEMPERATURE PA 6 3D PRINTING POWDER

    Feb 14, 2019

    Evonik Industries has announced a new high-temperature polyamide 6 (PA 6) 3D printing powder. The company has developed the material in line with the requirements of industrial partners, strengthening its portfolio of high-performance materials for powder-based 3D printing processes to better meet t...

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    DELEGO’S PARTNERSHIP MAKES PAYMENTS A BREEZE FOR MANUFACTURERS

    Feb 14, 2019

    Technology has changed the way business is conducted. Electronic payments have allowed us to avoid the long queues at the bank and maintain records of our transactions. A SAP-integrated e-commerce provider and an integrated e-payment solutions for merchants running SAP provider have partnered to mak...

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    UL SETS 3D PRINTING EMISSION STANDARD

    Feb 14, 2019

    As the use of additive manufacturing has grown exponentially, so have concerns about emissions from 3D printers. With an increasing number of freestanding 3D printers being used in schools, offices and other enclosed locations, indoor air pollution has become an important concern.
    UL, a globa...

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    AUTODESK OPENS GENERATIVE DESIGN LAB IN CHICAGO

    Feb 14, 2019

    Autodesk has opened the doors to a new public workshop space in Chicago focused on generative design. The Autodesk Generative Design Field Lab is designed to help engineers and manufacturers understand how they can apply generative design to their end-to-end manufacturing processes and its potential...

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    3D SYSTEMS LAUNCHES RUBBER-LIKE 3D PRINTING MATERIAL FOR FABPRO 1000

    Feb 14, 2019

    3D Systems has introduced a new rubber-like material for its desktop FabPro 1000 3D printer. The new elastomer, FabPro Elastic BLK, is ideal for design verification and prototyping of silicone, urethane or rubber-like parts such as seals, gaskets, grips and over-moulds. The material is said to offer...

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    DESKTOP METAL ADDS 316L STAINLESS STEEL 3D PRINTING MATERIALS PORTFOLIO

    Feb 13, 2019

    Metal 3D printing company, Desktop Metal has announced the launch of 316L stainless steel for use in its office-friendly Studio System. The material joins 17-4 PH stainless steel in Desktop Metal’s current materials offering with more to follow this year including tool steels, superalloys, and...

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    AIRCRAFT PHILIPP EXPANDS METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES WITH GEFERTEC

    Feb 13, 2019

    German aerospace supplier Aircraft Philipp Ubersee GmbH & CO. KG has expanded its additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities with the purchase of a new metal 3D printing system from GEFERTEC. The GEFERTEC arc605 is set to be installed at its Ubersee premises in Bavaria to broaden its AM abilities....

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    PROTOLABS INTRODUCES DETAILED MEASUREMENT AND INSPECTION REPORTING SERVICES

    Feb 13, 2019

    Protolabs is to begin providing secondary services, including the immediate availability of detailed measurement and inspection reporting, in addition to its rapid manufacturing offering across Europe. The company will also introduce additional secondary operations, such as surface treatment and ass...

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    MAZAK TO HOST MIDWEST ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY EVENT

    Feb 13, 2019

    Machine tool manufacturer Mazak will host an annual Discover More with Mazak Technology and Education Event May 9 at its Midwest Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, featuring live machines showcasing advanced technologies from the company. This event also will incorporate the 28th annual Tech...

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    COULD ANY OF THESE START-UPS BE MANUFACTURING’S ANSWER TO AMAZON?

    Feb 12, 2019

    Manufacturing’s landscape is rapidly changing, and many innovative start-ups are embracing this, can any of them make the transition to unrivalled success?
    Every start-up dreams of Amazon-style world-domination, but only the very best ideas and business propositions could potentially be...

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    SIGMA LABS BECOMES MEMBER OF FRAUNHOFER IAPT'S ADDITIVE ALLIANCE NETWORK

    Feb 12, 2019

    Sigma Labs has been named as a member of Fraunhofer IAPT’s Additive Alliance, which aims to drive the additive manufacturing sector forward through shared knowledge.
    Joining the likes of Airbus, Daimler, EOS, SLM Solutions, Trumpf, Simufact, Premium Aerotec, Sigma Labs becomes the first...

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    ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT ADOPTS TWO STRATASYS FDM PLATFORMS AS COMPANIES FORM MULTI-YEAR COLLABORATION

    Feb 12, 2019

    Andretti Autosport has invested in Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology as it looks to enhance the design and development of its race cars. The motorsport company has teams competing in the IndyCar Series, Indy Light, and FIA Formula E racing championships, and has moved to strike up a multi-year pa...

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    CARBON AND AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI PARTNER TO DIGITALLY MANUFACTURE AUTOPARTS AT SCALE

    Feb 11, 2019

    Carbon, the world’s leading Digital Manufacturing Platform, has announced its strategic partnership with Italian sports car giant Lamborghini. Based in Silicon Valley, Carbon brings together innovations in software, hardware, and molecular science to deliver industry-leading digital manufactur...

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    ORBEX ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURES SINGLE PIECE ROCKET ENGINE ON SLM SOLUTIONS SLM 800

    Feb 11, 2019

    Orbex, a UK-based spaceflight company, has 3D printed a rocket engine in a single piece on SLM Solutions SLM 800 metal additive manufacturing platform. The engine has been designed for the company’s environmentally friendly Prime rocket which was introduced at the opening of Orbex’s new ...

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    AURORA LABS COMPLETES $5 MILLION PLACEMENT TO ACCELERATE METAL 3D PRINTING DEVELOPMENT

    Feb 11, 2019

    Australian metal 3D printing company, Aurora Labs Limited has announced the successful completion of a bookbuild for placement of 13,157,895 shares at an issue price of 0.38 AUD to raise 5 million AUD. Aurora Labs says funds will primarily be applied to fast track the completion of development of Ra...

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    ADDITIVE INDUSTRIES RECEIVES €10M INVESTMENT TO ACHIEVE INTERNATIONAL GROWTH

    Feb 11, 2019

    Additive Industries has announced it has received a total €10 million loan from BOM Brabant Ventures and Highlands, a shareholder of the additive manufacturing vendor. The company aims to harness this investment to accelerate its growth across the world, introducing its 3D printing technology i...

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    LAMBORGHINI UNVEILS END-USE COMPONENTS PRODUCED WITH CARBON 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

    Feb 11, 2019

    Lamborghini has unveiled its first end-use components to be manufactured with Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology. The Italian automotive brand has harnessed 3D printing to produce a new textured fuel cover cap and a clip component for an air duct for its Urus SUV model, brought ...

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    UNIVERSITIES NEW MACHINE LEARNING TOOL IMPROVES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Feb 08, 2019

    Using machine learning to ensure that the pieces of an aircraft fit together more precisely - thus cutting assembling and testing time - is one of the users behind new technology being developed by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Southern California.
    We’re really ...

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    FORD INVESTS $1BN IN TRANSFORMING ITS CHICAGO PLANTS

    Feb 08, 2019

    Ford Motor Company is investing $1bn in its Chicago Assembly and Stamping Plants. The investment will enable the addition of 500 new positions as the business seeks to launch three new SUVs this year. The US is slowly moving away from cars and have are increasingly favoring SUV and pickup trucks, ac...

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    ADOBE REPORTEDLY CONSIDERING MANUFACTURING OWN PROCESSORS

    Feb 08, 2019

    One of the most significant - and understated - transitions in enterprise computing in recent years has been the number of companies building and deploying their own hardware. A number of high-profile firms have designed custom solutions using a mixture of FPGAs, custom ASICs, and conventional x86 C...

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    JAGGER BROTHERS CLOSING YARN MANUFACTURING DIVISION IN SPRINGVALE

    Feb 08, 2019

    Jagger Brothers, Inc. which has been producing yarn in Springvale for 121 years, will close the manufacturing division of the company, likely by the end of March, owner David Jagger said on Friday.
    Jagger said the company’s 40 employees were informed of the decision on Tuesday afternoon...

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    WHAT IF ELON MUSK TOOK MANUFACTURING CARS SERIOUSLY?

    Feb 07, 2019

    Tesla is one of the most amazing success, and failure, stories in the history of automotive. There were a good many mavericks who tried to revolutionize auto, only to fail dramatically, such as the Tucker 48. But Tesla was even more bold, forging a new automotive segment, and just as it appears to b...

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    LINK3D ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ADDITIVE MATERIAL RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM

    Feb 07, 2019

    Link3D Material Recommendation System includes a database of +1000 materials across +500 3D Printers. Link3D has announced the launch of its Additive Material Recommendation System (AMRS), which uses qualitative and quantitative production specification to suggest appropriate materials.
    The A...

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    MTC TO HELP BUSINESSES ADOPT SMART MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS

    Feb 07, 2019

    Experts at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has developed an innovative demonstrator to show businesses how they can grow through the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies and processes.
    Developed by the MTC working alongside the University of Birmingham, Loughborough Universi...

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    3D SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES SOFTWARE RELEASES AHEAD OF SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2019

    Feb 06, 2019

    3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS includes a design for additive manufacturing toolset, enabling designers to prepare and optimize designs for 3D printing. 3D Systems has announced new releases of Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS 2019 and 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS 14 ahead of SOLIDWORKS World 2019 next week.
    These ...

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    UL PUBLISHES 3D PRINTING STANDARD FOR TESTING AND ASSESSING PARTICLE AND CHEMICAL EMISSIONS

    Feb 06, 2019

    UL Chemical Safety has announced the publication of a 3D printing standard which aims to mitigate the risk of indoor air pollution.
    ANSI/CAN/UL 2904 Standard Method for Testing and Assessing Particle and Chemical Emissions from 3D Printers is now available for use. The standard applies to fre...

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    CATALYSIS ADDITIVE TOOLING ADDS EXONE BINDER JETTING TECHNOLOGY TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING REPERTOIRE

    Feb 06, 2019

    ExOne's binder jetting 3D printing technology is now being leveraged by Catalysis Additive Tooling to 3D print tooling for low-to-medium volume production parts.
    Taking a unique custom design, a sand mould is 3D printed using ExOne’s binder jetting technology, before being coated to...

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    COOPERVISION COSTA RICA MANUFACTURING PLANT EARNS LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION

    Feb 06, 2019

    Global medical device company, The Cooper Companies, Inc has recently been awarded LEED Silver certification at its contact lens manufacturing facility in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Housing an environmentally-conscious design, the 100,000-square-foot site is believed to be the only LEED Silver-certified ...

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    ECKHART REINFORCES ITS COMMITMENT TO INDUSTRY 4.0 WITH STRATEGIC ACQUISITION

    Feb 06, 2019

    Eckhart, Inc. is in the business of bringing turnkey, Industry 4.0 solutions to manufacturing companies in need of an overhaul. Last month, it added a new dimension to its portfolio with the acquisition of Minneapolis-based PRI Robotics & Automation. The hope is that PRI’s robotic systems ...

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    G.W. CONSULTANCY AND AT 3D-SQUARED TO SHARE TECHNICAL SUPPORT THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

    Feb 05, 2019

    G.W. Consultancy, a German company offering an advisory service to users of additive manufacturing, has signed a partnership agreement with At 3D-Squared in a bid to strengthen its presence in Europe. The two companies will offer each other technical support across all European territories and share...

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    ROBOZE 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY TO BE DISTRIBUTED INTO JAPAN

    Feb 05, 2019

    Roboze’s 3D printing technology will be distributed into Japan after the company signed a partnership agreement with K. K. IRISU.
    K. K. KRISU is a provider of technologies to the Asian industrial sectors, with contacts in the automotive, aerospace and electronics spaces. These technolog...

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    FERMIONX AND REFLEX IMAGING REVEAL A UNIQUE COLLABORATION AND LAUNCH THE NEW LASER METROLOGY MODULE

    Feb 05, 2019

    Worthing-based contract electronic design and manufacturers FermionX Ltd, and Horsham based Reflex Imaging Ltd, inventors of the innovative LAMM (Laser Metrology Module), will be exhibiting their expanded electronic design and manufacturing solutions at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics S...

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    NEW MANUFACTURING COMPANY COMING TO CLAREMORE, TO BRING 100 JOBS

    Feb 05, 2019

    The city of Claremore is welcoming a new manufacturer that will bring around 100 jobs to the area.
    MST Manufacturing, a company in the CNC machining and fabrication business, provides service to the aerospace, oil, petroleum, medical, automotive and other sectors. As a proud Claremore native,...

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    WINNEBAGO TO MOVE DIESEL MOTORHOME MANUFACTURING BACK TO IOWA

    Feb 04, 2019

    Winnebago Industries Inc. WGO, +0.25% announced Monday plans to move the manufacturing of Class A diesel motorhomes to Forest City, Iowa from Junction City, Oregon, a move that will lead to net losses of about 45 jobs. The recreational vehicle maker said the transition process will begin immediately...

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    NISSAN RELOCATES X-TRAIL MANUFACTURING PLANS TO JAPAN AMID BREXIT TURMOIL

    Feb 04, 2019

    Japanese carmaker Nissan has confirmed that it will make its next-generation X-Trail vehicles in its home country after moving its manufacture away from the UK’s Sunderland plant.
    The UK manufacturing plans were originally announced following a meeting between Prime Minister Theresa May...

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    NASA AWARDS COPPER 3D GRANT FOR 3D PRINTING ANTIBACTERIAL MEDICAL DEVICES IN SPACE

    Feb 04, 2019

    Copper 3D, a US-based Chilean 3D printing materials company, has received another grant from NASA. The money has been awarded to test the properties of antibacterial 3D printing materials for medical devices on the International Space Station (ISS).
    The funding was issued by NASA Nebraska Spa...

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    HEXO HELMETS RELEASES CUSTOM 3D PRINTED BICYCLE HELMETS WITH OPTIMIZED IMPACT RESISTANCE

    Feb 04, 2019

    Hexo Helmets, a London-based technology start-up, has announced the commercial availability of its custom 3D printed bicycle helmets.
    Made from Polyamide 11 using SLS, the helmets incorporate honeycomb structures designed with the cyclists head shape, to create the most lightweight, and prote...

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    DE-INTERGRATION OF SANDOZ FROM NOVARTIS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE MANUFACTURING CUTS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Novartis had what CEO Vas Narasimhan called a transformative year in manufacturing in 2018 as it closed or sold eight facilities and restructured eight others to be more efficient, moves that led to nearly 2,000 job cuts. But more is in store for manufacturing over the next 18 months as Novartis tra...

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    HGTC STUDENTS FILLING THE VOID IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

    Feb 01, 2019

    The manufacturing industry in our area is in desperate need of workers. Students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College are stepping up to fill the void.
    The Machine Tool Technology Program at HGTC is all about getting students prepared to manufacture products that we use every day. It was act...

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    FIRST LOOK - ATLAS3D SUNATA 3D PRINTING SIMULATION

    Jan 31, 2019

    We recently took a look at the current state of 3D printing simulation software in a two-part article series. In those articles, we spoke to several companies about how simulation in 3D printing is needed for reducing failed builds, and how it is particularly important for high-end industries such a...

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    FIBERFORCE LAUNCHES PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM LINE OF COLOURED 3D PRINTING FILAMENTS

    Jan 31, 2019

    FiberForce, an Italian supplier of 3D printing filaments, has announced the launch of a Pantone Matching System (PMS) based line of colored polymer materials. The partnership with Pantone has seen the immediate introduction of a range of filaments in approved PMS colors. These filaments include ABS,...

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    SOLVAY ADDS TWO HIGH-PERFORMANCE POLYMERS TO E-XSTREAM DIGIMAT AM SIMULATION SOFTWARE

    Jan 31, 2019

    Solvay has added two of its high-performance polymer materials to the latest release of e-Xstream’s Digimat Additive Manufacturing software. The company’s carbon fiber-filled KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and neat Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) join the neat KetaSpire PEEK alread...

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    PRODWAYS ANNOUNCES SALE OF RAPID ADDITIVE FORGING SYSTEM TO RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    Jan 31, 2019

    Prodways has announced the second sale of its Promaker RAF 50, which is powered by the Rapid Additive Forging technology the company launched back in 2017. A tier one research institute has invested in the machine and expects to install it later this year. The metal deposition platform has been deve...

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    ON JABIL’S MOVE INTO ENGINEERED MATERIALS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jan 31, 2019

    Jabil has been aptly described as the biggest company most people have never heard of, but it’s been making waves recently with the announcement of Jabil Engineered Materials, which aims to foster the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) by expanding the selection of polymer materials. Engi...

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    GOOGLE ARTS AND CULTURE IMPLEMENTS STRATASYS FULL COLOUR 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY TO RECONSTRUCT HISTORICAL ARTEFACTS

    Jan 30, 2019

    Google Arts and Culture are leveraging Stratasys J750 full colour 3D printing system to reconstruct a host of historical monuments through its Open Heritage Project. The purpose of the implementation of 3D printing is to enable historians re-create artefacts digitally and physically, raising awarene...

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    INTEL IS REPORTEDLY INVESTING $11BN BY FURTHERING ITS MANUFACTURING ACTIVITIES IN ISRAEL

    Jan 30, 2019

    It has been revealed that one of the world’s leading producer of semiconductor chips, Intel, has issued a business plan to invest up to $11bn in a new advanced manufacturing plant in Israel, one of the largest investments the country has received.
    Set to bring thousands of new jobs to t...

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    ACKURETTA LAUNCHES $2.5K FREESHAPE 120 3D PRINTER FOR DENTAL, JEWELRY

    Jan 30, 2019

    Ackuretta, a manufacturer of professional DLP 3D printing solutions, has introduced its newest 3D printer model, the FreeShape 120. Available as of today for $2,499, the new 3D printer offers an accessible yet professional desktop 3D printing solution for the dental and jewelry markets.
    With ...

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    HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES PRODUCES 3D PRINTED PIPING ASSEMBLY FOR U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER

    Jan 30, 2019

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest military shipbuilding company in the U.S., has produced a 3D printed piping assembly for nuclear-powered warships. The additively manufactured metal component will be installed on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), where it will b...

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    EU APPROVES U.S. SOYBEANS FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION

    Jan 29, 2019

    The European Union has approved U.S. soybean exports to be used in the production of biofuels in an effort to boost such imports following last summer's trans-Atlantic meeting between President Donald Trump and his EU Commission counterpart Jean-Claude Juncker. The summit meeting was able to sta...

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    BLUE DIAMOND INVESTS IN EXPANSION OF AWARD-WINNING TURLOCK MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Jan 29, 2019

    Blue Diamond Growers, a nonprofit grower-owned cooperative and the world's leading processor and marketer of almonds, begins expansion of its award-winning processing facility in Turlock, California. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday at the 200,000-square-foot manufacturing plant re...

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    COBOD INTERNATIONAL'S BOD CONSTRUCTION PRINTING SYSTEMS TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN UAE

    Jan 29, 2019

    3DVinci Creations, a provider of 3D printing technologies, has agreed on a distribution agreement with Cobod International, bringing the company’s gantry-based construction printing systems to the United Arab Emirates.
    In recent years, UAE has set out an ambitious target that by 2030, 2...

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    APPLE SPENT US$60BN WITH 9000 MANUFACTURERS IN 2018

    Jan 29, 2019

    Just over a year ago, component manufacturer Finisar was awarded $390 million from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund. To expand production of a critical part of the TrueDepth camera system, introduced with iPhone X, Finisar turned an unoccupied building in Sherman, Texas into a bustling oper...

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    SPECIALIST CHEMICALS MANUFACTURER SIKA LIMITED IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY WITH REMOTELY MONITORED COMPRESSED AIR AND NITROGEN SYSTEM

    Jan 28, 2019

    Sika Limited has virtually halved its batch transfer time after installing a centralized and remotely monitored compressed air and nitrogen system from Atlas Copco. The system, which was installed, and is being serviced, by Atlas Copco subsidiary Compressor Engineering, is proving essential in the s...

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    WAYMO TO ESTABLISH MANUFACTURING IN MICHIGAN

    Jan 28, 2019

    On Jan. 22 Waymo announced that its plans to manufacturing in Michigan are one step closer to reality.  The Michigan Economic Development Corporation voted to approve the company’s plans to build a 200, 000 square foot manufacturing plant in the state.
    The company currently has a p...

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    PEGATRON, ONE OF APPLE’S CONTRACT MANUFACTURERS, IS REDUCING ITS MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS IN CHINA

    Jan 28, 2019

    Continual political and economic uncertainties across Europe and between the US and China are creating a significant impact across the manufacturing sector. It has recently been revealed that such instability has led a number of Apple’s assemblers to shift their operations away from China and ...

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    COMPONENT MANUFACTURING DRIVES APPLE’S US JOB CREATION

    Jan 28, 2019

    Just over a year ago, component manufacturer Finisar was awarded $390 million from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund. To expand production of a critical part of the TrueDepth camera system, introduced with iPhone X, Finisar turned an unoccupied building in Sherman, Texas into a bustling oper...

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    VOLTA POWER SYSTEMS TO MOVE INTO NEW MANUFACTURING SPACE

    Jan 24, 2019

    Volta Power Systems has partnered with Lakewood Construction to build a new manufacturing space in Holland Township.
    This comes from our growth in the RV and special heavy equipment market, said Jack Johnson, CEO of Volta. We create energy systems for those customers and it’s all about ...

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    MULCAHY ANNOUNCES LOCHINVAR AS NEWEST MANUFACTURING PARTNER

    Jan 24, 2019

    Eagan, Minn.-based Mulcahy Co., a manufacturer’s representative for the heating, cooling and plumbing industries, announced the addition of its newest partner - Lochinvar, which manufactures high-efficiency boiler and water heaters for commercial and residential markets.
    The new partner...

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    SAMSUNG MAY STOP MANUFACTURING ITS FLAGSHIP PHONES IN INDIA

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Indian government’s decision of bringing the deadline for the Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP), ahead by one year may have some consequences such as Samsung reportedly informing the government that it will reduce the volume of some of its flagship models like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and ...

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    MAZAK TO INVEST $8.5M IN KY. MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

    Jan 24, 2019

    Mazak Corp. officials have announced the company will invest $8.5 million in new manufacturing technology for its Florence, Kentucky, Mazak iSmart Factory operations. The investment encompasses the installation of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing cell with fully automated storage and retrieval s...

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    PROTOLABS ADDS TWO DIRECT METAL LASER SINTERING 3D PRINTING MATERIALS

    Jan 23, 2019

    Protolabs adds Inconel 718 and Maraging Steel 1.2709 to DMLS service. Digital manufacturing service provider, Protolabs is expanding its metal 3D printing capabilities with the addition of Inconel 718 and Maraging Steel 1.2709 to its catalog of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) materials.
    P...

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    JABIL LAUNCHES A COMPLETE SOLUTION TO SUPPORT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jan 23, 2019

    Manufacturing services provider Jabil has announced that it is set to launch a complete solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing. The availability of Jabil Engineered Materials reinforces its 3D printing leadership while driving further...

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    VEDA APPROVES $8.3 MILLION IN MANUFACTURING, AGRICULTURAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING

    Jan 23, 2019

    The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) approved $8.3 million in financing to support manufacturing, agricultural and small business projects totaling $26 million throughout the state. Firms included: Flex-A-Seal, Williston ($1.5 million); Long Falls Paperboard, Brattleboro ($1.5 million);...

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    AIRBUS UNVEILS THE CONSTRUCTION OF ITS NEW A220 MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Jan 22, 2019

    Airbus manufacturing growth in the US has stepped up a gear, launching a ground-breaking ceremony of its new A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The assembly line will satisfy growing demands across the US for the A220 aircraft, the newest offering in Airbus commercial aircraft product l...

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    BRINGING ENGINEERED MATERIALS TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jan 22, 2019

    Global product solutions company, Jabil, has introduced what it describes as a complete solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing. Jabil Engineered Materials is aiming to further the adoption of 3D printing in manufacturing applications....

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    DED METAL 3D PRINTING GOES DESKTOP WITH ADDITEC

    Jan 22, 2019

    Some startups jump into public view with a big splash. Others simply get in and start quietly swimming. This is the case for Las Vegas-based ADDiTEC, which introduced a comparatively low-cost desktop metal 3D printing system to no fanfare just six weeks ago.
    Unlike other firms that have garne...

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    RENISHAW OPENS NEW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS CENTRES IN EUROPE

    Jan 22, 2019

    Global engineering firm, Renishaw has expanded its network of additive manufacturing (AM) Solutions Centres with the opening of two new facilities in Europe. New centres in Barcelona, Spain and Torino, Italy are now fully operational and will allow local businesses to access the company’s meta...

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    AMFG SECURES INNOVATE UK FUNDING TO BOOST ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION SOFTWARE

    Jan 22, 2019

    A uk-based automation software company, AMFG, has today announced it has received funding from Innovate UK to further the development of its AI and machine learning technology for additive manufacturing (AM).
    The funding from the UK’s Research and Innovation agency will build on AMFG&rs...

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    DREMEL LAUNCHES 3D40 FLEX 3D PRINTER WITH FLEXIBLE BUILD PLATE

    Jan 21, 2019

    Rotary power tool manufacturer, Dremel, is expanding its DigiLab 3D printing range with the launch of a new 3D printer, the Dremel DigiLab 3D40 FLEX.
    Since introducing its Idea Builder printer in 2014, the company has gone on to launch a number of desktop plastic extrusion-based systems prima...

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    TOYOTA AND PANASONIC REPORTEDLY PARTNER TO PRODUCE BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

    Jan 21, 2019

    Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic are reportedly set to announce a joint venture and join the growing electric vehicle (EV) market. The duo will produce batteries for such new innovations, which will be fully launched in 2020. At present, more than 50% of the world’s lithium-ion batteries...

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    LONDON-BASED STARTUP FLEXCITON RAISES €2.8 MILLION TO REVOLUTIONISE THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

    Jan 21, 2019

    Planning and scheduling production is one of the most complex tasks in global manufacturing, yet it remains reliant on human decision. London-based Flexciton is using AI to build a powerful production planning and scheduling solution for manufacturers, making the process 30x faster. Flexciton has ju...

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    FITCH SOLUTIONS HAS POOR OUTLOOK FOR MANUFACTURING AND AGRICULTURAL SECTORS

    Jan 20, 2019

    Fitch Solutions, a subsidiary of Fitch Ratings on Friday said that it expected the manufacturing and agricultural sectors to continue being in the doldrums this year. Fitch Solutions in a research note said that while the agriculture sector might surprise on the upside from rising domestic demand, i...

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    LAUNCH FOR LANCASHIRE SCHEME TO DRIVE FORWARD ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING

    Jan 18, 2019

    Blackpool is set to launch a new drive aimed at future-proofing the county’s advanced engineering. The EnginE project aims to help manufacturers and engineers across Lancashire get access to the skills training and skilled staff they need to move their businesses forward in an ever more compet...

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    EVONIK EXPANDS INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING PORTFOLIO, ACQUIRES STRUCTURED POLYMERS

    Jan 18, 2019

    German industrial chemical corporation Evonik has acquired 3D printing materials Austin based start-up Structured Polymers Inc. Deemed The Future of SLS Powder Structured Polymers specialism is color, with their TrueBlack powder described as the world’s first SLS ink with inherent color. As su...

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    FATHOM AND U.S. MARINES CREATE MODULAR LOGISTICS VEHICLE WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jan 18, 2019

    FATHOM, a Californian design studio, has used additive manufacturing to create a Modular Logistics Vehicle (MLV) for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Frustrated by the unresponsiveness of traditional supply chains, Marines from the 29 Palms base generated the concept of converting standard uti...

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    SIGMA LABS RECEIVES CONTRACT FROM UNDISCLOSED GLOBAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING COMPANY

    Jan 18, 2019

    Sigma Labs, the computer-aided inspection (CAI) software company behind PrintRite3D software, has received a Test and Evaluation Program contract from an undisclosed global materials and service provider in additive manufacturing.
    Under this contract, Sigma Labs is installing its PrintRite3D ...

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    SPACEX TO BUILD MARS SHIPS IN TEXAS, NOT LOS ANGELES

    Jan 17, 2019

    SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs.
    The decision was made to streamline operations, the Hawthorne, Calif...

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    GEFERTEC AND LINDE TO EXPLORE INFLUENCE OF PROCESS GAS WITHIN 3DMP ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

    Jan 17, 2019

    Gefertec GmbH has entered into a joint research project with Linde AG to investigate the influence of the process gas and oxygen within its 3DMP additive manufacturing technology.
    The two companies will be assisted by Fraunhofer IGCV and MT Aerospace AG, the former of which will be responsibl...

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    LOTUS CARS ARE SET TO BE MANUFACTURED OUTSIDE THE UK

    Jan 17, 2019

    For the first time in Lotus history, the iconic British sports car is set to be manufactured in China. The move will enable the company to boost its presence worldwide as part of its ongoing expansion strategy, which will see the business amplify production and look at developing new models to cater...

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    PRODWAYS GROUP UNVEILS SOLIDSCAPEDL DLP 3D PRINTING SYSTEM

    Jan 16, 2019

    Prodways Group has announced the launch of the SolidscapeDL, the brand’s first resin production printing system. Solidscape was acquired by Prodways Group last summer for an undisclosed amount, and the introduction of the SolidscapeDL system represents the first significant development since.<...

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    JAGUAR LAND ROVER CONFIRMS BATTERY MANUFACTURING PLANS AMID JOB CUTS

    Jan 16, 2019

    Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s largest vehicle manufacturer, has reaffirmed its commitment to battery manufacturing plans despite laying off around 10 percent of its workforce.
    "Later this year, next-generation Electric Drive Units (EDU) will be produced at the company’s Engine...

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    VENTION RAISES $17M CAD TO EXPAND DIGITAL MANUFACTURING PLATFORM FOR MACHINE DESIGN

    Jan 15, 2019

    Vention, a digital manufacturing platform for custom factory equipment, is announcing the completion of a $17M CAD Series A financing round led by Bain Capital Ventures. The company is also announcing the release of its second major platform upgrade since its founding in 2016.
    Bain Capital Ve...

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    VOLKSWAGEN TO OPEN ITS NORTH AMERICAN EV MANUFACTURING PLANT IN CHATTANOOGA

    Jan 15, 2019

    Volkswagen has announced that it is set to open its first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chattanooga in an $800mn investment. The new facility form part of the company’s growth strategy across North America.
    “The shift toward electric vehicles is a trend that can be se...

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    FORTIFY ANNOUNCES $2.5M SEED ROUND AS IT PREPARES TO BETA LAUNCH DLP ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

    Jan 15, 2019

    Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing start-up has announced a seed round of $2.5m with funding coming from a host of venture capital organizations. The investors include Neotribe Ventures, Prelude Ventures, Mainspring Capital, Ocean Azul Partners, and McCune Capital.
    Fortify, founde...

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    ROLLS-ROYCE, OTHER UK MANUFACTURERS BRACE FOR BREXIT SLOWDOWNS

    Jan 15, 2019

    With the United Kingdom moving forward in the process of leaving the European Union, automaker Rolls-Royce and others are preparing to run into border delays that could bring production to a halt. As of Tuesday, the latest news from the Brexit decision is that plans have come to an uncertain stall a...

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    TOYOTA COMMENCES PRODUCTION ON NEW COROLLA MODEL IN DERBYSHIRE

    Jan 14, 2019

    Production on the new Toyota Corolla model has started today at the company’s Burnaston factory in Derbyshire. The Burnaston factory is the exclusive European production center for the new model. The business claims the vehicle will play a critical role in the Japanese firms European market am...

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    GE ADDITIVE'S NEW AP&C SITE TO EXPAND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING POWDER BUSINESS

    Jan 14, 2019

    GE Additive’s metal additive manufacturing (AM) powder company, AP&C, is expanding its capabilities with the purchase of a new site in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada.
    AP&C has been operating from the Saint-Eustache Innoparc Albatros park just outside Montreal since 2016 and alre...

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    FELIXPRINTERS LAUNCHES PRO 3 PROFESSIONAL-GRADE DESKTOP 3D PRINTER

    Jan 14, 2019

    FELIXprinters has expanded its portfolio of professional-grade desktop 3D printing systems with the launch of the FELIX Pro 3. The Dutch company announced last year it was to shift its focus to delivering machines capable of addressing the requirements of more industrial users and thus has introduce...

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    OSSEUS FUSION SYSTEMS FDA-CLEARED 3D PRINTED SPINAL IMPLANT SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED FOR FIRST TIME

    Jan 14, 2019

    Osseus Fusion System's FDA-cleared 3D printed titanium spinal implants have been successfully implemented for the first time by Joseph Spine, a center for spine and scoliosis surgery.
    The Texan medical device company received validation for its Aries lumbar interbody fusion devices back i...

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    ACWA CONSIDERS SUPPORTING SOLAR PANEL MANUFACTURING IN SAUDI

    Jan 14, 2019

    ACWA Power is considering supporting the manufacturing of solar panels in Saudi Arabia, its chief executive said, as the power and water plants developer seeks to facilitate Saudi Arabia’s plans to develop its renewable power industry.
    Riyadh-based ACWA Power, partly owned by Saudi&rsqu...

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    HOW ANISA INTERNATIONAL RAISED THE BAR FOR ETHICAL MANUFACTURING IN THE CLEAN BEAUTY BUSINESS

    Jan 11, 2019

    The category of clean beauty (toxin-free, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly makeup and skincare) has gone mainstream. Farmacy, Indie Lee, Drunk Elephant, and Tata Harper are just some of the clean indie beauty brands that have tackled how to source and manufacture makeup with all-natural ingredients. B...

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    ASTRONERGY ENDS MANUFACTURING AT FORMER CONERGY FACTORY

    Jan 11, 2019

    Chinese module manufacturer Astronergy will close its Frankfurt production facility with the loss of 200 jobs. The site will, however, be repurposed into a sales and service hub for the European market. In a statement released on Friday, the firm said it had hoped to make the factory cost competitiv...

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    CARFULAN GROUP ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING 2019

    Jan 11, 2019

    The Carfulan Group has announced the line-up of its technologies as it prepares to exhibit at Southern Manufacturing 2019.
    The Derbyshire firm, recently appointed the first worldwide partner of metal and ceramic additive manufacturing expert XJet, specializes in multi-sensor metrology, turned...

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    FERRO TO SHUT DOWN WASHINGTON COUNTY MANUFACTURING PLANT, MOVE PRODUCTION TO MEXICO

    Jan 11, 2019

    Ferro Corp. will close its manufacturing plant in Canton Township, Washington County, and move production to a more modern facility in Villagran, Mexico, the company confirmed Friday.
    About 160 jobs will be cut, with approximately 50 employees offered positions elsewhere or work-at-home oppor...

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    VIBA REDESIGNS THE HONDA MONKEY AS JANE WITH THE HELP OF 3D PRINTING

    Jan 11, 2019

    VIBA, a French manufacturer of limited edition bikes, has redesigned a classic motorbike using 3D printed parts. The project was completed in collaboration with German metal 3D printing specialists, SLM solutions and Rolf Lenk.
    Yann Bakonyi, the founder of VIBA said, “At trade shows, we...

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    VELO3D TO QUALIFY METAL 3D PRINTING POWDERS WITH PRAXAIR

    Jan 10, 2019

    Metal 3D printing company, Velo3D has partnered with Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a leading producer of premium specialty alloy-based solutions primarily for the aerospace and energy sectors, to develop process parameters for new materials.
    The partnership will see Velo3D develop param...

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    COBRA BIOLOGICS RECEIVES £1.5 MILLION FOR AAV MANUFACTURING

    Jan 10, 2019

    Cobra Biologics, Pall, and Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult have received £1.5 million from Innovate UK to investigate continuous manufacturing of adeno-associated virus for gene therapies.
    Pall Corporation, a supplier of filtration, separation and purification products, and research orga...

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    BETATYPE DOUBLES THE PRODUCTION OF METAL ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Betatype, a London-based additive manufacturing software company has released a case study showing that its software can double the production of 3D printed metal orthopedic implants. This is done with the help of Engine, a 3D printing workflow optimization software by Betatype which generates small...

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    VOESTALPINE TO EXPAND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS IN ASIA

    Jan 10, 2019

    Voestalpine has announced plans to expand its additive manufacturing operations further in the Asian market. Founded in 1938, Voestalpine specializes in steel technologies and is active in the automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and marine sector. With 500 group companies and operations in fifty co...

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    DAGOMA AND TBWA CAMPAIGN TO DISCOURAGE 3D PRINTING OF GUNS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Dagoma, a French 3D printer manufacturer has recruited the help of international advertisement agency TBWA/Paris, to frustrate the spread of 3D printed guns. To do this, TBWA/Paris has generated and disseminated fake and unusable digital files of 3D printable guns.
    Francois Claux, Creative Ar...

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    AUBERT & DUVAL SIGNS DEAL WITH PYROGENESIS TO DISTRIBUTE TITANIUM POWDERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jan 09, 2019

    Metallurgy specialist and leader in high-performance steels, superalloys, titanium and aluminum, Aubert & Duval have entered into an agreement with PyroGenesis, a Canadian expert in advanced plasma manufacturing processes, for the supply of titanium powders for additive manufacturing (AM).
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    ASTM, INNOVATE UK, BSI AND THE MTC TO DEVELOP ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING STANDARDS

    Jan 09, 2019

    Global standards organization, ASTM International is partnering with Innovate UK, BSI (British Standards Institution) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to create a set of technical standards for additive manufacturing (AM). ASTM International's Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excell...

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    LIMACORPORATE TO OPEN IMPLANT 3D PRINTING FACILITY AT HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK

    Jan 09, 2019

    Global medical device company LimaCorporate has announced that it will be opening an on-site 3D printing facility at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery. At the center Lima will work closely with the hospital’s leading physicians to produce patient-specific implants for a range ...

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    AIRBUS AMERICAS POSTS FIRST MANUFACTURING JOBS FOR NEWEST MOBILE ASSEMBLY LINE

    Jan 09, 2019

    Airbus, in conjunction with its hiring partner AIDT, is seeking its first candidates to fill manufacturing positions for its newest assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The positions are the first wave of production jobs announced for the company’s A220 aircraft assembly line. The open positions ...

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    CONNER INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW MANUFACTURING PLANT IN TENNESSEE

    Jan 09, 2019

    Conner Industries Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will open a new manufacturing plant in Clarksville, Tennessee on February 1, 2019. This latest expansion comes on the heels of strong first-quarter growth for the company and is one of several new investments Conner has made in recent months. New...

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    FORMLABS LAUNCHES ELASTIC AND DIGITAL DENTURES 3D PRINTING RESINS AT CES

    Jan 08, 2019

    Formlabs has introduced two new 3D printing resins to its stereolithography materials portfolio at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
    The first, Elastic Resin, is said to be the company’s softest engineering resin to date with a 50A Shore durometer. The material is suited for prototyping silicone p...

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    HERITAGE FORENSICS: HOW 3D TECHNOLOGIES UNCOVERED THE FATE OF THE OXFORD DODO

    Jan 08, 2019

    A tour of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) arrives at a juncture that takes us back hundreds of years, and then millions. WMG has become a reliable partner in the process of providing criminal evidence, from dismembered bodies to death-by-blunt-object. They’ve worked on cold cases too, but no...

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    AZOTH TRANSFORMS SPARE PART SUPPLY CHAIN WITH RIZE 3D PRINTING ON DEMAND

    Jan 08, 2019

    Following the formation of a partnership last June, PSMI (Production Services Management Inc.) has revealed how it's reducing lead times by up to eight weeks and part costs by up to 98% with RIZE 3D printing technology.
    Recognizing the growth tooling applications within the additive manuf...

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    STRATA MANUFACTURING IS SET TO FURTHER DIGITISE ITS MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

    Jan 08, 2019

    Located in the UAE, Strata Manufacturing remains at the forefront of aircraft manufacturing, building strong ties with Airbus, Boeing and Leonardo-Finmeccanica Aero-structures division. A wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala, the business is even a tier one supplier to FACC AG, SAAB...

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    FIREFLY INVESTOR NOOSPHERE VENTURES EYES SATELLITE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

    Jan 08, 2019

    Noosphere Ventures, two years after providing a lifeline investment in small-launcher company Firefly, is gearing up to make another space investment, this time in the small-satellite manufacturing sector. Officials from Noosphere said they are willing to pull another company back from the brink, if...

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    MAJOR INDEPENDENT MANUFACTURER OF HIGH-QUALITY CLEANSING WIPES ACQUIRES RIVALS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Wet wipes manufacturer Technical Textile Services has bought competitors Whitminster International and Gloucestershire firm Klenzeen for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of two rival wet wipes companies has made a Greater Manchester-based business, who trade under the name Techtex, the UK’s...

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    PPG TO ACQUIRE GERMAN COATINGS MANUFACTURER

    Jan 07, 2019

    PPG today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire automotive coatings manufacturer Hemmelrath. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.
    “We are excited to add Hemm...

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    BRANDENBURG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY INSTALLS LUNOVU METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MACHINE

    Jan 07, 2019

    Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) has invested in and installed a Lunovu GmbH Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) machine. The university based in Cottbus, Germany, has brought the metal additive manufacturing system in-house to enable the mechanical design and manufacturing department to work on ...

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    LANCASHIRE3D OPENS FIRST 3D PRINTING STUDIO FOR PROTOTYPING AND SERIAL PRODUCTION

    Jan 07, 2019

    A 3D printing studio offering prototyping and serial production services has opened in the North of England.
    Lancashire3D was founded in April 2018, and with the launch of its first facility is ready to produce prototypes and end-use components using material extrusion and VAT photopolymeriza...

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    AUTODESK CREATES DESIGN-TO-PRINT WORKFLOW FOR HP AND GE 3D PRINTERS

    Jan 07, 2019

    With new additive manufacturing machines hitting the market from HP and GE, Autodesk is ramping up generative design software that works directly with the new printers. The company has developed a comprehensive design-to-print workflow for additive manufacturing-based on Autodesk’s Netfabb and...

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    NOBODY DOES METAL PRINTING LIKE US, SAYS SIEMENS

    Jan 03, 2019

    Late last December, Siemens announced the opening of a metal 3D printing manufacturing center and invited engineering.com to attend. We got to Worcester by driving from Birmingham. Sheep grazed between the hedgerows. We wonder, why build a manufacturing center here? Then we remember. The area claims...

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    APPG SEEKS INDUSTRY INPUT ON NEW MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING WORKING GROUP

    Jan 03, 2019

    The new Working Group will research and inform politicians about the many issues facing the country’s important aviation manufacturing, engineering, and maintenance businesses. Members will seek to develop ambitious policies to promote an environment in the UK that facilitates world-class inno...

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    PRODWAYS ACQUIRES 100% OF SHARES IN FRENCH HEARING AID MANUFACTURING GROUP

    Jan 03, 2019

    Prodways Group has announced it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Surdifuse and L’Embout Francais, strengthening its play in the hearing aid market.
    The two companies were subject to a merger in December 2017 to form Surdifuse-L’Embout Francais, and work to manufacture hun...

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    MIT RESEARCHERS DEVELOP 3D PRINTING METHOD FOR TRANSPARENT GLASS

    Jan 02, 2019

    A novel additive manufacturing platform was used for the digital fabrication of transparent glass at industrial scale. The G3DP2 platform, developed by MIT scientists and used to turn molten glass into 3-meter tall columns, is described in an article published in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturi...

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    UNEX MANUFACTURING NAMES NEW PRESIDENT

    Jan 02, 2019

    UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., a provider of innovative order picking solutions, announces that Brian C. Neuwirth will be promoted to President of the company starting Jan. 1, 2019. After 42 years as President, Brian Neuwirth will become the Chairman of the Board, allowing Brian C. Neuwirth to handle the...

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    THE BARNES GROUP ADVISORS AND SLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER TO OFFER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRAINING

    Jan 02, 2019

    The Barnes Group Advisors and SLM Solutions North America have partnered to offer training in additive manufacturing (AM). The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding last month and are hoping to address an identified knowledge gap around AM technologies in a bid to educate potential customer...

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    HOW SCOTT SPORTS IS APPLYING 3D SCANNING TO SPORTS GEAR DEVELOPMENT

    Jan 02, 2019

    Known for its wide and complete range of quality sports gear, SCOTT Sports has a bit of a peculiar history: the company was founded in Idaho in the north-western USA, back in 1958. It first came to the market with ski poles, followed by goggles, then slowly branching out into biking in the 1980s. TCT MAGAZINE
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    ZOOMLION LEADS NEW FUTURE IN INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING WITH ZVALLEY OS

    Jan 02, 2019

    ZValley Industrial Internet Company (ZValley), a subsidiary of Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Zoomlion), has officially launched ZValley OS (a powerful platform of Industrial loT), which enables traditional companies and organizations especially in manufacturing, agricul...

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    FROM STARTUP TO UNICORN, AN INSIDE LOOK AT FORMLABS’S METAMORPHOSIS

    Dec 27, 2018

    Founded just over five years ago by three MIT graduates, today Formlabs is one of the 3D printing unicorns, the proof that 3D printing can democratize the future of manufacturing. In 2012 Maxim Lobovsky, the company’s CEO, drew on his experience at the MIT Media Lab with his cofounders David C...

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    MIT RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NOVEL 3D PRINTING METHOD FOR TRANSPARENT GLASS

    Dec 27, 2018

    A novel additive manufacturing platform was used for the digital fabrication of transparent glass at industrial scale. The G3DP2 platform, developed by MIT scientists and used to turn molten glass into 3-meter tall columns, is described in an article published in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturi...

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    FOXCONN MAY START MANUFACTURING FLAGSHIP IPHONE MODELS IN INDIA

    Dec 27, 2018

    For the first time, Foxconn may be assembling Apple's handset in its Sriperumbudur plant located in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu. The assembly partner is planning to invest 25 billion Indian rupees, roughly $356 million in U.S. dollars, on expanding their plant to accommodate the iPh...

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    FACTORA SOLUTIONS CEO BARRY LYNCH ON WHAT’S NEXT IN MANUFACTURING

    Dec 27, 2018

    Barry Lynch, manufacturing solutions company Factora Solutions, is well-versed in the language of manufacturing and Industry 4.0, having spent many years with General Electric before joining the Factora team as VP, sales and marketing in 2017.
    Lynch took over as a chief executive officer last...

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    BRAINSTORM EXPANDS MANUFACTURING OF NUROWN FOR PHASE 2 PROGRESSIVE MS TRIAL

    Dec 26, 2018

    BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that it has expanded its autologous cell manufacturing capacity to produce NurOwn to support clinical trials in additional indications, including a Phase 2 progressi...

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    VELODYNE LIDAR JOIN HANDS WITH NIKON IN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING

    Dec 26, 2018

    Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Velodyne), the inventor and leader of the lidar sensor industry for autonomous vehicles (AV), has announced Nikon Corporation (Nikon) as a new strategic investor with an investment of $25M. The parties further announced they have begun discussions for a multifaceted business al...

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    OTC TO OFFER TUITION-FREE MANUFACTURING TRAINING

    Dec 26, 2018

    The Missouri Job Center and Ozarks Technical Community College are teaming up to offer some students tuition-free learning in manufacturing.
    The new program, Aspire to Create, will run from January 7, 2019, to March 22, 2019, with classes being taught up to 40 hours per week at OTC. The progr...

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    MARANGONI EXPANDING TENNESSEE MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Dec 26, 2018

    Marangoni Tread North America will expand its manufacturing plant in Tennessee, President and CEO Bill Sweatman announced. “With unit sales up this year, production had to be increased right away,” Sweatman said. “Independent retreaders business remains strong and we expect demand ...

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    VIETTEL GROUP EMBRACES INDUSTRY 4.0

    Dec 25, 2018

    The term fourth industrial revolution is bandied about in the media, but what is it and how can it help improve living standards?
    Viettel Group deputy general director, Đỗ Minh Phương, said: “The fourth industrial revolution includes the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence...

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    IMMUNOMEDICS AND JOHNSON MATTHEY ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP

    Dec 25, 2018

    Immunomedics, Inc., and Johnson Matthey, today announced the companies have expanded their long-term master supply agreement under which Johnson Matthey will continue to scale the manufacturing of CL2A-SN-38, the drug-linker that is a key component of sacituzumab govitecan, Immunomedics lead antibod...

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    GREENHECK GROUP COMPLETES TULSA MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Dec 24, 2018

    A Wisconsin-based manufacturer of air movement systems is launching operations at its new Tulsa campus that is expected to employ 600 workers by early 2020.
    Governor Mary Fallin joined company executives with Greenheck Group last week to celebrate the completion of 200,000 square feet of manu...

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    INSIDE THE VOLKSWAGEN 3D PRINTING CENTER AT THE AUTOSTADT

    Dec 24, 2018

    Automotive giant Volkswagen - like other German automotive brands - is rapidly becoming a large adopter of 3D printing - and especially metal 3D printing - technologies not just for prototypes and tools but also for direct production of final car parts and components. The Group - which includes othe...

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    PENN STATE RESEARCHERS 3D PRINT POROUS TISSUES FOR BONE AND CARTILAGE IMPLANTS

    Dec 21, 2018

    Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have created a novel 3D printing method to create tissue building blocks with micropores.
    According to the Penn State team, micropores in artificial tissues forming bone and cartilage allow nutrient and oxygen diffusion into the core. By 3D print...

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    INTEL MAY BE FINISHED WITH CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

    Dec 21, 2018

    There are rumors, sparked in part by Intel’s manufacturing announcement yesterday, that Santa Clara is preparing to exit the custom manufacturing business.
    DigiTimes, granted, isn’t known for being a solid single source in every instance, but the points made in the article not onl...

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    IBM TAPS SAMSUNG FOR CHIP MANUFACTURING

    Dec 21, 2018

    IBM was one of the few companies still developing the manufacturing processes to build cutting-edge chips. Then, back in 2015, IBM completed the sale of its chip manufacturing assets to stand-alone chip manufacturer GLOBALFOUNDRIES.
    Unfortunately for IBM's chip efforts - the company still...

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    CAN NOVARTIS SLIM DOWN CAR-T MANUFACTURING TIMELINES WITH ITS LATEST ACQUISITION ATTEMPT?

    Dec 21, 2018

    Novartis has offered to buy a cell and gene therapy manufacturer in an ongoing effort to unclog a commercial rollout for its pioneering CAR-T therapy Kymriah that’s been slowed down by manufacturing woes. Set to become a wholly owned Novartis facility, CellforCure first signed an agreement to ...

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    3D PRINTING BRINGS MAINTENANCE EFFICIENCY AND IMPROVED HEALTHCARE TO TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE

    Dec 21, 2018

    Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in Fairfield, California has recruited the help of 3D printing technologies. The Air Base has employed 3D scanners to reduce maintenance time. Moreover, 3D printers are in use at Travis AFB’s David Grant USAF Medical Center (DGMC), to make dental models and surgical...

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    ORNL PRESENTS RENEWABLE, LIGNIN-BASED COMPOSITE FOR 3D PRINTING

    Dec 21, 2018

    Scientists from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a renewable 3D printing material that utilizes lignin, a type of organic polymer that is abundantly available as a biorefinery byproduct.
    In nature, lignin is present in plants and algae and functions as a key structural ...

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    PRECISION ADM RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FOR AEROSPACE-GRADE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Dec 20, 2018

    Canadian engineering and additive manufacturing service provider Precision ADM has been granted two new Quality Management System (QMS) certifications. Under the new standards, the company has been assured for consistent production and is better positioned to provide services to the aerospace indust...

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    ROCKET LAB SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES FIRST NASA MISSION WITH 3D-PRINTED ROCKET

    Dec 20, 2018

    Rocket Lab is a startup that focusses on getting smaller satellites airborne. Normally, satellite launching is an expensive business and small satellites need to hitch a ride on larger launch vehicles, giving their creators little choice in the orbits of their satellites. To accomplish this, Rocket ...

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    ACCO WELCOMES YORK TECH TO NEIGHBORING MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Dec 20, 2018

    Acco Material Handling Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of material handling products, including overhead cranes and hoists, welcomed a delegation of students from nearby York County School of Technology (York Tech) to its York, PA headquarters in November.
    The visit, instigated by Lorin Cassidy...

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    GOLD KEEPS OVERNIGHT GAINS AS PHILADELPHIA FED MANUFACTURING INDEX DROPS TO LOWEST IN NEARLY 2.5 YEARS

    Dec 20, 2018

    Gold prices edged up after the index for current general activity in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s manufacturing business outlook survey dropped to 9.4 - the lowest level since August 2016.
    The consensus expectations compiled by news organizations were expecting a reading of somewh...

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    PEPSICO'S SODASTREAM TO OPEN MANUFACTURING PLANT IN GAZA

    Dec 20, 2018

    Israel-based SodaStream, a carbonated drink-machine maker bought this year by Pepsico (PEP.O) for $3.2 billion, is establishing a manufacturing plant in the Gaza Strip, its chief executive said on Thursday.
    Most Palestinians in Gaza, a territory controlled by the Islamist militant group Hamas...

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    IN MAJOR RESTRUCTURING, ABB SHIFTS FROM HEAVY ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING TO DISTRIBUTED ENERGY

    Dec 20, 2018

    ABB's sale of its power transmission business to Hitachi reflects a wider trend in the global market for power equipment. The global technology company is turning its focus to Europe and the growing market for distributed energy while Hitachi is gearing up to compete in the Asian market for heav...

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    LOOP INDUSTRIES, THYSSENKRUPP SIGN AGREEMENT TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE PET MANUFACTURING

    Dec 20, 2018

    Loop Industries Inc. (Montreal, QC), a technology innovator in sustainably produced plastic, has announced a strategic partnership with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions subsidiary Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH (Essen, Germany), a global polyester technology provider. The agreement seeks to offer a turn...

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    DOUBLE MANUFACTURING DEAL IS LED BY HURST

    Dec 19, 2018

    A team at HURST has advised on the sale of two manufacturing businesses based in Greater Manchester. PI Castings and Turbotech Precision Products, which are both based in Altrincham, have been sold to Erlson Precision Components.
    The HURST team comprised Lauren Roberts and Nigel Barratt, of H...

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    METSO SHIPS FIRST BATCH OF VALVES WITH 3D PRINTED PARTS

    Dec 19, 2018

    Metso, a provider of equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries, has delivered the first valves with 3D printed parts from its Helsinki plant.
    The valves include 3D printed metal components th...

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    SONY UK TO PRODUCE NEW 4K CAMERAS AT WELSH FACILITY

    Dec 19, 2018

    The Sony Technology Centre in Wales has produced high-spec HD broadcast cameras that were used in the FIFA World Cup in Russia. New 4K cameras and equipment will be manufactured by Sony at its Technology Centre in Wales.
    It will create the higher specification HDC3170 and HDC3500 broadcast ca...

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    FIRST TCT JAPAN EVENT PROMISES LARGEST AM AND 3D PRINTING EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE FOR THE JAPANESE MARKET

    Dec 19, 2018

    Rapid News Publications, owners of The TCT Group, and JTB Communication Design have announced that they exceeded expectations for a successful re-launch and re-branding of Japan’s largest AM and 3D Printing event at Tokyo Big Sight, Jan 30th – Feb 1st, 2019.
    The event, formerly kn...

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    INTEL ANNOUNCES CHIP MANUFACTURING EXPANSION

    Dec 18, 2018

    If you've been following chipmaker Intel lately, you probably know that during the current fourth quarter, the company expects to run into supply constraints in its chip production due to demand which has blown past its original expectations. Indeed, the company had originally planned for revenu...

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    RUAG AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS LOCAL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

    Dec 17, 2018

    RUAG Australia has partnered with researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and other universities to support the development of advanced manufacturing technologies to lower the cost of aircraft repairs.
    The collaborative project focuses on using Laser metal deposition...

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    FDA ADDRESSES MANUFACTURING SITE CHANGES IN FINAL GUIDANCE

    Dec 17, 2018

    The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires manufacturers to submit a supplemental application to an approved PMA before making a change that affects a device's safety or effectiveness. The regulations require a PMA holder to submit a PMA supplement when it uses a different facility or est...

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    OPTOMEC STRENGTHENS METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING HOLD THROUGH ACQUISITION OF HUFFMAN

    Dec 17, 2018

    Optomec, the American company behind LENS additive manufacturing and Aerosol Jet Printing technology, has acquired Huffman LLC, a CNC and laser cladding machine supplier and service provider from Clover, South Carolina.
    Though full terms of the acquisition remain undisclosed, Optomec has conf...

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    STEVE JOBS WANTED ULTRA-OPTIMIZED US MANUFACTURING, APPLE VETS SAY

    Dec 16, 2018

    Jobs had deep convictions about Japanese-style manufacturing, according to Randy Battat, who told the New York Times about his time as an electrical engineer at Apple and helping to launch early laptops. The company established U.S.-based Macintosh manufacturing in the early 1980s, beginning with a ...

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    ORCHARD THERAPEUTICS REVEALS ITS PLANS TO BUILD-OUT A GENE THERAPY MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Dec 15, 2018

    An integrated commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with serious and life-threatening rare diseases through innovative gene therapies, Orchard Therapeutics has revealed its plans to build-out a gene therapy manufacturing facility in Fremont, Calif...

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    PACKAGING MANUFACTURER DUO UK ANNOUNCES EXPANSION

    Dec 14, 2018

    Mancunian packaging manufacturer Duo UK has announced it is moving forward with its expansion plans after receiving a multi-million-pound investment. Duo UK, which specializes in manufacturing plastic mailing bags, also expects annual revenue of £30m by the end of 2018 - its 30th year in busin...

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    MATSUURA MACHINERY BECOMES UK DISTRIBUTOR OF DYEMANSION POST-PROCESSING SYSTEMS

    Dec 14, 2018

    Dyemansion has announced the appointment of Matsuura Machinery as a reseller of its post-processing systems throughout the UK.
    The company’s hardware combines as a three-stage print-to-product workflow to clean, finish and colour parts additively manufactured with powder bed fusion tech...

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    GE ADDITIVE PARTNERS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY TO ACCELERATE METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Dec 14, 2018

    GE Additive has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sydney. The 10-year agreement supports the creation of the first metal additive manufacturing ecosystem in Australia - with the critical technology and people in place to drive commercial and economic...

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    SILICON VALLEY HOME TO NEW 3D PRINT, NANOTECH CENTER TO MANUFACTURE ADVANCED MEDICAL DEVICES

    Dec 13, 2018

    Combining technology with resources and innovation is the underpinning of a new innovation center in Silicon Valley. On Dec. 12, PrinterPrezz Inc., a company combining metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies, and surgical expertise to design and manufacture next-generation medical devices, announced the...

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    GE ADDITIVE AND UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY SIGN TEN-YEAR METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AGREEMENT

    Dec 13, 2018

    GE Additive has signed a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sydney to accelerate metal additive manufacturing throughout Australia. The agreement will see GE Additive invest up to US$1 million a year in research and development, while the University of Sydney will inve...

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    VIVO AIMS TO INVEST RS 4,000 CRORE IN A NEW MANUFACTURING PLANT IN INDIA

    Dec 13, 2018

    Previously entering India in 2014, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is set to further expand by investing Rs 4,000 crore in a new manufacturing facility. Located in Uttar Pradesh on the Yamuna Expressway, the investment will span four years and will initially provide 5,000 new roles across its operatio...

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    MCDOWELL HIGH SCHOOL TO LAUNCH MANUFACTURING ACADEMY

    Dec 13, 2018

    McDowell High School will launch a new Manufacturing Academy next school year. The academic program was created with the help of local manufacturers to train students for jobs in an industry.
    Students in grades 10 through 12 can enroll for special courses in the technical skills, safety requi...

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    MARKFORGED LAUNCHES H13 TOOL STEEL FOR METAL X 3D PRINTING SYSTEM

    Dec 12, 2018

    Markforged has announced the launch of H13 tool steel for its metal additive manufacturing platform, the Metal X.
    The company has sought to bring this material product to market to enable users of its metal 3D printing technology to produce high-strength, high-temperature parts. H13 is renown...

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    FUSION FACTORY INTRODUCES FILAMENT-BASED METAL AND CERAMIC 3D PRINTING

    Dec 12, 2018

    Given the relative newness of metal 3D printing, many in the industry anticipate a continued evolution of the technology that will see it increase in quality and decrease in cost. At formnext, German furnace manufacture Xerion demonstrated this possibility with the introduction of its Fusion Factory...

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    THE TRADES UNION CONGRESS CALLS FOR MANUFACTURING JOB SHORTAGES TO BE TACKLED BY 2030

    Dec 12, 2018

    In the UK, the manufacturing sector continues to see a depletion in numbers, with many longstanding employees looking to retire in the next 10 years. In order to plug the gap and entice talent to the industry, the Trades Union Congress has stated its need for £1mn to support the growth of manu...

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    ROBOTICS MANUFACTURING FIRM BRIGHT MACHINES EXPANDS TO SEATTLE, HIRES SENIOR AMAZON ENGINEERING LEADER

    Dec 12, 2018

    San Francisco-based Bright Machines is coming to Seattle. The maker of software and robotics systems for manufacturing plans to open an office in 2019 and has hired Nick Ciubotariu as SVP of software engineering. Ciubotariu formerly worked as a senior software engineering leader on Amazon’s Al...

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    APPLE, NOKIA, OTHERS WORRY OVER MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS IN CHINA

    Dec 12, 2018

    Apple’s suppliers are reportedly considering moving manufacturing of Apple products outside of China, according to a Bloomberg report, as tensions increase between the United States and China over trade policies.
    The Bloomberg report, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation, ...

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    SIEMENS UK CEO OPENS £24 MILLION ADVANCED MANUFACTURING BUILDING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

    Dec 11, 2018

    The UK CEO of Siemens, Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, has officially opened a £24 million research facility at the University of Nottingham (UoN) to accelerate advanced manufacturing technologies.
    With a total research portfolio of £80 million, the Advanc...

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    FORD AUTOMATES DESIGN OF 3D PRINTED PRODUCTION TOOLS WITH TRINCKLE

    Dec 11, 2018

    Ford is partnering with a Berlin-based software company, trinckle in order to automate and scale the design process for 3D printed production and assembly tools.
    Using its paramate cloud software, trinckle develops software applications for the automated design of AM products. For Ford, which...

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    HOBS 3D PURCHASES ASSETS RELATING TO CANON UK'S 3D PRINTING BUSINESS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Hobs 3D, a 3D printing service bureau, has announced the purchase of assets relating to Canon UK’s 3D printing business.
    Over recent years, Canon has been reselling professional 3D printers, providing service support and consumables to a broad range of clients across the UK. The company...

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    GOPROTO LAUNCHES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN AUSTRALIA

    Dec 11, 2018

    GoProto to leverage HP Multi Jet Fusion technology as it expands into the Asia Pacific region. GoProto, a manufacturing service provider headquartered in Oregon, has expanded into the Asia Pacific region with the launch of an additive manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia.
    The compan...

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    I-AMDIGITAL INTERACTIVE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EDUCATION PLATFORM TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY 2019

    Dec 11, 2018

    A free interactive platform called i-AMdigital and designed to help enhance skills and fulfill career opportunities in the additive manufacturing space will launch in the New Year.
    The start-up organization is wanting to enable the widespread adoption of additive manufacturing technologies by...

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    EOS NORTH AMERICA TO CARRY OUT PROOF OF CONCEPT TRIAL WITH LINK3D ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

    Dec 11, 2018

    EOS North America is to conduct a proof of concept trial with Link3D, implementing the software company’s system internally to improve the customer experience of its clients.
    Link3D’s Additive Manufacturing Execution System (MES) can connect two sites digitally to allow the user t...

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    £24M ADVANCED MANUFACTURING BUILDING OPENS AT NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY

    Dec 10, 2018

    The University of Nottingham has opened a £24m Advanced Manufacturing Building (AMB) which it hopes will keep the UK manufacturing competitive for future generations. Opened by Siemens UK CEO, Juergen Maier, the AMB will be used to support teaching and research activities across the Faculty of...

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    GOODYEAR HALTS TIRE PRODUCTION IN VENEZUELA AS ECONOMY SLIPS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is halting production in Venezuela, making it the latest international corporation to abandon a South American nation in economic crisis, officials said Monday.
    Spokesman Eduardo Arguelles told The Associated Press that Goodyear-Venezuela had made the difficult ...

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    GOPRO TO MOVE PRODUCTION OUT OF CHINA OVER TARIFF CONCERNS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns.
    Companies have been voicing concerns over a looming trade war between China and the U.S. as both countries have been threatening tariffs against one another. G...

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    MIT LAUNCHES ADAPT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CONSORTIUM

    Dec 10, 2018

    MIT has launched a new industry-facing consortium, the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT) focussed on additive and advanced manufacturing.
    Officially launched with members at Form next in Frankfurt last month, ADAPT is based on four key pillars including ...

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    ANGEL TRAINS TEAMS WITH ESG AND STRATASYS TO 3D PRINT REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR RAIL INDUSTRY

    Dec 10, 2018

    Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, has collaborated with engineering consultancy, ESG Rail and Stratasys, to address the issue of obsolete parts in the rail industry with 3D printing.
    This UK-first initiative has resulted in the creation of four fully approv...

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    SIEMENS HELPS CHINESE CHROME ALLOY MANUFACTURER EMPLOY NEW PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    Dec 07, 2018

    Minimum downtime and the optimum use of staff and resources are key to sustainable success in the minerals and mining industries. To achieve this, the Mintal Group Ferrochrome Science and Technology Co. Ltd. is closing the often- significant information gap regarding production planning, quality, pr...

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    FORD'S ECOBOOST ENGINEER, ASIA MANUFACTURING VP TO RETIRE

    Dec 07, 2018

    Ford Motor Company on Thursday announced the retirements of three long-serving global executives - Bill Russo, vice president, manufacturing, Ford of Asia Pacific; Kenneth R. Kent, vice president, and treasurer; and Joe Bakaj, vice president, product development, Ford of Europe - effective at the en...

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    SMART MANUFACTURING SHOULD PREVENT PROBLEMS FROM OCCURING, SAYS FII EXECUTIVE

    Dec 07, 2018

    Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) vice chairman Jay Lee has noted that smart manufacturing is not meant to solve problems after they happen, but to foresee and predict the occurrence of problems.
    Currently, resolving existing problems and continuing to make improvements and train the systems ...

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    FORMLABS DEBUTS HIGH TEMP RESIN FOR 3D PRINTED PARTS WITH HIGH THERMAL STABILITY

    Dec 07, 2018

    Formlabs, a Massachusetts-based 3D printer manufacturer has introduced its latest material formulation, High Temp Resin, for the Form 2 stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. Designed to print detailed, precise prototypes with high-temperature resistance, High Temp Resin offers an improved elongation t...

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    S-SQUARED 3D PRINTERS DEBUTS LARGE AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM

    Dec 07, 2018

    S-Squared 3D Printers (SQ3D), a 3D printer manufacturing and service company based in New York, has introduced its patent-pending Autonomous Robotic Construction System (ARCS).
    Capable of constructing homes, roads, bridges, and commercial buildings, the specialized ARCS 3D printer are said to...

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    GKN AEROSPACE TO OPEN £32M UK FACILITY FOCUSING ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY 4.0

    Dec 06, 2018

    GKN Aerospace is to open its Global Technology Centre (GTC) focusing on additive manufacturing, advanced composites, assembly and industry 4.0 processes in Bristol, UK in 2020.
    The £32m, 10,000 square metre facility will house 300 engineers and serve as a base for GKN Aerospace’s ...

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    POSTPROCESS TECHNOLOGIES TO HARNESS CUBRC HEARTWOOD ANALYTICS SUITE FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

    Dec 06, 2018

    PostProcess Technologies (PPT) is to leverage CUBRC’s Heartwood Analytics suite for its Automat3D and Connect3D additive manufacturing software platforms.
    CUBRC is a machine learning research, development, testing, and systems integration company. PPT has sought to team with the firm to...

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    PROTOLABS JOINS MIT'S ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CONSORTIUM TO ADVANCE NEXT-GEN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

    Dec 06, 2018

    Digital manufacturing company Protolabs announced today that it has become a founding member of MIT’s newly formed Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT) - a consortium focused on scaling new manufacturing technology through research, education, actionable ins...

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    FORD OPENS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER AND 3D PRINTS FORD SHELBY MUSTANG GT500 PARTS

    Dec 05, 2018

    Ford, the American automaker, has opened an Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Detroit. At this Center, Ford is also 3D printing parts for the upcoming Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 sports car to save costs.
    The recently opened Advanced Manufacturing Center has integrated 3D printing, coll...

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    TOYOTA’S MILLIE MARSHALL EXEMPLIFIES FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN MANUFACTURING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Millie Marshall began her career as a champion of Toyota manufacturing in America, and now she’s become a champion of females in American manufacturing.
    The manager of Toyota’s assembly plant in Princeton, Indiana, and president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, is the first...

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    VW MIGHT USE FORD PLANTS FOR MANUFACTURING IN U.S.

    Dec 05, 2018

    In June this year, Ford and Volkswagen signed a Memorandum of Understanding which laid the foundations of a strategic partnership between the two companies. The text focuses on co-developing an array of commercial vehicles, but also fueled a number of rumors about a potential major alliance. Now, it...

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    GLOBAL SEARCH MARKETING AGENCY, DIRECTIVE, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE REBRANDING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, announced today the launch of their new branding to reflect their evolution into a global search marketing agency. Directive’s unique approach to search marketing has positioned the company as the agency of choice for leading B...

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    GLOBAL SEARCH MARKETING AGENCY, DIRECTIVE, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE REBRANDING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, announced today the launch of their new branding to reflect their evolution into a global search marketing agency. Directive’s unique approach to search marketing has positioned the company as the agency of choice for leading B...

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    CECIMO ESTABLISHES NEW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING COMMITTEE

    Dec 04, 2018

    CECIMO has established a new additive manufacturing (AM) committee, which will serve as the preeminent platform to discuss EU policy challenges and opportunities relevant to the AM field. The organization’s General Assembly has thus formalized its position as the European Association for the v...

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    AMFG AND LEO LANE COMBINE SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES AFTER PARTNERSHIP CONFIRMED

    Dec 04, 2018

    AMFG and Leo Lane are to combine their software capabilities in a bid to offer file security and IP protection solutions to users of additive manufacturing technology. The two companies have formed a strategic partnership and hope to provide the industry with secure, end-to-end solutions to enable v...

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    HOW ACCENTURE IS REINVENTING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INDUSTRY X.0

    Dec 04, 2018

    Accenture is changing the digital landscape with Industry X.0; a framework that underpins the digital reinvention of industry, through which organizations leverage advanced digital technologies to transform their core business operations.
    These are unprecedented and exciting times, an era in ...

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    SIGMA LABS AND FRAUNHOFER IAPT STRIKE INDUSTRIALISATION OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP

    Dec 03, 2018

    Sigma Labs has announced a collaborative research and development agreement with Fraunhofer IAPT, which will focus on the industrialization of additive manufacturing.
    As part of the alliance, Fraunhofer IAPT, the organization’s additive manufacturing division, will see its existing Prin...

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    KOREAN BATTERY MANUFACTURER BRINGS 2,000 JOBS TO GEORGIA

    Dec 03, 2018

    SK innovation, a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, will supply Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai-Kia Motors. A new $1.67 billion in a new manufacturing plant in Jackson County, Georgia. was announced on Nov. 26. SK innovation, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion bat...

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    NEW MANUFACTURING PLANT SETS UP AT OLD TEXTRON SITE IN SLIDELL

    Nov 29, 2018

    A company that fabricates metal parts is moving into part of the old Textron manufacturing site in Slidell. City officials this week provided few details about the company, saying a formal announcement is perhaps a couple weeks away.
    The Slidell City Council on Tuesday (Nov. 28) granted a com...

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    STS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TO OFFER METAL 3D PRINTING SERVICES AFTER MARKFORGED METAL X INSTALLATION

    Nov 29, 2018

    STS Additive Manufacturing, a Wisconsin-based service provider, has announced its investment in Markforged’s Metal X 3D printing system.
    The additive manufacturing service, a division of STS Technical Design, purchased the machine through Big Systems, a Mark forged reseller, becoming on...

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    GE HEALTHCARE TO OPEN BIOTECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING CENTRE IN UK

    Nov 29, 2018

    GE Healthcare has revealed that it will open a new biotechnology manufacturing center at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) Open Innovation Campus, in Stevenage in the UK. In the first half of 2019, the center will start producing a fiber-based purification platform, which has the potential to ...

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    3D PRINTING HEALTH RISKS IDENTIFIED BY UL AND GEORGIA TECH

    Nov 28, 2018

    It’s been known for several years that desktop 3D printers, and presumably any extrusion 3D printer operating in an open environment, can be potentially dangerous due to the creation of ultrafine particles (UFPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The studies thus far, however, have been f...

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    ISA TO PROVIDE END-USER PERSPECTIVE IN NEW INTERNATIONAL SMART MANUFACTURING COLLABORATION

    Nov 28, 2018

    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA - A major international standards program on smart manufacturing will receive end-user input from the International Society of Automation (ISA), a developer of widely used international consensus standards in key areas of industrial automation, including c...

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    QUADPACK INDUSTRIES INVESTS IN STRATASYS J750 3D PRINTER FOR PACKAGING DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

    Nov 28, 2018

    Quadpack Industries, an international provider of beauty packaging solutions, has installed a Stratasys J750 machine in its UK research and design facility. The installation of the multi-material and multi-color PolyJet platform comes as part of a €200k investment, Quadpack hoping to harness 3D...

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    GE HEALTHCARE IMAGING TECHNOLOGY TO ADVANCE USE OF 3D PRINTING IN VETERAN CARE

    Nov 28, 2018

    GE Healthcare and VA Puget Sound Health Care System have announced a partnership to deliver improved precision healthcare for U.S. veterans with advanced 3D imaging technology.
    Building on its 3D printing network, VA Puget Sound, which provides care to more than 9 million veterans, and the Ve...

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    BMW CONSIDERING SECOND MANUFACTURING PLANT IN U.S.

    Nov 27, 2018

    BMW AG BMW, +0.66% is mulling the construction of a second manufacturing plant in the U.S., Reuters reported Tuesday. In an interview at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Chief Executive Harald Krueger told Reuters that "We're at the range where you could think about a second location," which...

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    BRISTOL LABS MANUFACTURING SUSPENSION EXTENDED BY THREE MONTHS

    Nov 27, 2018

    The suspension of Bristol Laboratories’ manufacturing license has been extended in a limited form for a further three months, according to the medicines watchdog. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) first issued a partial suspension of the manufacturer’s licens...

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    GE HEALTHCARE TO OPEN BIOTECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING CENTER IN THE UK

    Nov 27, 2018

    GE Healthcare announced the opening of a biotechnology manufacturing center at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) Open Innovation Campus, in Stevenage, U.K. In the first half of 2019, the center will start producing a fiber-based purification platform, which has the potential to significantly i...

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    MELD MANUFACTURING BRINGS SOLID-STATE VERSATILITY TO METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Nov 27, 2018

    MELD Manufacturing launched earlier this year; we caught up with the CEO for a look into what sets this process apart.
    Nanci Hardwick, CEO of Aeroprobe Corporation and MELD Manufacturing Corporation, shares insights into the unique MELD process as well as a bit about what we can expect going ...

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    UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PROJECT IS 3D PRINTING BONE IMPLANTS FOR MILITARY VETERANS

    Nov 27, 2018

    3D printing for bone healing and implants is the subject of a new 5-year project at the University of Arizona (UA).
    With a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, a study will be launched that aims to heal bone fractures using 3D printed scaffolds and adult stem cells. The proje...

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    MATERIALISE AND STRATASYS ALIGN 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES TO AID THE PRODUCTION OF PATIENT-SPECIFIC ANATOMICAL MODELS

    Nov 26, 2018

    Stratasys and Materialise are pooling together their PolyJet technology and FDA-cleared Mimics inPrint software to better enable medical professionals to leverage 3D printing for anatomical models.
    The two companies, two of the oldest providers of 3D printing products, unveiled their latest p...

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    NEW MANUFACTURING PLANT PLANNED FOR GORHAM

    Nov 25, 2018

    A Massachusetts manufacturer wants to expand its presence in Gorham with a new 76,000-square-foot plant.
    A public notice about the project indicated it would include 170 parking spots, a hint at how many jobs Harvey Performance Co. could bring to the town. The company makes precision tools an...

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    EOS ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR SERIAL PRODUCTION AND JET SUITS

    Nov 24, 2018

    On a screen at TCT Show, a man could be seen flying over fields and vast stretches of water in a body-controlled jet engine powered suit looking like a real-life Iron Man. But unlike the movies, the only special effects in play here are those of clever bionic design-for-manufacturing.
    The get...

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    SISMA DEBUTS EVERES DLP 3D PRINTERS FOR JEWELLERY, DENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL MARKETS

    Nov 20, 2018

    Italian developer of high precision machinery and laser systems, Sisma, introduced its new EVERES line of resin-based 3D printers at Formnext last week.
    The EVERES ZERO and EVERES UNO are professional systems based on DLP technology aimed at the jewellery, medical, dental and industrial marke...

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    RAPID APPLICATION GROUP ADDS ULTEM 9085 AND 1010 MATERIALS TO FDM SERVICE OFFERING

    Nov 20, 2018

    Rapid Application Group (RAG), a 3D printing service provider, has added Ultem 9085 and Ultem 1010 as production materials for its fused deposition modelling (FDM) offering.
    The company serves both prototyping and production needs throughout a variety of industries, including aerospace, motor...

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    PIRAMAL GLASS DEPLOYS MICROSOFT AZURE WITHIN ITS MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

    Nov 20, 2018

    Global specialist Piramal Glass has revealed that it has bought Microsoft's Azure IoT platform on board in order to digitally enhance its manufacturing capabilities.
    A global leader in glass packaging solutions across a number of industries, from pharmaceutical to food and beverage, the b...

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    ALABAMA MANUFACTURER CITED FOR EXPOSING WORKERS TO AMPUTATION, FALL, AND OTHER HAZARDS AT FOUR FACILITIES

    Nov 19, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Sabel Steel Service Inc. - based in Montgomery, AL - for exposing employees to amputation, fall, and other hazards at four of the company’s facilities. The manufacturer faces $320,261 in penalti...

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    EMUGE BREAKS GROUND ON MANUFACTURING FACILITY EXPANSION

    Nov 19, 2018

    Emuge Corp., a manufacturer of high-performance taps, drills, end mills, and other rotary tools, has recently broken ground to build a 22,000-square-foot expansion project that will double the size of its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in West Boylston, MA. Marking a 35-year presence i...

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    STRATASYS INTRODUCES RANGE OF FDM & POLYJET 3D PRINTING MATERIALS

    Nov 19, 2018

    The Stratasys TPU 92A Elastomer is said to enable users to 3D Print parts with resilience - with the power to greatly stretch or compress without losing shape.
    Stratasys introduced a range of new material products for its Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) and PolyJet platforms at Formnext last...

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    MUSK TO PROWL PRODUCTION LINES IN PUSH FOR MODEL 3 MILESTONE

    Nov 16, 2018

    Mark your calendars, Tesla Inc. production workers. Elon Musk is planning to pay a visit. The chief executive officer wrote in an email to staff Thursday that he will walk the entire Model 3 production line on Nov. 27 and 28. From battery cells to finished vehicles, all assembly areas need to be abl...

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    BASF, MATERIALISE AND ESSENTIUM JOIN FORCES TO ADVANCE INDUSTRIAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Nov 16, 2018

    BASF Venture Capital is leading the Series A investment round in additive manufacturing (AM) company, Essentium, Inc., to drive the transition from 3D printing to scalable AM.
    BASF and Essentium have been working together on advanced fused filament fabrication (FFF) solutions using Essentium&...

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    DMG MORI INVESTS IN INTECH TO BOOST ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

    Nov 16, 2018

    Machine tool leader, DMG MORI has announced it is boosting its additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities with a 30% stake in India-based metal AM company, INTECH DMLS.
    Announced at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt, the deal gives DMG MORI access to key software for generative production with INTECH&...

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    MCLAREN OPENS COMPOSITES PRODUCTION FACILITY IN SHEFFIELD

    Nov 15, 2018

    Based alongside the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on the border of Sheffield and Rotherham, the McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) is the firm’s first purpose-built facility beyond its campus in Woking and is part of an effort to cement its status as a world leader in ...

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    FIT AG PRESENTS SPARE PARTS ON DEMAND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTION AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 15, 2018

    FIT AG has presented its Spare Parts on Demand (SPOD) solution at Formnext which employs additive manufacturing to produce industrial replacement components. It has come about as companies continue to work towards implementing digital inventories which lean on additive manufacturing rather than stor...

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    ULTIMAKER INTRODUCES OPTIMISED 3D PRINTING MATERIAL PROFILES FOR BASF, CLARIANT, DUPONT AND MORE

    Nov 15, 2018

    Desktop 3D printing leader, Ultimaker, has announced the availability of the first 3D printing material profiles from leading material companies including BASF, Clariant, DSM, and DuPont, in Ultimaker Cura 3.6.
    The latest version of its free print preparation software offers a Marketplace whe...

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    GE ADDITIVE ANNOUNCES 3D PRINTING HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENTS AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 14, 2018

    GE Additive has announced its first Concept Laser M Line Factory systems will be delivered to customers in Q2 of 2019.
    Launched at Forrmnext 2016, the Concept Laser M Line Factory is a modular system which is supplemented by automation to deliver a reliable series production tool. Having unde...

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    LINK3D DEBUTS POST PROCESSING MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Nov 14, 2018

    Additive manufacturing (AM) software company, Link3D, has announced the launch of its Post-Processing Management Technology at Formnext 2018.
    By designing and attaching templated work plans for each part order within an assembly, representatives which are processing parts for post-production ...

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    DESKTOP METAL ENHANCES SPEED AND CAPACITY OF PRODUCTION SYSTEM METAL 3D PRINTER

    Nov 14, 2018

    Boston-area metal 3D printing company, Desktop Metal has announced a number of advancements and expanded capabilities to its Production System at Formnext 2018.
    Powered by Single Pass Jetting technology, the Production System is designed for mass production delivering the speed, quality, and ...

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    INTRODUCING TWO NEW INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTERS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

    Nov 13, 2018

    Today at formnext, the large-scale 3D printing company BigRep unveiled two new industrial 3D printers: The BigRep PRO and BigRep EDGE, aiming to provide engineers and designers with the ability to create functional prototypes, as well as composite tooling, end-use parts, and small-number serial prod...

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    SOLVAY INTRODUCES THREE MEDICAL GRADE 3D PRINTING FILAMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS

    Nov 13, 2018

    Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has introduced three medical-grade filaments for industrial additive manufacturing at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt.
    Broadening the company’s portfolio of high-performance materials, a neat KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) AM fi...

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    STRATASYS UNVEILS MORE DETAILS ON LAYERED POWDER METALLURGY METAL 3D PRINTING

    Nov 13, 2018

    Today at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt, Stratasys unveiled further details on its new metal 3D printing platform.
    First unveiled earlier this year, the additive manufacturing (AM) platform adopts a first-of-its-kind “Layered Powder Metallurgy” (LPM) technology, designed to make a pro...

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    AMFG TO UNVEIL POST-PROCESSING SCHEDULING AND DIGITAL QUALITY ASSURANCE TOOLS AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 12, 2018

    AMFG has unveiled its new Post-Processing Scheduling and digital quality assurance management features for its additive manufacturing workflow automation software. The company will be demonstrating the new qualities of its flagship product at Formnext this week.
    Post-Processing Scheduling aff...

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    EOS TO INTRODUCE LASERPROFUSION POLYMER 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 08, 2018

    EOS is to premier its LaserProFusion polymer 3D printing technology at Formnext 2018. The new technology is being suggested by EOS as an alternative to injection moulding for a range of applications and sees nearly a million diode laser melting materials to build parts layer by layer. It is said to ...

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    ASSEAL WINS DEVELOPING FUTURE TALENT AWARD AT EEF MANUFACTURING AWARDS

    Nov 08, 2018

    The UK-based manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems, ASSEAL, has been recognized at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. The company has won the Developing Future Talent Award which acknowledges the manufacturer that has developed their employees internally the most and to advertise en...

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    FRAZER-NASH MANUFACTURING RECEIVES AS9100 AEROSPACE QUALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

    Nov 02, 2018

    Frazer-Nash Manufacturing is now certified to manufacture aerospace components according to AS9100 quality management standard.
    The UK-based company has a host of clients in the aerospace sector, providing services around precision manufacturing, process engineering, engineering design, and a...

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    NEW CONCEPTS FOR DIGITAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

    Nov 02, 2018

    Manufacturing Engineering: PARC, a Xerox company, is involved in developing new concepts for digital design and manufacturing. Describe how new representations and algorithms are helping to design, analyze and plan the manufacture of highly complex structures via new technologies.
    Advancement...

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    STRATASYS, 3D SYSTEMS SEE 3D PRINTING, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING GROWTH IN METAL

    Nov 02, 2018

    3D printers that can work with metal are becoming increasingly important in additive manufacturing deployments if recent earnings reports from Stratasys and 3D Systems are any indication.
    What remains to be seen is how HP's planned entry into the metal 3D printing market impacts enterpris...

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    MTC DEVELOPS SIMULATION APP TO REVOLUTIONISE DESIGN FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED PARTS

    Nov 01, 2018

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre takes a new approach to part design and interdisciplinary research, using simulation and computational apps to support teams across the company
    One of the greatest challenges in designing high-precision parts is being able to quickly fabricate them in a rep...

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    NEBRASKA MANUFACTURING DAY AT CLAAS CONNECTS WORKERS WITH CANDIDATES

    Nov 01, 2018

    This past Tuesday, Oct. 30, AEM co-hosted a manufacturing day with CLAAS of America, which kicked off with a visit by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts. Gov. Ricketts toured the facility, spoke with employees on the shop floor, and drove a CLAAS Xerion Tractor. He also presented CLAAS of America with a Ma...

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    GE AVIATION TO INSTALL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED BRACKET ON GENX COMMERCIAL AIRLINE ENGINES

    Nov 01, 2018

    GE Additive and GE Aviation have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) change in design approval to replace a conventionally manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) bracket, used on GE Aviation’s GEnx-2B commercial airline engines, with an additively manufactured bracket.
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    NETFLIX SHOWS ON MANUFACTURING WE’D WATCH THIS HALLOWEEN

    Oct 31, 2018

    You love your work in the manufacturing industry. And you love your favorite Netflix shows. You might also love celebrating Halloween.
    What if there were a way to combine all three? What if Netflix set some of its most popular thrillers in a manufacturing environment?
    It’s not th...

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    GM OFFERS BUYOUTS TO 18K SALARIED WORKERS IN NORTH AMERICA

    Oct 31, 2018

    General Motors will attempt to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America. The company made the offer Wednesday to salaried workers with 12 or more years of service.
    The announcement comes on the same day that GM reported a $2.5 billion third-quarter p...

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    IRO3D ENTERS PRODUCTION AND REPORTS FOUR CUSTOMERS OF SELECTIVE POWDER DEPOSITION METAL 3D PRINTER

    Oct 30, 2018

    iro3d, the manufacturer of a metal 3D printing system, has begun production of its machines and has shipped to four customers in recent months. The Seattle-based start-up is offering the small-format machines at a base price of $5,000, with the price set to drop as demand grows. There is also scope ...

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    VALUECHAIN RECEIVES £960K FROM INNOVATE UK FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

    Oct 30, 2018

    UK software company, Valuechain has received £960k funding from UK Research & Innovation towards the development of artificial intelligence (AI) into its additive manufacturing (AM) production control software, DNAam.
    Launched last year, DNAam was developed in collaboration with Air...

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    SINTERIT UNVEILS SOFT TPU POWDER AND PROMISES MORE MATERIAL ADDITIONS AT FORMNEXT

    Oct 29, 2018

    Sinterit has launched a soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) powder designed for its Lisa series of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printers.
    Flexa Soft is the fifth material product to be offered by Sinterit, and with a hardness of between 40-55 in the Shore A type scale, its softest yet. O...

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    APIUM ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES POLYPROPYLENE MATERIAL AHEAD OF FORMNEXT

    Oct 29, 2018

    Apium Additive Technologies has announced the addition of a polypropylene (PP) material to its additive manufacturing portfolio ahead of its appearance at Formnext.
    The company is set to make further announcements during the event, but with the launch of this new material has already signific...

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    BOEING OPENS FIRST EUROPEAN MANUFACTURING PLANT IN SHEFFIELD

    Oct 25, 2018

    Boeing has today opened a £40m production facility in Sheffield, this is the company’s first manufacturing site in Europe. The 6,200-square-metre facility will be located at Sheffield Business Park, alongside The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMR...

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    MITSUBISHI GOES ALL IN ON 3D PRINTING WITH METAL AND PLASTICS

    Oct 25, 2018

    Two divisions of Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Chemical, have announced entries into the world of 3D printing. The former has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing (AM) process, while the other will be introducing a series of materials.
    Described as ...

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    ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LETS 3D-PRINTED PARTS COMMUNICATE WIRELESSLY

    Oct 24, 2018

    The world of 3D printing has quickly expanded into many realms thanks to it being a cost-efficient and customizable method of production. Health care is one of those industries. As more printed plastic parts, such as prosthetics and smart pill dispensers, are being produced this way, there is one un...

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    AMFG RELEASES TABLET-OPTIMISED & DOWNLOADABLE DESKTOP VERSIONS OF AM AUTOMATION SOFTWARE

    Oct 24, 2018

    AMFG has made available tablet-optimized and downloadable desktop versions of its additive manufacturing automation software to enable increased flexibility for its users.
    Now offering a multi-platform solution for additive manufacturing, AMFG’s AI-driven production automation software ...

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    UL CERTIFIES LOCKHEED MARTIN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO UL 3400

    Oct 23, 2018

    Global safety science company, UL, has announced that Lockheed Martin’s Additive Design and Manufacturing Center (ADMC) in California has become the first organization to be certified to UL 3400, a set of safety guidelines that address the various hazards associated with additive manufacturing...

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    BRIGHT MACHINES LANDS $179M TO BRING SMARTER ROBOTICS TO MANUFACTURING

    Oct 23, 2018

    Robotics has had a role in manufacturing since the 1970s, but even today they are aren’t often driven by the latest software. Bright Machines, a San Francisco startup wants to change that and it got a whopping $179 million Series A today to get this thing going. While it was at it, it also off...

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    3-D BIOPRINTING TECHNIQUE COULD CREATE ARTIFICIAL BLOOD VESSELS, ORGAN TISSUE

    Oct 22, 2018

    University of Colorado Boulder engineers have developed a 3-D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one day include artificial arteries and organ tissue.
    The study, which was recently published in the jou...

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    ARMANN GIRRBACH TO INSTALL 3D SYSTEMS NEXTDENT 5100 DENTAL 3D PRINTER

    Oct 22, 2018

    3D Systems has announced Amann Girrbach is to employ the NextDent 5100 3D printing platform into its Ceramill System digital dental workflow.
    The Ceramill System workflow encompasses articulation, model fabrication, scanning, CAD design, and production. It will soon be enhanced by the inclusi...

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    OQTON CO-FOUNDER ON BRINGING THE VISION OF AUTONOMOUS MANUFACTURING TO REALITY

    Oct 18, 2018

    Over the last few weeks we've been exploring the "factory of the future", looking at trends such as automation and how the technologies featured on the TCT Show floor last month (where we delved further into these trends during a panel session on 3D printing and smart factories) are co...

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    SOLUKON PARTNERS WITH SIEMENS TO UNVEIL NEW 3D PRINTING SYSTEM

    Oct 17, 2018

    The Germany-based 3D printing post processing solutions specialist, Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH, has teamed up with automation giants, Siemens, to unveil an advanced depowdering system that focuses on metal powder bed fusion, TCT Magazine reports.
    It has been reported that “the new SFM-AT...

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    BIKE MANUFACTURER EMBRACES CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAIN CONCEPT

    Oct 17, 2018

    Islabikes, a specialist bike manufacturer will embrace a service-based approach and circular supply chain concept, as it proposes a long-term rental service for its bikes. The Ludlow-based company is planning to manufacture long-lasting bikes, which will be rented for as long as possible before even...

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    STRATASYS LAUNCHES 3D PRINTING TRAINING PROGRAMME WITH TRI-TECH 3D

    Oct 17, 2018

    Stratasys has launched an Authorised Training Center in the UK which will aim to train and consult users and businesses on how to optimize the implementation of additive manufacturing technologies.
    The center is already up and running and is being operated by Stratasys Platinum Partner, Tri-T...

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    ARGONNE TO ADVANCE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN MANUFACTURING

    Oct 16, 2018

    Argonne awarded funding to partner with industry to advance the use of high-performance computing in manufacturing. The use of supercomputers can advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing through simulations and modeling. These methods can enable a predictive design that minimizes traditional trial a...

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    DIGITAL METAL UNVEILS AUTOMATION CONCEPT FOR METAL 3D PRINTING

    Oct 16, 2018

    Metal 3D printing company, Digital Metal, has announced it is taking its high precision binder jetting technology to the next level by launching a fully automated “no-hand” production concept.
    Automation is a growing trend in the additive manufacturing industry as major players su...

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    USING 3D PRINTING TO BLEND BIOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS

    Oct 15, 2018

    “We build 3D printers that go beyond hard plastics. Hard plastics have limited abilities. We’ve been asked to expand capabilities to include cells, soft materials, or electronic materials,” said Michael McAlpine, Benjamin Mayhugh associate professor of mechanical engineering at the...

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    COLGATE-PALMOLIVE TO ROLL OUT HANDS-FREE WEARABLES TO 20 MANUFACTURING SITES IN 11 COUNTRIES

    Oct 15, 2018

    Colgate-Palmolive Company has selected RealWear as its strategic provider of hands-free wearable computers for its industrial workforce. RealWear’s smart, voice-operated HMT-1 will be worn by hundreds of its mechanics and engineers across 20 of Colgate-Palmolive’s largest manufacturing f...

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    £12.5M CENTRE OPENED IN WOLVERHAMPTON TO BOOST HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

    Oct 12, 2018

    A new £12.5m center in Wolverhampton has been opened to boost high value, advanced manufacturing in the region. The Black Country Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) will aim to link education and higher education with local, regional and national employers.
    ECMS is a collabora...

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    MONTHS OF ANXIETY FOR WISCONSIN MANUFACTURERS AMID TRADE WAR

    Oct 11, 2018

    The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state's economy.
    At Johnson Level and Tool in suburban Milwaukee, the Trump administration's...

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    THERMWOOD 3D PRINTS AND DELIVERS 12-FOOT-LONG TOOL FOR BOEING

    Oct 11, 2018

    Boeing and Thermwood Corporation have teamed up to develop a large, single-piece tool for the aerospace giant’s 777X program by harnessing 3D printing technology.
    Using a Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machine powered by Vertical Layer Print (VLP) technology, the 12-foot-long...

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    AUTOMATION LEADER'S ADVICE TO KEEP MANUFACTURING ON RIGHT TRACK

    Oct 11, 2018

    When he took over as president of Emerson Electric [IW500/71] Oct. 1, Mike Train started with a full head of steam.
    First, he was officially introduced on stage at the Emerson Global Users Exchange, a gathering in San Antonio of 3,500 of the automation solutions provider's customers, from...

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    NEW BRITISH MANUFACTURER LAUNCHES ELECTRIC MOTORBIKE WITH SENSORS

    Oct 10, 2018

    Arc Vehicle has revealed that it will release its first new electric motorcycle, the Vector, at the Milan motorcycle show (EICMA) next month. The company is a brand-new British manufacturer, created by Mark Truman, with Arc Vehicle Ltd being established 18 months ago.
    The business, who are ba...

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    RESEARCHERS DEVELOP 3-D PRINTED OBJECTS THAT CAN TRACK AND STORE HOW THEY ARE USED

    Oct 10, 2018

    Cheap and easily customizable, 3-D printed devices are perfect for assistive technology, like prosthetics or smart pill bottles that can help patients remember to take their daily medications. But these plastic parts don't have electronics, which means they can't monitor how patients are usi...

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    THE AMAZON EFFECT-HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN GAIN BACK MOMENTUM

    Oct 10, 2018

    The “Amazon Effect.” It’s a term many have heard, but what does it mean? While it can mean different things to different people, in general, it refers to the phenomenon of how consumers interactions with Amazon are driving new expectations for how buyers and suppliers interact with...

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    EUROPAC 3D BECOMES RESELLER OF DSM 3D PRINTING MATERIALS THROUGHOUT THE UK

    Oct 09, 2018

    Europac 3D will begin to sell and supply DSM’s additive manufacturing products to the UK market after partnering with the manufacturer.
    DSM has made a name for itself in the 3D printing market for its comprehensive supply of stereolithography materials, and in more recen...

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    SEALY, WORLD-CLASS 3D PRINTERS SET TO CREATE DISSOLVABLE MEDICAL IMPLANTS

    Oct 09, 2018

    As a kid, Michael Sealy was tall. A little clumsy, he says. And he has lasting proof: two metal screws in his left elbow. The southpaw underwent surgery after tripping and fracturing that elbow in the fifth grade. Surgeons inserted the screws to hold his ulna bone together. The bone healed. The scre...

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    151-YEAR-OLD FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY SHUTS DOWN

    Oct 08, 2018

    A western New York shoe manufacturer founded by two Civil War veteran brothers more than 150 years ago has closed, putting its 82 employees out of work.
    P.W. Minor in Batavia shut down Friday. A layoff notice filed with the state Department of Labor said the company would close Oct. 5. A layo...

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    NJ PET FOOD MANUFACTURER CITED FOR FAILURE TO CORRECT WORKPLACE SAFETY, HEALTH HAZARDS

    Oct 08, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hamiltime Herb Co. LLC after inspectors found employees exposed to safety and health hazards in a follow-up investigation at its Howell, NJ, facility in May 2018. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $152...

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    PROTOLABS: THE WORLD’S FASTEST MANUFACTURER OF CUSTOM PROTOTYPES

    Oct 05, 2018

    Protolabs is the world's fastest source for custom prototypes, but how do they do it? TM spoke to Stephen Dyson, special operations manager, about how the company executes this. Protolabs is the world’s quickest producer of custom prototypes and production parts, the business specializes i...

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    ARKEMA LAUNCHES COMMERCIAL PLATFORM DEDICATED TO 3D PRINTING MATERIALS PRODUCTS

    Oct 05, 2018

    Arkema has announced the launch of a commercial platform dedicated to 3D printing materials products.
    Continuing its investment in the additive manufacturing market, which will see the opening of the new facility and the expansion of another, Arkema will release new resins into North America ...

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    BEETLE INSPIRED 3D PRINTED CEMENT COULD LEAD TO DISASTER PROOF BUILDINGS

    Oct 04, 2018

    The 3D printing technique, developed by a group at Purdue University in the US, takes its inspiration from nature to control how damage spreads between the printed layers of a material. “Nature has to deal with weaknesses to survive, so we are using the ‘built-in’ weaknesses of cem...

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    GE TRANSPORTATION JUMPS ON THE 3D PRINTING TRAIN

    Oct 04, 2018

    A slew of transportation companies have discovered the potential of 3D printing for part production, including Deutsche Bahn, Siemens Mobility and Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The latest to jump aboard the 3D printing train is GE Transportation, which believes that it can print up to 250 locomotive parts...

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    ABB OPENS DOORS ON MANUFACTURING DAY

    Oct 03, 2018

    ABB will open more than 30 of its state-of-the-art facilities across the United States to the public this week in celebration of Manufacturing Day - an annual event that showcases modern, digitally driven manufacturing as an engine of the nation’s economic growth and a creator of vital jobs in...

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    3D PRINTHUSET ESTABLISHES COBOD INTERNATIONAL TO MANUFACTURE AND SELL BOD2 MODULAR CONSTRUCTION PRINTER

    Oct 02, 2018

    3D Printhuset has established a new company to manufacture and sell the BOD2 construction 3D printer.
    COBOD International will now be responsible for bringing the revamped gantry printing system to market. The original printer, BOD1, was harnessed by 3D Printhuset to construct the first 3D pr...

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    BIGREP'S 3D PRINTING MACHINES TO BE EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH REXROTH CNC CONTROL SYSTEMS AND DRIVES

    Oct 01, 2018

    BigRep and Bosch Rexroth have agreed to a partnership which will see the former’s 3D printing technology equipped with the latter’s CNC control systems and drives. The pair believes this development will help to position additive manufacturing (AM) within the Industry 4.0 concept, making...

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    UCD UNVEILS NEW $25.7MN 3D PRINTING AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FACILITY

    Oct 01, 2018

    A new facility that specializes in 3D printing and digital technologies has been unveiled at the University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland, 3D Printing Industry reports.
    The development, The I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, is set to cost €22.2 million ($25.7 million) and ...

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    HORMEL ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF BURKE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN NEVADA, IOWA

    Sep 27, 2018

    Hormel Foods Corporation announced Thursday that it will be investing approximately $150 million in an expansion of the company's Burke manufacturing facility in Nevada, Iowa. Burke is one of the leading providers of pizza toppings and other fully cooked meat products in the foodservice and prep...

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    SCHUYLKILL'S LARGEST MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER EXPANDING, ADDING 60 JOBS

    Sep 27, 2018

    A Norwegian aluminum extrusions company with operations in Schuylkill County will add 60 jobs there over the next three years as it expands its manufacturing capacity to compete in the automotive market, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday.
    Hydro Extruded Solutions, Schuylkill’s largest ma...

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    SHAPEWAYS MAXIMISES OPPORTUNITIES FOR 3D PRINTING

    Sep 26, 2018

    3D printing service Shapeways has announced a joint venture with US-based Stratasys that will see the duo provide customers with easy access to full-color, multi-material 3D printing.
    The new service is to meet customer demands and is being enabled by one of the only full-color, multi-materia...

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    LINK3D PARTNERS WITH AACHEN CENTER FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 26, 2018

    Additive manufacturing software company, Link3D has announced its latest partnership with German-based, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing at TCT Show today.
    Link3D will work directly with ACAM to build a showroom to demonstrate in real-time its AMES & Additive Workflow Softwar...

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    INFRARED CAMERA TO ENSURE HIGH-QUALITY 3-D REPRODUCIBILITY OF PARTS

    Sep 25, 2018

    The addition of a new infrared camera at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source narrows the gap between basic and applied research in additive manufacturing. One of the largest challenges facing the 3-D printing industry is how to ensure high-quality reproducibility of parts. Without better insights i...

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    ADDITIVE INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LASER LINES AT TCT SHOW

    Sep 25, 2018

    Additive Industries has announced a partnership with Laser Lines Ltd, a supplier of 3D printers, additive manufacturing systems, 3D scanning equipment, lasers, and accessories, to accelerate its presence in the UK and Ireland. The companies announced their partnership at the opening of TCT Show held...

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    SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY PROPELS WEST MIDLANDS MANUFACTURER

    Sep 19, 2018

    Maintaining strong relationships within the supply chain is essential for manufacturers; it can make, transform or break entire businesses. PP Control & Automation (PPC&A) has worked with leading global manufacturer of machine tools, Yamazaki Mazak for 25 years. This length of a partnership ...

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    THE 2018 INDUSTRYWEEK 50 BEST U.S. MANUFACTURERS

    Sep 19, 2018

    The annual IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers ranks the best-performing U.S. public manufacturing companies.
    IW compiles the list by ranking the IW U.S. 500 companies based on their financial performance in six key areas over a three-year period. These areas are inventory turns, profit m...

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    LULZBOT RELEASES AEROSTRUDER V2 MICRO 3D PRINTER TOOL HEAD

    Sep 13, 2018

    During its IMTS debut, Colorado-based open-source 3D printing company, Aleph Objects, Inc., announced the availability of the LulzBot Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head.
    After dropping several hints which seemed to point towards a stereolithography-style machine, the company has instead unveiled ...

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    FAMAERO INSTALLS LARGE-SCALE CUSTOM SCIAKY EBAM METAL 3D PRINTER

    Sep 12, 2018

    Sciaky, Inc.’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) system is being leveraged by a Michigan-based metal additive manufacturing bureau, FAMAero to print large metal parts for customers in aerospace, defense, oil & gas, and sea exploration industries.
    FAMAero, which is an abbre...

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    WILLIAMS AND UNIPART FORM NEW UK VEHICLE BATTERY MANUFACTURER

    Sep 11, 2018

    Williams Advanced Engineering, the engineering services arm of the prominent racing team, and manufacturing specialist Unipart have joined forces to form a new UK vehicle battery manufacturer. 
    The joint venture, Hyperbat Limited, will see a high-tech manufacturing facility open on the s...

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    £10M DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP CENTRE TO FOCUS ON HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 11, 2018

    WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £10m to build a new Degree Apprenticeship Centre that will focus on courses essential to the effective development of advanced engineering and manufacturing companies.
    The Degree Apprenticeship Centre, which is due to open in 2019, has...

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    UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BASEL ACHIEVES 33% REDUCTION IN OPERATING TIMES WITH 3D PRINTED SURGICAL GUIDES

    Sep 07, 2018

    The University Hospital Basel has achieved a 33% reduction in operating times for complex cranio-maxillofacial surgeries by utilizing 3D printed surgical guides. Harnessing a Stratasys Objet 30 Prime platform, the Swiss hospital has been able to produce patient-specific models in quick time, all the...

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    TETHON 3D'S CERAMIC & METAL DLP MACHINE TO LAUNCH 3D PRINTING HARDWARE DIVISION WITH BINDER JETTING PLATFORM TO FOLLOW

    Sep 07, 2018

    Tethon 3D’s metals- and ceramics-optimized Digital Light Processing (DLP) system is to launch the company’s 3D printing hardware division as it prepares to serve the industry with manufacturing solutions.
    Revealed last month, the Nebraskan firm most renowned for its resin-based ma...

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    BOTTLE MANUFACTURER TO OFFER PERSONALISATION VIA DIGITAL PRINTING

    Sep 06, 2018

    The world’s largest glass manufacturer Owens-Illinois has announced a new technology to allow it to customize and personalize bottles at industrial speeds via digital printing.
    The business, who has 78 manufacturing plants and employs 26,500 people across the world, creates glass contai...

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    I MAKE AMERICA TOUR MAKES STOP AT KINZE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 06, 2018

    The 2018 I Make America tour recently returned to Iowa with an event at Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg, Iowa.
    U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, who represents Iowa’s 1st congressional district, met with Kinze and AEM executives to discuss a range of issues, including the benefits of free trade, ...

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