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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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    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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    CARBON LAUNCHES FIRST MEDICAL GRADE 3D PRINTING MATERIAL FOR ITS DLS MACHINES

    Sep 05, 2018

    Carbon has launched its first medical-grade material for use on its Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D printing platforms.
    Medical Polyurethane 100 (MPU 100) is a white polymer resin which the Californian company says boasts mechanical strength, biocompatibility, and sterilisability. It has bee...

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    GKN AEROSPACE ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURES PRODUCTION LINE TOOLS IN HOURS WITH STRATASYS FDM TECHNOLOGY

    Sep 05, 2018

    GKN Aerospace has reported improved production times and the removal of design constraints after harnessing the Stratasys F900 FDM machine to produce production line tools.
    The aerospace manufacturer works with 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine developers and recently invested in t...

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    OVERCOMING INTERNAL RESISTANCE TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 04, 2018

    Back in the 1980s, Motorola was exploring adopting the then-emerging digital technology for cellphones. Its engineers, however, resisted the move. They were so entrenched in analog technology - much of it developed by Motorola itself - that they couldn’t see the advantages that digital technol...

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    FRAUNHOFER IMWS AND BRIGHTLANDS MATERIALS CENTER TARGET OPTIMISED FIBRE-REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS FOR 3D PRINTING

    Sep 04, 2018

    A partnership between the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) and Brightland Materials Center aims to optimize fiber-reinforced thermoplastics for industrial 3D printing.
    The two organizations are to work side by side to offer users of 3D printing technolog...

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    SKILCRAFT LAUNCHES 3D PRINTING FILAMENT DIVISION AND BECOMES U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPLIER

    Sep 03, 2018

    A new family of 3D printing filaments has been launched and dedicated to the U.S. Federal Government by Skilcraft, the trade name of the National Industries for the Blind (NIB).
    Skilcraft is a 75-year-old organisation, whose products have been developed largely by Americans suffering with bli...

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    TWI AND SIMULIA PARTNER TO WIN AM BENCH TEST SERIES RESIDUAL ELASTIC STRAINS CATEGORY

    Sep 03, 2018

    A team of four from TWI Ltd and the Simulia brand of Dassault Systemes has been named joint winners of an Additive Manufacturing Benchmark Test Series organised by the U.S. National Institute Standards and Technology (NIST).
    Entering the ‘residual elastic strains’ category, the gr...

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    ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TO PRESENT ON SMART MANUFACTURING AT PACK EXPO

    Aug 31, 2018

    Professionals who attend this year’s PACK EXPO International in Chicago, October 14-17, can learn about the latest smart manufacturing techniques aimed at delivering value across the enterprise. This year, Rockwell Automation will conduct a series of presentations and demonstrations for end us...

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    AUTOMATED METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY REVEALED BY INDUSTRIAL NEXTGENAM COLLABORATION

    Aug 31, 2018

    The first pilot plant to stem from Premium Aerotec, Daimler and EOS series additive manufacturing-centered collaboration has been put into operation and features extensive automation.
    Announced last year, NextGenAM aims to enable the volume additive manufacture of end-use parts in the aerospa...

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    FDA-APPROVED 3D PRINTED IMPLANTS JUST THE START AS OSSEUS PREPARES TO GO INTERNATIONAL

    Aug 30, 2018

    On the back of a pretty significant seal of approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Osseus Fusion Systems gained a foothold in a market dominated by a host of multinational powerhouses.
    Emanating out of Dallas, Texas, the company consists of no more than a dozen people, of which...

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    RENISHAW OPENS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DEMO CENTER AT IBEX ENGINEERING HQ

    Aug 30, 2018

    Renishaw has announced the opening of its new Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Center in Ibex Engineering’s HQ in Newbury Park, California.
    The demo facility will enable visitors to learn about and interact with Renishaw’s metal additive manufacturing technologies. It will hou...

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    IN-DEPTH INSIGHTS ON ERP FOR MANUFACTURERS FROM EPICOR EXPERTS

    Aug 29, 2018

    Enterprise Resource Planning helps large, multinational corporations monitor their inventory, production, and machines. But what about the little guy? How small is too small to benefit from an ERP software system?
    We caught up with Hiskey and Hansen at Insights 2018, Epicor’s annual use...

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    FAST RADIUS OPENS HEADQUARTERS AND STATE-OF-THE-ART ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACTORY IN CHICAGO'S WEST LOOP

    Aug 28, 2018

    Fast Radius, a leading manufacturing technology firm, today announced the opening of their headquarters in Chicago's West Loop, where the company is scaling up its manufacturing footprint, software development teams, and sales teams. The location features one of the most advanced industrial-grad...

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    LULZBOT TO LAUNCH STEREOLITHOGRAPHY 3D PRINTING SYSTEM?

    Aug 28, 2018

    Long known for high-quality open-source extrusion-based machinery, Colorado-based 3D printer manufacturer, LulzBot has dropped a few hints about a product launch in its latest company newsletter.
    The newsletter's blurb has some not so subtle hints towards a technology that is set to launc...

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    FATHOM AND GOENGINEER PARTNER TO ADVANCE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

    Aug 28, 2018

    US advanced manufacturing service provider, FATHOM, has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with software and 3D technology expert, GoEngineer.
    Based on a shared vision to “change the ways products are designed, prototyped, and manufactured”, FATHOM will entrust GoE...

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    ROCKWELL AUTOMATION OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 MANUFACTURING SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

    Aug 27, 2018

    For the sixth year, Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate manufacturers that make safety an inherent value in their company culture, compliance procedures and use of machine-safety technology.
    “Ideal candidates ...

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    INTRODUCING THE TOP US FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

    Aug 27, 2018

    Food and beverage manufacturers are well represented on the 2018 IndustryWeek U.S. 500, with 36 manufacturing companies earning their way on the complete list, and nine representatives among the 100 largest manufacturers.
    The IW U.S. 500 is IndustryWeek's annual list of the top 500 public...

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    ITL GROUP ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF SMT MANUFACTURING UPGRADE

    Aug 24, 2018

    Experienced medical device design, development, and manufacturing partner, ITL Group (a Gooch & Housego company) has announced further investment in its on-site PCB manufacturing facility.
    With more than 40 years PCB manufacturing experience, ITL is one of the few ISO13485 and FDA GMP cer...

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    EVONIK DEVELOPS FLEXIBLE PEBA-BASED 3D PRINTING POWDER

    Aug 23, 2018

    Global specialty chemicals firm, Evonik has developed the world’s first flexible plastic 3D printing material based on PEBA (polyether block amide).
    The new high-performance powder, recognized for its high elasticity and strength, is suitable for a variety of powder-based 3D printing te...

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    HP ANNOUNCES NEW HEAD OF 3D PRINTING AS STEPHEN NIGRO'S RETIREMENT IS CONFIRMED

    Aug 23, 2018

    Stephen Nigro, HP’s Head of 3D Printing, is set to retire in early 2019 the company’s CEO, Dion Weisler has said.
    The vacant position will be filled by Christoph Schell, who currently holds the position of President of America’s region for HP Inc. He will take over 3D printi...

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    FRONT LINE RECYCLABLES REPURPOSED INTO 3D PRINTING FILAMENTS

    Aug 22, 2018

    The scientists involved in the project believe this advance could improve operational readiness, reduce dependence on outside supply chains and enhance safety.
    The team presented their findings this week at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). THE ENGINEER
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    LED LIGHTING MANUFACTURER UTILISES SERVITIZATION

    Aug 22, 2018

    Service-based models are increasingly being integrated into businesses, as manufacturers look to retain and strengthen customer relationships. Lighting manufacturer Lumenstream are hoping to disrupt the industry with their servitized approach.
    The Belfast-based start-up is providing customers...

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    WILL VELO3D UPEND POWDER BED METAL 3D PRINTING?

    Aug 22, 2018

    Recent news regarding developments in the metal 3D printing space seems to suggest that overcoming the technology’s flaws will require processes that are altogether novel. Look to XJet, Markforged, and Digital Alloys for examples. A startup dubbed Velo3D, however, suggests that you can teach a...

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    MOSAIC MANUFACTURING LAUNCHES PALETTE 2 ECOSYSTEM TO BETTER ENABLE MULTI-COLOUR, MULTI-MATERIAL DESKTOP 3D PRINTING

    Aug 21, 2018

    Mosaic Manufacturing, a hardware manufacturer aiming to enable desktop multi-color 3D printing, has launched a multi-material ecosystem surrounding its new Palette 2 devices.
    Palette 2 is a pair of follow-up products to the Palette, which was initially introduced to market via Kickstarter, an...

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    ADDITION DESIGN AND RESEARCH LAUNCH 3D PRINTING TRAINING PROGRAMME

    Aug 21, 2018

    Addition Design and Research's first AM training course will take place on September 20th, 2018 at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre, Sheffield.
    A one-day 3D printing training course will be hosted by Addition Design and Research, an industrial design, and additive manufac...

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    SIEMENS 3D PRINTED TURBINE TO LOWER EMISSIONS

    Aug 20, 2018

    3D printing is enabling many advancements, from improving ecosystems and the medical industry to reducing emissions; Siemens latest innovation is embracing additive manufacturing and its capabilities.
    Siemens has reportedly 3D-printed and engine tested a dry low emission (DLE) pre-mixer for t...

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    VELO3D LAUNCHES HIGH VOLUME METAL 3D PRINTING SYSTEM

    Aug 20, 2018

    Velo3D has launched the Sapphire System, a metal powder bed fusion platform designed for high volume manufacturing.
    Powered by the Californian company’s Intelligent Fusion technology and Flow print preparation software, Velo is bringing to market an end-to-end solution it believes addre...

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    OHIO TOOL MANUFACTURER CITED AFTER EMPLOYEE SUFFERS AMPUTATION

    Aug 17, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited ArtiFlex Manufacturing for exposing workers at its Wooster location to amputation hazards after an employee suffered a partial finger amputation. The company faces $213,411 in proposed penalties.

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    ACKURETTA LAUNCHES CERAMIC RESIN MATERIAL FOR DLP 3D PRINTERS

    Aug 17, 2018

    Ackuretta Technologies, a manufacturer of professional 3D printers, has released to market its Ceramic Resin under the company’s Qura brand of materials.
    The Taiwanese vendor believes the new material will make ceramic parts more accessible, the company having manufacturers, as well as ...

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    TETHON 3D TO DEVELOP DESKTOP DLP 3D PRINTER OPTIMISED FOR CERAMIC AND METAL RESINS

    Aug 16, 2018

    Tethon 3D is to embark on a project to produce and commercialize a desktop digital light processing (DLP) system that is designed to print ceramic and metal materials.
    The company has been awarded a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to fund the project which, if succe...

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    FLUXAXIS: 3D PRINTING ON EVERY SCALE

    Aug 15, 2018

    Fluxaxis has a range of advanced 3D printing machines that are able to produce products and parts on any scale with the service like no other in the world, 3D printing engineer Jake Augur says.
    The bureau service is able to produce a wide range of products for anyone, from one-off prototypes ...

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    ERGONOMIC TECHNOLOGY USED IN SPORTS IMPROVES MANUFACTURING

    Aug 14, 2018

    Automotive company Ford has employed body tracking technology, similar to that used by sports stars, to enhance the assembly line. Plant employees at Ford Valencia Engine Assembly, have been wearing a special suit with numerous sensors that monitor movement and help to promote good posture. The tech...

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    HOW ROBOTICS MANUFACTURER KUKA IS REWORKING DIGITAL COMMERCE

    Aug 13, 2018

    KUKA AG manufactures and markets complex industrial robotics systems its customers use to manufacture other complex things ranging from aircraft and automobiles to electronic components. Seen in action, its robots typically carry out their tasks with repeated precision.
    But to reach that poin...

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    NEW REPORT OFFERS POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING ADOPTION IN THE U.S.

    Aug 13, 2018

    Information and communication technology (ICT) is reshaping modern manufacturing around the world, but a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy, finds that U.S. manufacturers,...

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    BRITISH GOVERNMENT INVESTS £780M IN HIGH TECH LABS INCLUDING MTC AND AMRC

    Aug 13, 2018

    British Government has pledged £780m of extra funding for high tech labs, including high-value manufacturing organizations, such as the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
    The investment will be shared between 12 organizations across ...

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    CROCS IS CLOSING ITS MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, BUT THEY SAY THEY'RE HERE TO STAY

    Aug 10, 2018

    Could it be curtains for Crocs? If you were one of those people who decried the rubberized clogs as the ugliest fad that would never last, you may just get your "I told you so" moment soon. The company recently announced it will closing its remaining company-owned manufacturing facilities ...

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    AIRWOLF 3D LAUNCHES EVO 22 LARGE FORMAT WORKTOP 3D PRINTER

    Aug 09, 2018

    Airwolf 3D, a developer of desktop 3D printing systems, has announced the EVO 22 large format machine.
    It’s the latest instalment of the company’s product portfolio, which continues to deliver increasingly large 3D printers fit for operation atop of a desk/ workstation in the X an...

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    3D SYSTEMS & GF MACHINING PARTNER ON HYBRID MANUFACTURING

    Aug 08, 2018

    3D Systems and Georg Fischer AG GF Machining Solutions today announced a partnership that aims to enhance metal parts production. According to a joint statement by the companies, this partnership will enable manufacturers to more efficiently produce complex metal parts within tight tolerances, and r...

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    UNIONTECH HIGHLIGHTS OPEN SOURCING AFTER ITS PILOT 450 SL 3D PRINTER IS HARNESSED TO PRODUCE ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

    Aug 07, 2018

    UnionTech, a Chinese vendor of stereolithography (SL) machines, has highlighted the benefits of open source equipment after its 3D printing equipment was harnessed to produce architectural models.
    One of the company’s major distributors, RP America used the UnionTech PILOT 450 platform ...

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    DIGITAL ALLOYS RAISES $12.9M IN FUNDING FROM G20 VENTURES, BOEING HORIZONX VENTURES & LINCOLN ELECTRIC

    Aug 07, 2018

    Digital Alloys, a metal additive manufacturing company, has raised $12.9m through a Series B funding round thanks to contributions from G20 Ventures, Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Lincoln Electric and Khosla Ventures.
    The latter of those outfits led the first round of investment which amounted to...

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    WITH A SMALL BUT MIGHTY BRACKET, BMW RAISES THE ROOF ON 3-D PRINTING

    Aug 07, 2018

    The Altair Enlighten Awards, which honor advances in lightweighting technology, are the automotive industry’s equivalent of The Biggest Loser. This year, General Motors took top honors at the awards ceremony, where there was more than one joke about how the unwieldy plastic trophy could have b...

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    PLASTIC MOULDS MANUFACTURER TO OFFER RECYCLING SERVICES

    Aug 06, 2018

    Plastic injection mould manufacturer, Coral Products (Mouldings) LTD, are investing in an in-house recycling plant in order to offer housing associations and councils the option to recycle their plastics.
    The company, who are a manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded items, ...

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    EU STRONG ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BUT THE WORK IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING

    Aug 03, 2018

    Author and TCT Expert Advisory Board Member Filip Geerts is the Director General of CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. In June CECIMO organized its Additive Manufacturing Conference and here, Filip gives TCT his takeaways.
    Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been a h...

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    PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO IMPROVE THE PREDICTABILITY OF 3D COMPOSITE PRINTING

    Aug 03, 2018

    Material modeling and simulation software developer MultiMechanics has teamed up with additive manufacturing (AM) company Fortify in a strategic partnership meant to improve the predictability of composite 3D printing.
    As AM is starting to be used for high-quality production parts-and, not ju...

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    STRYKER STUDY SHOWS IN-GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR 3D PRINTED TRITANIUM SPINAL IMPLANTS

    Aug 03, 2018

    Stryker’s Spine division, comparing the performance of spinal implants made from a variety of materials, has found that the company's 3D printed porous Tritanium cages offer a statistically significant potential for increased bone in-growth.
    The purpose of the pre-clinical animal st...

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    BOWMAN INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURES BESPOKE ROLLERTRAIN BEARING CAGES WITH MULTI JET FUSION

    Aug 02, 2018

    Bowman International has revealed more details on its investment in HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology for the manufacture of bearings, seals and cages. The company mentioned its acquiring of MJF technology after it announced it had implemented AMFG's automation software la...

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    $25 MILLION FROM CHEMICAL GIANT ADVANCES MATERIALISE’S 3D PRINTING PARTNERSHIP WITH BASF

    Aug 01, 2018

    Numerous large chemical companies have been increasing their stake in 3D printing materials manufacturing, but BASF is the largest chemical producer in the space. The German chemical giant has continued to throw its weight around, most recently investing a massive $25 million in Materialise, the nea...

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    AMFG UNVEILS HOLISTIC BUILD ANALYSIS TOOL FOR AUTOMATION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

    Aug 01, 2018

    AMFG has made available a new Holistic Build Analysis tool for its automation additive manufacturing software to enable users to instantly estimate how full a machine build is without nesting.
    The tool uses machines learning technology to provide instantaneous feedback, helping operators to b...

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    CAN ADVANCED ROBOTICS SAVE US MANUFACTURING

    Aug 01, 2018

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) recently awarded $1.4 million USD in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. ARM selected projects that will generate timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape an...

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    SOCIAL MEDIA DRIVES MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP COMPETITION

    Jul 31, 2018

    A new social media-driven manufacturing apprenticeship competition launched by AMI is gaining momentum as it highlights top talents in the industry. The purpose of the competition is to reward current apprentices who are excelling in their role and promote apprenticeship programmes to companies in t...

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    THE INTELLIGENT JOURNEY TO THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

    Jul 31, 2018

    Intel recently studied over 150 workers from the factory floor to the C-suite, to better understand manufacturing workers pain points, their beliefs about the future of their operations, and their best guess for future technologies.
    We often speak about the technology (re)evolution that is dr...

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    GLASS MANUFACTURER TO CREATE 212 JOBS IN HENRY COUNTY

    Jul 30, 2018

    A glass manufacturing company is coming to Henry County, creating hundreds of jobs. Press Glass announced Monday morning that it is set to invest $43.55 million to establish its first manufacturing facility in Virginia. The new factory will be built in the Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park.
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    BRITISH TEXTILE MANUFACTURER UTILISES NASA TECHNOLOGY

    Jul 27, 2018

    Fashion brand, HotSquash has been utilizing hollow-core fiber technology, originally developed by NASA, to push the boundaries of smart materials in fashion. Here's how.
    The technology enables consumers to keep warm in the cold and remain cool in the hot, the material also drys quicker an...

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    PRINTRBOT SHUTS ITS DOORS AFTER 7 YEARS. WHAT’S IT MEAN FOR 3D PRINTING?

    Jul 27, 2018

    Printrbot, one of the first 3D printer manufacturers that leveraged crowdfunding to kickstart its business, has decided to close up shop. This news will come to a blow to many at-home tinkerers, as Printrbot was known for building quality and affordable 3D printers like its Simple model.
    Thou...

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    CPI RECEIVES £107M GOVT FOR NEXT-GEN MANUFACTURING

    Jul 26, 2018

    The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has confirmed a government funding package of £107m for the center to continue to develop next-generation manufacturing technologies.
    The grant will reportedly enable CPI to continue its extensive record of supporting the industry and assisting pr...

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    ARKEMA TO OPEN 3D PRINTING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE TO DEVELOP 3D PRINTING RESINS

    Jul 26, 2018

    Arkema will open a 3D Printing Center of Excellence where the company will drive the further development of 3D printing resins next week.
    Located at its Sartomer facility in Exton, Pa., the new production base adds to the company’s global additive manufacturing material development netw...

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    AUTODESK’S 3D PRINTING TOOLSET GETS 2019 UPDATE

    Jul 26, 2018

    Autodesk has announced the newest version of Netfabb, their additive manufacturing, and design software. Netfabb provides a toolset for managing printers, setting up models, simulating prints, and generating lattices. Netfabb 2019.0 brings enhancements to simulation, latticing, cloud storage, machin...

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    SOIL HEALTH STARTUP COOL PLANET ADDS $20M FOR NEW MANUFACTURING SITE

    Jul 25, 2018

    Cool Planet, an agricultural technology startup focused on improving the quality of soil, has raised an additional $20.3 million to finance construction of a manufacturing facility.
    Greenwood Village, CO-based Cool Planet said the new capital is an extension of the company’s 2017 $19.3 ...

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    ACCELERATING THE SERIAL PRODUCTION OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED COMPONENTS

    Jul 24, 2018

    Oerlikon AM and RUAG Space - the Space Division of Swiss technology group, RUAG - have joined forces to accelerate the serial production of 3D printed components.
    Oerlikon AM and RUAG Space are already working together on the qualification of a bracket that would be installed on a payload fai...

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    ASTM, AUBURN, NASA, EWI AND MTC LAUNCH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

    Jul 24, 2018

    Two groups at Auburn University, Alabama, have launched centers of excellence focussed on accelerating R&D, standardization and innovation in additive manufacturing (AM).
    The first is with global standards developer ASTM International which launched its Additive Manufacturing Center of Ex...

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    LOCKHEED FINDS AM SWEET SPOT

    Jul 24, 2018

    Not everything should be additively produced. But military training cockpits should. In the five years since the Advanced Manufacturing Center was first established at Lockheed Martin’s Training and Logistics plant in Orlando, FL, grown parts insertion on end-use applications has steadily grow...

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    AEM STAFF TOURS WEASLER ENGINEERING’S REVAMPED WISCONSIN MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Jul 23, 2018

    More than a dozen AEM employees spent the better part of last week Wednesday touring member company Weasler Engineering’s revamped West Bend, Wisconsin-based manufacturing facility.
    Weasler Engineering staff members welcomed the representatives from AEM by providing an overview of their...

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    RENISHAW RELEASES INFINIAM SPECTRAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS MONITORING SOFTWARE

    Jul 23, 2018

    Global engineering firm, Renishaw has announced the release of its InfiniAM Spectral additive manufacturing (AM) process monitoring software.
    First seen at formnext in 2017, the package is designed to help users of its metal AM systems to overcome the barriers in critical applications, proces...

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    WHY 3D PRINTING JIGS AND FIXTURES "MAKES PERFECT SENSE"

    Jul 20, 2018

    John Dulchinos, Jabil’s VP of Digital Manufacturing, holds his thumb and index finger as close together as possible without them touching, the slight waft of air between the two representing jigs and fixtures chunk of the $12T manufacturing market.
    Jigs and fixtures don’t have the...

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    AUTODESK’S LEGO MODEL-BUILDING ROBOT IS THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Jul 20, 2018

    Sitting at opposite corners of a small white table in a bright Autodesk lab with high ceilings inside a maritime building adjacent to San Francisco Bay, two Universal Robotics UR10 robotic arms are whirring away, working together, one by one, to pick Lego bricks out of six little square bins and car...

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    BASF INVESTS $25M IN 3D PRINTING FIRM, MATERIALISE

    Jul 19, 2018

    The world’s largest chemical producer, BASF, has announced a major investment in the Belgian-headquartered supplier of 3D printing technologies. The US$25m investment builds on an existing relationship between BASF and Materialise, with the two partners already working together to develop, imp...

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    THE MTC OFFERS A FLEXIBLE SOLUTION TO 3D PRINTING'S POST-PROCESSING PROBLEM

    Jul 19, 2018

    Additive manufacturing’s so-called “dirty little secret” was laid bare at an event at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry last month as the results of the two-year FlexiFinish project were unveiled.
    Busting the well-worn myth that 3D printing is a case of; ...

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    OERLIKON AND LUFTHANSA TO JOINTLY ACCELERATE AM PROCESSES

    Jul 18, 2018

    Oerlikon AM and Lufthansa Technik will jointly establish replicable additive manufacturing (AM) processes and standards for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) applications to guarantee robust and repeatable processes on multiple machines in multiple locations.
    Oerlikon, a technology, and...

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    GE ADDITIVE LAUNCHES MANUFACTURING PARTNER NETWORK

    Jul 18, 2018

    GE Additive has announced the launch of its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), which aims to create an open, competitive marketplace that will accelerate both supply and demand for additive manufacturing (AM). The first three Manufacturing Partners (MPs) to join the network are Burloak Technologie...

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    NEW TECH CEO OPENS UP ABOUT LEADING INDUSTRY 4.0 REVOLUTION

    Jul 17, 2018

    Cloud computing isn’t new, but it's mature enough now that it looms large over every aspect of manufacturing. Darren Roos has felt how big a role the cloud can play to plant operations as president of SAP's cloud ERP business, which he helped construct and launch in 2016. Now the nativ...

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    NORSK AND QUESTEK TO COLLABORATE ON TITANIUM ALLOYS FOR ADDITIVE

    Jul 17, 2018

    As part of this collaboration, the companies are evaluating a QuesTek-designed titanium alloy using Norsk’s Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process. Preliminary evaluation of the Illinois-based company’s alloy is complete and Norsk has manufactured initial test specimens.
    The test p...

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    XAAR TO INVEST WITH STRATASYS IN A 3D PRINTING JOINT EFFORT

    Jul 16, 2018

    Xaar will invest with Stratasys in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on high-speed sintering technologies. Xaar 3D will leverage the natural synergies between Xaar and Stratasys, specifically Xaar’s technology relating to high-speed sintering and industr...

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    AMETEK POWERVAR ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NORTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Jul 16, 2018

    AMETEK Powervar, a supplier of power conditioning and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Knightdale, North Carolina. The facility expands the company’s US manufacturing and distribution in the southern and eastern United States and is inten...

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    STRENGTHENING US MANUFACTURING USING ADVANCED ROBOTICS

    Jul 13, 2018

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. ARM selected projects that will generate timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape and serve a...

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    STAR RAPID APPOINTS NEW CEO AND PREPARES TO EMBRACE INDUSTRY 4.0

    Jul 13, 2018

    Star Rapid has announced business transformation specialist, David Hunter as its new CEO, and will begin to incorporate Industry 4.0 processes to improve the service it offers. 
    The company, formerly Star Prototype, is a rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturing servi...

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    YORKSHIRE FIRM USES VR TO BUILD CUSTOM VEHICLES

    Jul 12, 2018

    A team from the Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has worked with Doncaster-based Clarks Vehicle Conversions to show how it can use Virtual Reality (VR) in the design stages of converting a vehicle.
    Accord...

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    XAAR AND STRATASYS ANNOUNCE JOINT INVESTMENT IN NEW 3D PRINTING COMPANY

    Jul 12, 2018

    Inkjet technology leader, Xaar PLC and additive manufacturing (AM) giant, Stratasys have announced a joint investment in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on High-Speed Sintering technologies.
    The new company will leverage Xaar’s High-Speed ...

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    FDI WAS DOWN 32% IN 2017, BUT MANUFACTURING TOP OF LIST FOR INVESTMENT

    Jul 11, 2018

    Last year was not a good year for expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses. The total was $259.6 billion in 2017, down 32% from $379.7 billion in 2016, according to the Department of Commerce.
    However, manufacturing was at the top of the list o...

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    OERLIKON AND LUFTHANSA TECHNIK TO ACCELERATE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR AIRCRAFT MRO

    Jul 11, 2018

    Global technology group, Oerlikon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lufthansa Technik, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for civil aircraft, engines and components, to establish processes for additive manufacturing (AM) in aircraft MRO.
    Th...

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    GAS SENSING SOLUTIONS DOUBLES SCOTTISH MANUFACTURING

    Jul 10, 2018

    Gas Sensing Solutions has doubled the size of its manufacturing facility and offices in Cumbernauld to meet the demand for its products and has certified to ISO 9001:2015. The firm makes CO2 sensors, including the LEDs that go inside them, and sells them into applications including health and safety...

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    FORMLABS RELEASES CASTABLE WAX 3D PRINTING RESIN FOR JEWELLERY

    Jul 10, 2018

    Formlabs has announced it is now shipping its Castable Wax-Resin, a wax-filled material aimed at direct investment casting for the jewelry industry.
    The latest edition to its library of Jewellery Resins, Castable Wax was formulated to deliver smooth surface finish and increased part strength ...

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    ATCC HOSTS MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING CAMP

    Jul 09, 2018

    A dozen students from four high schools took part this month in the four-day Summer Manufacturing & Engineering Camp at Alexandria Technical and Community College.
    The students who participated were in grades 8-10, and came from Minnewaska, Parkers Prairie, New York Mills and Alexandria s...

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    NEXT GENERATION 3D PRINTING GETS BOOST FROM NEW MARYLAND CENTER

    Jul 06, 2018

    The objective for this center is to create scientific breakthroughs in metallurgy and plastics, as well as the launch of new factory machinery that will “transform the way U.S. producers make aircraft, automobiles, munitions, medical devices, and other products.”
    With the goal of ...

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    BASF INCREASES INVOLVEMENT IN 3D PRINTING ACTIVITIES THROUGH ACQUISITIONS

    Jul 06, 2018

    The German-based chemical company, BASF, is strengthening its market presence in the powder bed fusion sector following the acquisition of two firms.
    A company press release announced that the shares of Hamburg-based Advanc3D Materials GmbH - which specializes in providing plastic powders and...

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    £4M INVESTMENT SEES PROPULSION MANUFACTURER REDUCE LEAD TIME BY 60%

    Jul 05, 2018

    Southampton-based propulsion manufacturer CJR Propulsion is to install £4m of new manufacturing equipment to help it deliver better products to its customers. Representing one of the marine industry’s largest single investments of 2018, the apparatus and related software, will integrate ...

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    SKETCHFAB LAUNCHES STORE TO BUY AND SELL 3D MODELS FOR 3D PRINTING, VIRTUAL REALITY AND MORE

    Jul 05, 2018

    Sketchfab, the 3D model sharing platform, has officially launched its Sketchfab store which will allow designers to sell and purchase 3D models online.
    Founded in 2012, its community of 1.5 million users have published close to 3 million 3D models to the platform. This launch will enable crea...

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    NEW TECHNOLOGIES HELP RECREATE UK SHOE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

    Jul 04, 2018

    Robert Perkins, CEO at Hotter, explains how the Lancashire-based shoe manufacturer managed to attract young people by creating a more technology-driven work environment. The British footwear industry has launched a new nationally accredited apprenticeship, which has been designed by employers to be ...

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    NEW MULTI-MILLION-POUND PLANT TO MANUFACTURE BATTERY MATERIALS FOR EVS

    Jul 04, 2018

    Johnson Matthey, a British multinational specialty chemicals, and sustainable technologies company are building a demonstration-scale plant in Clitheroe, the UK to manufacture next-generation battery materials to power electric vehicles.
    The new, multi-million-pound plant will have a capacity...

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    NEW £55M FACTORY SEES BRICK MANUFACTURER DOUBLE PRODUCTION

    Jul 03, 2018

    Leicestershire-based brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick, is to play a part in the construction of 15,000 new homes. The company invested in a new £55m factory to double its production. Ibstock Brick currently produces more than 850 million bricks a year at 20 factories across the UK.
    The ...

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    IMTS 2018 TO SHOWCASE LATEST TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS

    Jul 03, 2018

    In addition to ten Technology Pavilions covering everything from additive manufacturing to quality assurance, IMTS 2018 (International Manufacturing Technology Show), will highlight the latest trends in automation including collaborative robots and mobility.
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    HERMAN MILLER SAYS TRADE WAR COULD LEAD IT TO MOVE MANUFACTURING

    Jul 03, 2018

    The brewing trade war between the U.S. and its major trading partners may lead furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. to relocate some of its manufacturing if costs become prohibitive, CFO Jeff Stutz said.
    “We are obviously feeling the effects of tariffs that are putting pressure on our bus...

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    TOOLCRAFT REVEALS FIVE-AXIS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FUTURE POWERED BY SIEMENS PLM SOFTWARE

    Jul 02, 2018

    Toolcraft GmbH, a German manufacturing company, is planning to apply full five-axis additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in the future after a successful initial adoption of 3D printing processes and Siemens PLM software.
    The firm purchased its first AM machine in 2011, some 22 years afte...

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    FINCANTIERI TO TEST TITOMIC KINETIC FUSION PROCESS WITH VIEW TO ADOPTION FOR MANUFACTURE OF MECHANICAL SHIP COMPONENTS

    Jul 02, 2018

    Titomic has taken one step closer to seeing its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) process become a manufacturing option for a leading shipbuilding group after a Material Science Testing (MST) agreement was reached.
    Earlier this year, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Titomic a...

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    FELIXPRINTERS TO FOCUS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO ON PROFESSIONAL 3D PRINTING SPACE

    Jun 29, 2018

    FELIXprinters has announced it is to move further towards the professional 3D printing space to reflect the changing landscape of the market.
    The Dutch company has made its name in the development and delivery of material extrusion desktop 3D printing machines and ancillary products, like mai...

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    INDUSTRY 4.0 MANUFACTURING PRINCIPLES LEVERAGED IN DISASTER AREAS BY FIELD READY

    Jun 28, 2018

    In the midst of a severe earthquake that registered 7.8 on the Richter magnitude scale, Nepal was shaken, villages were levelled, avalanches triggered, and millions affected. Nearly 9,000 died, around 22,000 were injured, and 3,000,000 - a tenth of the country’s population - were made homeless...

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    EOS AND ADDITIVE WORKS TEAM UP TO DELIVER PRE-PROCESSING AM WORKFLOW SIMULATION SOFTWARE

    Jun 28, 2018

    EOS has launched a pre-processing simulation software in partnership with Additive Works, an expert in the field of process preparation.
    Amphyon will enable users of EOS’ 3D printing hardware to simulate the building process of additively manufactured parts, highlight potential issues, ...

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    AMERICA MAKES AND ANSI PUBLISH STANDARDIZATION ROADMAP FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING VERSION 2.0

    Jun 28, 2018

    America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced the publication of the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (Version 2.0), a product of America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC).
    The group was establish...

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    MANUFACTURING PROCESS PROVIDES LOW-COST, SUSTAINABLE OPTION FOR FOOD PACKAGING

    Jun 27, 2018

    Purdue University researchers have developed a large-scale manufacturing process that may change the way some grocery store foods are packaged. According to Credence Research, food packaging is a growing billion-dollar market, and overall predicted growth is expected to reach 6 percent by 2024. Adva...

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    IMTAMSYS PARTNERS WITH DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AT UCSF ON HIGH-TEMPERATURE 3D PRINTING

    Jun 27, 2018

    IMTAMSYS, a Chinese company which specializes in PEEK (polyether ether ketone) and high-performance 3D printing technology and materials, has begun a joint research initiative with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, to advance 3D printing applicatio...

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    AVEVA TO HELP BASF ACCELERATE SMART MANUFACTURING PROGRAM

    Jun 26, 2018

    AVEVA announced BASF selected AVEVA to accelerate their strategic Smart Manufacturing program. BASF will implement AVEVA’s Enterprise Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to improve connectivity of people, processes, and equipment, creating additional value for their customers through g...

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    NATIONAL CENTER FOR MANUFACTURING SCIENCES TO ESTABLISH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE

    Jun 26, 2018

    The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has announced plans to establish a new manufacturing innovation center in Harford County, Maryland focussed on next-generation additive manufacturing (AM), materials, and processes.
    The center will spearhead scientific breakthroughs in met...

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    3 TRENDS AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS SHOULD BE READY FOR

    Jun 25, 2018

    Equipment purchasing decisions will be driven more by the bottom line than by brand loyalty, tractors and harvesters will look more like computers, and data will drive productivity more than ever before.
    These are just a few of the realities that equipment manufacturers will have to contend w...

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    A SMALL MANUFACTURER SOLVES THE CYBERSECURITY PUZZLE

    Jun 25, 2018

    Atlas Tool Works is a small family-owned company that provides specialized machining and turning of tight tolerance parts, precision sheet metal fabrication, metal stamping, and complex engineered assemblies. It has 72 employees, and a long history of commitment to quality and continuous improvement...

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    APWORKS AND HEREAUS TEAM UP ON SAP'S MANUFACTURING NETWORK FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jun 22, 2018

    APWORKS and Heraeus have announced they are now working together on SAP’s Manufacturing Network platform for additive manufacturing (AM).
    The SAP Manufacturing Network brings together manufacturers and service providers to fully exploit the potential of 3D printing for “just in ti...

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    PADT LAUNCHES ON-DEMAND MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITH CARBON 3D PRINTING

    Jun 21, 2018

    Arizona-based engineering product and services company, Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) has announced the launch of its on On-Demand Manufacturing facility with Carbon.
    As a certified Production Partner of the Silicon Valley 3D printing company, PADT can now deliver between 2,...

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    NEW COATING LINE SEES UK DOOR MANUFACTURER REDUCE LEAD TIMES

    Jun 21, 2018

    Birmingham-based door manufacturer, E & SW Knowles, is continuing to bolster its business after significantly investing in its processes, equipment, and workforce as part of wider expansion plans. The Birmingham-based business has just spent £ 250,000 on a new coating line, which will impr...

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    DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND ARCONIC FOUNDATION LAUNCH ‘MANUFACTURE YOUR FUTURE TEACHER CHALLENGE’

    Jun 20, 2018

    The accelerated advancement of technologies like 3-D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence welcomes a new realm of career possibilities in manufacturing for K-12 students. Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms and Arco...

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    LM INDUSTRIES WORKS WITH U.S. MARINES, OTHERS TO BECOME AMAZON OF MANUFACTURING

    Jun 20, 2018

    Local Motors has done some pretty cool things over the past few years. It launched the crowdsourced Rally Fighter in 2009, 3D printed an electric car called the Strati and created a small autonomous shuttle vehicle named Olli. Now, the founders of Local Motors are offering their experience with high...

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    BURSTING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING’S LAST BUBBLES

    Jun 20, 2018

    There were, no doubt, times when forging, casting and injection molding was met with disbelief and amazing claims of what they could mean for the future. Now, they’re just how things are made. After decades of boasts and promises, additive manufacturing (AM) is finally joining those previous b...

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    STRATHCLYDE STAKES PARTNERSHIP IN £56M MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE

    Jun 19, 2018

    The University of Strathclyde is a strategic partner in a new £56m UK innovation center, which helps pharma companies to develop and adopt novel manufacturing techniques. The world-first, industry-led Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) will offer pharma companies, from start-ups ...

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    NORSK TITANIUM'S NEW YORK ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY ADDED TO BOEING’S QUALIFIED PRODUCERS LIST

    Jun 19, 2018

    Norsk Titanium (NTi), an FAA-approved supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured titanium components, has announced its Plattsburgh, New York Development and Qualification Center (PDQC) has been officially added to Boeing’s Qualified Producers List (QPL).
    Qualified production be...

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    £15M SCHEME TO TAKE THE DRAMA OUT OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Jun 18, 2018

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry is to lead a £15m programme aimed at encouraging suppliers to the UK aerospace industry to adopt additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is employed across many manufacturing sectors in a variety of materials, producing everything from s...

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    £350K INVESTMENT SEES UK MANUFACTURER RESHORE ITS FACTORY

    Jun 15, 2018

    Wirral based advanced manufacturing company Plura Innovations has secured £350K funding to extend its facilities. The firm will use the backing from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, to expand its manufacturing center on the Wirral.
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    SCOTTISH WINDOW MANUFACTURER INVESTS £500K+ IN NEW FACILITY

    Jun 14, 2018

    Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer and manufacturer, CMS Window Systems, has significantly expanded its manufacturing operations with the opening of a new 8,500 sqft factory in Kirkcaldy.
    Reportedly, the investment of over half a million pounds has also boosted capacity at its...

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    STEALTHY STARTUP AIMS TO REINVENT AI FOR MANUFACTURING

    Jun 14, 2018

    What exactly is the “future of autonomous manufacturing?” According to venture capitalist and AutoLab AI cofounder Lior Susan, stealth startup AutoLab AI is building it but isn’t defining it yet, at least not publicly.
    That kind of cryptic chatter doesn’t usually get S...

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    MATERIALISE PARTNERS WITH HCL ON HYBRID MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

    Jun 13, 2018

    Titanium heat exchanger produced with Metal AM with a glass-bead-blasted finish. The threads are milled.
    Belgian additive manufacturing (AM) leader, Materialise has announced a partnership with IT services company, HCL Technologies (HCL), to develop a platform that provides increased integrat...

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    WOHLERS ASSOCIATES TO HOST DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING COURSE

    Jun 12, 2018

    Wohlers has identified DfAM as one of the key barriers to widespread adoption of AM. Leading additive manufacturing consulting firm, Wohlers Associates, Inc. is bringing its three-day design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) course to the mountains of Frisco, Colorado this summer.
    Set to take...

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    UK FOOD MANUFACTURER INVESTS £6M IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Jun 12, 2018

    Meat producer Moy Park has invested £18m to upgrade two of its UK poultry processing facilities, which will boost the company’s production capacity to six million birds per week. The manufacturer has invested £12m to install new mixing and processing equipment at its site in Granth...

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    AMRC BOOSTS CONFIDENCE & SALES OF MANUFACTURERS IN NUCLEAR SECTOR

    Jun 12, 2018

    More than half of manufacturers taking part in the Nuclear AMRC's ‘Fit For Nuclear’ programme is confident of winning new nuclear work this year, a new survey has found. The latest survey of companies which are currently progressing through ‘Fit For Nuclear’ (F4N), or are...

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    GUCCI IS GROWING SO RAPIDLY IT HAS TO REBOOT ITS ENTIRE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

    Jun 11, 2018

    Gucci is going full steam ahead with its expansion plans. Parent company Kering announced at an investor presentation on Thursday that it is targeting annual revenues of 10 billion euros ($12 billion) for the white-hot brand, surging ahead of category leader Louis Vuitton, owned by rival LVMH.
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    OVER 600 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE 3D-PRINTING PACKAGES FROM GE ADDITIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

    Jun 08, 2018

    GE Additive will distribute more than 600 polymer 3D printing packages to schools in 30 different countries in September.
    GE Additive has announced more than 600 primary and secondary schools around the world are to receive polymer 3D printing packages, consisting of hardware, software and a ...

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    RAYTHEON SET TO INCREASE RADAR MANUFACTURING CAPACITY

    Jun 08, 2018

    Raytheon Company’s Consolidated Manufacturing Center in Forest, Miss. today employs over 800 people. That number is set to spike over the next five years, as the organization has announced plans to begin work on a new facility dedicated to radar production. Once completed, the building will se...

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    FOXCONN, APPLE’S CONTRACT MANUFACTURER, TO MANUFACTURE OWN PRODUCTS

    Jun 07, 2018

    The contract manufacturer based in Taiwan, Foxconn, has announced its new business model, Reuters reported. The company, which is known for producing iPhones for the US-technology giant, Apple, wants to combine hardware and software in its integrated solutions, such as cloud computing.
    The ne...

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    EUROCOATING TO CREATE "ONE STOP SHOP" FOR MEDICAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH NANOSURFACES ACQUISITION

    Jun 07, 2018

    Eurocoating SpA, a leader in Plasma Spray Coating and additive manufacturing (AM) services for orthopaedic, dental, spine, and trauma applications, has announced the acquisition of Nanosurfaces Industries Srl, the Italian manufacturing division of CoorsTek Medical.
    “This acquisition bri...

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    FURNITURE MANUFACTURER INVESTS £1.5M IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Jun 06, 2018

    UK furniture manufacturer and designer Godfrey Syrett have outsourced its IT support and services as part of its initiative to focus on long-term, sustainable growth driven by digital technologies.
    The North-East-based firm has also recently invested £1.5m in innovative manufacturing te...

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    MTC TO ADVANCE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING STANDARDS WITH ASTM

    Jun 06, 2018

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre has been chosen by ASTM International, a leading global standards organization, to be the first non-US founding partner of their Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing.
    The Centre of Excellence aims to become a global innovation hub that addresses additive m...

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    HP, SIEMENS COLLABORATION EXPANDS DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING ENVELOPE FOR 3D PRINTING

    Jun 05, 2018

    HP Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) and Siemens (Munich, Germany) have expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. The...

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    CREATE IT REAL ANNOUNCES NEW 3D PRINTER AND MATERIAL MANUFACTURERS PARTNERSHIPS

    Jun 05, 2018

    Create it REAL, a Danish R&D center specializing in 3D printing technologies has announced partnerships with three new 3D printing manufacturers and a materials developer. The organization was founded in 2009 by Jeremy Pierre Gay, and in 2013 they launched a worldwide real-time processor dedicat...

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    ANCA LAUNCHES NEW TECH CENTER, PROVIDES INSIGHT TO FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Jun 04, 2018

    ANCA Inc. opened its technical center expansion May 23-24, 2018, in Wixom, MI, hosting more than 200 customers, vendors, and community members at the event. This multi-million-dollar investment provides a larger demonstration floor, classrooms for training, and a larger machine assembly and process ...

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    £230K INVESTMENT BOOSTS GLOBAL TRADE FOR SEALANT MANUFACTURER

    Jun 04, 2018

    UK sealant manufacturer Polyseam is ready to ramp up its international expansion programme after investing in a new 82,000 sq ft manufacturing site. The £2.3m facility includes research and development, engineering, planning and storehouse space as well as three modern manufacturing units.
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    GE ADDITIVE ANNOUNCES UPDATED VERSION OF CONCEPT LASER M2 RANGE

    Jun 04, 2018

    GE Additive has announced the release of a new version of Concept Laser M2 range with several hardware and process enhancements. The updates have been made to both the M2 cusing and M2 cusing multilaser machines, and have been implemented to satisfy the ever-growing demands of industrial users.
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    AEM HONORS 29 EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS WITH ‘STATISTICS OUTSTANDING MERIT’ AWARDS

    Jun 01, 2018

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has presented Statistics Outstanding Merit Awards to 29 companies for their superior participation in AEM data reporting programs.
    “Our statistics programs are member-driven, and we applaud the dedication of our award winners. They help e...

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    END-USE PARTS 3D PRINTED IN PET-G AND RIGID TPU NOW AVAILABLE VIA VOODOO MANUFACTURING

    May 31, 2018

    Voodoo Manufacturing, a 3D printing service based in New York, has announced it is now using Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PET-G) and Rigid Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) to produce components for its clients.
    The company, whose factory boasts Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technolog...

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    SANDIA TEAM BUILDS TELESCOPE THROUGH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    May 30, 2018

    Sandia’s three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project proved the feasibility of using additive manufacturing as an entirely new design tool, vastly different from the standard technique of moving from hand drawing to computer-assisted design to machining parts, said Ted Winr...

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    BURLOAK TECHNOLOGIES TO OPEN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTRE IN ONTARIO, CANADA

    May 30, 2018

    In September this year, Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., will open its new 104 million USD Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The 40,000 square foot center will be fully operational in the first quarter of 2019 as the company's exi...

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    EXPANSION AT MID WALES MANUFACTURER

    May 30, 2018

    Zip-Clip, a manufacturer Mid-Wales of high specification suspension systems for the electrical, mechanical, heating and ventilation industries is expanding its new facility in Welshpool as exports boom.
    The 6,000 square foot expansion at its site at Offa’s Dyke Business Park was constru...

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    FED FINDS NATIONWIDE PICKUP IN MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY

    May 30, 2018

    The Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions found manufacturing activity accelerating in many parts of the country in late April and early May, even as some businesses expressed concern about uncertainty cause by rising trade tensions.
    The Fed said Wednesday that its survey...

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    MET-L-FLO PARTNERS WITH ITALIAN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

    May 25, 2018

    Met-L-Flo Inc. (Sugar Grove, IL), a 3D printing and rapid prototyping service bureau, announced that it is the first North American service bureau to work with Roboze (Bari), an Italy-based company that manufactures additive manufacturing (AM) machines. Utilization of Roboze technology is available ...

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    UK SAFETY SIGNS MANUFACTURER SEALS MAJOR DEAL WITH AMAZON

    May 24, 2018

    Viking Signs, which designs and manufactures the largest range of safety signs in the UK from its factory in Lincolnshire, has signed a deal to become a direct supplier for the online retailer’s new business division, supplying up to 30,000 products for the B2B market.
    The company is no...

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    PLUGGING MANUFACTURERS INTO TECH TALENT, WITH BILL FIENUP AND JEFF GARASCIA

    May 24, 2018

    Innovative technology talent is tough to come by for manufacturers looking to make their equipment "smarter." But the business incubator and makerspace mHub in Chicago is turning the talent model upside down, enabling companies like the Marmon Group to contract out fresh solutions to indus...

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    STRATASYS PARTNERS WITH AACHEN CENTER OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TO DRIVE AM ADOPTION

    May 24, 2018

    Additive manufacturing leader, Stratasys has announced a five-year cooperation agreement with the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, part of the renowned RWTH Aachen Campus to drive adoption of additive manufacturing (AM).
    Stratasys and the ACAM and RWTH Aachen campus wish to brin...

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    SAN MARCOS MANUFACTURERS EMBRACE LEAN, FACE SKILLS CHALLENGES

    May 17, 2018

    The San Marcos, Texas, region has a great deal to offer startup, existing and transplant manufacturers: a good business climate, low taxes, skilled workers, and the educational facilities and programs to train new workers.
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    ELECTRONICS EXECUTIVES HEADED TO DC TO PROMOTE PRO-MANUFACTURING POLICIES

    May 17, 2018

    C-level executives from top electronics companies across the United States - all members of IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries - will gather in Washington, D.C. on May 21-23 for discussions with members of Congress and the Administration on issues that are critical to the future of ...

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    CONCENTRATING CONCRETE - HYBRID MANUFACTURING FOR LARGE-SCALE CONSTRUCTION

    May 15, 2018

    Intended as an event funded by Denmark to enlighten Denmark, 3D Printhuset's 3D Construction Printing conferences attracted visitors on an international scale, and in doing so now has an uncertain future. The second edition, held in Copenhagen in November, welcomed an audience of more than 240 p...

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    MEDLINE EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN TEXAS; PLANS NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN BAJA CALIFORNIA

    May 14, 2018

    Medline, a global manufacturer, and distributor serving the healthcare industry announced last month the opening of a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Killam Industrial Park in Laredo, TX, expanding its Texas footprint to more than 1.5 million square feet.
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    EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS LAUNCH "I MAKE AMERICA TOWN HALL TOUR"

    May 14, 2018

    With six months left before the midterm elections, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is hitting the road to educate and engage manufacturing voters about the policies that are critical to the future growth and success of their industry.
    The initiative, which is part of the AEM&...

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    NEW POLYMER MANUFACTURING PROCESS SAVES 10 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE OF ENERGY

    May 11, 2018

    Makers of cars, planes, buses - anything that needs strong, lightweight and heat-resistant parts - are poised to benefit from a new manufacturing process that requires only a quick touch from a small heat source to send a cascading hardening wave through a polymer. Researchers at the University of I...

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    JAVELIN AND CIMETRIX UNITE TO FORM ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING POWERHOUSE IN CANADA

    May 11, 2018

    Canada-based 3D technology solutions providers, Javelin Technologies, and Cimetrix Solutions have merged their businesses to boost additive manufacturing capabilities and service to their 6,000 strong customer base.
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    RENISHAW LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE GUIDE TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    May 09, 2018

    Renishaw, a leading engineering, and scientific technology company has launched a dedicated guide to Additive Manufacturing (AM) on its website.
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    SMMT CONNECTS LEADING CAR MANUFACTURERS WITH TECH START-UPS

    May 09, 2018

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched the Future Mobility Challenge, an initiative to spawn partnerships between leading automotive brands and innovative technology start-ups and SMEs. BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Ford, and Toyota, have partnered with SMMT to encourage...

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    £1.6M FOR CAMBRIDGE CENTRE TO IMPROVE MEDICINE MANUFACTURE

    May 09, 2018

    Sensor technology from Cambridge based company Camena Bioscience is being developed into a novel research instrument to improve the efficiency and cost of manufacturing medicines. The £1.6m project to develop Camena Bioscience’s revolutionary small molecule detection technology is co-fun...

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    EOS ANNOUNCES ITS MTC MEMBERSHIP TO PROMOTE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ADOPTION IN THE UK

    May 08, 2018

    EOS, a leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has now announced its membership to the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
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    ULTRASONIC METAL FOIL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    May 08, 2018

    In metal additive manufacturing, many ways of doing the process involve a lot of heat. To learn more about a different technology, we spoke to Mark Norfolk, President, and CEO of Fabrisonic.
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    MULTI JET FUSION IN MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS

    May 04, 2018

    Multi Jet Fusion is the latest 3D printing process to hit the market with promises of taking 3D printing into production. The technology has gained attention for reducing manufacturing cycle time and material costs, and early adopters have had success, indicating a larger industry impact. But just l...

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    ADVANCED ROBOTICS FOR MANUFACTURING (ARM) ANNOUNCES DIGITAL MEMBER COMMUNITY

    May 04, 2018

    Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) today announced the launch of its online member community. One of 14 Manufacturing USA institutes, the ARM is a member-driven, public-private partnership, partially funded by the Department of Defense, whose mission is to aid in the growth of the U.S. manufa...

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    KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST NAMED BEST RIGID PLASTIC FILM MANUFACTURER 2018

    May 04, 2018

    Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Films Division (kp Pharma; Montabaur, Germany) was recently named Best Rigid Plastic Film Manufacturer by the Global Health and Pharma (GHP) network at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Awards 2018. Kp Pharma was chose...

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    SMART MANUFACTURING CELEBRATION EXPLORES ‘FUTURE OF MAKING THINGS’

    May 04, 2018

    Autodesk and Paragon D&E hosted the Smart Manufacturing Celebration, April 26-27, at the newly-expanded Paragon D&E facility in Grand Rapids, MI. Attendees heard from industry experts about disruption factors manufacturers are facing, including in the automotive and aerospace manufacturing s...

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    FORKLIFT MANUFACTURER INVESTS €50M IN MASS CUSTOMISATION PLANT

    May 03, 2018

    Irish forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider, Combilift, has opened its new €50m manufacturing facility, which focuses on its unique selling proposition: customized mass production.
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    SIEMENS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NETWORK TARGETS INDUSTRIAL ADOPTION OF 3D PRINTING

    May 01, 2018

    On April 23, Siemens PLM Software launched its new Additive Manufacturing Network. This platform for sharing materials, software tools and printing technologies is designed to facilitate application of additive manufacturing in industry.
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    UNLOCK YOUR PRODUCTIVITY - RENISHAW ON MULTI-LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Apr 30, 2018

    Two heads are better than one when it comes to creativity, but are four lasers better than one when it comes to metal additive manufacturing? The evidence speaks for itself; the new Renishaw RenAM 500Q four-laser system is expected to significantly improve productivity in the most commonly used mach...

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    ITEAM BETA PLATFORM LAUNCHES TO HELP USERS MAKE BETTER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DECISIONS

    Apr 30, 2018

    "You may have heard there's no 'I' in "team'? Well, we've put the 'I" back in 'team'," claimed Dr Michael Grieves, from the Florida Institute of Technology at RAPID + TCT last week, as he took to the keynote stage to announce the beta launch of the...

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    CAMBRIDGE UNI TO HELP UK MANUFACTURERS REMOVE IOT BARRIERS

    Apr 27, 2018

    The University of Cambridge has joined the Pitch-In Project that will investigate the barriers to successful IoT take-up and strengthen digital manufacturing research programmes. As reported earlier this month, the £4.9m project will be led by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with ...

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    MICROSOFT HIGHLIGHTS SEVERAL IOT UPDATES FOR MANUFACTURING AT HANNOVER MESSE

    Apr 26, 2018

    Microsoft has announced several updates and advancements at Digital Factory Hall at Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s largest annual manufacturing exhibition in Hannover, Germany. As related to manufacturing, some of these updates include:
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    ADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE AWARDS $4M FOR MEMBRANE DEVELOPMENT

    Apr 26, 2018

    The federal Advanced Manufacturing Office has awarded a total of $4 million in funding to four advanced membrane projects, the office announced on Wednesday.
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    CAN VOICE RECOGNITION DELIVER VOCAL POWER FOR MANUFACTURERS?

    Apr 24, 2018

    Since its release, Amazon has sold over 20 million Echo devices with Alexa - the voice-activated assistant. It has changed the way we complete many daily tasks, from shopping to getting weather updates. Could it do the same for manufacturing? This article explains how voice recognition technology ca...

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    JABIL'S ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NETWORK: THE ENABLER OF DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL MANUFACTURING?

    Apr 24, 2018

    Jabil, a global manufacturing solutions provider, has today introduced its Additive Manufacturing Network as it aims to enhance design and production efficiency.
    The cloud-based network is used by Jabil internally and serves to drive its Distributed Manufacturing strategy, designing a part in...

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    DEA PROPOSES RULES TO CURB THE MANUFACTURE OF OPIOIDS

    Apr 23, 2018

    The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has proposed stricter rules for the manufacture of prescription opioids by drug makers.
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    PEARL TECHNOLOGIES TO DEBUT FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MANUFACTURING COMPONENTS FOR CONVERTERS

    Apr 23, 2018

    Pearl Technologies (Savannah, NY) will be showcasing several new packaging products accompanied with live demos in its booth at this year’s National Plastics Exposition. The new products are aimed at increasing converter line productivity, product quality, and safety.
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    BIG DATA HELPS UK CRACKER MANUFACTURER IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY

    Apr 20, 2018

    The University of Bradford is working with Leeds-based cracker manufacturer, Rakusen’s, on a KTP project to improve the efficiency of their production lines. Reportedly, the project is using big data intelligence to help cracker biscuit manufacturer Rakusen’s improve the capacity of its ...

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    FESTO ANNOUNCES 350,000 SQ FT EXPANSION TO MASON, OHIO MANUFACTURING CENTER

    Apr 20, 2018

    The City of Mason and Festo, a German-based global corporation specializing in  automation technology for more than 40 industries,announced the company will expand its existing Regional Service and Manufacturing Center in Mason by approximately 350,000 square feet, nearly tripling the company&r...

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    GOT OPINIONS ABOUT MANUFACTURING? INDUSTRYWEEK IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD CONTRIBUTORS

    Apr 20, 2018

    If you know the nuts and bolts of the business-and can express your ideas clearly-we've got an opportunity for you. Do your loved ones' eyes glaze over at the dinner table as you regale them with stories of your latest continuous improvement win, or how you increased employee engagement on t...

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    IDENTIFY3D PARTNERS WITH SLM SOLUTIONS AND SIEMENS ON SECURE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS

    Apr 19, 2018

    Ahead of RAPID + TCT next week, digital supply chain software provider, Identify3D has announced a collaboration with SLM Solutions to deliver end-to-end data protection coupled with contractual and manufacturing licensing for its metal 3D printing systems.
    The technology enables SLM Solution...

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    BMW TO INVEST €10M IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Apr 18, 2018

    Carmaker BMW is set to invest €10m in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus near Munich, as it seeks to become a leader in the field. Udo Hänle, head of production integration at the company, said it would allow BMW to test new technologies and continue to develop its “pioneering role&...

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    BATTLING THE AMAZON EFFECT, MANUFACTURERS EMBRACE THE ROLE OF RETAILER

    Apr 17, 2018

    Responding to the “Amazon effect” and today’s consumer demands,  manufacturers are reprioritizing and focusing their technology investments on inventory optimization solutions (43 percent) and integrated planning and execution technologies (41 percent), according to findings f...

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    BMW INVESTS €10 MILLION IN NEW ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAMPUS

    Apr 17, 2018

    The BMW Group is to invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Campus.
    Located in Oberschleissheim, near Munich, the new campus will house over 30 industrial metals and polymer AM systems and serve as a pilot facility for the latest technologies in the BMW Group pr...

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    WATER SOFTENER MANUFACTURER SEES 230% INCOME UP IN FOUR YEARS

    Apr 16, 2018

    UK water softener manufacturer Harvey Water Softeners has marked its 40th year in business with its best ever set of results, posting sales of £26.5m for 2017 - a 24% rise on the year before. The family-run firm, which builds and sells water softeners for homes in hard water areas, grew its tu...

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    THIRD DIRECTIVE ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FROM ATOS & THE MANUFACTURER

    Apr 16, 2018

    As 2017 drew to a close, Atos and The Manufacturer brought together leaders from across the manufacturing sector for the third annual ‘Transforming Manufacturing, Embracing Digital’ roundtable event. The thoughts of these senior-level manufacturers on four key issues impacting the manufa...

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    UK SMART CARD MANUFACTURER SEALS NEW £2.2M OYSTER CARD DEAL

    Apr 13, 2018

    The Hull-based provider of identification solutions for transport, e-ID, traceability and brand protection, has secured a new contract to manufacture Oyster Cards. The £2.2m contract was awarded by Transport for London (TfL), the government body responsible for the transport system in Greater ...

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    NEW MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR SIC POWER DEVICES OPENS MARKET TO MORE COMPETITION

    Apr 13, 2018

    Researchers from North Carolina State University are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics. The process - called PRESiCE - was developed with support f...

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    STEEL MANUFACTURER LAUNCHES AUTOMATED MATERIAL TESTING SYSTEM

    Apr 12, 2018

    German steel manufacturer Dillinger is to launch a unique operating system to automatically inspect the surface of the heavy plate for localized hard spots. The technology was developed by Dillinger to meet new requirements from oil and gas companies to find and remove hard spots on a plate used for...

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    UK STEEL PRODUCT MANUFACTURER CUTS ENERGY COSTS BY 74%

    Apr 11, 2018

    Stainless steel product manufacturer Fabdec has invested in LED lighting across its operations, improving energy efficiency as well as workforce health and well-being. The company has chosen Waveguide Lighting, based in Warrington, to replace 461 light fittings with LED lighting across its offices, ...

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    WORLD MANUFACTURING FORUM ANNOUNCES 2018 MEETING DATES, VIDEO CONTEST

    Apr 10, 2018

    The World Manufacturing Forum will be held this year in Cernobbio, Italy, Sept. 27 – 28, and has opened a video competition for participants to show how “the manufacturing and digital revolution” affects their field. The winner will receive €5,000 ($6,175).
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    EXPERT WARNS MANUFACTURERS NOT TO RUSH INTO USING AI

    Apr 10, 2018

    Manufacturers must heed recent crashes involving self-driving cars and “tread with caution” before introducing fully autonomous systems in factories, an expert has warned. Speaking over the buzz and whirr of 3D printers and robotic arms at the MACH 2018 exhibition at the NEC in Birmingha...

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    HENNIK GROUP MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP IN ASSOCIATION WITH CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

    Apr 09, 2018

    The Hennik Group Manufacturing Director’s Scholarship in association with Cranfield University supports and promotes strategic manufacturing leadership and capability by offering one full scholarship worth £5,800 (excluding accommodation) to any senior executive working in UK manufacturi...

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    MEET THE NEWEST MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURER: CVS

    Apr 06, 2018

    Most of us know CVS as the local pharmacy where we fill our prescriptions (and maybe load up on some guilty pleasures while we're there), but CVS Health has much larger ambitions when it comes to the healthcare ecosystem. Late last year, it embarked on a $69 billion deal to buy health insurance ...

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    COMMISSIONER ROLFE ANNOUNCE ATLASBX CO., LTD TO LOCATE FIRST US MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN CLARKSVILLE

    Apr 05, 2018

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and ATLASBX Co., LTD officials announced today that the company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Clarksville. The global automotive battery manufacturer will invest $75 million and...

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    WORKER KILLED AT BMW MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Apr 04, 2018

    A worker was killed last week in an accident at a South Carolina BMW vehicle plant. According to reports, on March 28 Bojan Sprah - a 45-year-old contract worker - became trapped in a lift that takes vehicles from the paint shop to the body shop. BMW first responders were assisted by the Pel...

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    VERMONT MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT EDGES UP AFTER THREE-YEAR LOSING STREAK

    Apr 04, 2018

    Vermont gained manufacturing jobs over the past year, according to information collected by MNI (Manufacturers' News, Inc.), a publisher of industrial data for all fifty states. MNI reports Vermont added 881 manufacturing jobs in 2017, a 2.2% increase – the state’s first gain since 2...

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    BAY STATE WIND BRINGS NEW STEEL FACILITY AND MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES TO MASSACHUSETTS

    Apr 03, 2018

    Bay State Wind, the 50-50 partnership between Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, and Eversource, New England’s premier transmission builder, today announced it has entered into an agreement with EEW, the international market leader in steel pipe manufacturing, to open and staff...

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    WATERS CORPORATION TO INVEST $215 MILLION IN PRECISION CHEMISTRY MANUFACTURING IN MASSACHUSETTS

    Apr 03, 2018

    Following recent approval by its Board of Directors, Waters Corporation announced plans to significantly expand its precision chemistry operation in Taunton, Mass. The company anticipates investing approximately $215 million to build and equip a new state-of-the-art facility that will support rising...

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    WARWICK MANUFACTURING GROUP OPENS CENTRE OF AI EXPERTISE

    Apr 03, 2018

    Warwick Manufacturing Group at Warwick University is investing in data-driven innovations with a new Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence. This new facility brings together several applied areas of activity where Warwick Manufacturing Group has an established track record of excellence.
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    LINECROSS MAKES MIDLANDS EXPANSION AS MANUFACTURING STRENGTHENS IN INDUSTRIAL HEARTLAND

    Mar 28, 2018

    Linecross, a thermoformer based in Cannock, has expanded its factory with more than 3.1m at its two sites in the English Midlands. It has bought three vacuum forming machines, including twin sheet forming capabilities, with further equipment including two new injection molding machines with clamp fo...

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    PROTOLABS EXPANDS CNC MACHINING SERVICES; RECEIVES MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AWARD

    Mar 28, 2018

    The year is off to a great start for Protolabs (Maple Plain, MN), the digital manufacturing company that has made a name for itself in rapid prototyping and on-demand manufacturing. It announced earlier this month that it has purchased a new manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, MN, which will be...

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    IFS - MANUFACTURING AND MANAGING CHANGE

    Mar 28, 2018

    IFS Vice President of Global Industry Solutions Antony Bourne believes the future is bright for manufacturing and tells us why companies need to keep pace with change. Managing change can be one of the biggest challenges for manufacturing companies and according to recent research, just accepting th...

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    MEGLOBAL AWARDS FLUOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR NEW TEXAS MANUFACTURING FACILITY

    Mar 27, 2018

    MEGlobal, a subsidiary of Equate Petrochemical Company, has revealed that it has awarded a new construction contract to $20bn-revenue engineering company Fluor Corporation for the building of its new Freeport, Texas manufacturing facility.
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    MANUFACTURERS DELIVER OVER 1000 NEW JOBS WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH SOLUTIONS

    Mar 27, 2018

    The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), has helped companies across the UK to grow, develop new products and improve their processes and quality.
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    BIOM'UP APPOINTS THIERRY DARNIS AS GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT, MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

    Mar 27, 2018

    Thierry Darnis, 54, brings extensive experience in the management of major manufacturing sites for medical devices, acquired at top-tier global companies. At Medtronic and CR Bard, he managed plants pursuing a successful twofold objective of increasing volumes while optimizing costs. Before joining ...

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    SOLVAY ANNOUNCES WINNER OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CUP

    Mar 27, 2018

    The winners of the Solvay AM Cup have been announced. 33 student teams battled it out in the competition which tested the limits of 3D printing in one of the industry's toughest materials, PEEK.
    The competition launched in November last year and the final round saw the teams whittled down...

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    MITSUI CHEMICALS TO MANUFACTURE TPV IN NORTH AMERICA

    Mar 27, 2018

    Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. will start construction of a manufacturing facility for Milastomer thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) at its affiliate and polypropylene compounder Advanced Composites, Inc. in Sidney, Ohio, in January next year. The 6,000-tonnes/year production plant is slated for completion in ...

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    DURA MANUFACTURING PASSES QUALITY TEST WITH FLYING COLOURS

    Mar 26, 2018

    In a new scheme launched this year, powder coating supplier Axalta Powder Coating Systems (part of DuPont Corporation), have awarded Dura Manufacturing the first Industrial Coatings Applicator Network (ICAN) certificate in the UK. The certification is an approved quality standard only offered to pow...

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    MTC ANNOUNCES UK'S FIRST ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

    Mar 26, 2018

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a leading researcher in the 3D printing field, is to launch the UK’s first additive manufacturing (AM) apprenticeships.  
    Founded in 2010, the MTC’s main objective has always been to bridge the gap between academia and industry....

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    AEM URGES TRUMP TO SUPPORT MANUFACTURERS, LIFT STEEL TARIFFS

    Mar 23, 2018

    Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement on Friday in response to President Trump's import tariffs on steel taking effect:
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    UNDERINVESTED IN AUTOMATION? LEAPFROG TO SMART MANUFACTURING!

    Mar 22, 2018

    Factory gives insight into how you can seamlessly upgrade your plant for Industry 4.0 without breaking the bank. You’re a manufacturer that has underinvested in automation or information technologies? You’re not alone. Do you get sticker shock from the traditional approach of moving info...

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    HANNOVER MESSE ANNOUNCES GLOBAL AUTOMATION & MANUFACTURING SUMMIT AS PART OF IMTS

    Mar 21, 2018

    HANNOVER MESSE USA, the North American industrial technology trade shows co-located at IMTS 2018, will feature the fourth Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) as part of events co-located with IMTS 2018. Discussions during the one-day conference on Wednesday, September 12 will focus o...

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    UNITY SCIENTIFIC EARNS FROST & SULLIVAN MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AWARD

    Mar 20, 2018

    Unity Scientific, a KPM Analytics Company, announced that it has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its outstanding achievement in the Engineering and Production Technology Leadership category, for applying 3D printing and electronic alignment tec...

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    PLANNING GRANTED FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON DEESIDE

    Mar 16, 2018

    Economy Secretary Ken Skates has welcomed news that planning permission has now been granted for the Welsh Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRI) at Broughton in the Deeside Enterprise Zone.
    With work to appoint a Contractor already underway, the granting of planni...

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    WELSH GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME SEES ITERATE WORK WITH NORTH WALES MANUFACTURER

    Mar 15, 2018

    ITERATE work with Welsh Government to support the delivery of the SMART Innovation programme; a government scheme aimed at encouraging new product development and intellectual property creation across the country.
    Recently, ITERATE worked closely with North Wales manufacturer, Marco Gearing. ...

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    TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE NOURISH MANUFACTURING SUCCESS AT AGCO JACKSON OPERATIONS

    Mar 15, 2018

    If you want to see the junction of advanced manufacturing technology and lean culture, make sure you visit AGCO Jackson Operations. The plant manufactures products worth more than $500 million annually on its two assembly lines – one for a variety of large (200 hp and up) tractors and one for ...

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    LOCAL MOTORS, OTHER PARTNERS ANNOUNCED FOR SMART MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE SHOW

    Mar 13, 2018

    The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has partnered with the Smart Manufacturing Experience convention, giving IMTS partners such as the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory a presence at the convention.
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    ECKHART INSTALLS STRATASYS 3D PRINTING EQUIPMENT FOR FACTORY TOOL MANUFACTURING

    Mar 13, 2018

    Stratasys has entered an exclusive three-year collaboration with Eckhart, Inc. which will see it supply the company with 3D printing technology for the manufacture of factory tooling.
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    IMTS BECOMES PARTNER OF INAUGURAL SMART MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE EVENT

    Mar 13, 2018

    The International Manufacturing Technology Show has announced that it has become a founding partner of the Smart Manufacturing Experience, which takes place April 30 – May 2, 2018, at the Boston Convention Center. Created by SME and AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the Smart M...

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    NCAM CALLS ON INDUSTRY TO HELP PLUG ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP

    Mar 09, 2018

    Go to any keynote on the future of the additive manufacturing industry (AM) and it will likely conclude with a call for more education. Given the buzz around AM technologies, you would be forgiven for assuming the message has been received loud and clear but with the UK Government's recent Indus...

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    AEM CONVEYS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER INTERESTS AT AED OTTAWA BRIEFING

    Mar 08, 2018

    AEM joined the leading industry group representing dealers of construction equipment to convey shared industry priorities in Canada last week.
    To help support the equipment manufacturing industry’s goals of expanding its advocacy footprint in Canada, AEM staff and members were proud to ...

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    IPC, CORETECHNOLOGIE JOIN FORCES TO OFFER PRE-DIMENSIONING SOFTWARE TO PLASTICS MANUFACTURERS

    Mar 07, 2018

    As part of its new partnership with CoreTechnologie (Lyon, France), which specializes in 3D CAD model visualization software, IPC is launching MoldTherm, its pre-dimensioning tool for estimating the cooling times of injected parts. This application was entirely designed and developed by IPC, whose e...

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    STORIED UIUC ENGINEERING PROGRAM TACKLES TOUGH MANUFACTURING PROBLEMS

    Mar 07, 2018

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a long, distinguished history and tradition in mechanical and applied engineering sciences, and the university will soon celebrate the opening of a long-planned, multi-million-dollar expansion to its Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) build...

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    HOW DOES A PACKAGING MANUFACTURER AUTOMATE THE SHOP FLOOR?

    Mar 06, 2018

    Hampshire-based company Aegg Creative Packaging is a specialist plastic packaging and glassware company supplying global food and drink markets.
    The firm offers design and manufacturing services, as well as ‘off the shelf’ table presentable items suitable for restaurant, casual di...

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    STAR RAPID PARTNERS WITH TOOL MANUFACTURER GUHRING

    Mar 06, 2018

    Low-volume manufacturing and rapid prototyping specialist, Star Rapid has today announced a partnership with Guhring, a German manufacturer of carbide and PCD cutting tools for the machining industry, to further elevate its CNC and prototyping services.
    The partnership will see Star Rapid imp...

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    AUTODESK TECHNOLOGY CENTRE: A NEW FRONTIER FOR DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

    Mar 05, 2018

    The latest Autodesk Technology Centre (ATC) is based in Birmingham, what many people still consider to be the heart of UK manufacturing.
    The location isn’t a coincidence. It represents a very clear message of support for British industry from the global software company, in our skills, ...

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    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN HEALTHCARE TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT RAPID + TCT

    Mar 01, 2018

    Collaboration between device manufacturers, clinicians, technology developers, and researchers in additive manufacturing (AM) will be on full display at the Fort Worth Convention Center during RAPID + TCT, April 23-26.
    RAPID + TCT, now in its 28th year, is a leading forum for ideas and showca...

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    HOW THE MAYO CLINIC APPLIES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Feb 28, 2018

    Day Zero of the TCT Asia Summit aims to give an overview of the best use cases for 3D printing in the major verticals. One of those verticals is in healthcare where we know 3D printing can have a huge impact on patient-specific cases. Jonathan Morris, a professor at Mayo Clinic, who specializes in m...

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    STRATASYS ANNOUNCES METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

    Feb 28, 2018

    Stratasys Ltd, a major player in thermoplastic additive manufacturing, has announced its development of a new metal additive manufacturing platform designed to displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing.
    The company’s focus in additive has been primarily on FDM and PolyJe...

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    GREGGS POSTS GROWTH AS IT CONSOLIDATES MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

    Feb 27, 2018

    High street baker Greggs has posted a £3.6M boost in its operating profit for the year ending December 30, 2017, as it continues to invest in consolidating its manufacturing operations and expanding its logistics capacity.
    The baker’s operating profit, excluding exceptional items,...

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    THE CREATORS OF THE TEEN CHOICE AWARDS AND MANUFACTURING USA PRESENT THE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION AWARD AS PART OF THE INAUGURAL SCIENCE

    Feb 27, 2018

    Manufacturing USA is helping to honor the next generation of innovative leaders through partnering with the Creators of the Teen Choice awards in an all-new, first-of-its-kind Science + Innovation Awards. We need your help in nominating those rising stars already positively impacting their communiti...

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    £10M TO FUND NEW MEDICINE MANUFACTURING METHODS

    Feb 26, 2018

    The Funding is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to support leading-edge health care.
    This challenge will invest £181m over 4 years to speed up patient access to new drugs and treatments; it should return £1bn to the UK economy.
    The projects must be led by a bu...

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    INVERT ROBOTICS MANUFACTURING TO IMPROVE AVIATION SAFETY

    Feb 23, 2018

    The firm aims for the machines to significantly improve operations in the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. The robots utilize suction technology, allowing them to cling to and move along a variety of surfaces in a range of conditions.
    The technology can be used on wet aircraft su...

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    ‘FACTORY IN A BOX’ ANTICIPATES CHANGING MANUFACTURING NEEDS

    Feb 23, 2018

    The group, which started working on the concept in the summer of 2017, aimed to build a single electronics manufacturing line using cargo containers that can be moved to locations as demand dictates.
    A collaboration was driven by the expected changes in manufacturing sparked by Industry 4.0, ...

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    BMW, SIEMENS ANNOUNCE SOUTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURING RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER

    Feb 22, 2018

    Siemens Manufacturing and BMW have partnered with Greenville Technical College to build a new facility for the development of assembly line technology. The addition, which is located next to and in partnership with the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, is part of the c...

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    VOODOO MANUFACTURING INTRODUCES LARGE FORMAT 3D PRINTING SERVICE WITH RAISE3D N2 PLUS MACHINES

    Feb 21, 2018

    Voodoo Manufacturing, a New York-based volume 3D printing factory, is introducing a new service that affords customers the opportunity to manufacture parts on a larger scale. The service is called Large Format 3D Printing and has ignited the installation often Raise3D N2 Plus platform, which is powe...

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    MBTECH AND INEOS AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER TO MANUFACTURER PROJEKT GRENADIER

    Feb 21, 2018

    INEOS Automotive, the British car manufacturing, has signed German engineering company and subsidiary of Mercedes Banz, MBtech to develop its Projekt Grenadier SUV.
    The new step in engineering the SUV, inspired by Land Rover’s Defender model, brings INEO closer to creating its 4x4 vehic...

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    MEDICAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES EXPLORED AT ADM CLEVELAND

    Feb 20, 2018

    The challenges of medical manufacturing, from evolving quality system requirements to determining whether to outsource a technology or keep it in-house, will be explored at free conference sessions during the upcoming Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo in Cleveland, OH. The trade show an...

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    BRITISH CAR DESIGN TO COLLABORATE WITH GERMAN ENGINEERING

    Feb 20, 2018

    Engineering firm MBtech, which is part-owned by Mercedes-Benz, has been awarded the contract with British Ineos Automotive to engineer its Land Rover Defender-inspired ‘Projekt Grenadier’ SUV.
    The appointment represents a significant step forward in the realization of INEOS’...

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    TELESAT MOVES CLOSER TO MANUFACTURING 117-PIECE CONSTELLATION

    Feb 20, 2018

    Satellite company Telesat is looking for funding as it expands its manufacturing operation. According to SpaceNews, Telesat has produced one demonstration satellite and is now reviewing proposals for a network of 117 satellites.
    The constellation of broadband communication satellites has rece...

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    BOEING, OERLIKON BEGIN WORK ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING STANDARDS FOR AEROSPACE

    Feb 20, 2018

    Boeing and engineering group Oerlikon have entered into a collaboration agreement for metal-based additive manufacturing. The deal, which will be in place for five years, is intended to develop both companies’ ability to 3D print metals for the aerospace industry. Specifically, they will work ...

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    ATOS AND THE MANUFACTURER – TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING, EMBRACING DIGITAL

    Feb 19, 2018

    In breakout sessions, the attendees offered their thoughts and opinions on the four key topics, one of which was Industry 4.0. The attendees quickly began to discuss the closing gap between ‘product’ and ‘service’.
    One group honed in on the idea of a manufacturer spann...

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    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATIONS TO SEE AT TCT ASIA 2018

    Feb 19, 2018

    The fourth TCT Asia event is just over a week away, and once more will attract a host of leading players in the additive manufacturing industry and thousands of visitors. TCT Asia is organized by VNU Rapid News Co. Ltd. and is held in Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) in the Pudong regi...

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    GRANTA RELEASES DETAILS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SCHEMA TO ENCOURAGE DATA MANAGEMENT AND STANDARDISATION

    Feb 16, 2018

    Granta Design is making key details of the underlying data behind its additive manufacturing (AM) data management solution available to the AM community to encourage AM data and standardization projects.
    The Cambridge-founded company develops tools to support the optimization of AM processes ...

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    AUTODESK OPENS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE IN BIRMINGHAM

    Feb 16, 2018

    Autodesk officially opened its UK Technology Centre in Birmingham yesterday, which aims to "help people solve the world's most advanced high-value manufacturing challenges".
    The software company has spent the last 12 months turning the former Delcam site into an Advanced Manufac...

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    EXECUTIVES FROM LOCKHEED MARTIN, BELL AND GM WEIGH IN ON WHY MANUFACTURING THRIVES IN DFW

    Feb 15, 2018

    Dallas-Fort Worth is one of, if not the, hottest markets in the country for manufacturing. The region added 8,800 manufacturing jobs in 2017 - tied for No. 1 in the country with Houston - which translated to a 3.3 percent increase in employment.
    "We all hear it, but DFW is a booming econ...

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    NEW PLANT MANAGERS IN WNY DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Feb 15, 2018

    GC Products Inc., a construction products manufacturer whose designs and products have been utilized by numerous high-profile U.S. firms, is leaving Reno and expanding operations in Lincoln, with plans to grow its workforce.
    The company’s plans to relocate to the Sacramento region were ...

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    AMPOWER AND H&H PARTNER TO OFFER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRAINING

    Feb 14, 2018

    Ampower, a German additive manufacturing (AM) consultancy firm has partnered with H&H, a 3D printing service provider, to offer training in AM.
    The two companies are looking to enable customers to better understand, and take advantage of, the potential of AM in a range of applications and...

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    ENERGY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES $3M FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING COLLABORATIONS FOR U.S. MANUFACTURERS

    Feb 13, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $3 million in funding for 10 projects to help American manufacturers leverage the national laboratories high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to address manufacturing challenges through state-of-the-art modeling, simulation, and data an...

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    FALCON HEAVY LAUNCH REPRESENTS NEW ERA FOR ROCKET MANUFACTURING

    Feb 08, 2018

    The rocket, which is the largest in the world in terms of payload, launched from Florida on Tuesday, lifting a red Tesla Roadster into an orbit which will take it into the asteroid belt. While the payload itself was merely a whimsical joke or marketing stunt, and not all 3 cores were successfully re...

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    DOE LAUNCHES COMPETITION TO SPUR ONSHORE MANUFACTURING

    Feb 07, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the opening of the American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) prize competition and the availability of DOE’s Build4Scale manufacturing training - both part of a DOE initiative to close the gap between American innovators who develop new energy...

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    BLUM SHOWS IT HAS THE MEASURE OF UK MANUFACTURING

    Feb 06, 2018

    Blum-Novotest, which works across the automotive, aerospace, medical and machine tool sectors, and launched a UK subsidiary in 2000. The target this year is for another 20% growth, with the company set to build on the early success of its DIGILOG touch probe systems by officially launching LC50 &nda...

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    SIEMENS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PERCEPTIVE ENGINEERING TO ENHANCE CONTROL IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING

    Feb 06, 2018

    Siemens AG and Perceptive Engineering Ltd announced a partnership which offers Perceptive’s PharmaMV and Siemens Simatic Sipat software products closely integrated to provide a solution for advanced control and optimization applications in both continuous and batch pharmaceutical manufacturing...

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    FLUE MANUFACTURER TO LAND £8M SALES BOOST

    Feb 05, 2018

    A1 Flue Systems is expecting to seal the deal on half a dozen projects imminently, despite the disruption within the construction sector of late. The deals include work for a new hospital, some large-scale housing developments within the M25, and the next phase of work on an iconic London landmark.<...

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    ARBURG FOCUS ON INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AT CHINAPLAS

    Feb 05, 2018

    The relocation of Chinaplas to a new exhibition site in the Hongqiao area of Shanghai presented German injection machine builder Arburg with the opportunity to expand its stand area by a factor of 2.5 to 600 square meters and bring a lot more technology to the event.
    At the exhibition stand, ...

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    OVERALL LABOR PRODUCTIVITY DOWN, BUT MANUFACTURING PRODUCTIVITY UP

    Feb 01, 2018

    A new report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on February 1 shows that nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 0.1% during the fourth quarter of 2017,  as output increased 3.2% and hours worked increased 3.3%. However, manufacturing sector labor productivity increased ...

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    AURORA LABS AND CSIRO ESTABLISH 3D PRINTING RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP

    Jan 31, 2018

    Aurora Labs will focus on the advancement of 3D printing exploration and commercialization via a research collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
    The developer of 3D metal printers and powders has teamed with Australia’s national scie...

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    MANUFACTURER TO POUR $250M INTO PLANT OUTSIDE NASHVILLE

    Jan 31, 2018

    A manufacturer plans to invest $250 million into a plant in Springfield that currently employs about 3,000 people.

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    COMPANY PICKS PHOENIX SUBURB FOR TRUCK-MANUFACTURING PLANT

    Jan 31, 2018

    A Utah-based company has selected the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye for a new plant to make hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks. Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor Co. and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey say in a joint announcement Tuesday that the Buckeye site was chosen from among 30 locations in nine states con...


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    RECRUITING, PROMOTING WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING STILL HAS ITS CHALLENGES, CHARLOTTE EVENT REVEALS

    Jan 30, 2018

    Women make up about half of the total U.S. workforce but in manufacturing, women are dramatically underrepresented, says Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute.

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    MINNESOTA PILLOW-MAKER ACCUSES COMPETITOR OF BRAND BREACH

    Jan 30, 2018

    A prominent Minnesota pillow manufacturer is taking a competitor to court over a longstanding trademark dispute.
    KFGO radio reports that My Pillow Inc. of Chaska is suing Michigan-based LMP Worldwide Inc. for trademark infringement. My Pillow says that LMP's marketing of its product calle...

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    HARLEY TO CLOSE MISSOURI PLANT AS MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER STRUGGLES

    Jan 30, 2018

    A deepening slump in U.S. motorcycle demand is spurring more job cuts and a plant closure for Harley-Davidson Inc., a company President Donald Trump has cast as a model American manufacturer. Harley is consolidating its U.S. manufacturing presence as its bike sales fall on every continent.

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    GE REPORTS BUMP IN ENGINE PRODUCTION FOR BOEING 737S

    Jan 30, 2018

    GE Aviation increased its LEAP jet engine deliveries in the final quarter of 2017, shipping 202 engines to bring its full year production tally to 459. Despite that, the giant conglomerate's aviation arm stuck to its forecast that it will be manufacturing 1,200 LEAP engines in 2018 and producing...

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    DAIO PAPER STARTS UP CELLULOSE NANOFIBER PLANT

    Jan 29, 2018

    Japan’s Daio Paper started production of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) at  a 10-tonnes/year pilot plant in Shikoku-Chuo City on the island of Shikoku in January 2018. The company markets its products under the Ellex brand, with target applications including fiber reinforcement for plastic co...

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    DROPPING US BIRTHRATE HURTS MANUFACTURING

    Jan 29, 2018

    Americans are having fewer babies, and diaper makers are feeling the pinch. Personal care manufacturer Kimberly-Clark recently announced that it will cut as many as 5,500 jobs—approximately 13 percent of its workforce—in an attempt to lower costs. The Dallas-based company also said that ...


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    SMALLER MANUFACTURERS CAN’T AFFORD TO DISMISS THE IIOT

    Jan 26, 2018

    The Industrial Internet of Things has significant commercial and operational implications for manufacturers. However, our 2017 Manufacturing Report found that 77% of manufacturers and distributors surveyed still have no plans to implement IIoT technologies. While the IIoT isn’t suitable for ev...

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    CAMPBELL'S ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF TORONTO MANUFACTURING PLANT, WILL SHIFT PRODUCTION TO US

    Jan 26, 2018

    On Wednesday, Campbell Soup Company announced plans to close its Toronto manufacturing facility and shift operations to the company's existing manufacturing network in the U.S. Of the nearly 600 people currently employed at the Toronto plant, approximately 380 manufacturing and manufacturing-rel...


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    EMIRATES DEAL SAVES AIRBUS A380 PRODUCTION LINE

    Jan 24, 2018

    A new order for A380 jets has come just in time to save Airbus's production line for the world's largest passenger aircraft. For this reason, new A380 sales had been drying up, and just several days ago, the company openly mooted closing the A380’s production line, as they no longer ha...


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    EEOC SETTLES WITH ONE MANUFACTURER, SUES ANOTHER FOR DISCRIMINATION

    Jan 24, 2018

    Volvo Group North America has settled a federal lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for disability discrimination, the agency reported. The manufacturer will pay $70,000 plus provide other equitable relief to remedy conduct that violated the Americans with Disabilities Act...

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    DIGITAL METAL ANNOUNCES 50% EXPANSION TO HOGANAS PRODUCTION PLANT

    Jan 23, 2018

    Digital Metal, a 3D metal printing company, has increased the Hoganas production plant by 50% to support serial manufacturing of its DM P2500 and new components. Since launching the DM P2500 metal 3D printer last year, the company has experienced significant demand and has sought to expand its opera...

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    EP. 01 - WHAT’S NEXT FOR 3D PRINTING IN THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING SECTOR, WITH DR. LONNIE LOVE

    Jan 23, 2018

    Dr. Lonnie Love was the lynchpin that held together the massive effort to build the world's first additive manufactured excavator, Project AME. In this inaugural edition of the AEM Thinking Forward Podcast, we check in with Lonnie at the Oak Ridge National Lab to learn how the new 3D printing te...

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    MOOG AIRCRAFT GROUP HARNESSES 3D PRINTING TO MANUFACTURE CMM FIXTURES

    Jan 22, 2018

    Moog Aircraft Group, and aerospace and defence manufacturer, has harnessed fused deposition modelling (FDM) technology to produce co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) fixtures. Typically, the company has outsourced the manufacture of these fixtures to external suppliers who would make them from tool ...

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    RICARDO TO MANUFACTURE ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES

    Jan 22, 2018

    The completion of a EV sports car battery manufacturing concept programme is a milestone in Ricardo's aim to become niche battery manufacturer for high performance hybrids and EVs. The work of Ricardo’s ‘Performance Products’ division in high performance automotive battery syst...

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    US MANUFACTURING PRIMED FOR ANOTHER GROWTH YEAR

    Jan 19, 2018

    U.S. manufacturing production just had its best year since 2011, yet some argue that 2017 was as good as it will get and that a slowdown is ahead. Trade, one of the biggest engines of the sector in 2017, is likely to continue to gather momentum. Stronger global growth expectations and a weaker dolla...

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    COLORFUL SOCKS, GREEN PRACTICES: TRIAD MANUFACTURER REACHES SUSTAINABILITY MILESTONE

    Jan 19, 2018

    Nester Hosiery reaches new sustainability milestone for sock manufacturers. "It's an area (sustainability) we look to lead in and we've always been that way," CEO Kelly Nester told Triad Business Journal.


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    BOEING TO MAKE AIRCRAFT SEATS TO REDUCE DELIVERY DELAYS

    Jan 18, 2018

    Boeing and Adient announced the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. The seats will be available for installation on new airplanes and as retrofit configurations for aircraft...

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    AUTOMATED LASER CUTTER ENHANCES STEEL SPECIALIST’S CAPACITIES

    Jan 18, 2018

    Contract manufacturing specialist MTL Advanced has invested in a new automated large format fibre laser cutting machine which will be fully operational later this month. “This latest investment enhances MTL’s production capacity and allows us to provide a complete service to customers as...

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    FORD TO INVEST $11BN IN EV DEVELOPMENT

    Jan 17, 2018

    US automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company has announced this week a huge investment boost into the development of electric vehicles (EVs). Moreover, Ford plans to use this huge funding boost in order to develop and market 40 electrified vehicles globally, including 16 fully battery electric-powe...


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    US INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ROSE 0.9 PERCENT IN DECEMBER

    Jan 17, 2018

    The Federal Reserve says U.S. industrial production rose 0.9 percent in December, pulled higher by a surge in utility output, another sign of health for the American economy. Utility production shot up 5.6 percent last month, the most since March 2017, as a severe cold snap hit the East and Midwest ...

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    NC MANUFACTURING HUB GETS INTO STADIUM BUSINESS

    Jan 16, 2018

    High Point, North Carolina, is furnishing itself a new economic development gambit — a stadium. The furniture manufacturing hub located 75 miles north of Charlotte is selling $35 million in taxable bonds this week to finance a 5,000-seat stadium for the local Bluefish minor league baseball tea...

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    KANFIT 3D MANUFACTURING SERVICE BOOSTED BY ISO QUALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATIONS

    Jan 16, 2018

    Kanfit 3D, a manufacturer harnessing metal 3D printing technologies, has achieved ISO certifications relating to its quality management services. The Israeli firm offers a manufacturing service aimed at clients in such industries as aerospace, medical and dental. It sees the company utilise an EOS M...

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    IT PRIORITIES 2018: GROWING INTEREST IN HYBRID IT IN ASEAN

    Jan 16, 2018

    Organisations in Southeast Asia are looking to augment their on-premise datacentres with cloud-based resources in an increasingly hybrid IT landscape in 2018, a new survey has revealed. According to the TechTarget IT Priorities 2018 survey, 24% of respondents in ASEAN cited hybrid IT as a priority t...


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    DEMAND FOR CLOUD-ENABLING INFRASTRUCTURE PRODUCTS SOARED IN 2017, IDC RESEARCH SHOWS

    Jan 15, 2018

    IDC's latest cloud IT infrastructure market tracker shows the demand for public and private cloud-enabling servers, storage and Ethernet switches is showing no signs of slowing. The total revenue generated from sales of cloud-enabling hardware during 2017 is on course to be twice as high as in 2...


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    VEHICLE PREPARATION SERVICES GROUP BOUGHT IN £5M DEAL

    Jan 15, 2018

    Vehicle Preparation Services Group Ltd has been acquired for £5m by entrepreneur Jordan Daykin, who as CEO has plans to raise significant funds and capitalise on the booming number plate market. Founded in 2004, Vehicle Preparations Services Group (VPS) was originally established to supply tem...


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    CLOUD AND BIG DATA LURE FIRMS BUT SECURITY CONFIDENCE REMAINS LOW

    Jan 15, 2018

    Cloud and big data have already swept innumerable organisations away with promises of disruption, but shockingly only 17 per cent of organisations feel prepared to face the new security threats they bring. Focussing in on an area lacking security confidence, just 23 per cent of organisations feel pr...


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    MICROSOFT IS SHUTTING DOWN ITS FREE UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 8.1 TO WINDOWS 10 JANUARY 16

    Jan 15, 2018

    If you’re still running Windows 8.1, be advised that Microsoft shut down mainstream support a week ago. But there’s still a last-ditch upgrade path to Windows 10: Microsoft’s assistive technology loophole, which closes January 16. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ...

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    FURNITURE MAKERS INCREASE SHARE OF UK MANUFACTURING OUTPUT

    Jan 08, 2018

    Britain’s furniture manufacturers represent an increasing share of overall UK manufacturing output, a new report has shown. Furniture warranted special mention in the latest statistics office manufacturing bulletin, highlighting that the recent percentage increase in sales was the third larges...

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    OVERSEAS DEMAND TO BOOST UK MANUFACTURING IN 2018

    Jan 08, 2018

    Britain’s manufacturers are set to benefit from a boom in overseas demand this year, with companies said to be more optimistic about the prospect for the global economy than at any time since 2014, new research by EEF and AIG has shown. The balance of companies expecting an improvement in glob...

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    MADE IN GROUP TO LAUNCH INCLUSIVITY CAMPAIGN

    Jan 05, 2018

    Manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, is launching an Inclusivity Campaign to improve diversity in the workplace. The Made in Group – campaign aims to equip employers with the knowledge and tools to improve ...

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    MINI TO INCREASE CUSTOMER PERSONALISATION VIA 3D PRINTING

    Jan 04, 2018

    MINI is turning to 3D printing technology to offer its customers a wider range of personalization options. MINI announced that it will be offering a new service for its customers, allowing them to customise their new rides even more. Since customisation is an intricate part of MINI’s business ...

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    £19M TO FUND MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS & INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION

    Jan 04, 2018

    Innovate the UK has announced it is to invest up to £19m in innovation projects across the manufacturing and materials and infrastructure systems industry sectors. Additional funding of up to £16m is also available for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to help businesses recruit a g...

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    COMBILIFT TO OPEN NEW MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT FACTORY

    Jan 02, 2018

    Material handling provider CombiLift will host a grand opening for its new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on April 30. The company said it has invested more than $55.4 million in the new factory in Ireland. The opening of the new factory coincides with CombiLift's 20th anniversary an...

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    THE WELSH MANUFACTURING SECTOR MUST THINK GLOBALLY

    Dec 27, 2017

    The Welsh manufacturing sector must think globally and capitalize on opportunities presented by overseas markets after Brexit. Speaking at the inaugural Barclays Welsh Manufacturing event at SPTS Technologies in Newport, Mr. Cairns said, “the world-leading skills and knowledge we have in Wales...

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    WALES’ MANUFACTURERS MUST INVEST IN SMART TECH

    Dec 27, 2017

    New research from Barclays Corporate Banking shows 78% of manufacturers in Wales are confident about Britain’s ability to compete in the international marketplace over the next five years, mirroring the findings of the Made Smarter report published earlier this month. 54% of manufacturers in W...

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    MERCK AGREES TO MANUFACTURE VIRAL VECTORS FOR BLUEBIRD BIO

    Dec 22, 2017

    Merck has entered a commercial supply agreement with US-based bluebird bio to manufacture viral vectors for gene therapies. bluebird bio develops gene and cell therapies to treat severe genetic diseases and T-cell based immunotherapies for cancer. The multi-year agreement involves Merck’s Life...

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    UK TEXTILE INDUSTRY SEES PRODUCTION BOOM IN 2017

    Dec 21, 2017

    UK textile manufacturing is booming with production up 25% and 50% of businesses reporting an increase in turnover compared to last year, according to the annual study conducted by Make it British. This comes despite economic uncertainty with issues surrounding the availability of skills for a UK te...

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    DIGITAL PORTAL TO LINK BUYERS WITH FIT FOR NUCLEAR MANUFACTURERS

    Dec 20, 2017

    Nuclear industry buyers have a new tool for identifying nuclear-ready suppliers with the launch of F4N Connect UK manufacturers who have demonstrated their ability to meet the expectations of the civil nuclear industry. All listed companies have been granted Fit For Nuclear (F4N) status after succes...

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    AVISTA PHARMA COMPLETES FACILITY UPGRADES AT LONGMONT SITE IN US

    Dec 20, 2017

    Avista Pharma Solutions has completed facility upgrades at its site in Longmont, Colorado, US, expanding the manufacturing footprint of its drug products by 20,000ft². Furthermore, the company will be able to formulate and manufacture new dosage forms. The expansion includes the addition of fou...

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    UK MANUFACTURING ORDERS STAY AT STRONGEST LEVEL SINCE 1988

    Dec 18, 2017

    U.K. factories are benefiting from the twin effects of a Brexit-driven weaker pound and a resurgence in global trade. Factories in the U.K. enjoyed another month of strong demand in December, with orders staying at their highest level in almost three decades. The Confederation of British Industry sa...

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    CURB YOU ENTHUSIASM

    Dec 18, 2017

    The plethora of additive manufacturing (AM) expositions to come in 2018 will represent an opportunity to view the latest AM offerings. There's always a buzz at events emanating from those thrilled by what’s new and excited by the applications and opportunities to leverage AM that these ann...

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    MANUFACTURING HIGH VALUE COMPONENTS MADE EASIER

    Dec 18, 2017

    Manufacturing a range of high-value components, from wind turbine blades to car panels, could become significantly more cost-effective and quicker thanks to a ground-breaking R&D project underway in Prestwick, Scotland. A consortium has reportedly found a new, more cost-effective method of produ...

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    FIVE THINGS MANUFACTURERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

    Dec 18, 2017

    Combating the skilled worker shortage is a top priority for equipment manufacturers today. The long-term future of the industry depends on its ability to attract, develop, employ and retain the workforce of tomorrow. Many manufacturers working to close the skills gap by establishing cutting-edge wor...

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    DESKTOP METAL DELIVERS FIRST STUDIO 3D PRINTING SYSTEM TO GOOGLE’S ATAP GROUP

    Dec 18, 2017

    Metal 3D printing company, Desktop Metal has begun shipping its first Studio System machines to early pioneer customers including Google’s Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP) group. Just eight months after the systems were first introduced at RAPID + TCT, Google’s ATAP group is the f...

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    MAYSTEEL INDUSTRIES IN ALLENTON BUYS DAMAC PRODUCTS

    Dec 18, 2017

    Maysteel Industries LLC, an enclosure and cabinet manufacturer based in Allenton, has acquired DAMAC Products LLC, a manufacturer of custom data center infrastructure equipment based in La Mirada, Calif. Maysteel itself was acquired earlier this year by LJC Investments III LLC, an investment vehicle...

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    R&D CONSORTIUM CREATES INNOVATIVE COMPONENT MANUFACTURING SOLUTION

    Dec 15, 2017

    Manufacturing a huge range of components could become significantly more cost-effective and quick, thanks to an innovative new project underway in Scotland. Spirit AeroSystems is working with the University of Strathclyde, supported by CENSIS, to create a new, more cost-effective method of producing...

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    RENISHAW SPONSORS FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATION

    Dec 14, 2017

    AM specialist Renishaw has become a gold sponsor of North American based head and neck reconstruction organisation, Advanced Digital Technology (ADT) Foundation. Renishaw plans to share its knowledge and expertise in digital technology with industry clinicians and scientists. ADT Foundation is a vol...

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    RENISHAW SPONSORS FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATION

    Dec 14, 2017

    AM specialist Renishaw has become a gold sponsor of North American based head and neck reconstruction organization, Advanced Digital Technology (ADT) Foundation. Renishaw plans to share its knowledge and expertise in digital technology with industry clinicians and scientists. ADT Foundation is a vol...

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    NEW FINDING ON METAL BONDING MAKES A SPLASH

    Dec 14, 2017

    When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt a bit where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal solidifies again. But researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that, in some situations,...

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    KOHLER ACHIEVES GREEN MASTER STATUS

    Dec 14, 2017

    Kohler Co., which is among America’s oldest and largest privately-held companies, has been recognized as a 2017 Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and the Green Master Program. A global leader in kitchen and bathroom product manufacturing with over 50 sites worldwide, K...

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    BIOVECTRA AND KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS ENTER AGREEMENT FOR FERRIC CITRATE PRODUCTION EXPANSION

    Dec 14, 2017

    BioVectra Inc. brings over 45 years of contract development and manufacturing experience to the partnership, including working with Keryx to manufacture Ferric Citrate API since 2003. BioVectra will prepare for the anticipated growth in the long-term Ferric Citrate API supply needs by expanding prod...

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    ASKLEPIOS BIOPHARMACEUTICAL, INC. LAUNCHES NEW PORTFOLIO COMPANY - ACTUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.

    Dec 14, 2017

    Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio) announced today the formation of Actus Therapeutics, Inc (Actus), a new portfolio company based on AskBio’s industry-leading gene therapy platform. Actus will benefit from AskBio’s ability to generate organ and tissue-specific single-stranded an...

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    EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND KIMBERLY-CLARK ANNOUNCE COMMERCIAL OPERATION AT ROCK FALLS WIND PROJECT

    Dec 14, 2017

    Kimberly-Clark operates a number of manufacturing facilities across North America (and other parts of the world), including a tissue and towel manufacturing facility in Jenks, Oklahoma, which produces products for the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle and Viva brands. “As a point of comparison, the e...

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    ORTHOCELL GRANTED EUROPEAN TENDON REGENERATION PATENT

    Dec 14, 2017

    Securing this patent for tendon repair in Europe is another milestone in strengthening our IP position as we drive our novel world leading tendon repair product into the global market. Orthocell is focused on building and maintaining patent protection for our regenerative medicine technologies and t...

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    PROJECT LOOKS AT GECKO GRIP FOR HANDLING IN HIGH-PRECISION INDUSTRIAL SETTINGS

    Dec 13, 2017

    Humans have long admired the ability of the gecko to climb walls and numerous attempts have been made at replicating the adhesive qualities of the lizard’s feet. Now, a Georgia Institute of Technology (GATECH) researcher is looking into how gecko-grip could be applied in a high-precision indus...

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    AUTO SUPPLIERS – DON’T GET LEFT OUT IN THE COLD WITH INDUSTRY 4.0

    Dec 12, 2017

    Most major vehicle manufacturers have started on their journeys toward Industry 4.0 with great enthusiasm. Their suppliers need to act now to ensure they are not left out in the cold when it comes to digital manufacturing, While most automotive manufacturers and their key suppliers are actively evan...

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    POWERING UP UK BATTERY MANUFACTURING

    Dec 12, 2017

    A £13m project is considering effective assembly procedures for ensuring appropriate quality and reliability for the electric vehicle battery packs of the future If electric vehicles are to assume a central role in personal and public transport in the coming decades then several things need to...

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    UK MANUFACTURING RECEIVES £100M BOOST CARE-OF THINCATS & HENNIK EDGE

    Dec 12, 2017

    Alternative finance specialist, ThinCats, has partnered with The Manufacturer’s expert networked advisory team, Hennik Edge, to make £100m available to fund and support dynamic manufacturing businesses across the UK, and help take them to the next level of growth. ThinCats has an excelle...

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    UK BIOPHARM FIRM SECURES $5M MANUFACTURING & SERVICES CONTRACT

    Dec 12, 2017

    Biopharmaceutical manufacturer, Abzena plc, has entered into an agreement with a US biotech company to provide manufacturing services to progress a novel antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) towards clinical trials. The value of the entire process development and GMP manufacturing services exceeds $5m, wit...

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    MOTT AT SINTERING SHOW

    Dec 12, 2017

    Mott Corporation says that it presented a range of 3D printing porous technology at the International Conference on Sintering held in San Diego, California, USA, in November. Dr. Vince Palumbo, metallurgists and 3D printing experts at the company, also spoke about the latest advances and capabilitie...

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    300 MANUFACTURING JOBS COMING TO HUNTSVILLE AS CONSTRUCTION NEARS AT BOCAR PLANT

    Dec 11, 2017

    Germany-based global auto supplier BOCAR Group will construct a US$115mn manufacturing facility, in 2018, in Huntsville, Alabama. With this manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama, BOCAR is localizing in the USA the production of lightweight body structure parts, said Marcus Baur, President of...

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    THE CHALLENGE OF EMBEDDING IOT IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

    Dec 11, 2017

    As more and more manufacturers embrace the disruptive benefits which IoT technologies offer, a new set of challenges has emerged. There are multiple reasons why companies are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). Extending the product reach, better product traceability and greater transparency in ...

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    PHYTEC MAKES DRAGONFLY 2020 PURCHASES AND BECOMES NANO DIMENSION RESELLER

    Dec 11, 2017

    PHYTEC, a manufacturer of microprocessor-based solutions for industrial devices, has completed the purchase of two DragonFly 2020 machines from Nano Dimension. The company was one of a handful of industrial players to take on the DragonFly 2020 desktop platform late last year while still in its Beta...

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    GROUP HAILS TECHNIQUE FOR 3D PRINTING STRONG AND DUCTILE STAINLESS STEEL

    Dec 11, 2017

    An international research team has developed a new technique for 3D printing stainless steel components with exceptional levels of strength and ductility. Most methods for strengthening metals lead to a reduction in ductility, a situation addressed by the team led by researchers from Birmingham Univ...

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    3D PRINTING: CONTINUED GROWTH AND EXPANDED APPLICATIONS ON THE HORIZON

    Dec 07, 2017

    Ever since the idea of “printing” parts with polymer powders containing a binder came onto the scene, it’s been a roller-coaster ride. During all of the ups and downs of the 3D printing/additive manufacturing sector, however, the notion that one could actually make plastic parts wi...

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    FDA SEEKS TO PAVE REGULATORY PATHWAY THAT KEEPS PACE WITH ADVANCES IN 3D-PRINTED MEDICAL DEVICES

    Dec 07, 2017

    3D printing has taken manufacturing by storm, and that also includes the fabrication of medical devices, medications and human body parts. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, noted in a statement that many patients have already benefitted from 3D-printed medical products leading to improvements in ...

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    SOUTH DAKOTA WIND BLADE MANUFACTURING PLANT ANNOUNCES CLOSURE

    Dec 07, 2017

    A major manufacturing plant in Aberdeen is closing its doors. Molded Fiber Glass Companies will close its wind blade manufacturing plant in early 2018, according to a press release issued by the company Wednesday morning. According to the release, the plant employs 409 people in its 325,000 square f...

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    MOVING LARGE LOADS: WHY TRADITIONAL METHODS ARE INEFFECTIVE

    Dec 07, 2017

    The world record for the heaviest object pulled over 100 feet belongs to a US reverend who pulled a 68-tonne lorry. This is an impressive achievement, but one that manufacturing plant engineers must regularly equal using specialist equipment — with various degrees of success. Here, Hugh Freer,...

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    BEARINGS MANUFACTURERS UNDER THREAT FROM COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS

    Dec 07, 2017

    SMB Bearings, distributor of EZO bearings, is urging customers to only buy bearings from reputable manufacturers and distributors. EZO and other well-known bearings manufacturers, like SKF, are under threat from the sale of poor-quality counterfeit bearings. Manufacturers of counterfeit bearings ten...

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    GERMAN POLITICAL IMPASSE WEIGHS ON SERVICES SECTOR GROWTH IN NOVEMBER PMI

    Dec 07, 2017

    BERLIN: German services sector growth slowed to a three-month low in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, as a political impasse following Chancellor Angela Merkel's failure to form a new three-way coalition clouded the outlook for business.


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    TETRA PAK LAUNCHES NEW PORTFOLIO OF HEATING AND PROCESSING SOLUTIONS

    Dec 05, 2017

    Tetra Pak has announced the launch of Intelligent Customisation, a new offering of heating systems that offer tailor-made processing solutions for food and drink manufacturers. This industry-first modular portfolio is based on the company’s leading technology in dairy, beverages, and food proc...

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    IS GAMING TECHNOLOGY THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING?

    Dec 04, 2017

    Theorem Solutions, the software solutions company, has developed a range of Visualisation Experience applications using the latest gaming graphics engines. The applications optimise computer-aided design (CAD) data for interactive and immersive environments of Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality on ...

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    CALIFORNIA REGULATORS NIX RULES LIMITING CARMAKER LIABILITY

    Dec 04, 2017

    California regulators have nixed a plan to let self-driving car manufacturers evade liability for crashes if the vehicle hasn't been maintained according to manufacturer specifications. The new rules released this week delete a provision suggested by General Motors. California Department of Moto...

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    NEW INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE LINE COMBINES VALUE AND PERFORMANCE

    Dec 04, 2017

    Cincinnati Process Technologies (CPT; Cincinnati), a supplier of machinery, parts, services, and technology for the plastics molding industry, has announced a new line of injection molding machines from Taiwan manufacturer Asian Plastic Machinery (AP). The new Super Master EV2 series features a high...

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    WHY MONOZUKURI IS NOT ONLY THE ART OF MANUFACTURING, BUT ALSO AN ART FOR SOCIETY

    Dec 02, 2017

    Since starting as an engineer in the printing business in the late 1970s, I could not have imagined that Epson would become the company it is today: a global technology leader with a mission to better society and the world we live in. It surprises people to know that Epson is much more than a printe...

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    TECHNIPLAS AIMS TO ENHANCE AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS WITH DWS' SLA 3D PRINTING

    Dec 02, 2017

    It will see DWS bring its entire portfolio of professional-grade 3D printing products to Techniplas’ open innovation program at its Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center in Ventura, Calif. Techniplas wants to further improve its service to its thousands of associates around the world, adopt...

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    CERTIFIED 3D PRINTED WAAMPELLER SIGNALS FUTURE FOR MARINE PARTS ON DEMAND

    Dec 01, 2017

    In a flyby visit to the Netherlands, where it could have quite literally been “Rotterdam or anywhere”, due to seeing only the airport, hotel, a port and airport again in a less than 24 hour stay, I got the chance to witness the culmination of a seven month project to fit the world’...

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    THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS CARBIDE PARTICLE

    Dec 01, 2017

    The Haltom-based metal additive manufacturing powder eco-system company has been experimenting with a range of exotic materials including metal carbides like Tungsten Carbide (WC), ceramics, and cermets. These kinds of materials have unparalleled hardness and strength properties but have previously ...

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    NPOWER SURVEY FINDS MANUFACTURERS ARE RELUCTANT TO INVEST IN EVS

    Dec 01, 2017

    Research from power Business Solutions has discovered that UK manufacturers are tentative about investing in electric vehicles 39% of the senior decision-makers interviewed by power said that they will not be investing in EV technology and infrastructure at all until post-2025. This number is 6% les...

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    EPA MULLS CHANGE TO DEFINITION OF SMALL MANUFACTURER

    Dec 01, 2017

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a potential change to how the agency defines “small manufacturer. Currently, the EPA considers a company with total annual sales of less than $4 million a  small manufacturer.” The distinction exempts the company from certain r...

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    SECRET WEAPON THIS SUPERSONIC BLASTER REBUILDS JET PARTS WITH FLYING POWDER

    Dec 01, 2017

    A few years ago, scientists working in GE labs in upstate New York came up with a cool idea for fixing broken parts. Literally. Calling the approach “cold spray,” they shot tiny metal grains from a supersonic nozzle at aircraft engine blades to add new material to them without changing t...

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    MANUFACTURING EASES SLIGHTLY IN NOVEMBER, ISM SAYS

    Dec 01, 2017

    Manufacturing growth eased slightly but remained strong in November, the Institute for Supply Management (Tempe, AZ) said today. The group’s manufacturing index, known as the PMI, was 58.2% last month, according to a monthly report. That was down from 58.7% in October.
    “Overall it...

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    ABRASIVE TOOL REDUCES CYCLE TIMES AND FINISHING TIMES

    Dec 01, 2017

    Shops like Wolfram Manufacturing Inc. (Austin, TX) rely on Flex-Hone abrasive tools from Brush Research Manufacturing (Los Angeles) to provide fine surface finishes on CNC machined parts. The abrasive tools are inserted into the tool holder and programmed with a simple toolpath to process internal b...

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    CIRCULAR CONNECTORS FOR HARSH MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENTS

    Dec 01, 2017

    For industrial applications needing the ruggedness of the orginal MIL-Spec 5015 design, but not the military specifications, Mencom has designed and now offers an industrial equivalent to the MIL-Spec 5015 connector series. Mencom MIL-Spec circular connectors include completely over-molded cord sets...

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    CONNECTED & INTELLIGENT: SMARTER MANUFACTURING FOR SMES

    Nov 30, 2017

    Connected and intelligent – the route to smarter manufacturing for SMEs examines the attitudes of more than 80 UK manufacturing SMEs through in-depth questions about their approach to hardware and software requirements, and what strategies are being deployed to remain competitive in this fast-...

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    CLUES TO THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

    Nov 30, 2017

    What’s the future of manufacturing? That’s not an easy question to answer, but I got some hints during a recent press trip to Japan. Our first stop was the Mitsui Seiki Kogyo Co. factory at the company’s headquarters in Hiki-Gun, Saitama Prefecture. I had visited the plant 10 years...

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    AMERICA’S FACTORY FLOORS REMAINED: INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL, AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGIES

    Nov 30, 2017

    As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies come of age, manufacturers are finding easier ways to adopt these technologies on many fronts—from product development, to training, to maintenance and repair, to worker safety. And, in the wake of major investments in the technol...

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    REMOVING THE PEBBLES IN THE REGULATORY STREAM

    Nov 30, 2017

    The current respite from more than three decades of relentless rulemaking is badly needed for a vibrant U.S. manufacturing economy. Several years ago MAPI underwrote landmark research by NERA Economic Consulting that reached an astounding conclusion: Between the first Reagan administration and the s...

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    CARBON ANNOUNCES NEW VERSION OF NEXT GENERATION 3D PRINTING SOFTWARE

    Nov 29, 2017

    Carbon has announced a new version of its next-generation 3D printing software which expands its tool offering to make printing parts easier, optimise the use of supports, and minimise post-processing. The software supports the Silicon Valley-based company’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) power...

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    START-UP ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME LAUNCHES IN YORKSHIRE

    Nov 28, 2017

    Across Europe, the IoT Tribe has already helped 130 companies scale up from start-ups to successful businesses. Tanya Suarez, CEO, and founder of IoT Tribe said: “Yorkshire has a strong engineering and manufacturing heritage and is seeing emerging digital specialisms, especially in Barnsley wi...

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    CAR PARTS SPECIALIST WINS AWARD FOR LEAN MANUFACTURING

    Nov 28, 2017

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    3D SYSTEMS, STRATASYS AND MATERIALISE REINFORCE COMMITMENT TO MEDICAL MARKET AT RSNA ANNUAL MEETING

    Nov 27, 2017

    Three leading 3D printing companies have today announced new products and partnerships at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting. 3D Systems introduced the Volume Virtual Reality (VR) software and a partnership with Phillips Healthcare, while Strategy’s announced ...

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    STRATASYS DEBUTS NEXT-GENERATION 3D-PRINTED MEDICAL MODELS

    Nov 27, 2017

    To the general public, 3D printing medical models aren't as sexy as, say, printing patient-specific organs, but to the medical community, it’s a pretty big deal, especially when it allows surgeons to map a complex procedure or manufacturers to test a new device. Today, 3D printing technolo...

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    FACILITY TO ENHANCE MANUFACTURE OF FORMULATED LIQUID PRODUCTS

    Nov 27, 2017

    The Centre for Process Innovation, a part of the High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, announced it is working with leading academics to assist the UK formulation industry in the manufacture of formulated liquid products. Once the development work is complete, this new facility will be housed at CPI&rs...

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    THE NORTHERN MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS ALIVE AND KICKING

    Nov 24, 2017

    Nick Garthwaite president of Bradford Chamber of Commerce, proclaimed at the annual dinner yesterday the Northern manufacturing sector to be in a strong position to be able to help drive the city forward, adding that many local firms are punching above their weight.

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    SHREWSBURY MANUFACTURING CHIEF WINS MAJOR INDUSTRY AWARD

    Nov 23, 2017

    Christopher Greenough, commercial director of Salop Design & Engineering, a manufacturer of pressings and assemblies based in Shrewsbury, has won a prestigious regional business award at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. Greenough won the Leadership Award, sponsored by Liberty H...

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    KUKA TO MEET GROWING IIOT DEMAND FROM MANUFACTURERS

    Nov 23, 2017

    KUKA and VINCI Energies in Germany intend to collaborate in the development and implementation of digital services as well as applications for IIoT. Based on the IoT platform from KUKA, the VINCI Energies brands for ICT and industry – Axians and Actemium – will implement holistic IIoT so...

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    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: THE PAPERLESS MANUFACTURER

    Nov 22, 2017

    The adoption of the connection factory, smart manufacturing, and other enabling technology into manufacturing means manufacturers can produce greater numbers and greater variety than ever before. The shop floor, sales, and business management have seen a quantum leap in the past 10 years thanks to t...

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    THE SIX SECRETS OF GROWING A MANUFACTURING BUSINESS

    Nov 21, 2017

    Have you hit the wall when it comes to growing your manufacturing business? It’s a common occurrence, especially for smaller manufacturers who may have to split their limited time, finances and resources thinly across multiple activities.

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    LPW TECHNOLOGY AND AMA SERVICES TO SUPPLY METAL POWDER SOLUTIONS TO FRENCH-SPEAKING REGIONS

    Nov 21, 2017

    As LPW seeks to extend its support for customers internationally, AMA Services will represent the UK-based company in France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Tunisia and Morocco. The announcement was made while LPW Technology exhibited at last week’s formnext powered by TCT. ogether, the two...

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    EOS AND DYEMANSION PARTNER TO PROVIDE FULL POLYMER 3D PRINTING PROCESS CHAIN

    Nov 21, 2017

    One of the biggest launches at for next powered by tct last week was EOS’s new EOS P 500 production system, designed for the automated mass production of polymer parts. During the unveiling, the German additive manufacturing (AM) leader talked about the importance of partnerships in growing th...

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    ARTISAN BAKERY WINS FOOD MANUFACTURING OSCAR

    Nov 21, 2017

    Craft baker The Bread Factory has won the coveted Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London, earlier this month.

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    WATER MANAGEMENT IS KEY AS MANUFACTURING COSTS RISE

    Nov 20, 2017

    Many foods and drink manufacturers are missing out on large potential cost savings by not managing their water use and disposal more effectively, according to environmental services group Veolia, which provides a range of waste, water and energy management services designed to build the circular eco...

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    INTECH DMLS LAUNCHES PREDICTIVE OPTIMISATION SOFTWARE FOR METAL 3D PRINTING

    Nov 20, 2017

    India based metal 3D printing service provider, Intech DMLS Private Limited has released AMOptoMet, a predictive software for parameter optimisation for Selective Laser Melting at formnext powered by tct.  AMOptoMet assists in the prediction of parameters for powder bed systems, reducing extens...

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    EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS AND THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE'S UNCERTAIN FUTURE

    Nov 20, 2017

    To meet these challenges, CARB has led the country in implementing the most stringent of exhaust emissions regulations. I have personally heard CARB staff proudly boast that their requirements have driven innovation in engine design and after treatment technologies. While engine and equipment manufa...

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    ASTM TO SET UP 3D PRINTING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

    Nov 17, 2017

    ASTM International plans to establish a center of excellence in the field of additive manufacturing (AM) and is calling for proposals from industry and academia aimed at creating a global innovation hub to advance AM technical standards, related R&D, and education and training. The organization ...

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    CAN US BOOST MANUFACTURING 20% BY 2025?

    Nov 16, 2017

    A new McKinsey report predicts that manufacturing GDP would climb to $3 trillion in real terms by 2025—a boost of some $530 billion, or 20%, above the current trend. While the last two decades have been trying for the manufacturing sector, large U.S. firms have been successful in figuring out ...

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    TRUMPF LAUNCHES TRUPRINT 5000 METAL 3D PRINTING SYSTEM AT FORMNEXT

    Nov 16, 2017

    Machine tool and laser manufacturer, TRUMPF announced the launch of its latest Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) system, the TruPrint 5000, its third machine in the same number of years, at form next powered by track. Announcing at the Frankfurt event, which Trump's CTO Peter Leibinger described as the &...

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    TESLA ACQUIRES AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING FIRM TO EASE PRODUCTION WOES

    Nov 15, 2017

    In the wake of a dismal third quarter, Tesla has announced its decision to acquire Perbix, a private machining firm that designs, builds and services highly-automated, high-volume manufacturing machinery. According to a report from CNBC, Minnesota-based Perbix has been a supplier to Tesla for almost...

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    PANEL MAKER INVESTS £400K IN 3D LASER TECHNOLOGY

    Nov 15, 2017

    North West electrical engineering company LCA Controls has invested six figures in 3D design and manufacturing technology. The firm, which has operations in Runcorn and Ewloe, North Wales, spent over £400k on a new Rittal Automation Systems 3D laser machining centre that it said is the first o...

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF SERVITIZATION IN MANUFACTURING

    Nov 14, 2017

    As markets continually shift and competition continues to rise, the role of a manufacturer has changed drastically in the past few years. With a growing number of businesses stepping into the services field, manufacturing is clearly in the midst of an industry-wide servitization transformation.

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    BREXIT, TECHNOLOGY AND RECALLS: WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR THE FOOD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?

    Nov 14, 2017

    The word ‘uncertainty’ has become synonymous with Brexit. As negotiations continue to hit the headlines almost daily, food manufacturers try to second guess what the future may hold. One big unanswered question is how food safety and labeling regulations will be impacted or altered? This...

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    MANUFACTURERS AT FOREFRONT OF UK BUSINESS INNOVATION

    Nov 13, 2017

    Business innovation helps manufacturers to do things better; it also helps them to enter new export markets, as well as to seek new domestic markets. It’s about much more than new products and new markets; and as a result, the breadth and focus of manufacturers’ business innovation activ...

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    RECORD NUMBERS ATTENDING DIGITAL MANUFACTURING WEEK

    Nov 13, 2017

    The time is almost now – and we are excited to announce that a record number of 3,529 registered visitors will attend Digital Manufacturing Week on 15-16 November at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. with industry and world-class solutions providers, attendees will discover the latest opportunities...

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    TANK PROTECTION PRODUCT LINES INCREASED

    Nov 10, 2017

    Elfab Ltd has expanded its tank protection product lines. Since expanding its offering a year ago to introduce flame arresters and breather valves, the manufacturer of pressure relief devices, including rupture discs and explosion vents, has welcomed additional solutions to its tank protection range...

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    TESLA BUYS AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING MACHINE FIRM

    Nov 09, 2017

    American carmaker has acquired automated manufacturing machine supplier Publix, as the electric-car maker struggles to boost production of its most important new model. Perbix has been a Tesla supplier for almost three years, but the acquisition will allow the carmaker to bring the production of mor...

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    DALEHEAD FOODS CARVES UP MEATY FOOD MANUFACTURING OSCAR

    Nov 08, 2017

    Dalehead Foods has won the coveted Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London.

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    DASSAULT SYSTEMES' MARKETPLACE: AMAZON OF MANUFACTURING?

    Nov 08, 2017

    Dassault Systemes, a French technology company, is behind the idea – claiming that it will give both designers and enterprises more choice and control over their products. So far, the firm has been mostly known for its advanced 3D design software, 3D digital 'twins' and management of p...

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    SINTAVIA ACHIEVES RISK CERTIFICATION

    Nov 08, 2017

    Additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia LLC says that it has received AS9100 Revision D certification to help improve its quality system by including risk-based thinking and maintaining organizational knowledge.

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    3D SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION PLATFORMS, NEW MATERIALS, INDUSTRIAL DESKTOP 3D PRINTING ENTRY AND MORE

    Nov 07, 2017

    3D Systems has today announced a series of new products and services, which include next-generation production platforms, plastic and metal materials, and an entry into industrial desktop 3D printing. The company has invited a host of journalists and partners to its base in Denver, Colorado, of whic...

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    SUPERSONIC DEPOSITION BLOWS AWAY LAYER-BY-LAYER APPROACH TO 3D PRINTED METAL

    Nov 07, 2017

    Australia’s SPEE3D has launched the world’s first metal printer that uses supersonic deposition technology to deliver manufacturing grade 3D printed parts at production speeds. Rather than using heat to melt metal powders, SPEE3D’s patented technology uses the supersonic deposition...

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    DESPITE CHALLENGES, CHINESE MARKETS ARE POISED FOR GROWTH

    Nov 06, 2017

    Equipment manufacturing is a global business, a fact driven home for me by my recent trip to the BICES trade show in China last month. AEM is often fond of highlighting that we maintain offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Canada and – yes – Beijing, China. Our coll...

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    SAPUTO BUYS ANOTHER WISCONSIN CHEESE MANUFACTURER

    Nov 06, 2017

    Saputo Inc., Canada's largest cheese manufacturer with multiple locations in Wisconsin, has agreed to buy the company that sells the Montchevre brand of goat cheese, which would give Saputo another Wisconsin cheese production facility. Montreal-based Saputo said last week that it agreed to acqui...

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    TESLA SUFFERS WORST QUARTER EVER AS PRODUCTION DELAYS HIT

    Nov 05, 2017

    US automotive manufacturer Tesla has suffered its worst-ever quarterly loss as the company struggles to increase vehicle production rates. In a statement, Tesla announced that it had taken a $619mn net loss in the third quarter of 2017, the largest such loss in the history of the company. These loss...

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    LIVERPOOL’S ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SHOWCASED AT SMART FACTORY EXPO

    Nov 03, 2017

    Liverpool’s advanced manufacturing is in the spotlight as the region plays host to 4,000 manufacturers from across the country at Smart Factory Expo – the largest digital manufacturing show in the country. Manufacturing has always been at the heart of the Liverpool region’s economy...

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    3D MEASUREMENT FOR SMALL-BATCH MANUFACTURING

    Nov 03, 2017

    When manufacturing small batches with high precision, digitalization and networking between production systems, machines, and measurement techniques are crucial in modern production strategies. Alicona Imaging, a supplier of high-resolution optical 3D measurement solutions, shows how optical metrolo...

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    40% INCREASE IN US MANUFACTURING IS ACHIEVABLE

    Nov 02, 2017

    The future state of U.S. manufacturing depends substantially on our success in reducing, rather than further increasing, our approximately $700 billion goods trade deficit, excluding petroleum. That deficit, after adjustment for price differences, equals about 40% of actual U.S. manufacturing output...

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    EXPRESSPCB INTRODUCES NEW PCB LAYOUT SOFTWARE AND EXPANDED MANUFACTURING SERVICES

    Nov 01, 2017

    Whose mission is to provide software and manufacturing solutions for low cost, fast turnaround prototyping, has just announced the new PCB layout software Express Plus and new Express plus Manufacturing Services. ExpressPCB Plus provides new features not available in the classic version of Express w...

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    AEM DISCUSSES TRADE, REGULATORY REFORM AT CANADIAN MANUFACTURING COALITION DAY

    Nov 01, 2017

    AEM joined some 55 other manufacturing groups for the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition Day on Capitol Hill this past week. The event underscored the importance of NAFTA and the need to lessen regulatory burden for the equipment manufacturing industry, and it offered attendees from AEM an opportunity...

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    UK MANUFACTURING GROWTH ROBUST, BUT PRICE PRESSURES REMAIN

    Nov 01, 2017

    The UK manufacturing sector started the final quarter of 2017 on firm ground, with output and new order growth remaining robust, the latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index has revealed. UK manufacturing companies benefited from strong domestic market conditions and rising inflows of new...

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    CHINA FACTORY ACTIVITY SLOWS IN OCTOBER

    Oct 31, 2017

    Chinese manufacturing expansion slowed in October after two consecutive months of acceleration, official data showed Tuesday, as weak demand weighed on the world's second-largest economy.

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    INNOVATION ALLEY – FRESH MANUFACTURING IDEAS FROM UK

    Oct 30, 2017

    Innovate UK and The Manufacturer are looking forward to this year’s ‘Innovation Alley’ taking place as part of the ‘Digital Manufacturing Week’ in Liverpool from 14 to 16 November. Innovation Alley is a densely-packed networking space, where entrepreneurs pitch their in...

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    INDUSTRIAL DIGITALISATION REVIEW OFFICIALLY UNVEILED

    Oct 30, 2017

    Industry proposals to boost the UK’s manufacturing sector have been unveiled this morning at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry with the publication of the Industrial Digitalisation Review. Chaired by Siemens UK CEO Professor Juergen Maier, the Industrial Digitalisation Review out...

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    DOW DEDICATES $2 BILLION MANUFACTURING INVESTMENTS IN LOUISIANA

    Oct 30, 2017

    Last week Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards presided at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for $2 billion in new chemical manufacturing investments by The Dow Chemical Co. In doing so he pointed out how important the company is to the local economy. "Dow’s operations pump more than $1 billion into t...

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    WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE TO BE PART OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

    Oct 26, 2017

    There has been lots of talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but what is it really like to be part of it? What have we all learned so far? How is this impacting what we do next? Join Dassault Systemes on Wednesday 1 November at the state-of-the-art Cisco Experience Centre, for a unique opport...

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    GKN DRIVELINE TO INCREASE ADOPTION OF STRATASYS FDM 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

    Oct 25, 2017

    Stratasys has announced engineering firm GKN’s Driveline Florence division is taking on more of its Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printing technology to replace several traditional manufacturing processes. It comes after GKN Driveline Florence enjoyed a 70% reduction in lead times after ...

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    SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PREMIER BLAMES COALITION GOVERNMENT FOR HOLDEN ENDING LOCAL MANUFACTURING

    Oct 24, 2017

    In the wake of last week’s closure of Holden’s South-Australian-based factory, Mr Weatherill said the Coalition-government led by the then Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, had made a mistake in not maintaining Holden, consequently ending the car manufacturing industry in Australia in October...

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    WHIRLPOOL’S GREEN TAKES AIM AT WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING

    Oct 23, 2017

    Whirlpool Corp. (IW 500/54) has a been a leader in the appliance industry for more than 100 years, Byron Green observes, but to keep that position, it needs to continuously improve. That’ why Green, the vice president of manufacturing for Whirlpool’s 14 factories in the U.S. and Mexico, ...

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    A RENOWNED CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURER ACHIEVES SUSTAINABLE GROWTH WITH THE HELP OF QUANTZIG’S SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS

    Oct 23, 2017

    Quantzig, a global analytics solutions provider, has announced the completion of their recent supply chain analysis study on the consumer products market space. The client, a renowned consumer products manufacturer, wanted to improve their supply chain capabilities to enhance the movement of goods a...

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    INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY TO ADD MILLIONS TO UK ECONOMY

    Oct 23, 2017

    The ‘Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’ designed to stimulate the growth of the industrial biology sector in Scotland to £900m by 2025 has welcomed its 100th member, Oxford Biotrans. It is estimated that by 2025, the UK industrial biotechnology market will be worth up to &...

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    GOOGLE MOON SHOT COULD GIVE INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING A BOOST

    Oct 20, 2017

    In what promises to be one small step for space travel and one giant leap for the next generation of manufacturing, an Israeli startup is planning to land a vehicle on the Moon that has crucial parts made using 3D printing technology.

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    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING HAS EMERGED FROM 'TROUGH OF DISILLUSIONMENT,' SAYS EXPERT

    Oct 19, 2017

    Additive manufacturing technology was over-hyped, but has emerged from the “trough of disillusionment” and is playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing, according to an expert. Chris Tuck, a member of the Additive Manufacturing Centre at the University of Nottingham, told P...

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    MIT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FREE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRAINING WEBINARS

    Oct 19, 2017

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is launching a free series of online 3D printing courses, entitled ‘Additive Manufacturing: From Prototyping to Production.  It is an extension of MIT’s and Professor John Hart’s commitment to educating people in additive technologie...

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    ELECTROLUX CONSIDERS USE OF 3D PRINTING TO MAKE SPARE PARTS ON-DEMAND

    Oct 19, 2017

    Multinational home appliance manufacturer, Electrolux is considering harnessing 3D printing to manufacture spare parts on-demand. The Swedish company’s Asia Pacific sector partnered with Spare Parts 3D, a Singapore-based start-up, to explore the potential strategy through a feasibility study. ...

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    HP TO MOVE INTO METAL 3D PRINTING IN 2018

    Oct 13, 2017

    HP has stated its plans to expand into metal 3D printing as early as next year. Hoping to repeat the disruptive value proposition of its proprietary Multi Jet Fusion technology, the company outlined its plans to venture into the additive manufacturing industry’s fastest growing market, at the ...

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    LITTELFUSE CHINA OPERATIONS RECEIVES MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

    Oct 12, 2017

    While the AME Excellence Award primarily recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business, this is the second year in a row that Littelfuse China operations have received AME Excellence Awards. Littelfuse operations in Wuxi, China receive...

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    UK WINDOW MAKER INVESTS £1.4M IN AUTOMATED PRODUCTION

    Oct 12, 2017

    Liverpool and the North West’s advanced manufacturing is in the spotlight as the region plays host to 4000 manufacturers from across the country at Smart Factory Expo – the biggest digital manufacturing show in the country. The UK’s largest standalone 4IR expo coincides with the go...

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    MANUFACTURING ENTREPRENEURS: TALES OF TAKING THE LEAP

    Oct 12, 2017

    What does it take to found a manufacturing company in the United States? Try disruptive ideas, tenacity and a desire to make it in America for a start. I know from very hard won experience that start-ups are enormously difficult and risky and chances are you’re not going to succeed,” say...

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    REAL SPACE VIRTUALLY TRANSFORMS MANUFACTURING

    Oct 11, 2017

    North West-based start-up, Real Space, has revealed plans to bring a virtual reality experience to the Liverpool City Region to bolster its manufacturing offering. Through the LCR 4.0 innovation hub, Sensor City has been working with Real Space to provide access to academic and industrial collaborat...

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    JAPANESE-BRAND AUTOMAKERS MARK 35 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING AND R&D IN AMERICA

    Oct 10, 2017

    Today, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s U.S. office (JAMA USA) released its 2017-2018 Contributions Report “35 Years of Manufacturing and R&D in America.” The report celebrates JAMA member companies' decades-long history of investment and innovation in the U...

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    CABOT CORPORATION TO REDUCE ACTIVATED CARBON MANUFACTURING CAPACITY IN MARSHALL, TEXAS

    Oct 10, 2017

    This decision will enable us to adapt to present market conditions in North America and realign our costs to current demand and pricing levels,” said Sean Keohane, president and chief executive officer. “It is always important for us to ensure that our manufacturing network is operating ...

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    NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM MAKER SECURES POWER PLANT CONTRACT

    Oct 06, 2017

    Manufacturer of advanced industrial noise control systems, Wakefield Acoustics, has secured a six-figure contract with a UK energy station to provide acoustic equipment for a new gas-fired power plant. Wakefield Acoustics has secured the contract to provide products for the new power plant at Creyke...

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    NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM MAKER SECURES POWER PLANT CONTRACT

    Oct 06, 2017

    The business, which designs, manufactures and installs noise control technologies, has secured the contract to provide products for the new gas-fired power plant at Creyke Beck Power Station in East Yorkshire.

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    WORKSHOPS FOR WARRIORS TRAINS VETERANS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAREERS

    Oct 05, 2017

    At the core of this program is the Stratasys Fortus 450mc, an additive manufacturing solution. Fueled by Stratasys FDM technology, the offering is ideal for demands of high-requirement production – advancing speed, agility, and design freedom for accurate and repeatable 3D printed prototypes, ...

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    WHY IS THE TOWER OF BABEL LIKE THE IIOT?

    Oct 05, 2017

    Mim is in Manufacturing, in operations. He's responsible for the machinery and output, and he thinks in terms of time, resources and output: uptime ... downtime ... how-soon-can-you-solve-this time and what-resources-will-you-need.

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    HEADPHONE MANUFACTURER DOUBLES OUTPUT THROUGH ROBOTS

    Oct 05, 2017

    A year ago, the German audio equipment manufacturer beyerdynamic aimed to increase factory floor productivity by 50% on a 4-year plan. A requirement was, that this had to be done in the same production space, without compromising the brand’s highest quality standards.

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    SLM SOLUTIONS SECURES METAL HEART AS SOUTH AFRICAN RESELLER OF 3D PRINTING PLATFORMS

    Oct 05, 2017

    Metal Heart Additive Technology Africa will distribute the company’s Selective Laser Melting (SLM) platforms across the country and provide advice and support as and when required. The South African outfit has been working intensively with SLM technology since 2014, and will now add the offeri...

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    UK SCIENTISTS DEVELOP WORLD’S FIRST MOLECULAR ROBOT

    Oct 03, 2017

    The team from the University of Manchester managed to build the minuscule robot which measures in at just a millionth of a millimeter. In spite of its small size, it is able to still carry out a useful function, using robotic arms to build and arrange other molecules.

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    FORD PLANS TO MOVE AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL CARS

    Oct 03, 2017

    Instead, the company plans to follow many of their competitors and move into primarily manufacturing electrified vehicles and trucks. Specifically, this will result in the company ending many of the sedan and SUV product lines which continue to use internal combustion engines.This announcement was m...


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    IMAGING PRODUCT FOR CANCER DIAGNOSTICS TO BE MADE IN UK

    Oct 03, 2017

    Following receipt of marketing authorization for Axumin from the European Commission in May 2017, Blue Earth Diagnostics is working to build a network of authorized and approved manufacturing locations across Europe.The agreement with GE Healthcare marks the first step towards full commercial availa...


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    MANUFACTURERS’ ICS AT HIGH RISK OF CYBER ATTACK

    Sep 30, 2017

    The study, commissioned by cyber security company Kaspersky Lab, found that the manufacturing sector was the most susceptible of any business sector to cyber attacks. Moreover, the study found that the manufacturing sector represented one-third of all attacks against ICSs globally

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    TRUMP TO RALLY MANUFACTURERS TO PRESS CONGRESS ON TAX OVERHAUL

    Sep 29, 2017

    President Donald Trump will rally factory owners and executives to mobilize their influence on behalf of his proposed tax overhaul, using a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers on Friday to argue that lower rates will make American businesses more competitive.

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT: WNY MANUFACTURERS TACKLE CHALLENGES, PURSUE GROWTH

    Sep 28, 2017

    A Buffalo Business First "Thought Leaders" event on Sept. 21 at the downtown Buffalo offices of Hodgson Russ LLP included Mario Pellicano, president of Pellicano Specialty Foods, and Ric Bencini, president of Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats.

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    MANUFACTURING IN TEXAS ON PACE FOR BEST YEAR IN MORE THAN A DECADE

    Sep 27, 2017

    The manufacturing sector in Texas has been thriving at a rate it hasn't seen since pre-recession levels. That's according to the latest Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' monthly manufacturing survey results released this week. The Dallas Fed surveys manufacturing executives all over Texas ...

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    AUTO INVESTMENT IN US BY GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS UNDERWHELMS DESPITE TRUMP'S PUSH

    Sep 27, 2017

    When it comes to investments by global automakers in the U.S., 2017 is shaping up to be nothing special -- even after President Donald Trump’s threats to heavily tax cars shipped from abroad. Some auto companies have responded to the pressure the president has put on them to manufacture more i...

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    CARBON SLASHES 3D-PRINTING MATERIALS COST FOR HIGH-VOLUME MANUFACTURERS

    Sep 27, 2017

    3D manufacturing company Carbon (Redwood City, CA) announced today the start of a materials program that will dramatically reduce the cost of 3D-printing polymer resins for high-volume manufacturers who purchase materials in bulk.

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    TEGRA MEDICAL EXPANDS CONTRACT MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES IN UNITED STATES AND COSTA RICA

    Sep 25, 2017

    A contract manufacturer serving the medical device industry, Tegra Medical (Franklin, MA) has expanded its manufacturing footprint in Costa Rica and Hernando, MS. In Costa Rica, the company responded to growing customer demand by adding a 27,000-square-foot building that includes a new 5,000-square-...

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    READY ROBOTICS TO DOUBLE SPACE, QUADRUPLE PRODUCTION IN CITY GARAGE

    Sep 25, 2017

    Last year, Ready Robotics raised a $3.5 million seed round to build out the company's robot prototypes and start deploying them to manufacturers.

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    HOW ONE TAMPA MANUFACTURER SLOWED THE REVOLVING DOOR OF STAFF TURNOVER

    Sep 25, 2017

    Worker turnover exacerbates the skills gap in manufacturing.

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    H-E-B TO OPEN SNACK MANUFACTURING PLANT IN HOUSTON

    Sep 22, 2017

    The company's only other plant is located in San Antonio. The San Antonio-based grocery store will open a 64,000-square-foot snack manufacturing plant at 10000 1/2 Genard Road, a spokesperson.

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    TENNESSEE MANUFACTURER PICKS CHARLOTTE OVER ATLANTA FOR HQ

    Sep 22, 2017

    A Johnson City, Tenn., manufacturer has chosen Charlotte, N.C., over Atlanta to move its headquarters and 200 jobs. The $10 million project from NN Inc. will bring in jobs that will pay a minimum of $139,900 in the relocation. Charlotte's latest headquarters is headed for the 152,000-square-foot...


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    £4M MANUFACTURING TECH HUB PRAISED FOR TACKLING SKILLS SHORTAGE

    Sep 21, 2017

    The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology, which aims to create “engineers of the future”, has received the seal of approval from the government’s Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse. Jake Berry MP visited the Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Techn...


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    BOEING TO RAMP UP 787 PRODUCTION

    Sep 21, 2017

    Boeing has recently confirmed that they will be ramping up production of the 787 Dreamliner to 14 per month from their current rate of 12 per month, already the fastest production rate in the industry for a widebody passenger plane. The new rate is scheduled to be in place by 2019. This 17 percent i...


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    AEM MEMBERS JOIN IOWA GOVERNOR FOR MANUFACTURING ROUNDTABLE

    Sep 21, 2017

    The I Make America campaign returned to the Hawkeye State this week for a roundtable discussion with Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg. Much of the discussion focused on how to close the skills gap so more Iowans can pursue great career opportunities in the equipment manufacturing in...


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    THIS LOCAL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TRAINING CENTER NOW RUNNING IN FULL GEAR

    Sep 20, 2017

    This CAM can’t toss a football and certainly doesn’t have a line of clothes at Belk. This CAM is the Gaston College Center for Advanced Manufacturing and it's up and running adjacent to the Dallas campus of the college. “To educate students for occupations in the engineering, e...

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    ADVANCED MANUFACTURER MAFIC ESTABLISHES NEW GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS IN SHELBY

    Sep 20, 2017

    Formed in 2012, Ontario-based Mafic Inc. produces composite fibers made from basalt rock, which is formed by the rapid cooling and solidification of lava exposed to the earth’s surface. The company uses the basalt fiber, which is similar to fiberglass, to strengthen and reinforce concrete, aut...

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    WHAT’S NEW IN END EFFECTORS: HIGHER PAYLOAD, FASTER SPEED AND BETTER SAFETY

    Sep 19, 2017

    Companies such as Universal Robots, Rethink and Kuka are getting good at making safe, easy-to-program and highly precise collaborative robots. But an arm can only do so much without a suite of other components, including controllers, sensors and a tool at the end of it to perform tasks. Deployment o...


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    BOOK MANUFACTURER EXPANDS IN BROOKLYN PARK FOLLOWING ACQUISITION

    Sep 18, 2017

    A book manufacturing company is expanding in Brooklyn Park after acquiring another book binding business in the Twin Cities.

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    NEARLY $16 MILLION GRANT OPENS DOOR AT UT-AUSTIN TO DISRUPT MEDICAL DEVICE, ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

    Sep 18, 2017

    Aided by a $15.6 million federal grant, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin will explore the creation and manipulation of new types of materials that could improve the development of medical devices and electronic components.

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    END OF YEAR REPORT: EXPLORING THE NEED FOR EDUCATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Sep 18, 2017

    To be built up and then knocked down is par for the course whenever someone or something passes through the limelight. The outcries for the educating of engineers and designers is not only cited as a reason for 3D printing not living up to the hype, it is also a product of it. It turned out the hype...

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    AMERICA IS LOSING ITS EDGE, MANUFACTURER SAYS

    Sep 15, 2017

    David Davis, president of Simmons Machine Tool, sees other nations investing in infrastructure, education and trade. In America, he sees a lack of vision that is damaging the country’s brand — and businesses across the nation.

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    HARVEY SENDS US INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION DOWN MOST IN 8 YEARS

    Sep 15, 2017

    U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 percent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey's damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries. The Gulf Coast is home to many of the nation's oil refiners, and petroleum is a key component in the manufacturin...

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    RENISHAW AND INFOSYS STRIKE METAL AM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

    Sep 14, 2017

    Renishaw has announced a strategic partnership with engineering and IT services company, Infosys which will see them harness metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology. Infosys will bring its efficient engineering processes and design for AM knowledge to the table, while Renishaw will complement t...

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    ITALY FABRIC MANUFACTURER OPENING $10M FACILITY IN PHOENIX

    Sep 14, 2017

    An Italian fabric manufacturer is opening its first U.S. recycling facility in Phoenix.

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    ORNL SIGNS RESEARCH AGREEMENT WITH SENVOL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DATA COLLECTION

    Sep 13, 2017

    Senvol, creator of the world’s largest additive manufacturing (AM) database, has signed a two-year research agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) focused on AM data generation. Senvol President Annie Wang commented, “Oak Ridge is ...

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    BICYCLE PARTS MANUFACTURER SPENDS $2 MILLION TO EXPAND IN SOUTH METRO

    Sep 12, 2017

    To keep up with demand for its products, Wolf Tooth Components, a maker of high-performance bike parts, is expanding into a much larger space in Burnsville.

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    RICOH JAPAN ENJOYS LIGHTWEIGHT JIGS AND FIXTURES THANKS TO STRATASYS FORTUS 900MC 3D PRINTER

    Sep 12, 2017

    Ricoh Japan has adopted Stratasys' Fortus 900mc Production 3D printer to manufacture jigs and fixtures for its Production Technology Center assembly line. Stratasys made public the company’s use of its 3D printing technology after Ricoh Japan fed back an improved efficiency and significant...

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    RICOH JAPAN ENJOYS LIGHTWEIGHT JIGS AND FIXTURES THANKS TO STRATASYS FORTUS 900MC 3D PRINTER

    Sep 12, 2017

    Ricoh Japan has adopted Stratasys' Fortus 900mc Production 3D printer to manufacture jigs and fixtures for its Production Technology Center assembly line. Stratasys made public the company’s use of its 3D printing technology after Ricoh Japan fed back an improved efficiency and significant...

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    GREATER CINCINNATI MANUFACTURER COMPLETES EXPANSION

    Sep 11, 2017

    A Warren County manufacturer has finished an expansion that will help it boost hiring.

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    U.S. WATER SERVICES ACQUIRES PLYMOUTH MANUFACTURER OF DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS

    Sep 08, 2017

    U.S. Water Services, a unit of Duluth-based Allete Inc., has acquired Plymouth-based Tonka Water, a 61-year-old company previously known as Tonka Equipment Co. Tonka Water makes equipment for treating drinking water and water used for industrial purposes.

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    GOP LEADER SEIZES ON AMAZON’S HQ2 PLAN TO PUSH MANUFACTURING TAX BREAKS

    Sep 08, 2017

    Spokane Republican Michael Baumgartner said Amazon's plans are "a warning that the state’s policies are driving businesses out."


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