Adcole LLC | October 13, 2023
Adcole LLC, a global leader in precision measurement solutions, has launched an enhanced version of its OptiShaft product line, featuring improvements in accuracy, repeatability, extended capacity, and faster results. The enhanced OptiShaft product line is available for purchase globally.
Adcole's OptiShaft product line leverages advanced measurement algorithms and proprietary optical technology, resulting in exceptional accuracy and precision. Rigorous testing ensures enhanced repeatability, even in high-volume production settings. The machines now offer a 1.2-meter length capacity and faster scanning speeds. The user interface and software have been improved for a more efficient and intuitive experience. Enhanced data handling capabilities facilitate seamless integration with quality control systems and Industry 4.0 initiatives.
This advancement addresses the evolving needs of industries such as automotive, aerospace, and precision shaft manufacturing, where precision measurement is critical. The improvements include:
Exceptional Accuracy: Improved measurement algorithms and proprietary optical technology ensure unparalleled accuracy.
Enhanced Repeatability: Rigorous testing and fine-tuning lead to consistent and dependable measurements.
Extended Capacity: The machines now offer a remarkable 1.2-meter length capacity, enabling measurement of longer and more complex shafts and precision components.
Enhanced Scanning Efficiency: Improved linear scanning speeds, quicker rotational scan measurements, and more efficient data processing
Upgraded Software and User-Friendly Interface: Boasts a more intuitive user interface, streamlining measurement setup, operation, and analysis, and offering an expanded feature set for enhanced measurement capabilities.
Streamlined Data Management: Equipped with advanced data handling capabilities, it ensures seamless integration with existing quality control systems and Industry 4.0 initiatives.
The enhanced OptiShaft product line empowers customers to achieve higher levels of precision in their manufacturing processes. It provides improved accuracy, repeatability, and the ability to measure longer components, all of which contribute to increased productivity and cost savings.
About Adcole LLC
Adcole LLC, a prominent figure in precision measurement solutions, operates on a global scale, offering pioneering metrology systems and services to diverse industries across the world. Its storied history in the domain of shaft metrology spans over 50 years, testifying to its unwavering commitment to advancing measurement technology. Adcole's primary objective revolves around expanding the horizons of measurement technology to empower its clientele in attaining the utmost levels of quality and productivity.
GlobeNewswire | September 29, 2023
Draganfly Inc., award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions, and systems developer, is pleased to announce its new manufacturing and production facility in Saskatoon has officially opened and extend our gratitude to all our distinguished guests who celebrated this milestone with us.
The Company is deeply honored that guests, including industry leaders, local officials, and valued partners, joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official launch of this state-of-the-art manufacturing and production facility.
The Saskatoon facility promises to enhance manufacturing capabilities, streamline assembly processes, support R&D capabilities, and optimize integration procedures to establish a fresh approach to efficiency and innovation. This facility will focus on meeting the rising demand for Draganfly’s UAV systems and components, such as the Heavy Lift, Commander 3 XL, Commander XL Hybrid, and its new Precision Delivery System.
“We are proud that Draganfly’s world-leading drone solutions are being built in Saskatoon,” Minister of Trade and Export Development Jeremy Harrison said. “This state-of-the-art technology shows what’s possible when you have innovative, forward-thinking ideas, and a competitive business environment that helps you achieve them. This investment will further build and protect this province’s economic future.”
"Inaugurating the Saskatoon facility marks a pivotal moment for Draganfly as we embark on a journey of elevated manufacturing standards. This facility is not just a promise but a testament to our unwavering commitment to meet the demand for our UAV systems and components,” said Cameron Chell, Draganfly CEO.
Draganfly Inc. is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software, and AI systems that revolutionize how organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 24 years, Draganfly is an award-winning industry leader serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping, and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.
PR Newswire | October 31, 2023
Seurat Technologies, the 3D metal printing leader that is making manufacturing better for people and the planet, today announced a $99 million Series C round led by NVentures, NVIDIA's venture capital arm and Capricorn's Technology Impact Fund focused on climate solutions. Seurat's latest funding round includes participation from new investors Honda Motor and Cubit Capital, among others, as well as participation from previous investors, True Ventures, SIP Global Partners, Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Denso Global, General Motors Ventures, Maniv Mobility LP, and Xerox Ventures.
Manufacturing is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 31% of emissions in the US. Current manufacturing processes take too long, prevent innovation, contribute to climate change, stretch supply chains, and offshore jobs. But the Biden Administration's historic investments in green manufacturing and $6 billion commitment to cut industrial emissions have brought this issue to the forefront.
Powered by 100% green energy, Seurat is reinventing and reshoring manufacturing with its Area Printing technology developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This 3D metal printing technology delivers high-precision, high-volume, decarbonized manufacturing, which Seurat anticipates will have the potential to directly mitigate as much as 100 million tons of CO2 by 2030.
said James DeMuth, co-founder and CEO of Seurat.
Our mission is to create a green manufacturing industry. With our additive manufacturing technology, our print factories will provide our customers with clean manufacturing that can compete with the volumes, quality, and price points of traditional manufacturing. This new funding will enable Seurat to unlock our next phase of growth, deploy our new machines and scale our factory capacity to meet current demands.
"Seurat's potential to disrupt and decarbonize the traditional metal parts manufacturing industry is tremendous," says Ion Yadigaroglu, Partner at Capricorn. "We have been impressed from the early days of the company by James and his team's technical expertise and acumen to build a highly scalable business, with applicability across numerous industries. We are excited to participate in this round of funding, which will enable the company to ramp up production capabilities at greater scale and ultimately grow its client base."
Seurat plans to deploy its printing factories at or near customer sites around the world, enabling parts to be produced in closer proximity to where they are needed while reshoring supply chains and reducing emissions from transportation and global logistics.
"Accelerated computing is unlocking new capabilities within the manufacturing industry, while creating a path toward sustainability," said Mohamed "Sid" Siddeek, corporate vice president and head of NVentures. "Seurat's green approach to manufacturing will help transform industry standards."
"Seurat has an innovative concept and technologies for metal additive manufacturing, and Honda has high expectations for their future potential, " said Manabu Ozawa, Managing Executive Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. "The metal additive manufacturing technology will enable the enhancement of the value of products through innovative design, and as Honda strives to create the joy and freedom of mobility, we envision that this technology will be necessary for us. Honda will continue to search for, collaborate with and invest in companies with a promising future through our global open innovation program – Honda Xcelerator Ventures."
Seurat's pilot factory in the Greater Boston area, will have the capacity to produce more than 25 tons of metal parts annually and is already oversubscribed. Seurat also has commitments to develop 59 tons of additively manufactured metal components for Siemens Energy turbines over a six-year period for parts meeting the material qualification requirements. In all, Seurat has LOIs from six customers totaling 4,000 tons of material and over $750 million in projected revenue over the next several years. This business growth showcases the demand for change in the status quo of manufacturing.
Nexa3D | November 07, 2023
Nexa3D, an ultrafast 3D printing leader, has taken a substantial step in staking its leader position in the industrial additive manufacturing space by signing a LOI to acquire Essentium, a manufacturer of HSE 3D printers and materials, adopted for high requirement, precision applications in aerospace, defense, and military. With this acquisition, Nexa3D will add high-speed extrusion (HSE) to its current product portfolio. The acquisition would broaden capabilities, diversify revenues, and expand addressable markets for the fast-growing 3D printing company.
Avi Reichental, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Nexa3D, stated that they are looking forward to welcoming the Essentium team to Nexa3D’s family. The acquisition will be a testament to their unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of 3D printing technology. He continued that by joining forces with Essentium, they aim to create synergies to deliver unmatched value to their customers. Together, they will drive ultrafast additive manufacturing innovation and provide even more powerful solutions for manufacturers seeking to achieve their production goals.
Essentium, known for its variety of materials portfolio, true independent dual extruders (IDEX) and award-winning high-speed extrusion 3D printers, has provided solutions for complex polymer production applications 5 to 15 times quicker than other competing extrusion technologies. Essentium’s commitment to reliability and innovation has made it a go-to choice for manufacturers worldwide.
Nexa3D has rapidly emerged as a leader in the 3D printing space, delivering excellent production solutions for businesses across various sectors. Best known for its ultrafast 3D printers, from desktops to the factory floor, its technology has redefined the possibilities of 3D printing production, enabling unparalleled productivity, material flexibility, and accuracy. Adopted by around 1200 customers all over the world, its printers have become the go-to solution for high-throughput production applications.
This acquisition is expected to close by the end of this year or as soon as practicable afterward. Both Essentium and Nexa3D are committed to ensure a smooth transition and for maintaining uninterrupted services to existing and prospective customers.
Nexa3D is committed to the sustainable digitization of supply chains, driven by its relentless pursuit of advancing additive manufacturing. The company engineers ultrafast polymer 3D printers, capable of delivering remarkable productivity gains, up to 20 times greater, to professionals and businesses of varying sizes. Innovative partnerships with renowned material suppliers, combined with an open materials platform, serve as the catalyst for unlocking the full potential of additively manufactured polymers, particularly in volume production. Nexa3D leverages automated software tools, employing process interplay algorithms that optimize the production cycle.