President Biden announced an initiative, AM Forward, to strengthen the country’s use of additive manufacturing. The initiative could “help lower costs for American families by improving the competitiveness of America’s small-and-medium-sized … [Read more...] about An important recognition for additive manufacturing
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AMUG covers additive manufacturing changes and opportunities
Shows and conferences are slowly emerging from the effects of the global pandemic. Some offer both in-person and virtual experiences, others are returning to in-person only. The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference hosted roughly 2000 … [Read more...] about AMUG covers additive manufacturing changes and opportunities
Going small with 3D printing
The scale of sizes that 3D printing machines can handle is impressive, from huge wind turbine blades to parts that are small, such as two microns. John Kawola, CEO of Boston Micro Fabrication discusses the microscale side of 3D printing. Design … [Read more...] about Going small with 3D printing
3D printing proves its value as manufacturing evolves
Recently, the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with ETH Zurich and Fraunhofer IGCV, IPT and IAPT, released a report on the current state of additive manufacturing (AM) and its future. Their goal was to provide a realistic understanding of what … [Read more...] about 3D printing proves its value as manufacturing evolves
How additive “takes the handcuffs off design” in aerospace applications
As additive technology gains importance in aerospace innovation, it offers compelling opportunities to revolutionize critical elements of the aerospace workflow. From design to certification and to production, AM helps companies unlock innovation and … [Read more...] about How additive “takes the handcuffs off design” in aerospace applications
What’s next for additive software?
Additive hardware continues to improve in productivity, accuracy, and in ease of use. Now, the focus is on software to improve additive functions and capabilities, and to take additive to the next level. Hardik Kabaria, the director of Software … [Read more...] about What’s next for additive software?
Keeping up with developments in additive manufacturing
The additive manufacturing industry is a constantly changing industry. There’s no better way to stay informed of all the developments then to attend one or more of the upcoming conferences. Taking into account that the ongoing pandemic could alter … [Read more...] about Keeping up with developments in additive manufacturing
3D printing: the “duct tape” for the supply chain?
As AM becomes more accepted as part of a manufacturing supply chain, it is altering the way engineers work and develop products. We recently had a conversation with Daniel Lazier, product marketing manager at Markforged. Design World · 3D … [Read more...] about 3D printing: the “duct tape” for the supply chain?
3D printings effects on sustainability
Among the many benefits of using 3D printing is how it effects sustainable efforts in design and production. Recently I had a chance to speak with Nadav Goshen, president and CEO at MakerBot on 3D printing developments in this area. Here are … [Read more...] about 3D printings effects on sustainability
3D printing makes it easy to develop tooling for production
Julliette Combe is a mechanical engineer. She began working on 3D printing during her master thesis on nano 3D printing. When she joined Formlabs, she first went into the business development team for product partnership and worked on custom products … [Read more...] about 3D printing makes it easy to develop tooling for production