Mark Albert Editor Emeritus, Modern Machine Shop

Mark Albert Editor Emeritus, Modern Machine Shop

Mark Albert is editor emeritus of Modern Machine Shop Magazine. Mark has written about metalworking for more than 35 years. Currently, his favorite topics are data-driven manufacturing and global competitiveness. Mark’s editorial activities have taken him to numerous countries in Europe and Asia as well as across the United States many times. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana).

Metal AM

Growing Interest in Additive Manufacturing at EMO 2015

Modern Machine Shop Editor-in-Chief Mark Albert captured these examples of additive manufacturing at EMO 2015.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Winner Named in First-Ever International Additive Manufacturing Award

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Ltd. will receive the inaugural International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) for its innovative methodology that enables metal deposition (via laser cladding) to be integrated on a multi-axis CNC machine.

Three Things to Know about the Additive Manufacturing Conference

Well, maybe four things. The first is the date: October 20-21, 2015.The other three key facts are 1. It’s designed exclusively for industrial applications. 2. The acclaimed Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be part of the event. 3. Several presenter slots on the program are still open. Abstracts for consideration are welcome.

Production

Additive Manufacturing Applications Today and Tomorrow

CECIMO, the European Association of Machine Tool Industries sees opportunities for its members with current and potential future applications for additive manufacturing in various industry sectors.

Metal AM

2014 JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive

JIMTOF Report: Machining Added to Additive

Prototyping

Autodesk Creates 3D Printing Investment Program

The Spark Investment Fund, operated within Autodesk, will make as much as $100 million available to companies and individuals developing innovations in hardware, software, materials and other activities related to the promotion of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology.

Hybrid Manufacturing

The Man behind the Strati 3D-Printed Car to Be Keynote Speaker

Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, will deliver the keynote address at The MFG Meeting next March in Orlando, Florida. Rogers led the team that produced the "Strati," called the world's first 3D printed electric car. It was a showstopper at IMTS 2014.

3DRV Road Tour Visits ITAMCO

Although we have written about ITAMCO several times, it’s good to see this precision machining company getting positive mention in a recent article posted online by Forbes. The author, TJ McCue, visited ITAMCO as part of his eight-month, cross country tour to investigate the impact of 3D digital technology and advanced manufacturing.

Job Shop

Let’s Call It Additive Marketing

I like the way this manufacturing company is building and promoting its “brand.” The many right things it is doing are evident in this report from the recent RAPID show in Detroit, which focused on new developments in additive manufacturing processes.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Video: On-Site Manufacturing in the Future

A team of students in Finland produced this video of their vision of how parts may be produced in the future. This entry won Fastems’ conceptual design competition held in honor of the company’s 30 years of building flexible manufacturing systems.

Moldmaking

Additive Manufacturing Adds to Amerimold

Amerimold 2012 (June 13-14) is the trade show and conference for tool and mold making, molding AND additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing is highly complementary to conventional mold-related manufacturing processes. Technical sessions on additive technologies will coincide with those focused on mold manufacturing during the 2012 conference program.

Aerospace

Manufacturing in Space

An additive manufacturing process was recently tested in zero-gravity conditions in an effort to develop solutions for manufacturing in outer space. One thing about additive processes—they don’t create loose chips!