In this week's discussion, editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson discuss face shield visors and masks; ventilator components; and new movement from the FDA on 3D printed devices.
Measurement aids AM and AM aids measurement. Recently posted articles describe how sensing and measurement make AM more capable, while AM delivers devices that are smarter because of sensing.
Established knowledge and skill areas ranging from engineering design through postprocess testing and inspection and even supply chain management all need to be rethought with additive in mind.
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Seven machines currently committed to aluminum expand the company’s capacity to 3D print both tooling and parts. One of the photos illustrates a safety measure addressing reactive metals.
Machining demos will show additive parts postprocessed on CNC machines, and a high-speed 3D printing system will show fully automated production. “This is a manufacturing technology,” says company COO.
Software and synergy were two of the noticeable themes of the show. More noticeable still was the emphasis on industrial production.
Today’s CNC is ready for these machines. Standard control technology is sufficient to oversee additive and subtractive together.