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ExOne Developing Portable 3D Printing Factory for Defense Department

Company awarded contract to create a special military-edition 3D printer capable of binder jet 3D printing more than 20 metal, ceramic and other powder materials into direct final products or tooling.

Production

Stratasys Program Brings Enterprise Software Connectivity to 3D Printing

Stratasys’ GrabCAD Software Development Kit gives customers the ability to integrate, manage and support additive manufacturing for production of end-use parts.

Inside Oak Ridge’s 3D-Printed Machine Tool Moonshot

The widespread outsourcing of large machine castings led a collaborative team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to tackle the machine tool supply chain. The first step? 3D print the largest cast component.

Materials

U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.

Wabtec Joins Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood 91 AM Hub

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the AM/3D Printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.

Production

3D Printed Prefab Homes, Made from Composite and UL-Certified

Mighty Buildings wants to change the construction industry with prefabricated houses 3D printed on demand from thermoset polymer composite. Two such buildings have already been installed.

3D Systems Appoints Leaders of New Business Units

New unit leaders include Menno Ellis executive vice president, healthcare solutions, and Reji Puthenveetil, executive vice president, industrial solutions.

Cimquest Exclusive Distributor for Xact Metal’s LPBF 3D Printer

Printer is geared toward enterprise shops and manufacturers.

Production

How to Pursue AM Adoption Within an Established Manufacturing Organization

Succeeding with additive manufacturing requires enterprise-wide buy-in and change. EOS describes tactics including a two-team structure: transformation team and implementation team.

How a Pandemic Pushed 3D Printing to New Dimensions

Join HP to learn how 3D printing will impact supply chain transformation and realign values within ecosystems for years after the pandemic. Watch AM In-Depth, Sept. 30 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. (Add to MySpark Planner.)

Australian Army Tests Metal 3D Printing in Latest Field Trial

The ‘WarpSPEE3D’ program aims to significantly increase unique parts available to the Army compared to what the regular supply chain can provide.

Materials

Arevo Announces Construction of Composite 3D Printing Facility

Along with the construction announcement, Arevo has brought on new executive leadership to aid its growth plans.

Production

Map Visualizes Service Bureaus Across the U.S.

More than 200 3D printing service bureaus in the United States are listed on this custom Google Map, created to help fill supply chain gaps related to coronavirus. 

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: For OEMs

In the second webinar in this series, Harry will, in detail, demonstrate that shorter supply chains are also more profitable for OEMs for 20 to 40% of products.

Stratasys 3D Printer Pushes New Product Designs

Built as a smaller but still a complement to the Stratasys J8 series for enterprise shops, the J55 supports the full design process with same day send-to-print and minimal post-processing.

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: How to Get Started with TCO

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is the key tool to objectively compare alternative sources to determine which items can be most profitably sourced domestically and which to offshore. Register today!

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19

It is now clear: shorter supply chains are stronger, more competitive supply chains. Register today!

Webinar: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: For OEMs

In the second webinar in this series, Harry will, in detail, demonstrate that shorter supply chains are also more profitable for OEMs for 20 to 40% of products. Register today!

Production

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing promises to affect far more than manufacturing alone. When evaluating AM, the perspective needed is the view that sees the impacts all across the enterprise.  

Medical & Dental

America Makes Partners with FDA, NIH and VA to Coordinate Coronavirus-Related AM Efforts

"We're trying to be the matchmaker" between additive manufacturers, hospitals and designers, says John Wilczynski, executive director of America Makes.

In Coronavirus Uncertainty, 3D Printing Is a Potential Solution for U.S. Manufacturing

The impact of the COVID-19 virus has reached U.S. manufacturers by way of the supply chain. Here are several ways 3D printing could help, plus a video discussion of the data with economist Michael Guckes. 

How to Implement Additive Manufacturing Across a Global Company: 5 Lessons

With more than 100 facilities and about 200,000 employees worldwide, Flex has a steep challenge in bringing 3D printing into its operations. Five things the company is learning.

Webinar: Executive Insights: The Business Impact of Support-Less Printing for Metal AM

Join us in this February 4 webinar to hear firsthand accounts on the impact that support-less metal 3D printing has had on businesses and learn what support elimination can do for your product designs, manufacturing operations, business growth and product innovations.

To Succeed With Additive, See It As More Than Just Another Method of Making Parts

A fundamental challenge of AM relates to mindset: recognizing it as not just a manufacturing method but also a choice with far-reaching impacts.

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