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Production

Cumberland Additive Expands Operations to Neighborhood 91 Campus

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

Medical & Dental

3D Printing Brings Custom, Affordable Bone Prostheses to Thai Patients

Meticuly was founded to provide custom bone implants for local patients in Thailand and regional countries who otherwise would be dependent on standard, imported devices. The concept could be a model for medical treatment in other emerging economies.

Design

ZVerse Launches “2D-to-3D” Automated Conversion for Part Production

Automation-assisted conversion generates usable 3D digital assets from legacy 2D manufacturing plans for service and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) part production

Matsuura Launches Metal Additive Manufacturing Production Services

Matsuura established the Additive Manufacturing Center to promote the use of metal 3D printed parts as a solution to continuing supply chain challenges and delays.

Production

Shapeways Merges with Galileo Acquisition Corp.

Desktop Metal joins as a strategic investor, partnering with Shapeways to accelerate the addition of metals to its growing materials list.

Production

Materialise Acquires Option to Buy Link3D

Both companies offer MES-solutions that help companies streamline additive manufacturing (AM) workflows as they scale up their AM capability into volume production.

Materials

Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

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

Profitable AM Is Not an Oxymoron

How a kangaroo, a chest implant, and the cost of argon prompted a question that led to the title for this month’s column. AM's full economic return is found in the overall product bottom line.

Navy Awards $1.5M Contract for Meld Technology for Metal Printing, Repair

Program will further the Navy’s ability to support critical operations by delivering instructions and training for repair and printing of naval metal parts on site at the shipyard.

Production

Armor’s Additive Manufacturing Supports Railway Maintenance

AM proved to be the right choice for replacing a railway replacement part based on economic, technical and lead time constraints.

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

Protolabs to Acquire 3D Hubs

Acquisition significantly expands customer offering with network of premium manufacturing partners for custom parts.

Aerospace

Can the U.S. Become Self-Sufficient in Aerospace Alloy Metal Powders?

6K’s technology can upcycle titanium and nickel-alloy parts into additive manufacturing powder. Here is how the circular economy helps national security.

Consumer Goods

Angled Makes It Possible for Anyone to Launch a 3D Printed Product

The online store utilizes open capacity at its sister 3D printer farms for on-demand production with no startup costs, allowing designers to sell physical products as easily as digital ones.

Aerospace

3D Systems Develops Large, Fast Powder Metal 3D Printer for Army

New solution may revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.

Production

Where Blockchain and 3D Printing Converge, Distributed Manufacturing Can Thrive

Decentralizing production through additive manufacturing can bring numerous benefits, but these can only be realized through trust. VeriTX is building a platform to secure a trusted digital supply chain for aerospace and beyond.  

Medical & Dental

3D Systems, VHA Collaborate to Transform Patient Care

The Veterans Health Administration is collaborating with 3D Systems to establish FDA-compliant medical device manufacturing facilities using additive solutions.

Production

Jabil, Fictiv Partnership Addresses Capacity Challenge of Distributed Manufacturing via 3D Printing

With additive manufacturing, production can be relocated quickly and performed at whatever site is ideal. But what about the capacity waiting for this shift? Relationship gives global producer access to “transactional” 3D printing.

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.

Design

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.

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.)

IMTS Spark and IMTS Network Digitally Connect the Manufacturing Community

IMTS offers two digital destinations for manufacturers to connect: IMTS Spark, which launches September 21 and runs through March 15, 2021, and IMTS Network, which will broadcast live September 14–18.

Design

The Challenges to the Organization: How to Make the Shift to AM for Production

Fabian Alefeld of EOS offers a way forward with AM. Success affects design, the role of manufacturing and the entire value chain. Join him Sept. 21 at 1:00 pm EDT as part of AM In-Depth. (Add to your MySpark Planner.)

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